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Who & Where

J.D. Sheffield

District Outlook
After establishing a relatively moderate record among Republican Representatives, Rep. Sheffield should see a strong primary challenge in 2014. His first announced opposition comes from Danny Pelton, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee and former Erath County GOP Party Chair.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 163,609 122,193 114,965
Anglo 69.8% 73.5% 77.2%
Hispanic 18.6% 15.6% 11.8%
Afr-Am 9.2% 8.3% 8.3%
Other 3.2% 3.0%
Asian 0.9%

2014 Election Analysis

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Danny Pelton 4,815 31.2%
Howard "Eddie" Ray 1,704 11.0%
J.D. Sheffield 8,934 57.8%
Total Votes 15,453

2012 Election Analysis

86,097 Registered Voters
8,252 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
49,043 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 77.3% Barack Obama 21.3%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 74.8% Paul Sadler 22.3%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 73.5% Dale Henry 22.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 70.6% Michele Petty 24.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 73.4% Keith Hampton 22.9%
State Representative J.D. Sheffield 78.2% Bill Norris 21.8%

July 31st Republican Primary Runoff

Candidate Votes  %
Sid Miller 7,153 45.2%
JD Sheffield 8,673 54.8%
Total Votes 15,826

May 29th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Mike Jones 2,932 16.0%
Sid Miller 7,778 42.5%
JD Sheffield 7,599 41.5%
Total Votes 18,309

2010 Election Analysis

91,056 Registered Voters
8,456 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
32,921 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 65.5% Bill White 30.3%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 75.8% Linda Chavez-Thompson 20.1%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 78.6% Barbara Radnofsky 18.4%
Comptroller Susan Combs 87.4%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 75.9% Hector Uribe 19.8%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 73.7% Hank Gilbert 21.9%
RR Commish David Porter 72.4% Jeff Weems 22.2%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 70.8% Jim Sharp 25.4%
Supreme Court Paul Green 72.4% Bill Moody 23.4%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 70.8% Blake Bailey 23.4%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 72.9% Keith Hampton 23.3%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

J.D. Sheffield re-elected to Texas House District 59 - Killeen Daily Herald
J.D. Sheffield re-elected to Texas House District 59Killeen Daily HeraldGATESVILLE ? State Rep. Dr. J.D. Sheffield overcame two Republican primary opponents and won reelection to a second term in Texas House District 59, which covers eight Central Texas counties including Coryell. Sheffield drew 7,798 votes of 12,885 ...and more »
Rep. Sheffield updates citizens about Ebola outbreak - The Glen Rose Reporter
The Glen Rose Reporter
Rep. Sheffield updates citizens about Ebola outbreakThe Glen Rose ReporterDr. J.D. Sheffield is a family physician from Gatesville, Texas, where he has practiced medicine for 18 years. He represents Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Somervell counties in the Texas House of Representatives.and more »
State Rep. J.D. Sheffield files for re-election - The Glen Rose Reporter
State Rep. J.D. Sheffield files for re-electionThe Glen Rose ReporterState Rep. J.D. Sheffield has filed to run for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. The Gatesville Republican unseated a powerful incumbent in 2012 to earn his first term in the House. ?I am proud of our conservative accomplishments this ...and more »


House Districts

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