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Texas's 21st congressional district
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Current Representative Lamar S. Smith (R)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $55,609
Ethnicity 84.0% White, 3.9% Black, 3.1% Asian, 18.1% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+14

Texas District 21 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the area northeast of San Antonio in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 21 is Lamar S. Smith.

Austin, TX US Congressial District Boundaries (with street names)

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2010 election

June 23, 2009, Austin real estate broker Lainey Melnick filed with the FEC as a candidate for the 21st District Congressional seat. [1]

2006 election

On June 28, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Texas legislature's redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act in the case of District 23 (LULAC v. Perry). As a result, on August 4, 2006, a 3 judge panel announced replacement district boundaries for 2006 election for the 23rd district, as well as for the 15th, 21st, 25th and 28th districts. On election day in November, these 5 districts had open primaries; if any candidate receives over 50%, they're elected. Otherwise, a runoff election in December would decide the seat. [2]

In the 2006 election, Lamar Smith defeated veteran and college administrator John Courage with 60% of the vote.

Election results

US House election, 2006: Texas District 21
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lamar S. Smith 60.0 -1.5
Democratic John Courage 35.0 -0.5
Independent Tommy Ray Calvert Jr 3.0 +3.0
Libertarian James Arthur Strohm 2.0 -1.0
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2004: Texas District 21
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lamar S. Smith 209,774 61.5 -11.4
Democratic Rhett Smith 121,129 35.5 +10.2
Libertarian Jason Pratt 10,216 3.0 +1.1
Majority 88,645 26.0
Turnout 341,119
Republican hold Swing -10.8

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