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Who & Where

Matt Shaheen

District Outlook
On August 2, 2013, Rep. Taylor announced his intention to run for the GOP nomination in Senate District 8 to replace outgoing Senator Ken Paxton. On October 31, 2013 radio talk show host Wayne Richard announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 172,129 130,796 108,790
Anglo 59.8% 62.2% 72.2%
Hispanic 10.0% 9.1% 6.4%
Afr-Am 9.5% 9.3% 8.7%
Other 21.1% 19.6%
Asian 10.9%

2014 Election Analysis

104,048 Registered Voters
5,064 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
37,235 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 65.0% David Alameel 31.5%
Governor Greg Abbott 61.4% Wendy Davis 37.1%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 59.7% Leticia Van de Putte 37.2%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 61.4% Sam Houston 35.9%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 62.2% Mike Collier 34.4%
Land Commish George P. Bush 64.8% John Cook 31.4%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 63.3% Jim Hogan 32.6%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 63.0% Steve Brown 32.6%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 64.2% Bill Moody 32.8%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 64.0% Lawrence Meyers 32.9%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 62.9% Gina Benavides 33.8%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 78.4%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 64.0% John Granberg 32.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 75.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 77.0%
State Representative Matt Shaheen 100.0%

May 27th Republican Runoff

Candidate Votes  %
Glenn Callison 3,886 45.7%
Matt Shaheen 4,612 54.3%
Total Votes 8,498

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Glenn Callison 4,031 40.0%
Stacy Chen 1,120 11.1%
Matt Shaheen 4,916 48.8%
Total Votes 10,067

2012 Election Analysis

96,630 Registered Voters
4,341 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
66,610 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 61.0% Barack Obama 37.4%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 60.3% Paul Sadler 37.0%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 62.1% Dale Henry 33.7%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 60.0% Michele Petty 36.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 60.6% Keith Hampton 36.0%
State Representative Van Taylor 100.0%

2010 Election Analysis

97,065 Registered Voters
4,133 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
35,513 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 62.6% Bill White 35.2%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 69.2% Linda Chavez-Thompson 27.9%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 68.5% Barbara Radnofsky 29.5%
Comptroller Susan Combs 85.9%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 69.4% Hector Uribe 27.7%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 68.8% Hank Gilbert 28.0%
RR Commish David Porter 66.7% Jeff Weems 29.7%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 69.3% Jim Sharp 28.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 68.6% Bill Moody 28.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 69.0% Blake Bailey 27.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 68.0% Keith Hampton 29.3%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Anti-Gay Groups Mount 'Texas Response' - The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer
Anti-Gay Groups Mount 'Texas Response'The Texas ObserverAlso in attendance were Representative Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, Representative Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, and Senator Don Huffines, R-Dallas. Neither Shaheen nor Huffines spoke, but Saenz played a video message from ...and more »
Lt. Gov. Patrick rocks a guitar, celebrates bill's passage - WFAA
Lt. Gov. Patrick rocks a guitar, celebrates bill's passageWFAAState Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) maneuvered it through the House even after five colleagues State Reps. Jonathan Stickland, Tony Tinderholt, Matt Rinaldi, Molly White and Matt Shaheen initially tried to stop it. Patrick, a former state senator ...
Texas Rep Proposes Bill to Boot Lobbyists Out of Classrooms - Breitbart News
Breitbart News
Texas Rep Proposes Bill to Boot Lobbyists Out of ClassroomsBreitbart NewsTexas State Representative Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) recently introduced House Bill 3219, legislation that would begin to boot the special interests out of public school classrooms. It will do so by barring school districts and local government from using ...


House Districts

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