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Who & Where

David Simpson
After serving only one session in the Legislature, David Simpson chose to challenge Joe Straus for the job of Speaker of the House. What may look like a lack of experience at first glance, was in fact no lacking in conservative fervor on Simpson's behalf. With Bryan Hughes dropping out as an alternative to Straus, Simpson was the only remaining choice. Backing for Simpson appears to have been limited to less than a dozen members. Proving unable to garner more support, Simpson withdrew his candidacy for Speaker on the first day of the Legislature.

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 161,039 120,296 110,055
Anglo 66.0% 70.1% 75.9%
Hispanic 14.1% 11.2% 4.6%
Afr-Am 18.2% 16.9% 17.3%
Other 2.1% 2.1%
Asian 0.7%

2014 Election Analysis

94,323 Registered Voters
4,066 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
32,379 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 76.4% David Alameel 20.9%
Governor Greg Abbott 76.4% Wendy Davis 22.5%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 75.1% Leticia Van de Putte 22.6%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 74.6% Sam Houston 23.4%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 73.5% Mike Collier 23.6%
Land Commish George P. Bush 75.1% John Cook 22.0%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 74.1% Jim Hogan 22.8%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 74.2% Steve Brown 22.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 74.8% Bill Moody 22.8%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 75.3% Lawrence Meyers 22.3%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 75.1% Gina Benavides 22.1%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 89.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 74.8% John Granberg 22.4%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 88.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 89.0%
State Representative David Simpson 100.0%

2012 Election Analysis

90,532 Registered Voters
3,571 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
57,294 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 72.0% Barack Obama 27.1%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 68.4% Paul Sadler 30.0%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 69.9% Dale Henry 27.4%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 67.7% Michele Petty 28.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 69.1% Keith Hampton 28.4%
State Representative David Simpson 100.0%

2010 Election Analysis

95,164 Registered Voters
3,409 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
35,335 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 67.4% Bill White 29.8%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 74.4% Linda Chavez-Thompson 22.7%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 75.6% Barbara Radnofsky 22.2%
Comptroller Susan Combs 89.6%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 74.6% Hector Uribe 22.4%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 74.0% Hank Gilbert 23.1%
RR Commish David Porter 72.3% Jeff Weems 24.0%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 71.3% Jim Sharp 25.7%
Supreme Court Paul Green 72.6% Bill Moody 24.5%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 71.0% Blake Bailey 24.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 73.0% Keith Hampton 24.2%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Texas House Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill - The Weed Blog (blog)
The Weed Blog (blog)
Texas House Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization BillThe Weed Blog (blog)A proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds has cleared an unlikely legislative hurdle. Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview argues marijuana comes from God and therefore shouldn't be banned by government. The tea ...Bill to legalize recreational marijuana use in Texas clears House committeeKTRK-TVTexas House committee OKs full marijuana legalization billKPRC HoustonBill to legalize pot clears Texas House panelWFAAall 517 news articles »
Texas Representative Stands Up to Civil Asset Forfeiture - The New American
Texas Representative Stands Up to Civil Asset ForfeitureThe New AmericanTexas has stepped up to the plate in an effort to ensure that people's property stays theirs, so to speak. Hoping to repeal the abusive and unethical practices of civil asset forfeiture, Texas State Representative David Simpson has introduced HB 3171 ...
Bills still alive in capitol - Longview News-Journal
Bills still alive in capitolLongview News-JournalDavid Simpson was holding out hope before the holiday weekend for one of two synthetic pot bills and said he might be able to "resurrect" the other one. ... Senate Bill 1587, which was sponsored in the House by Simpson, Clardy and Marshall GOP Rep.


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