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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

Collin County loses driver's license center to Denton County in budget talks - Dallas Morning News
Collin County loses driver's license center to Denton County in budget talksDallas Morning NewsReaction to the switch among Collin County leaders was muted. Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, and County Judge Keith Self declined to comment. Freshman GOP Rep. Matt Shaheen of Plano, though, said he is concerned because constituents report wait times of ...and more »
State Budget Experts Mistakenly Claim Sodomy is Still Illegal - The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer
State Budget Experts Mistakenly Claim Sodomy is Still IllegalThe Texas ObserverRep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano), a member of the committee, suggested that the Legislature should replace that section. ?Does it make sense to add language here that talks about the fact that the ideal environment for a child is a mom and dad?? Shaheen said.and more »
Pot legalization bill clears Texas House committee - San Marcos Mercury
San Marcos Mercury
Pot legalization bill clears Texas House committeeSan Marcos MercuryHouse Bill 2165 by state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, would allow possession and delivery of marijuana beginning in September 2015. It would still be illegal to sell the drug to minors. The measure passed the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee ...Marijuana laws in Texas take another tiny, positive step for mankindCultureMap DallasTexas Committee Revives Bill to Reduce Marijuana PenaltiesThe Daily ChronicOne marijuana reform bill passes out of committeeChron.com (blog)all 517 news articles »


House Districts

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