SD17

SD17

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Overview

Who & Where

Joan Huffman

District Outlook
Sen. Huffman faces opposition from all sides in 2014. On the Democratic side, attorney Rita Lucido has filed to run. And on the Republic side, Derek Anthony has already filed for a primary challenge while Sugar Land attorney and human trafficking activist, Julie Waters is still actively campaigning.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 804,162 605,764 497,625 507,530
Anglo 49.3% 52.5% 61.7% 60.5%
Hispanic 22.5% 20.2% 14.2% 15.2%
Afr-Am 13.8% 12.8% 12.7% 12.9%
Other 15.0% 14.9%
Asian 10.4% 10.3%

2012 Election Analysis

456,491 Registered Voters
53,984 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
302,335 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 59.4% Barack Obama 39.2%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 59.0% Paul Sadler 38.4%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 60.6% Dale Henry 35.6%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 57.9% Michele Petty 38.5%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 58.2% Keith Hampton 39.1%
State Senate Joan Huffman 77.7%

2010 Election Analysis

452,535 Registered Voters
50,530 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
209,934 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 55.7% Bill White 42.6%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 65.5% Linda Chavez-Thompson 31.7%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 67.3% Barbara Radnofsky 31.0%
Comptroller Susan Combs 84.5%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 66.2% Hector Uribe 31.3%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 65.1% Hank Gilbert 32.3%
RR Commish David Porter 62.7% Jeff Weems 33.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 64.4% Jim Sharp 33.4%
Supreme Court Paul Green 63.7% Bill Moody 34.1%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 65.9% Blake Bailey 31.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 65.4% Keith Hampton 32.3%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Travis DA to open criminal probe of $110M contract award - Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
Travis DA to open criminal probe of $110M contract awardHouston ChronicleAmong the officials calling for policy changes was state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who said the Legislature should put a cap on the size of contracts that are allowed to go through the no-bid Cooperative Contract process. "I think that that would ...and more »
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Passing synthetic drug law priority for East Texas legislators - Longview News-Journal
Longview News-Journal
Passing synthetic drug law priority for East Texas legislatorsLongview News-JournalHis Senate Bill 199, he said, is intended to create a ?catchall? provision for drugs with similar chemical composition or intended to produce substantially similar effects. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican, also pre-filed legislation regarding ...
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Ending human trafficking a 'fight we must continue', state leaders say - LubbockOnline.com
Ending human trafficking a 'fight we must continue', state leaders sayLubbockOnline.com?My colleagues and I are committed to protecting victims and combatting the perpetrators involved in the human-trafficking industry, which poses a significant threat to public safety in Texas,? Sen. Joan Huffman, co-chairwoman of the joint committee ...and more »
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Senate Districts

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