SD4

SD4

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Overview

Who & Where

Tommy Williams

District Outlook
On October 25, 2013, Senator Tommy Williams officially retired after first announcing his intentions on October 3rd. Sen. Williams was later hired by the Texas A&M University System as its new vice chancellor of federal and state relations. The Special Election to replace Sen. Williams will be held on May 10, 2013.

State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) announced his candidacy on October 21st while State Representative Brandon Creighton switched from running for Agriculture Commissioner to the SD4 contest on October 17th. Former Harris County GOP nominee for Sheriff, Louis Guthrie, is also expected to announce his candidacy, as is Richard "Gordy" Bunch. The seat will be up for re-election in 2016.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 815,995 597,765 521,980 533,010
Anglo 62.8% 66.0% 72.5% 71.9%
Hispanic 19.3% 16.5% 9.8% 10.2%
Afr-Am 14.5% 14.0% 14.9% 14.9%
Other 3.8% 3.7%
Asian 1.6% 1.7%

2012 Election Analysis

469,683 Registered Voters
37,669 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
309,126 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 70.0% Barack Obama 28.8%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 69.1% Paul Sadler 28.8%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 68.7% Dale Henry 28.2%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 66.8% Michele Petty 29.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 67.9% Keith Hampton 29.4%
State Senate Tommy Williams 86.3%

2010 Election Analysis

466,066 Registered Voters
34,158 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
202,941 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 67.3% Bill White 30.8%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 73.3% Linda Chavez-Thompson 24.1%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 75.0% Barbara Radnofsky 23.2%
Comptroller Susan Combs 89.6%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 73.7% Hector Uribe 23.8%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 73.1% Hank Gilbert 24.4%
RR Commish David Porter 71.9% Jeff Weems 24.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 72.0% Jim Sharp 25.8%
Supreme Court Paul Green 72.1% Bill Moody 25.3%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 72.1% Blake Bailey 24.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 72.9% Keith Hampton 24.9%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting


2001 Redistricting

News Results

Dewhurst appoints Senate Finance chair - Austin American-Statesman

Dewhurst appoints Senate Finance chair
Austin American-Statesman
Those senators replace Sens. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, who resigned to take a position with Texas A&M Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, who was defeated in the March Republican primary elections; Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, who resigned to become ...

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Brandon Creighton for State Senate 4 - Chron.com

Chron.com

Brandon Creighton for State Senate 4
Chron.com
To understand the difference between the two candidates seeking to replace state Sen. Tommy Williams in state Senate District 4, look at their reactions to the surge of Central American children crossing our border. For state Rep. Brandon Creighton of ...

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The Brief: Dewhurst Helps Prepare Senate for Session He Will Miss - Texas Tribune

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Brief: Dewhurst Helps Prepare Senate for Session He Will Miss
Texas Tribune
As expected, Dewhurst appointed state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, the chamber's key budget writing group. The job had been vacant since October, when Tommy Williams resigned his Senate seat ...
Nelson Named Top Budget Writer in Texas SenateNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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