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Overview

Who & Where
Historically, the political epicenter of Northeast Harris County has already seen a shift in voting strength from a working-class Humble to a more suburban Kingwood. In more recent years, the still-developing outlying areas such as Atascocita allow for a more compact district and the possibility of seeing another shift in voting strength.

Dan Huberty
Dan Huberty served five years on the Humble ISD board of trustees before winning office in 2010. His full-time employment is as a Senior Vice President for Central Parking System, a leader in professional parking management firm. Huberty's education experience has come into focus quickly in the legislature, with an assignment to the Public Education committee and a likely growth in leadership due to the absence of the Chair (Rob Eissler) and Vice Chair (Scott Hochberg) of that committee.

That growth in leadership may exert some pressure to vote against issues favored by more conservative Republican factions such as the Tea Party groups. In his first session, Huberty expressed support for using Texas' Rainy Day Fund to offset anticipated education cuts. Ultimately, though, Huberty did not vote to keep the Farrar/Howard compromise language in place during the special session dealing with school finance. Entering the legislature, Huberty advocated that school districts dip into their own reserve funds to offset what was then viewed as potential cuts to school funding.

District Outlook
Given that Atascocita is only slightly less Republican than the more established Kingwood, it is unlikely that the district will change from the Republican-friendly terrain that it's been since the 1980s. The dynamic of which type of conservative represents this district could be something to watch for. Huberty does not seem to fit the Tea Party characterization, but has courted highly active Tea Party groups in his district, joined Dan Patrick's Tea Party Caucus in the legislature, and much of the GOP voting on issues of interest to the Tea Party have been along party lines. With many remaining moderate Republicans in the legislature seek to limit exposure in a primary election on their right, it remains to be defined what constitutes a moderate Republican and what constitutes a Tea Party Republican as it pertains to voting record.

For the foreseeable future Huberty appears to be a good a fit for the district and may ultimately have room to advance to higher office depending on the timeline of others in the State Senate or Congress.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 163,983 115,865 104,850 107,010
Anglo 61.6% 65.3% 70.2% 68.5%
Hispanic 20.5% 18.1% 14.4% 14.7%
Afr-Am 14.2% 12.8% 11.6% 12.9%
Other 4.2% 4.2%
Asian 2.4% 2.2%

2012 Election Analysis

98,028 Registered Voters
11,354 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
67,289 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 69.2% Barack Obama 29.6%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 69.0% Paul Sadler 28.8%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 69.3% Dale Henry 27.6%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 67.1% Michele Petty 29.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 68.1% Keith Hampton 29.4%
State Representative Dan Huberty 70.2% Cody Pogue 29.8%
County Sheriff Louis Guthrie 65.5% Adrian Garcia 32.7%
County Attorney Robert Talton 69.0% Vince Ryan 31.0%
District Attorney Mike Anderson 71.7% Lloyd Oliver 28.3%
Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan 68.7% Ann Bennett 28.8%
County Brd. of Education Mike Wolfe 67.9% Diane Trautman 32.1%

2010 Election Analysis

95,934 Registered Voters
10,202 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
45,518 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 66.2% Bill White 32.0%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 74.1% Linda Chavez-Thompson 23.5%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 75.8% Barbara Radnofsky 22.5%
Comptroller Susan Combs 88.5%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 74.4% Hector Uribe 23.2%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 73.8% Hank Gilbert 23.7%
RR Commish David Porter 72.8% Jeff Weems 24.3%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 73.8% Jim Sharp 24.3%
Supreme Court Paul Green 73.2% Bill Moody 24.8%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 74.3% Blake Bailey 23.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 74.2% Keith Hampton 23.8%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Letter from Senator Dan Patrick & Representative Dan Huberty - The Tribune

Letter from Senator Dan Patrick & Representative Dan Huberty
The Tribune
During the last legislative session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 462, which was authored by Representative Dan Huberty in the House of Representatives and sponsored by Senator Dan Patrick in the Senate. We both have had calls into our offices, ...

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Houston rep: Expect special session on school finance - mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Houston rep: Expect special session on school finance
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
AUSTIN ? State Rep. Dan Huberty said he didn't see how lawmakers could avoid convening a special session next year to deal with Texas' embattled school finance system. ?That's not going to happen,? said Huberty, R-Houston, referring to whether ...

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Texas lawmakers still battling over 'Obamacare' - MyFox Houston

Texas lawmakers still battling over 'Obamacare'
MyFox Houston
It is a lot of money, no doubt, but what happens is we are stuck paying that forever and it's just bad policy," said State Representative Dan Huberty, an Humble Republican. "If the Feds pull back from that program someone would have to pay for it and ...

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