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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

Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect ... - Raw Story
Raw Story
Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect ...Raw StoryAn abortion battle in the Texas legislature nearly turned into a fistfight on Sunday night after several Republican women changed their mind about a bill that would ban health insurance from covering abortions. According to the Houston Chronicle, House ...Texas Republicans Retake Abortion Vote After Near-Fistfight on House FloorRH Reality CheckAbortion Fight In Texas Almost Ends In An Actual Fist-Fight, As The State ...BustleAbortion restrictions surprisingly derailed after tense debate in Texas ...Houston Chronicle (subscription)Texas Tribune -San Antonio Express-News (subscription)all 29 news articles »
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Rep. Byron Cook overhauls Senate ethics bill - Austin American-Statesman
Texas Tribune
Rep. Byron Cook overhauls Senate ethics billAustin American-StatesmanState Rep. Byron Cook, a Corsicana Republican and chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, was never a fan of the original version of Senate Bill 19 by state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, that passed the upper chamber earlier this month. He said ...Ethics Bill Hits Dark Money, Secret RecordingTexas TribuneDark money rule placed in ethics billSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)House panel approves ethics bill requiring 'dark money' disclosureDallas Morning NewsHouston Chronicle (subscription) -CorrectionsOneall 22 news articles »
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An open letter to Michael Quinn Sullivan - TexasGOPVote
TexasGOPVote
An open letter to Michael Quinn SullivanTexasGOPVoteEvidently your staff had nothing better to do on Mother's Day than to falsely accuse Rep. Byron Cook, suggesting that Cook is supporting legislation that the majority of Texas Republicans oppose. by Norman Adams on May 14, 2015 at 12:32 PM ...
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