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Overview

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%

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%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker - Tyler Morning Telegraph

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Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, briefly campaigned against Straus in 2013. Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, challenged Straus after Hughes dropped his candidacy but withdrew before a vote. Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, Berman's successor, has vocally ...
Last Contested Vote for Texas House Speaker Was in 1975Gilmer Mirror

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Letters on rare spider, pipe organ mastery, Upshur history, election hijinx - Longview News-Journal

Letters on rare spider, pipe organ mastery, Upshur history, election hijinx
Longview News-Journal
A heartfelt thank you to Rep. David Simpson for his celebration of the contributions of Abel P. Upshur to the protection of our constitutional freedom in Gilmer. We enjoyed hearing from everyone, as well as East Texas favorites Rep. Bryan Hughes and Rep.

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The Brief: Pre-Filing Day Hints at Legislative Priorities - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Pre-Filing Day Hints at Legislative Priorities
Texas Tribune
"I think getting a low number, getting an early scheduled hearing, I think that helps you," state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, told the Tribune's Bobby Blanchard. "When you get a bill filed early, it gives you a chance and it gives people a chance to ...

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