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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

Adler suggests changes to AE business model - Austin Monitor
Austin Monitor
Adler suggests changes to AE business modelAustin MonitorAt the same committee hearing, Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) said he shared Fraser's views, but that local entities should make those decisions and they are not matters of the state. Watson, a former mayor of Austin, reiterated this idea to the Austin ...and more »
Senate Backs Bill That Would Relocate Integrity Unit - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Senate Backs Bill That Would Relocate Integrity UnitTexas Tribune... but a substitute to the bill removed the AG's office from the process and gave the Texas Rangers sole authority to pursue investigations. Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, said the bill gave lawmakers a special privilege of facing prosecution in their ...Senate gives initial OK to Public Integrity Unit changeAustin American-StatesmanSenate gives tentative OK to plan to move state Public Integrity Unit out of ...Dallas Morning News (blog)Senate Gives Go-Ahead to Switch Power of PIU to Texas RangersTWC NewsHouston Chronicle -NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthall 58 news articles »
Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More ... - Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle
Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More ...Austin ChronicleThe Senate has its own version, Senate Bill 10, which has already been sent over the House. When it was being hurried out of committee, Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, echoed Simpson in saying it made him and his peers "a special class of defendants.".

Senate Districts

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