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Who & Where

Mark Keough

District Outlook
After winning a surprising 2012 primary contest over incumbent Rob Eissler, Steve Toth will seek the SD4 Special Election being held on May 10, 2013 due to the retirement of Senator Tommie Williams. Due to the date conflict with the March primaries, this makes HD15 an open seat in 2014.

Candidates announcing for the newly-opened House seat are pastor and businessman, Mark Keogh, and Bruce Tough, who serves as both a Conroe ISD School Board trustee and The Woodlands Township Board of Directors chairman.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 167,349 120,450 104,570
Anglo 74.9% 77.4% 83.5%
Hispanic 15.2% 13.5% 8.7%
Afr-Am 4.7% 4.2% 3.8%
Other 5.5% 5.2%
Asian 2.4%

2014 Election Analysis

114,917 Registered Voters
8,830 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
44,297 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 78.3% David Alameel 18.0%
Governor Greg Abbott 76.3% Wendy Davis 22.0%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 74.7% Leticia Van de Putte 21.9%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 76.7% Sam Houston 20.7%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 76.2% Mike Collier 20.6%
Land Commish George P. Bush 78.3% John Cook 18.0%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 77.3% Jim Hogan 18.8%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 77.7% Steve Brown 18.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 77.9% Bill Moody 19.2%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 78.2% Lawrence Meyers 18.9%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 77.1% Gina Benavides 19.8%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 86.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 78.0% John Granberg 19.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 86.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 86.7%
State Representative Mark Keough 100.0%

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Mark Keough 8,292 57.4%
Bruce Tough 6,157 42.6%
Total Votes 14,449

2012 Election Analysis

104,774 Registered Voters
7,417 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
75,063 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 76.7% Barack Obama 21.8%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 75.9% Paul Sadler 21.3%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 76.6% Dale Henry 19.4%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 74.5% Michele Petty 21.1%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 75.7% Keith Hampton 20.8%
State Representative Steve Toth 86.6%

May 29th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Rob Eissler 7,420 43.5%
Steve Toth 9,630 56.5%
Total Votes 17,050

2010 Election Analysis

101,324 Registered Voters
6,556 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
48,904 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 73.1% Bill White 24.9%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 79.4% Linda Chavez-Thompson 17.5%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 81.2% Barbara Radnofsky 16.6%
Comptroller Susan Combs 89.9%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 80.1% Hector Uribe 17.0%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 79.5% Hank Gilbert 17.5%
RR Commish David Porter 78.4% Jeff Weems 17.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 79.3% Jim Sharp 18.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 79.0% Bill Moody 18.3%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 79.3% Blake Bailey 17.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 79.8% Keith Hampton 17.6%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Rep. Brandon Creighton (R) Obliterates Rep. Steve Toth (R) in Senate District ... - Burnt Orange Report
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Rep. Brandon Creighton (R) Obliterates Rep. Steve Toth (R) in Senate District ...Burnt Orange ReportWithin the month, State Rep. Brandon Creighton quit his campaign for Texas Agriculture Commissioner and decided to pursue the lower office. State Rep. Steve Toth followed soon after. Neither Representative filed for re-election to their House seats.Creighton Easily Wins Special State Senate RaceTexas TribuneCreighton beats Toth for state Senate seatBeaumont Enterpriseall 67 news articles »
Sex Education Makes Kids "Hot And Bothered," Claims Texas Representative - Slate Magazine (blog)
Slate Magazine (blog)
Sex Education Makes Kids "Hot And Bothered," Claims Texas RepresentativeSlate Magazine (blog)Last week, when a Texas House panel approved another round of abortion restrictions for the legislature to consider, Democrat Rep. Donna Howard decided to confront Republican representatives Bill Zedler and Steve Toth over the anti-choice insistence on ...Texas Rep. thinks sex-ed causes pregnancy because it gets teens all 'hot and ...Death and Taxesall 144 news articles »
SD-4: GOP State Reps. Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth Advance in Special Election - Burnt Orange Report
SD-4: GOP State Reps. Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth Advance in Special ElectionBurnt Orange ReportAll four candidates were from Montgomery County: State Representative Brandon Creighton, State Representative Steve Toth, former State Senator Michael Galloway, and businessman Gordy Bunch. The results gave Rep. Creighton a clear lead throughout ...Special Election to Fill Empty Senate SeatTexas TribuneELECTION 2014: Senate District 4 race headed for runoffYour Houston Newsall 46 news articles »


House Districts

District HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD5, HD6, HD7, HD8, HD9, HD10, HD11, HD12, HD13, HD14, HD15, HD16, HD17, HD18, HD19, HD20, HD21, HD22, HD23, HD24, HD25, HD26, HD27, HD28, HD29, HD30, HD31, HD32, HD33, HD34, HD35, HD36, HD37, HD38, HD39, HD40, HD41, HD42, HD43, HD44, HD45, HD46, HD47, HD48, HD49, HD50, HD51, HD52, HD53, HD54, HD55, HD56, HD57, HD58, HD59, HD60, HD61, HD62, HD63, HD64, HD65, HD66, HD67, HD68, HD69, HD70, HD71, HD72, HD73, HD74, HD75, HD76, HD77, HD78, HD79, HD80, HD81, HD82, HD83, HD84, HD85, HD86, HD87, HD88, HD89, HD90, HD91, HD92, HD93, HD94, HD95, HD96, HD97, HD98, HD99, HD100, HD101, HD102, HD103, HD104, HD105, HD106, HD107, HD108, HD109, HD110, HD111, HD112, HD113, HD114, HD115, HD116, HD117, HD118, HD119, HD120, HD121, HD122, HD123, HD124, HD125, HD126, HD127, HD128, HD129, HD130, HD131, HD132, HD133, HD134, HD135, HD136, HD137, HD138, HD139, HD140, HD141, HD142, HD143, HD144, HD145, HD146, HD147, HD148, HD149, HD150