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

Texas Senate unanimously passes drunk driving bill - Weatherford Democrat
Texas Senate unanimously passes drunk driving billWeatherford Democrat... Senator Joan Huffman and Representative Jason Villalba, for their unwavering leadership on this critical issue in Texas. ?This could not have happened without the dedication of Representative Villalba and Senator Huffman, who agreed change is ...and more »
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Senator unsure whether texting-while-driving ban can pass - Dallas Morning News
Austin American-Statesman
Senator unsure whether texting-while-driving ban can passDallas Morning NewsAUSTIN ? A leading senator said Thursday that it's unclear whether a bill to ban texting while driving can win a Senate vote. Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, said she expects the legislation to be voted out of the State Affairs Committee, which she ...Texting bill regains mojo with Senate hearingAustin American-StatesmanTexting while driving ban gains momentum in Senate committeeMidland Reporter-TelegramHouston's Berry family testifies in favor of texting banHouston ChronicleKVUEall 36 news articles »
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Open carry bill moves to Texas Senate floor - SecurityInfoWatch
SecurityInfoWatch
Open carry bill moves to Texas Senate floorSecurityInfoWatchSen. Craig Estes, the Republican sponsor of HB 910, said the amendment was removed at the request of Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who is chairwoman of the State Affairs Committee. Several police officials, including Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, ...and more »
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