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Who & Where

Angie Chen Button

District Outlook
The 2011 round of redistricting made HD112 less Asian, but not necessarily less safe for incumbent Button. The district which first elected Button initially consisted of a sizable share of Vietnamese population, which provided a base for the Democratic nominee in 2008. The district has a marginally safe base of Republican support and Button retains much of her establishment support from her district. Intraparty politics, however, are still a concern. On July 2, 2013, Jared Patterson announced his plans to challenge Button in the GOP primary, touching on a number of tea party themes in his announcement.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 167,051 120,192 93,045 95,165
Anglo 42.5% 47.3% 58.3% 57.8%
Hispanic 30.6% 26.3% 14.4% 15.4%
Afr-Am 15.5% 14.4% 15.0% 14.4%
Other 12.0% 12.4%
Asian 9.5% 9.2%

2014 Election Analysis

87,455 Registered Voters
11,118 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
30,322 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 61.2% David Alameel 34.6%
Governor Greg Abbott 58.1% Wendy Davis 40.1%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 57.1% Leticia Van de Putte 39.5%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 58.2% Sam Houston 38.9%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 57.8% Mike Collier 38.3%
Land Commish George P. Bush 60.6% John Cook 35.5%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 58.8% Jim Hogan 36.9%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 58.6% Steve Brown 36.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 60.2% Bill Moody 36.9%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 60.5% Lawrence Meyers 36.4%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 59.2% Gina Benavides 37.3%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 79.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 60.1% John Granberg 36.4%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 77.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 78.9%
State Representative Angie Chen Button 81.6%

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Angie Chen Button 4,539 54.0%
Jared Patterson 3,862 46.0%
Total Votes 8,401

2012 Election Analysis

85,216 Registered Voters
9,627 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
51,597 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 55.0% Barack Obama 43.5%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 54.8% Paul Sadler 42.2%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 55.5% Dale Henry 40.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 53.0% Michele Petty 42.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 54.3% Keith Hampton 42.4%
State Representative Angie Chen Button 100.0%
County Sheriff Kirk Launius 55.1% Lupe Valdez 44.9%
Tax Assessor Andrew Marcontell 53.7% John Ames 46.3%

2010 Election Analysis

82,196 Registered Voters
8,917 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
30,306 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 55.1% Bill White 42.0%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 62.1% Linda Chavez-Thompson 34.8%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 62.4% Barbara Radnofsky 35.5%
Comptroller Susan Combs 84.2%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 62.1% Hector Uribe 34.9%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 61.2% Hank Gilbert 35.6%
RR Commish David Porter 59.3% Jeff Weems 36.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 61.8% Jim Sharp 35.7%
Supreme Court Paul Green 61.2% Bill Moody 36.0%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 61.5% Blake Bailey 34.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 60.6% Keith Hampton 36.8%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

GOP incumbent Angie Chen Button poised to beat challenger in Republican primary - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Dallas Morning News (blog)
GOP incumbent Angie Chen Button poised to beat challenger in Republican primaryDallas Morning News (blog)Update at 11:29 p.m.: With more than half of precincts reporting, Rep. Angie Chen Button will likely hold on to her seat. She has about 57 percent of the primary votes so far. There's no Democratic challenger in November. Update at 10:09 p.m.: Rep ...
State Rep. Angie Chen Button Also Wants the GOP to Tone Down the Anti ... - Dallas Observer
State Rep. Angie Chen Button Also Wants the GOP to Tone Down the Anti ...Dallas ObserverVillalba, though, isn't the only Republican state representative pleading for a milder tone on immigration. At a Tea Party debate this week, Angie Chen Button, who represents the Richardson-Garland-Sachse corner of Dallas County, lambasted her party ...
The Brief: Lawmakers Distance Open Carry From Waco Shootout - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
The Brief: Lawmakers Distance Open Carry From Waco ShootoutTexas TribuneLegalization of the open carry of handguns by those who have already fulfilled the requirements for a concealed handgun license took another step toward reality on Monday. A Senate committee reported out the bill on a 5-1 vote, clearing the way for its ...and more »

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

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