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Overview

Who & Where

Byron Cook

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 161,098 123,550 113,725
Anglo 64.5% 67.4% 72.8%
Hispanic 18.5% 15.4% 8.7%
Afr-Am 15.8% 15.9% 17.2%
Other 1.6% 1.5%
Asian 0.3%

2014 Election Analysis

87,834 Registered Voters
6,443 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
33,430 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 77.8% David Alameel 19.2%
Governor Greg Abbott 75.6% Wendy Davis 22.5%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 75.7% Leticia Van de Putte 21.6%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 75.8% Sam Houston 22.3%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 74.7% Mike Collier 22.2%
Land Commish George P. Bush 75.8% John Cook 21.1%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 74.3% Jim Hogan 22.5%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 74.3% Steve Brown 21.7%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 75.4% Bill Moody 22.0%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 76.3% Lawrence Meyers 20.9%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 76.0% Gina Benavides 20.8%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 89.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 75.5% John Granberg 21.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 86.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 88.7%
State Representative Byron Cook 87.9%


March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Byron Cook 10,231 58.6%
Charles Morgan 1,109 6.4%
Bobby Vickery 6,114 35.0%
Total Votes 17,454

2012 Election Analysis

85,240 Registered Voters
5,832 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
51,497 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 74.0% Barack Obama 24.9%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 71.0% Paul Sadler 26.6%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 70.7% Dale Henry 26.1%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 67.6% Michele Petty 28.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 70.0% Keith Hampton 27.1%
State Representative Byron Cook 73.0% Charles Morgan 27.0%

2010 Election Analysis

87,396 Registered Voters
5,653 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
34,800 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 62.7% Bill White 34.1%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 73.7% Linda Chavez-Thompson 23.4%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 76.1% Barbara Radnofsky 22.0%
Comptroller Susan Combs 89.1%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 73.8% Hector Uribe 23.2%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 73.1% Hank Gilbert 24.0%
RR Commish David Porter 70.2% Jeff Weems 25.7%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 69.1% Jim Sharp 28.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 70.7% Bill Moody 26.5%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 68.1% Blake Bailey 27.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 71.1% Keith Hampton 26.3%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

First same-sex marriage license issued in Navarro County - Corsicana Daily Sun
First same-sex marriage license issued in Navarro CountyCorsicana Daily SunThree Texas counties - including Hood County in north Texas - have stated they will not issue same-sex marriage licenses.State Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) was the first joint sponsor of a bill passed by the Texas Legislature that provides protection ...
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Keffer, a Straus Lieutenant, Won't Seek Re-election - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Keffer, a Straus Lieutenant, Won't Seek Re-electionTexas TribuneHis departure leaves only three members of the original Polo Road Gang ? the 11 Republicans who met privately at state Rep. Byron Cook's house on Polo Road in Austin before the 2009 legislative session to decide who they would unite behind in the race ...Straus confidant Jim Keffer says he'll retire from Texas HouseDallas Morning News (blog)Analysis: Straus Sitting Pretty, Even Without Old FriendsMyHighPlainsall 14 news articles »
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Off to the Races - The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer
Off to the RacesThe Texas ObserverByron Cook (R-Corsicana) and state Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth). Cook and Geren stimulate the ire of right-wingers almost as much as Straus, but barring unexpected developments both men, facing weak opponents, would seem to be favorites in their ...
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