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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%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

8 False Claims About Joe Straus - Texas GOP Vote
Texas GOP Vote
8 False Claims About Joe StrausTexas GOP VoteJane Nelson and Rep. Dan Branch requiring embryonic stem cell reporting by universities). and SB 1 (by Sen. Tommy Williams and Rep. Jim Pitts, the General Appropriations Act). Both pro-life bills passed the House and are now law. In particular, SB 1 ...
Barry Smitherman endorses former foe Dan Branch for Texas attorney general - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Barry Smitherman endorses former foe Dan Branch for Texas attorney generalDallas Morning News (blog)?Dan Branch has been a practicing attorney for 30 years, and is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court?the two courts of greatest relevance in Texas' continuing battles ...Ken Paxton Says He's Put $1000 Fine Behind Him In Attorney General Race Vs ...KERA NewsBranch Falls on Conflicted Paxton: GOP AG race centers on bad (as in illegal ...Austin ChronicleLawyer files SEC complaint against AG frontrunnerHouston ChronicleChron.com (blog)all 13 news articles »
Dan Branch registered to lobby for a union, not AFL-CIO - PolitiFact
Dan Branch registered to lobby for a union, not AFL-CIOPolitiFactA news story posted online by the Dallas Morning News on May 11, 2014, quoted Paxton's campaign spokesman, Anthony Holm, promising attacks based on state Rep. Dan Branch's legislative actions, including the Dallas lawyer's supposed advocacy of ...

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.


House Districts

District HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD5, HD6, HD7, HD8, HD9, HD10, HD11, HD12, HD13, HD14, HD15, HD16, HD17, HD18, HD19, HD20, HD21, HD22, HD23, HD24, HD25, HD26, HD27, HD28, HD29, HD30, HD31, HD32, HD33, HD34, HD35, HD36, HD37, HD38, HD39, HD40, HD41, HD42, HD43, HD44, HD45, HD46, HD47, HD48, HD49, HD50, HD51, HD52, HD53, HD54, HD55, HD56, HD57, HD58, HD59, HD60, HD61, HD62, HD63, HD64, HD65, HD66, HD67, HD68, HD69, HD70, HD71, HD72, HD73, HD74, HD75, HD76, HD77, HD78, HD79, HD80, HD81, HD82, HD83, HD84, HD85, HD86, HD87, HD88, HD89, HD90, HD91, HD92, HD93, HD94, HD95, HD96, HD97, HD98, HD99, HD100, HD101, HD102, HD103, HD104, HD105, HD106, HD107, HD108, HD109, HD110, HD111, HD112, HD113, HD114, HD115, HD116, HD117, HD118, HD119, HD120, HD121, HD122, HD123, HD124, HD125, HD126, HD127, HD128, HD129, HD130, HD131, HD132, HD133, HD134, HD135, HD136, HD137, HD138, HD139, HD140, HD141, HD142, HD143, HD144, HD145, HD146, HD147, HD148, HD149, HD150