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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%

2014 Election Analysis

August 5th Special Election Runoff

Candidate Votes  %
Brandon Creighton 15,215 67.4%
Steve Toth 7,369 32.6%
Total Votes 22,584


March 4th Special Election

Candidate Votes  %
Gordy Bunch 6,618 21.8%
Brandon Creighton 13,716 45.2%
Michael Galloway 2,818 9.3%
Steve Toth 7,196 23.7%
Total Votes 30,348

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

A&M System Launches Think Tank With Eye on State Policy - Texas Tribune

A&M System Launches Think Tank With Eye on State Policy
Texas Tribune
Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute. Its creation had been foretold by Tommy Williams, a former state senator who now serves as the system's vice ...

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Williams says remarks about Dan Patrick mischaracterized 'for political purposes' - Chron.com (blog)

Chron.com (blog)

Williams says remarks about Dan Patrick mischaracterized 'for political purposes'
Chron.com (blog)
AUSTIN ? Former state Sen. Tommy Williams, who left his seat last year to join the Texas A&M System as vice chancellor, said his past criticisms of the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor Dan Patrick have been mischaracterized. ?My comments during the ...
Van de Putte goes on attack against Patrick in new TV admySanAntonio.com

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The Brief: Tea Party Wins Again in Senate Special Election - Texas Tribune

The Brief: Tea Party Wins Again in Senate Special Election
Texas Tribune
Conroe Republican Brandon Creighton won a special election runoff in early August to fill the seat left vacant by the departure of Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands. The arrival of Creighton and Perry further shift the partisan alignment in the Senate to ...

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