CD18

CD18

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Overview

Who & Where

Sheila Jackson Lee

District Outlook
Since the 2003 construction of the 18th district, there has been a small, but vocal point made that the district was close to Hispanic-plurality, or perhaps within competitive range for a liberal Anglo Democrat. That works if you only look at the overall population of the district. But as it is presently constructed, the 18th district is controlled by voters in the Democratic Primary. And in 2014, African-American voters constituted 61% of such voters.

That still leaves open the hypothetical possibility of a challenge from within the African-American population. In 2010, outgoing Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson attempted just that by running against Sheila Jackson Lee in the Democratic Primary. For all his efforts, Johnson only garnered 28.4% of the vote to Sheila Jackson Lee's 67.0%. For whatever amount of negative news Sheila Jackson Lee generates, nothing has yet to resonate with the voters (Primary or General) in the 18th District.

District Map


Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 698,488 505,750 390,440
Anglo 16.7% 20.2% 25.1%
Hispanic 38.7% 34.5% 20.3%
Afr-Am 41.4% 41.4% 50.3%
Other 4.1% 4.5%
Asian 3.4%


2012 Election Analysis

339,955 Registered Voters
57,825 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
200,072 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 22.8% Barack Obama 76.1%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 23.5% Paul Sadler 74.4%
U.S. Congress Sean Seibert 21.7% Sheila Jackson Lee 76.0%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 23.0% Dale Henry 74.0%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 21.6% Michele Petty 75.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 22.2% Keith Hampton 76.0%

2010 Election Analysis

345,446 Registered Voters
54,030 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
123,773 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 23.1% Bill White 75.7%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 27.0% Linda Chavez-Thompson 70.7%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 29.3% Barbara Radnofsky 69.4%
Comptroller Susan Combs 64.3%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 26.8% Hector Uribe 71.4%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 26.3% Hank Gilbert 71.9%
RR Commish David Porter 25.4% Jeff Weems 72.0%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 26.1% Jim Sharp 72.4%
Supreme Court Paul Green 25.8% Bill Moody 72.7%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 27.4% Blake Bailey 70.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 26.3% Keith Hampton 72.3%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2003 Redistricting

News Results

Sheila Jackson Lee Wins Re-Election To Congress In 2014 Texas Midterms - Huffington Post
Sheila Jackson Lee Wins Re-Election To Congress In 2014 Texas MidtermsHuffington PostRep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) defeated Republican Sean Seibert on Tuesday in the race to represent Texas' 18th District. Lee was first elected to represent that district in 1994. Below, live updates on midterm news from around the nation: ...and more »
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Sheila Jackson Lee: 'Selfish' for America to deny amnesty to illegal immigrants - Examiner.com
Examiner.com
Sheila Jackson Lee: 'Selfish' for America to deny amnesty to illegal immigrantsExaminer.comOn Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the Texas Democrat once dubbed the "Congressional boss from Hell," declared that America would be selfish if it denies amnesty and work permits to illegal immigrants, Breitbart.com reported. While speaking on the ...and more »
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Houston Chronicle Endorses Sheila Jackson Lee for Congress - Dallas Blog (blog)
Houston Chronicle Endorses Sheila Jackson Lee for CongressDallas Blog (blog)And the award for most liberal newspaper in Texas, goes too ...? The Houston Chronicle has endorsed US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's re-election bid to Congress. According to the Houston Chronicle, "Sheila Jackson Lee's reputation for verbosity precedes ...
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