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Texas's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Ted Poe (R)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $47,029
Ethnicity 71.0% White, 19.1% Black, 2.6% Asian, 12.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI R+13

Texas's 2nd congressional district of the United States House of Representatives is in the southeastern portion of the state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, District 2 represents 651,619 people.

The district's current configuration dates from the 2003 Texas redistricting, when most of the old 9th District was split among three neighboring districts. The remaining territory was made somewhat more Republican than its predecessor, with the addition of several strongly conservative areas near Houston. The four-term Democratic incumbent in the 9th District, Nick Lampson, was unseated by Republican Ted Poe, a longtime felony court judge in Harris County.

Representatives from Texas District 2

The district was formed in 1846, after Texas joined the Union.

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence
Timothy Pilsbury 1846 1849 Democrat Brazoria
Volney E. Howard 1849 1853 Democrat San Antonio
Peter Hansbrough Bell 1853 1857 Democrat
Guy Morrison Bryan 1857 1859 Democrat Galveston
Andrew Jackson Hamilton 1859 1861 Independent Democrat La Grange
American Civil War/Reconstruction
John Coggswell Conner 1869 1873 Democrat
William Pinkney McLean 1873 1875 Democrat Jefferson
David B. Culberson 1875 1883 Democrat Jefferson
John Henninger Reagan 1883 1887 Democrat Palestine
William H. Martin 1887 1891 Democrat Athens
John Benjamin Long 1891 1893 Democrat Rusk
Samuel Bronson Cooper 1893 1905 Democrat Woodville
Moses Lycurgus Broocks 1905 1907 Democrat San Augustine
Samuel Bronson Cooper 1907 1909 Democrat Woodville
Martin Dies 1909 1919 Democrat Beaumont
John Calvin Box 1919 1931 Democrat Jacksonville
Martin Dies, Jr. 1931 1945 Democrat Lufkin
Jesse Martin Combs 1945 1953* Democrat Beaumont
Jack Brooks 1953 1967 Democrat Beaumont
John V. Dowdy 1967 1973 Democrat Athens
Charles Wilson 1973 1997 Democrat Lufkin
Jim Turner 1997 2005 Democrat Crockett
Ted Poe 2005 present Republican Humble

(*)Died in office.

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ted Poe 139,951 55.5 +17.3
Democratic Nick Lampson 108,156 42.9 -17.9
Libertarian Sandra Saulsbury 3,931 1.6 +0.6
Majority 31,795 12.6
Turnout 252,038
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +17.6

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