From Texas Political Almanac
Who & Where
HD136 was ultimately created as a new, potentially safe Republican district in fast-growing Williamson County, north of Austin. During redistricting, it was evident that a new district would be created in Williamson County, but the point of contention centered on which district to re-locate from Harris County, due to that county being awarded one less district than the 2001 map. Initial efforts had been to relocate HD149 in Williamson, pitting two Democrats - Hubert Vo and Scott Hochberg - against one another. By the time Plan H283 made it out of federal court, however, incumbent Beverly Woolley had stated her intention to retire from the House. This allowed, in the eyes of the federal court, an easier opportunity to relocate Woolley's HD136 to Williamson and recognize the Section 2 issues of the Voting Rights Act to allow for distinct districts for Vo and Hochberg in Harris County.
Population & Demographics
|Total Pop.||18+ Pop.||CVAP-10||CVAP-11|
2010 Election Analysis
95,030 Registered Voters
9,804 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
37,130 Total Ballots
|Contest||Rep. Candidate||R-%||Dem. Candidate||D-%|
|Governor||Rick Perry||55.3%||Bill White||39.7%|
|Lt. Governor||David Dewhurst||60.8%||Linda Chavez-Thompson||32.6%|
|Attorney General||Greg Abbott||64.0%||Barbara Radnofsky||31.1%|
|Land Commish||Jerry Patterson||60.4%||Hector Uribe||33.6%|
|Ag. Commish||Todd Staples||59.3%||Hank Gilbert||33.9%|
|RR Commish||David Porter||57.3%||Jeff Weems||34.3%|
|Supreme Court||Debra Lehrmann||58.5%||Jim Sharp||35.4%|
|Supreme Court||Paul Green||58.3%||Bill Moody||35.2%|
|Supreme Court||Eva Guzman||58.8%||Blake Bailey||33.6%|
|Crt. of Criminal Appeals||Michael Keasler||58.8%||Keith Hampton||35.0%|
- Plan H309 - House District 136 - plan under which the 2012 elections were held
- Plan H303 - House District 136 - MALDEF/Abbott Compromise Plan
- Plan H302 - House District 136 - San Antonio court's original interim plan
- Plan H283 - House District 136 - plan passed by the 82nd Texas legislature
With the announced retirement of Beverly Woolley, the federal court opted to combine the core of the existing HD136 with the northern portion of HD133. The court's version of HD136 is now situated further westward, outside of and bordering Harris County. It would be an open seat. The partial agreement plan (H303) between the State of Texas and MALDEF would effectively place the core of HD136 into a newly formed HD133 and the numerical designation would transfer to what is effectively the current HD149.
- House District 136 - 2001 Map - Election History (2002-2010) and District Map
- Beverly Woolley will retire at the end of her term - Houston Chronicle (blog)
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- The 2011 Documents That Reveal Texas' Attempts To Marginalize Minority Voters - TPM
TPMThe 2011 Documents That Reveal Texas' Attempts To Marginalize Minority VotersTPMBeverly Woolley, a leader of the redistricting efforts in Harris County, told a group of minority representatives, "[Y]ou all are protected by the Voting Rights Act and we are not. ... We don't want to lose these people due to population growth in the ... and more »
- Straus era is five years old today - Dallas Morning News (blog)
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- Federal Judges Propose Maps for Texas Legislative Races - Texas Tribune
[#]Federal Judges Propose Maps for Texas Legislative RacesTexas TribuneHubert Vo and Scott Hochberg their own districts ? instead pairing Republicans Beverly Woolley, who's not seeking re-election, and Jim Murphy, who is. According to attorneys for the MALC, the court's map also creates a new Hispanic district in Harris ...
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