|Texas's 36th congressional district|
District map since January 3, 2013
Texas's 36th congressional district is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections for a seat in the 113th United States Congress. Steve Stockman won the general election, and represented the new district. On December 9, 2013, Stockman announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014, and would instead challenge incumbent John Cornyn in the Republican senatorial primary, and was succeeded in the U.S. House by Brian Babin.
Texas's 36th congressional district is located in southeast Texas and includes all of Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, Hardin, Liberty, and Chambers counties, plus portions of southeastern Harris County. The Johnson Space Center is within the district. The 36th district is one of only two districts in Texas (the other being the 31st district) that has never been represented by a member of the Democratic Party.
List of members representing the district
|Electoral history||District location|
|District created January 3, 2013|
|Republican||January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
|113th||Elected in 2012.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
|All of Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, Hardin, Liberty, and Chambers counties, plus portions of southeastern Harris County.|
|Republican||January 3, 2015 –
|Elected in 2014.|
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
The district includes portions of four current congressional districts that were represented by:
- Kevin Brady: Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, Hardin Counties and a portion of Liberty County
- Ted Poe: the other portion of Liberty County and a portion of northeast Harris County
- Ron Paul: Chambers County
- Gene Green: a portion of east Harris County
- Pete Olson: a portion of southeast Harris County
In 2012, there were twelve candidates for the Republican nomination, one candidate for the Democratic nomination, one Libertarian candidate and one independent candidate.
|Libertarian||Michael K. Cole||2,384||2.7%|
Candidates in the 2014 primary included Republicans Phil Fitzgerald, John Amdur, Doug Centilli, Dave Norman, Chuck Meyer and Kim I. Morrell, and Democrat Michael K. Cole.
|Democratic||Michael K. Cole||29,543||22.1%|
|Green||Hal J. Ridley Jr||685||0.5%|
|Republican||Brian Babin (Incumbent)||193,675||88.6|
|Green||Hal J. Ridley Jr||24,890||11.4%|
|Republican||Brian Babin (Incumbent)||161,048||72.6|
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- "Texas Race Summary Report, 2016 General Election".
- "Texas Race Summary Report, 2018 General Election".