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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

Fueled by faith, Patrick readies for next transformation - Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

Fueled by faith, Patrick readies for next transformation
Houston Chronicle
Last year, Republican Sen. Kel Seliger got angry at Patrick for trying to recall a transparency bill after voting for it, while former GOP Sen. Tommy Williams became upset when Patrick voted against the budget on the floor after supporting it in committee.

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US|500000 Didn't Have ID to Vote. Who Knew? - New York Times

US|500000 Didn't Have ID to Vote. Who Knew?
New York Times
There was evidence, the judge wrote, that Senator Tommy Williams asked the Texas Department of Public Safety to compare its ID databases with the list of registered voters to find out how many people would not have the most common of the photo IDs ...

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EDITORIAL: Phelan, Getz, Smith, Guidry merit support - Beaumont Enterprise

EDITORIAL: Phelan, Getz, Smith, Guidry merit support
Beaumont Enterprise
He has also worked for former state Sen. Tommy Williams and former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey, so he has the political skills to have a stronger impact in Austin than most freshmen. In the contest for Jefferson County tax assessor-collector, Allison Nathan ...

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