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Who & Where

Sylvester Turner On May 31, 2015, Representative Turner announced his retirement from the House.

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 175,733 123,875 96,835 97,825
Anglo 13.9% 17.1% 23.0% 22.7%
Hispanic 39.9% 35.8% 20.2% 21.0%
Afr-Am 41.8% 42.1% 51.3% 51.0%
Other 5.3% 5.8%
Asian 4.8% 4.5%

2014 Election Analysis

91,426 Registered Voters
17,134 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
28,474 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 27.4% David Alameel 69.4%
Governor Greg Abbott 25.2% Wendy Davis 73.7%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 25.1% Leticia Van de Putte 72.6%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 25.5% Sam Houston 72.3%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 25.0% Mike Collier 72.7%
Land Commish George P. Bush 26.6% John Cook 70.8%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 25.5% Jim Hogan 71.5%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 25.3% Steve Brown 71.7%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 26.2% Bill Moody 72.2%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 26.5% Lawrence Meyers 71.8%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 25.2% Gina Benavides 72.7%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 61.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 25.9% John Granberg 72.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 57.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 59.5%
State Representative Sylvester Turner 100.0%

2012 Election Analysis

87,608 Registered Voters
15,165 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
52,269 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 23.6% Barack Obama 75.6%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 24.3% Paul Sadler 73.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 23.7% Dale Henry 73.8%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 22.3% Michele Petty 75.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 22.9% Keith Hampton 75.6%
State Representative Sam Brocato 22.9% Sylvester Turner 77.1%
County Sheriff Louis Guthrie 20.7% Adrian Garcia 77.7%
County Attorney Robert Talton 22.7% Vince Ryan 77.3%
District Attorney Mike Anderson 25.3% Lloyd Oliver 74.7%
Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan 22.9% Ann Bennett 75.4%
County Brd. of Education Mike Wolfe 22.8% Diane Trautman 77.2%

2010 Election Analysis

87,660 Registered Voters
13,386 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
32,259 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 24.5% Bill White 74.4%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 28.4% Linda Chavez-Thompson 69.6%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 30.9% Barbara Radnofsky 68.0%
Comptroller Susan Combs 67.4%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 28.2% Hector Uribe 70.2%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 27.7% Hank Gilbert 70.7%
RR Commish David Porter 26.9% Jeff Weems 70.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 27.4% Jim Sharp 71.3%
Supreme Court Paul Green 27.5% Bill Moody 71.2%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 28.9% Blake Bailey 69.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 27.6% Keith Hampton 71.1%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Officials: Sandra Bland spoke of previous suicide attempt - Chron.com
Officials: Sandra Bland spoke of previous suicide attemptChron.comSylvester Turner, D-Houston, told the Chronicle that officials at the meeting said Bland's suicide attempt was related to losing a baby. But Turner said Bland's mental health history still remains "a little bit fuzzy." Turner said Bland's disclosure ...Bland told jailers of previous suicide attemptHouston Chronicle (subscription)Dashcam video shows arrest of Sandra Bland before her jail deathMy Fox BostonSandra Bland told jailer about previous suicide attemptMashableTexas Tribune -New York Daily News -TIMEall 4,438 news articles »
Rep. Sylvester Turner Says He's 'Evolved' on LGBT Issues - The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer
Rep. Sylvester Turner Says He's 'Evolved' on LGBT IssuesThe Texas ObserverIn response to questions about anti-gay votes a decade ago, Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) said he's evolved on LGBT issues and now supports full equality. Turner, a leading progressive candidate for Houston mayor, voted in favor of a ban on gay ...and more »
Mayoral candidate Hall says he deserves anti-HERO votes, not King - MyFox Houston
Mayoral candidate Hall says he deserves anti-HERO votes, not KingMyFox HoustonWhen the Texas Supreme Court ruled citizens should vote on the Houston Equal Rights ordinance the ramifications of more money and substantially more turnout spilled immediately into the mayoral campaign. "This could ramp turnout up by 10 percent or so ...


House Districts

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