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Who & Where

Kirk Watson

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 834,750 640,349 530,150 543,255
Anglo 52.8% 57.3% 66.3% 65.9%
Hispanic 30.0% 26.0% 18.0% 18.1%
Afr-Am 10.3% 9.4% 9.7% 9.8%
Other 7.6% 7.7%
Asian 4.4% 4.5%

2012 Election Analysis

495,331 Registered Voters
67,591 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
321,116 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 36.1% Barack Obama 60.2%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 34.7% Paul Sadler 59.4%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 35.8% Dale Henry 54.7%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 33.6% Michele Petty 58.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 34.7% Keith Hampton 59.1%
State Senate Kirk Watson 80.3%

2010 Election Analysis

501,604 Registered Voters
66,575 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
202,606 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 36.0% Bill White 60.4%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 42.4% Linda Chavez-Thompson 51.8%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 45.5% Barbara Radnofsky 50.8%
Comptroller Susan Combs 65.2%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 41.6% Hector Uribe 53.7%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 41.0% Hank Gilbert 53.9%
RR Commish David Porter 38.1% Jeff Weems 54.6%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 41.1% Jim Sharp 54.3%
Supreme Court Paul Green 39.2% Bill Moody 56.0%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 40.0% Blake Bailey 54.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 39.3% Keith Hampton 55.9%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Senate Clears Bill Restricting Minors Seeking Abortions - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Senate Clears Bill Restricting Minors Seeking AbortionsTexas TribuneBut Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin, who spoke in opposition to the bill and questioned Perry for almost an hour, challenged the ID requirement altogether. ?I can't think of another instance where we presume women are children,? Watson said.Senate votes to toughen parental consent bypass for abortionDallas Morning NewsSenate backs redacting accident info for mediaAustin American-StatesmanAccident bill would redact open record informationLubbockOnline.comGoverning -Daily Journalall 827 news articles »
Texas lawmakers reach agreement on open carry bill - Fort Worth Business Press
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas lawmakers reach agreement on open carry billFort Worth Business PressThe open carry controversy erupted last week when an unusual Senate coalition of liberals and tea party conservatives teamed up to support the no-stop provision. Conservatives said police shouldn't harass law-abiding citizens. Minority lawmakers called ...Ethics Reform: A Guide to What's Still AliveMyHighPlainsall 132 news articles »
Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions: Senate OKs bill restricting ... - Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle
Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions: Senate OKs bill restricting ...Austin ChronicleMost strikingly, an amendment proposed by Austin Democrat Sen. Kirk Watson that would expedite cases for survivors of rape or incest was tabled 21-10 by Republicans. "I would hope a judge would move expeditiously [in cases of sexual assault/incest]," ...Perry concedes 'sanctuary cities' bill likely deadLubbockOnline.comControversial immigration bills die in Texas SenateAmarillo.comHouse fires back at late-night Senate maneuverSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)Houston Chronicle (subscription) -WOAI.comall 46 news articles »

Senate Districts

District SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4, SD5, SD6, SD7, SD8, SD9, SD10, SD11, SD12, SD13, SD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD20, SD21, SD22, SD23, SD24, SD25, SD26, SD27, SD28, SD29, SD30, SD31