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

Houston State Senator: National Guard Will Help Secure the Border - News 92 FM

News 92 FM

Houston State Senator: National Guard Will Help Secure the Border
News 92 FM
(HOUSTON) ? National Guard troops are now being deployed to secure Texas' border with Mexico. The move will cost the state $12 million a month. Houston State Senator Joan Huffman said Texas has to fund education and infrastructure and many other ...

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Flower Mound's Jane Nelson makes debut as first woman to lead Texas Senate ... - Dallas Morning News

Flower Mound's Jane Nelson makes debut as first woman to lead Texas Senate ...
Dallas Morning News
Nelson had invited all senators to attend. Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who has served one session on the panel, said Nelson earned her chops, logging 22 years in the Senate after serving two terms on the state Board of Education. ?Girlfriend, you ...

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Senators Discuss Funding of National Guard Deployment - Texas Tribune

Senators Discuss Funding of National Guard Deployment
Texas Tribune
But upon senators' questioning, it was unclear whether that price tag accounted for undocumented children who crossed with parents or other family members as well. If not, ?we're actually kind of scratching the surface here,? noted Sen. Joan Huffman ...

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