HD144

HD144

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Overview

Who & Where

Mary Ann Perez

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 161,859 108,509 72,480 74,250
Anglo 20.6% 25.6% 40.4% 37.7%
Hispanic 74.9% 69.8% 53.0% 55.9%
Afr-Am 4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 4.6%
Other 1.1% 1.3%
Asian 0.7% 0.6%

2012 Election Analysis

54,579 Registered Voters
28,556 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
24,782 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 47.9% Barack Obama 50.8%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 48.2% Paul Sadler 49.2%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 45.7% Dale Henry 50.4%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 44.1% Michele Petty 52.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 45.7% Keith Hampton 52.0%
State Representative David Pineda 45.5% Mary Ann Perez 52.1%
County Sheriff Louis Guthrie 41.3% Adrian Garcia 56.9%
County Attorney Robert Talton 46.0% Vince Ryan 54.0%
District Attorney Mike Anderson 48.9% Lloyd Oliver 51.1%
Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan 45.3% Ann Bennett 52.4%
County Brd. of Education Mike Wolfe 45.8% Diane Trautman 54.2%

2010 Election Analysis

57,234 Registered Voters
27,591 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
15,983 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 45.2% Bill White 52.7%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 50.8% Linda Chavez-Thompson 46.0%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 54.0% Barbara Radnofsky 44.2%
Comptroller Susan Combs 81.3%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 51.0% Hector Uribe 46.5%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 50.4% Hank Gilbert 46.7%
RR Commish David Porter 49.4% Jeff Weems 46.7%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 49.9% Jim Sharp 47.9%
Supreme Court Paul Green 50.3% Bill Moody 47.4%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 51.9% Blake Bailey 45.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 50.6% Keith Hampton 47.0%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

The treatment of HD144 by the 82nd Legislature and the federal 3-judge panel from the Western District of Texas leads to vastly different results. The Legislature's H283 district is solidly Republican with an Anglo majority Citizen Voting Age Population and would represent a safe seat for incumbent Ken Legler. The court's H302 district, on the other hand, contains a Hispanic majority Citizen Voting Age Population and would prove difficult for Rep. Legler to win re-election in a Presidential year, based on 2008 election returns.

This is accomplished by both entities shifting the district's geography either northward (H283) to pick up more Anglo population or southwestward (H302) to pick up more Hispanic population. Among the issues likely to be reviewed by the Supreme Court's review of the H302 map-making process is the creation of coalition districts and whether non-contested districts were dramatically and un-necessarily altered by the Western District judges. Given that the new map led to a CVAP majority Hispanic district, it seems likely to withstand being drawn out for the interim plan unless the Supreme Court goes further in their opinion on the case before them.

2001 Redistricting

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