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Who & Where

Joe Farias
On the final day of the 84th Legislative session, Representative Armando Walle delivered a personal privilege speech to announce Rep. Farias's retirement from the House.

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 164,436 116,859 104,590
Anglo 23.7% 26.7% 30.3%
Hispanic 71.7% 68.7% 65.7%
Afr-Am 3.6% 3.2% 2.4%
Other 1.8% 1.9%
Asian 0.7%

2014 Election Analysis

86,366 Registered Voters
52,158 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
23,149 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 49.0% David Alameel 46.7%
Governor Greg Abbott 45.8% Wendy Davis 52.1%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 43.1% Leticia Van de Putte 54.7%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 45.6% Sam Houston 50.5%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 44.2% Mike Collier 51.3%
Land Commish George P. Bush 47.4% John Cook 47.9%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 44.0% Jim Hogan 51.0%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 42.7% Steve Brown 50.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 45.6% Bill Moody 51.6%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 46.4% Lawrence Meyers 50.4%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 43.8% Gina Benavides 53.2%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 70.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 46.2% John Granberg 50.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 66.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 70.2%
State Representative Joe Farias 100.0%

2012 Election Analysis

82,086 Registered Voters
49,088 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
41,788 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 43.3% Barack Obama 55.2%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 42.3% Paul Sadler 54.6%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 42.0% Dale Henry 53.9%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 38.8% Michele Petty 57.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 42.9% Keith Hampton 54.4%
State Representative Robert Casias 40.2% Joe Farias 59.8%

2010 Election Analysis

85,558 Registered Voters
49,994 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
24,266 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 42.3% Bill White 54.5%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 47.2% Linda Chavez-Thompson 48.8%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 53.5% Barbara Radnofsky 44.2%
Comptroller Susan Combs 77.1%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 46.1% Hector Uribe 50.9%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 46.1% Hank Gilbert 49.9%
RR Commish David Porter 45.5% Jeff Weems 49.5%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 46.2% Jim Sharp 50.6%
Supreme Court Paul Green 46.0% Bill Moody 50.7%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 48.7% Blake Bailey 47.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 46.5% Keith Hampton 50.1%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Rep. Farias Won't Seek Another Term in Texas House - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Rep. Farias Won't Seek Another Term in Texas HouseTexas TribuneState Rep. Joe Farias announces his retirement in front of the Texas House on June 1, 2015. After five sessions in the Texas House, Democratic state Rep. Joe Farias of San Antonio announced Monday that he will not seek re-election. A veteran of the U.S ...For Bexar County Delegation At The Capitol, It Was A Session Well Worth ...Texas Public RadioSan Antonio Democrat will not seek re-election in state HousemySanAntonio.com (blog)all 6 news articles »
Lawmakers head home having passed fewest bills in years - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Lawmakers head home having passed fewest bills in yearsHouston Chronicle (subscription)... not seeking re-election: Democrat Sylvester Turner, who is running for Houston mayor; Tomball Republican Allen Fletcher, who is running for constable; and Killeen Republican Jimmie Don Aycock and San Antonio Democrat Joe Farias, who are retiring.and more »
Sine die: The gavel falls, the session ends - Austin American-Statesman
Austin American-Statesman
Sine die: The gavel falls, the session endsAustin American-StatesmanJoe Farias, D-San Antonio, also announced he wouldn't seek reelection. ?This will be my one and only personal privilege speech,? he said from the floor. The soft spoken Vietnam War veteran took on an unusually visible role this session in his ...


House Districts

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