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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

Analysis: Reasserting Power, by Concentrating It - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Analysis: Reasserting Power, by Concentrating ItTexas TribuneThe prospect of replacing Eltife ? a conservative centrist who does not always stick to the party line ? with someone like Hughes (or his announced opponent, fellow state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview), gives Patrick an opportunity to make the ...Lt. Gov. Patrick endorses Hughes for Eltife seatLongview News-JournalPatrick endorses Hughes to replace Eltife88.9 KETRall 17 news articles »
East Texas politician's immigration mailout outlines stance, offends some - KLTV
East Texas politician's immigration mailout outlines stance, offends someKLTVDavid Simpson is running for a seat in the Texas Senate being vacated by Kevin Eltife. This week, Simpson released details of his campaign's stance on immigration policy by mailing flyers to constituents in the district. In an interview today Simpson ...and more »
9th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference: September 25-26, Bryan, TX - Gilmer Mirror
9th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference: September 25-26, Bryan, TXGilmer MirrorThe conference reflects this unique convergence of interests.? Friday's lunchtime keynote will be Texas State Representative Simpson. Representative David Simpson filed a bill in the recent legislative session to protect local decision-making on water ...and more »


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