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Texas's 14th district for the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that covers the area south and southwest of the Greater Houston region, including Galveston, in the state of Texas. The district was created as a result of the 1900 U.S. Census and was first contested in 1902. Its first representative—Democrat James L. Slayden, who had served another district in Congress since 1897—began representing the 14th in March 1903 as a member of the 58th United States Congress. Republicans had a handful of victories in this district in the early 20th century, which was remarkable given the heavily Democratic tilt of Texas at the time. The district's ultimate shift to the Republican Party in the 1980s has been attributed to the coattail effect of Ronald Reagan's electoral successes though a handful of Democrats won elections in the 1990s, as well as Houston's suburbs bleeding into the eastern portion of the district. The district's current representative is Ron Paul.
Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
Each State has a Senate and House of its own that deal with State and Local matters.
Each State also elects Representatives and Senators to represent the State at the Federal Level in Washington DC
Ron Pauledit on 12/26/2011 by DarkStormCrow because: add link to house site of Ron Paul