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Who & Where

Ramon Romero

District Outlook
After a narrow primary win in 2012 over Carlos Vasquez, Representative Burnam faced another challenge from the Hispanic community in Ramon Romero. As presently drawn, the district contains a CVAP- and SSRV-majority Hispanic population. While Burnam is an experienced and aggressive campaigner in increasingly competitive primary elections, none had ever represented a true majority-Hispanic electorate. Ramon Romero has served on the Fort Worth Zoning Commission and Plan Commission, and also narrowly lost a 2012 runoff contest for Forth Worth City Council District 8 to Kelly Gray.

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Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 159,428 105,582 67,540
Anglo 13.5% 17.4% 30.8%
Hispanic 75.9% 71.0% 51.1%
Afr-Am 9.6% 10.1% 15.7%
Other 1.7% 1.9%
Asian 1.2%

2014 Election Analysis

52,293 Registered Voters
26,155 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
12,989 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
US Senate John Cornyn 27.5% David Alameel 68.0%
Governor Greg Abbott 25.9% Wendy Davis 72.5%
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 25.9% Leticia Van de Putte 71.3%
Attorney General Ken Paxton 25.9% Sam Houston 70.6%
Comptroller Glen Hegar 25.3% Mike Collier 71.0%
Land Commish George P. Bush 27.9% John Cook 68.3%
Ag. Commish Sid Miller 25.4% Jim Hogan 70.4%
RR Commish Ryan Sitton 25.1% Steve Brown 69.0%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 26.1% Bill Moody 71.5%
Supreme Court Jeff Brown 26.2% Lawrence Meyers 71.1%
Supreme Court Jeff Boyd 25.4% Gina Benavides 71.5%
Supreme Court Phil Johnson 59.7%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Bert Richardson 26.1% John Granberg 70.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Kevin Patrick Yeary 54.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals David Newell 59.5%
State Representative Ramon Romero Jr. 100.0%

March 4th Democratic Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Lon Burnam 2,484 48.9%
Ramon Romero 2,594 51.1%
Total Votes 5,078

2012 Election Analysis

46,709 Registered Voters
23,856 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
23,565 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 27.7% Barack Obama 71.0%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 29.7% Paul Sadler 68.1%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 26.7% Dale Henry 69.6%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 25.0% Michele Petty 71.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 27.0% Keith Hampton 70.7%
State Representative Lon Burnam 100.0%

2010 Election Analysis

49,309 Registered Voters
23,598 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
11,334 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 27.9% Bill White 69.8%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 30.5% Linda Chavez-Thompson 66.5%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 33.2% Barbara Radnofsky 64.9%
Comptroller Susan Combs 72.0%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 29.9% Hector Uribe 67.6%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 29.8% Hank Gilbert 67.4%
RR Commish David Porter 29.4% Jeff Weems 66.7%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 30.6% Jim Sharp 67.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 29.8% Bill Moody 67.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 31.6% Blake Bailey 65.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 30.0% Keith Hampton 67.6%


2013 Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Lawmakers blast denial of birth certificates for U.S.-born children - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Lawmakers blast denial of birth certificates for U.S.-born childrenHouston Chronicle (subscription)Other lawmakers who weighed in on the policy included Ramon Romero Jr., D-Fort Worth; Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen; and Ana Hernandez, D-Houston. "The specter of changing internal agency policy to overturn nearly 150 years of constitutional ...Democrats seeking changes in state-issued birth certificatesSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)all 2 news articles »
Texas seeks to dismiss immigrant birth certificate lawsuit - Big News Network.com
Texas seeks to dismiss immigrant birth certificate lawsuitBig News Network.comRamon Romero Jr., and three other Democratic lawmakers are also criticizing the rule, calling on Cole to make changes to the law. "The specter of changing internal agency policy to overturn nearly 150 years of constitutional protection is ill-advised ...and more »


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