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Who & Where

David Simpson
After serving his first session in the Legislature, David Simpson chose to challenge Joe Straus for the title of Speaker of the House in 2013. 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.

On June 2, 2015, Representative Simpson suggested that he intends to challenge State Senator Kevin Eltife in 2016.

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

The radical wisdom of Rep. David Simpson, the evangelical Christian from ... - Dallas Voice
Dallas Voice
The radical wisdom of Rep. David Simpson, the evangelical Christian from ...Dallas VoiceRep. David Simpson, R-Longview, yesterday (Monday, June 29) called for a special legislative session ?in light of the Supreme Court's lawless and unconstitutional redefinition of marriage,? according to a statement released by his state senate campaign.
Lawmaker calls for special session on state's role in marriage licensing - Chron.com
Lawmaker calls for special session on state's role in marriage licensingChron.comA Texas lawmaker is calling for a special legislative session in Austin to convene and remove the state from the marriage licensing process following last week's U.S. Supreme Court marriage ruling. State representative David Simpson, R-Longview, wants ...David Simpson Calls for Special Session to End Marriage Licensing in TexasGilmer MirrorWhy One Texas Legislator Wants a Special Session On Marriage EqualityTexas Public RadioSimpson: Scrap state's marriage licensingKilgore News Heraldall 7 news articles »
Simpson: Remove state, local officials from marriage licensing - Longview News-Journal
Longview News-Journal
Simpson: Remove state, local officials from marriage licensingLongview News-JournalState Rep. David Simpson this morning announced he is calling on the Texas governor to call a special session to remove state and local officials from the process of issuing marriage licenses. Simpson said in a news release that he would call on Gov.Rep. Simpson: Marriage process decisions belong with religionsTyler Morning TelegraphRepublicans Versus "Government Marriage": Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage ...Austin ChronicleTexas lawmaker requests special session on marriage licensingKTREKilgore News Herald -KYTXall 37 news articles »


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