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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

House Republicans draw a line on tax policy - San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio Express-News
House Republicans draw a line on tax policySan Antonio Express-NewsJoe Straus (center), Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, attends the Bexar County Republican Women's membership brunch on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Straus was joined by several other .... The eight House Republicans who did not sign the ...Kumbaya concluded: House Republicans draw line in the sand on tax cutsChron.comall 6 news articles »
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Surprise abortion fight signals more of the same ahead - Houston Chronicle
Surprise abortion fight signals more of the same aheadHouston ChronicleRep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, proposed the fetal anomaly bill as an amendment to the State Health Services bill. State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook said the exception regarding fetal abnormalities had been "thoroughly vetted" in the past ...and more »
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Marijuana Business Incubator Launches In Texas As Entrepreneurs Anticipate ... - International Business Times
International Business Times
Marijuana Business Incubator Launches In Texas As Entrepreneurs Anticipate ...International Business TimesIn March, Texas Rep. David Simpson proposed legislation in favor of removing marijuana prohibition altogether in his state, with the Republican arguing it should be regulated like any other agricultural commodity. ?I am proposing that this plant be ...
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