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United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2002

The 2002 House elections in Texas occurred on November 5, 2002 to elect the members of the State of Texas's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Texas had thirty-two seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. The state gained two seats in reapportionment.

These elections occurred simultaneously with the United States Senate elections of 2002, the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.


United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2002[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 2,290,723 53.33% 13 15 +2
Democratic 1,885,178 43.89% 17 17 0
Libertarian 107,141 2.49% 0 0 0
Green 10,394 0.24% 0 0 0
Independent 1,774 0.04% 0 0 0
Valid votes - -%
Invalid or blank votes - -%
Totals 4,295,210 100.00% 30 32 +2
Voter turnout %


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Max Sandlin Democratic 1996 Re-elected Max Sandlin (D) 56.45%
John Lawrence (R) 43.55%
Jim Turner Democratic 1996 Re-elected Jim Turner (D) 60.85%
Van Brookshire (R) 38.19%
Peter Beach (L) 0.96%
Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Re-elected Sam Johnson (R) 73.95%
Manny Molera (D) 24.33%
John E. Davis (L) 1.72%
Ralph Hall Democratic 1980 Re-elected Ralph Hall (D) 57.82%
John Graves (R) 40.37%
Barbara Robinson (L) 1.81%
None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Jeb Hensarling (R) 58.21%
Ron Chapman (D) 40.26%
Dan Michalski (L) 0.92%
Thomas Kemper (G) 0.61%
Joe Barton Republican 1984 Re-elected Joe Barton (R) 70.35%
Felix Alvarado (D) 27.68%
Frank Brady (L) 1.21%
B.J. Armstrong (G) 0.76%
John Culberson Republican 2000 Re-elected John Culberson (R) 89.19%
Drew Parks (L) 10.76%
Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Re-elected Kevin Brady (R) 93.14%
Gil Guillory (L) 6.86%
Nick Lampson Democratic 1996 Re-elected Nick Lampson (D) 58.60%
Paul Williams (R) 40.31%
Dean Tucker (L) 1.09%
Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Re-elected Lloyd Doggett (D) 84.37%
Michele Messina (L) 15.63%
Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Re-elected Chet Edwards (D) 51.55%
Ramsey Farley (R) 47.11%
Andrew Paul Farris (L) 1.34%
Kay Granger Republican 1996 Re-elected Kay Granger (R) 91.87%
Edward A. Hanson (D) 8.13%
Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Re-elected Mac Thornberry (R) 79.27%
Zane Reese (D) 20.73%
Ron Paul Republican 1996 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) 68.09%
Corby Windham (D) 31.91%
Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ruben Hinojosa (D) unopposed
Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Re-elected Silvestre Reyes (D) unopposed
Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Charles Stenholm (D) 51.36%
Rob Beckham (R) 47.39%
Fred Jones (L) 1.25%
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Re-elected Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 76.91%
Phillip Abbott (R) 21.70%
Brent Sullivan (L) 1.38%
Larry Combest Republican 1984 Re-elected Larry Combest (R) 91.64%
Larry Johnson (L) 8.36%
Charlie Gonzalez Democratic 1998 Re-elected Charlie Gonzalez (D) unopposed
Lamar S. Smith Republican 1986 Re-elected Lamar S. Smith (R) 72.87%
John Courage (D) 25.31%
D.G. Roberts (L) 1.82%
Tom DeLay Republican 1984 Re-elected Tom DeLay (R) 63.17%
Tim Riley (D) 35.02%
Jerry LaFleur (L) 1.01%
Joel West (G) 0.79%
Henry Bonilla Republican 1992 Re-elected Henry Bonilla (R) 51.53%
Henry Cuellar (D) 47.20%
Jeffrey Blunt (L) 0.73%
Ed Scharf (G) 0.54%
Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Frost (D) 64.66%
Mike Rivera Ortega (R) 33.95%
Ken Ashby (L) 1.38%
Ken Bentsen Democratic 1994 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Chris Bell (D) 54.76%
Tom Reiser (R) 43.09%
George Reiter (G) 1.20%
Guy McLendon (L) 0.94%
Dick Armey Republican 1984 Retired
Republican hold
Michael Burgess (R) 74.81%
Paul LeBon (D) 22.76%
David Croft (L) 1.44%
Gary R. Page (G) 0.99%
Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Re-elected Solomon Ortiz (D) 61.10%
Pat Ahumada (R) 36.54%
Christopher Claytor (L) 2.36%
Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 1997 Re-elected Ciro Rodriguez (D) 71.09%
Gabriel Perales (R) 26.86%
William Stallknecht (I) 2.05%
Gene Green Democratic 1992 Re-elected Gene Green (D) 95.16%
Joe Vu (L) 4.84%
Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Re-elected Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 74.26%
Ron Bush (R) 24.19%
Lance Flores (L) 1.55%
None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
John Carter (R) 69.08%
David Bagley (D) 27.36%
Clark Simmons (L) 1.26%
John S. Petersen (G) 1.23%
R.C. Crawford (I) 1.06%
Pete Sessions
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 1996 Re-elected Pete Sessions (R) 67.77%
Pauline Dixon (D) 30.35%
Steve Martin (L) 1.07%
Carla Hubbell (G) 0.82%


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