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Texas's 3rd congressional district
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Current Representative Sam Johnson (R)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $60,878
Ethnicity 71.7% White, 9.4% Black, 8.4% Asian, 16.9% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+14

Texas District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a suburban area north and northeast of Dallas. It encompasses a large portion of Collin County including McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, and the northeast corner of Dallas County including parts of Garland and Rowlett. As of the 2000 census, District 3 represents 651,620 people who are predominantly Caucasian (76.7%) and middle-to-upper-class (median family income is US$74,314, compared to $50,046 nationwide). The current Representative from District 3 is Sam Johnson and has been since 1991.

Representatives from Texas District 3

Please note that U.S. Congressional District borders are periodically redrawn and some District Residence locations may no longer be in the 3rd District.

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence
American Civil War/Reconstruction
William Thomas Clark 1869 1872 Republican Galveston
Dewitt Clinton Giddings 1872 1875 Democrat Brenham
James W. Throckmorton 1875 1879 Democrat McKinney
Olin Wellborn 1879 1883 Democrat Dallas
James H. Jones 1883 1887 Democrat Henderson
Constantine Buckley “Buck” Kilgore 1887 1895 Democrat Wills Point
Charles H. Yoakum 1895 1897 Democrat Greenville
Reese C. De Graffenreid 1897 1902* Democrat Longview
Gordon J. Russell 1902 1910 Democrat Tyler
Robert M. Lively 1910 1911 Democrat Canton
James Young 1911 1921 Democrat Kaufman
Morgan G. Sanders 1921 1939 Democrat Canton
Lindley Beckworth 1939 1953 Democrat Gilmer
Brady Preston Gentry 1953 1957 Democrat Tyler
Lindley Beckworth 1957 1967 Democrat Gilmer
Joe Pool 1967 1968* Democrat Dallas
James M. Collins 1968 1983 Republican Dallas
Steve Bartlett 1983 1991 Republican Dallas
Sam Johnson 1991 currently serving Republican Plano

(*)Died in office.

District 3

US House election, 2008: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Johnson 169,557 59.80 -2.72
Democratic Tom Daley 107,679 37.98 +3.07
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 6,300 2.22 -0.36
Majority
Turnout 283,536
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2006: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Johnson 88,634 62.52 -23.04
Democratic Tom Daley 49,488 34.91 +34.91
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,656 2.58
Majority 39,146 27.61
Turnout 141,778
Republican hold Swing -49.44
US House election, 2008: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Johnson 178,099 85.56
Independent Paul Jenkins 16,850 8.10
Independent James Vessels 13,204 6.34
Majority
Turnout 208,153
Republican hold Swing

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