HD108

HD108

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Overview

Who & Where

Dan Branch

District Outlook
Representative Branch is expected to announce his plans to run for Attorney General in 2014, leaving HD108 open. Thus far, two potential Republican candidates identified to replace Branch are Chart Westcott, Morgan Meyer, and Court Alley.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 163,233 133,667 111,470
Anglo 65.9% 68.7% 75.8%
Hispanic 22.4% 19.5% 13.7%
Afr-Am 6.8% 6.7% 6.0%
Other 5.2% 5.3%
Asian 2.7%


2014 Election Analysis

May 27th Republican Runoff

Candidate Votes  %
Morgan Meyer 8,551 74.4%
Chart Westcott 2,935 25.6%
Total Votes 11,486


March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Court Alley 2,789 22.7%
Morgan Meyer 5,796 47.1%
Chart Westcott 3,711 30.2%
Total Votes 12,296

2012 Election Analysis

106,164 Registered Voters
8,986 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
69,140 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 59.0% Barack Obama 39.3%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 57.8% Paul Sadler 39.0%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 61.0% Dale Henry 34.1%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 58.7% Michele Petty 36.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 57.9% Keith Hampton 38.1%
State Representative Dan Branch 79.7%
County Sheriff Kirk Launius 59.1% Lupe Valdez 40.9%
Tax Assessor Andrew Marcontell 58.8% John Ames 41.2%

2010 Election Analysis

99,246 Registered Voters
8,901 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
41,441 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 56.1% Bill White 42.0%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 65.7% Linda Chavez-Thompson 31.3%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 63.2% Barbara Radnofsky 34.7%
Comptroller Susan Combs 84.9%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 65.7% Hector Uribe 31.5%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 65.1% Hank Gilbert 31.9%
RR Commish David Porter 61.3% Jeff Weems 35.0%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 64.9% Jim Sharp 32.5%
Supreme Court Paul Green 64.6% Bill Moody 32.8%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 65.4% Blake Bailey 31.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 62.6% Keith Hampton 34.7%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Endorsement: Sam Houston for attorney general - Corpus Christi Caller Times

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Endorsement: Sam Houston for attorney general
Corpus Christi Caller Times
So, we probably would have endorsed Houston anyway had Rep. Dan Branch or former Railroad and Public Utility commissions chairman Barry Smitherman been the GOP nominee ? but not without acknowledging their undeniable fitness for the office.

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Powers talks about four-year graduation rates on Tribune Fest panel - UT The Daily Texan

Powers talks about four-year graduation rates on Tribune Fest panel
UT The Daily Texan
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, said demographers report about 60 percent of jobs in the future are going to require some form of higher education or certificate, making it increasingly important to receive a college degree, even if it may take longer.

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Democrat challenges GOP's Paxton to debate in AG race - Houston Chronicle

Democrat challenges GOP's Paxton to debate in AG race
Houston Chronicle
He won re-election four times, and in 2010 launched an unsuccessful bid to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus, before winning a seat in the state Senate in 2012. He easily defeated his Republican primary opponent, state Rep. Dan Branch of Dallas, thanks ...

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2012 Election Map

  • Blue = precinct won by Democratic nominee for President, US Senate, or State Representative.
  • Red = precinct won by none of the above three Democratic nominees.
  • White = no votes.

Navigation

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