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Who & Where

Bennett Ratliff

District Outlook
HD115 was among the districts modified during the 2013 Special Session on redistricting. Incumbent, Bennett Ratliff was accused of trying to draw out a possible primary opponent from the 2012 primary, Matt Rinaldi. Despite the redraw, Rinaldi has filed to challenge Rep. Ratliff for the 2014 GOP nomination in the newly drawn district.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 166,734 125,470 96,210 97,880
Anglo 44.2% 48.2% 62.1% 61.5%
Hispanic 23.6% 20.6% 14.2% 14.2%
Afr-Am 11.7% 11.2% 12.1% 11.9%
Other 21.0% 20.4%
Asian 10.1% 10.7%

2014 Election Analysis

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Bennett Ratliff 4,075 49.4%
Matt Rinaldi 4,167 50.6%
Total Votes 8,242

2012 Election Analysis

88,127 Registered Voters
8,638 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
54,967 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 55.4% Barack Obama 43.1%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 55.3% Paul Sadler 41.6%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 56.4% Dale Henry 38.8%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 53.7% Michele Petty 41.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 55.0% Keith Hampton 41.4%
State Representative Bennett Ratliff 55.3% Mary Fabishak 41.4%
County Sheriff Kirk Launius 56.1% Lupe Valdez 43.9%
Tax Assessor Andrew Marcontell 55.0% John Ames 45.0%

July 31st Republican Primary Runoff

Candidate Votes  %
Steve Nguyen 4,404 48.1%
Bennett Ratliff 4,759 51.9%
Total Votes 9,163

May 29th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Lib Grimmett 278 3.2%
Steve Nguyen 3,081 35.0%
Andy Olivo 452 5.1%
Bennett Ratliff 2,644 30.1%
Matt Rinaldi 2,338 26.6%
Total Votes 8,793

2010 Election Analysis

84,217 Registered Voters
8,220 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
31,234 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 57.5% Bill White 39.8%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 64.8% Linda Chavez-Thompson 32.0%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 64.4% Barbara Radnofsky 33.4%
Comptroller Susan Combs 83.2%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 64.5% Hector Uribe 32.4%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 64.0% Hank Gilbert 32.8%
RR Commish David Porter 61.8% Jeff Weems 34.4%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 64.5% Jim Sharp 32.8%
Supreme Court Paul Green 63.9% Bill Moody 33.3%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 64.4% Blake Bailey 32.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 63.0% Keith Hampton 34.2%


2013 Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Tea Party candidate Rinaldi wins, edges out incumbent Ratliff in Texas House ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Tea Party candidate Rinaldi wins, edges out incumbent Ratliff in Texas House ...Dallas Morning News (blog)Update at 11:58 p.m.: Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Rinaldi has won the Republican primary for Texas House District 115. He edged out incumbent Rep. Bennett Ratliff by just one percentage point ? and less than 100 votes. Update at 11:12 p.m.: Tea ...
Editorial: We recommend Ratliff in Texas House District 115 GOP race - Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
Editorial: We recommend Ratliff in Texas House District 115 GOP raceDallas Morning NewsThe Republican Party primary in Texas House District 115 is a rematch of sorts, but one in which voters should have an even clearer picture than before. In 2012, former Coppell schools trustee Bennett Ratliff and Irving attorney Matt Rinaldi were among ...
State House race pits incumbent against tea party activist - Dallas Morning News
State House race pits incumbent against tea party activistDallas Morning NewsThe race between two GOP candidates for Texas House District 115 pits an incumbent with a familiar name in Texas politics against a challenger with strong tea party credentials. Rep. Bennett Ratliff, son of former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff, is being ...

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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