CD34

CD34

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Overview

Who & Where

Filemon Vela
Vela is married to Rose Vela, former Republican justice on the 13th Court of Appeals. Rose Vela opted to bow out of her challenge to Chief Justice Roy Valdez on the court in 2012, at the same time that Filemon was running for Congress.

District Outlook

District Map


Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 698,487 480,232 380,255
Anglo 15.2% 18.6% 24.1%
Hispanic 82.7% 79.0% 73.1%
Afr-Am 1.6% 1.7% 2.0%
Other 1.0% 1.1%
Asian 0.4%


2012 Election Analysis

324,294 Registered Voters
237,637 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
150,436 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 38.3% Barack Obama 60.7%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 41.7% Paul Sadler 55.2%
U.S. Congress Jessica Puente Bradshaw 36.2% Filemon Vela 61.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 36.0% Dale Henry 58.8%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 34.0% Michele Petty 61.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 37.6% Keith Hampton 59.3%

2010 Election Analysis

326,112 Registered Voters
232,001 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
87,633 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 42.3% Bill White 55.7%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 44.1% Linda Chavez-Thompson 52.2%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 50.7% Barbara Radnofsky 46.8%
Comptroller Susan Combs 75.7%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 42.6% Hector Uribe 54.6%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 43.5% Hank Gilbert 52.4%
RR Commish David Porter 43.3% Jeff Weems 51.5%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 42.0% Jim Sharp 55.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 42.4% Bill Moody 54.3%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 45.2% Blake Bailey 49.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 43.0% Keith Hampton 53.4%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

News Results

EDITORIAL: Congrats to RGV's Filemon Vela for State Bar honor - Monitor
Monitor
EDITORIAL: Congrats to RGV's Filemon Vela for State Bar honorMonitorLast week, Vela, a Democrat from Brownsville, was selected by the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section (HIS) as the 2015 HIS Legislator of the Year. That's impressive, considering he only just got to Congress in 2012. His work at trying to get ...State bar names Vela Legislator of the YearBrownsville Heraldall 5 news articles »
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Most SA House Members Buck Obama, Vote Against Trade Deal - San Antonio Current (blog)
San Antonio Current (blog)
Most SA House Members Buck Obama, Vote Against Trade DealSan Antonio Current (blog)Congress must approve TAA in order to send the Trade Promotion Authority bill to the president's desk. President Barack Obama would use the authority, also known as ?fast track,? to negotiate a massive trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...and more »
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Top 10 undecided House members to watch on trade - The Hill
The Hill
Top 10 undecided House members to watch on tradeThe HillThe White House has joined forces with GOP leaders to furiously lobby undecided members on trade ahead of what could be the biggest congressional vote of the year. A successful vote on ... Lloyd Doggett, Gene Green and Filemon Vela, are firm ?no? votes.and more »
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