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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

The bullet train that could change everything - TucsonSentinel.com

TucsonSentinel.com

The bullet train that could change everything
TucsonSentinel.com
During the 2013 legislative session, when the Senate's chief budget writer, state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, tried to win approval for budgeting $6 billion toward transportation projects, he vowed that none of the money would go toward ...

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Creighton outdistances Toth in Senate race - Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

Creighton outdistances Toth in Senate race
Houston Chronicle
In Tuesday's hotly contested race to succeed veteran Sen. Tommy Williams, State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, outdistanced his opponent by slightly better than a 2 to 1 margin with all precincts reporting. "Thank you for your faith, your support ...
Creighton Defeats Toth in Special State Senate RaceNews 92 FM
Early voting numbers for Senate District 4 run-offYour Houston News
Brandon Creighton wins Senate district 4 runoff electionCommunity Impact Newspaper
Breitbart News -News & Observer
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Creighton wins special election runoff for state Senate District 4 position - Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper

Creighton wins special election runoff for state Senate District 4 position
Community Impact Newspaper
Creighton will be filling the unexpired term of former state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, who resigned from the seat in Oct. 2013. Williams was first elected to the Senate District 4 seat in November 2002 and was re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

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