From Texas Political Almanac
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 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.
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.
Population & Demographics
|Total Pop.||18+ Pop.||CVAP-10||CVAP-11|
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%|
|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%|
- Plan H309 - House District 127 - plan under which the 2012 elections were held
- Plan H303 - House District 127 - MALDEF/Abbott Compromise Plan
- Plan H302 - House District 127 - San Antonio court's original interim plan
- Plan H283 - House District 127 - plan passed by the 82nd Texas legislature
- House District 127 - 2001 Map - Election History (2002-2010) and District Map
- Letter from Senator Dan Patrick & Representative Dan Huberty - The Tribune
[#]Letter from Senator Dan Patrick & Representative Dan Huberty
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, ...
- Houston rep: Expect special session on school finance - mySanAntonio.com (blog)
[#]Houston rep: Expect special session on school finance
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'
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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