The Constitution requires that Congressional districts be reapportioned by population every ten years. Under the latest Census data, Texas gained four new Congressional seats and reapportioned its district lines accordingly. New lines were drawn for the Second Congressional District so that each district in every state contains approximately the same number of people. The new district boundaries could affect you, as some new constituents will enter the reconfigured district and some will exit. The map below was created to help you understand how this change might affect you. Please follow this color code to understand the map.
Blue: CURRENT DISTRICT (NOT IN DISTRICT #2 AFTER JANUARY 5, 2013)
If you live in the blue area, you will vote in a new district in 2012. However, please note that I am still your Congressman until January 5, 2013. My office is still here to help with casework and to be your liaison to the Federal Government.
Orange: NEW AREA (IN DISTRICT #2 AFTER JANUARY 5, 2013)
If you live in the red area, you will vote in Congressional District 2 for the first time this November, but you will not be a 2nd District resident until January 5, 2013. For casework, you should still contact your current Congressman for assistance until January 5, 2013.
Red: NO CHANGE
If you live in the purple area, there is no change in your Congressional District.
Please note that regardless of where your home is under the 2012 lines, I will continue to represent all current District 2 constituents until January 5, 2013.