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Who & Where

Sylvia Garcia

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 812,881 551,137 367,345 372,420
Anglo 12.4% 15.5% 25.0% 23.8%
Hispanic 73.8% 70.0% 54.6% 56.3%
Afr-Am 12.3% 12.5% 17.2% 16.9%
Other 2.3% 2.6%
Asian 2.4% 2.2%

2013 Special Election

First Round: January 26, 2013

Candidate Votes  %
Rodolfo "Rudy" Reyes (Ind.) 125 0.76%
Dorothy Olmos (R) 461 2.82%
R.W. Bray (R) 1,015 6.20%
Carol Alvarado (D) 6,813 41.62%
Joaquin Martinez (D) 405 2.47%
Sylvia R. Garcia (D) 7,424 45.35%
Susan Delgado (D) 53 0.32%
Maria Selva (Grn.) 73 0.45%
Total Votes 16,369

Runoff: March 2, 2013

Candidate Votes  %
Carol Alvarado (D) 8,546 47.10%
Sylvia R. Garcia (D) 9,595 52.89%
Total Votes 18,141

2012 Election Analysis

283,768 Registered Voters
147,893 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
138,163 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 32.5% Barack Obama 66.4%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 33.9% Paul Sadler 63.8%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 31.0% Dale Henry 65.5%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 29.4% Michele Petty 67.3%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 31.0% Keith Hampton 67.0%
State Senate R.W. Bray 29.1% Mario Gallego 70.9%

2010 Election Analysis

290,230 Registered Voters
141,543 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
83,615 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 31.0% Bill White 67.4%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 34.9% Linda Chavez-Thompson 62.0%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 38.7% Barbara Radnofsky 59.7%
Comptroller Susan Combs 71.0%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 34.4% Hector Uribe 63.6%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 34.6% Hank Gilbert 63.0%
RR Commish David Porter 34.1% Jeff Weems 62.4%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 34.3% Jim Sharp 63.9%
Supreme Court Paul Green 34.6% Bill Moody 63.5%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 37.8% Blake Bailey 60.0%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 34.7% Keith Hampton 63.3%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Texas Senate passes $211 billion budget stressing tax cuts, roads, border security - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Texas Senate passes $211 billion budget stressing tax cuts, roads, border securityDallas Morning News (blog)The Senate on Tuesday passed a two-year, $211.4 billion state budget that stresses tax cuts, roads and border security. The measure advanced to the House, which is almost certain to reject it, by a vote of 30-1. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, cast the ...Texas Senate approves $211.4 billion budgetAustin American-StatesmanHouse and Senate set to iron out budget differencesHouston ChronicleTexas Senate approves $211 billion budgetWFAAmySanAntonio.comall 279 news articles »
Diaz: Mexican-American studies are path to success - Houston Chronicle
Diaz: Mexican-American studies are path to successHouston ChronicleThat same morning, HISD school board President Juliet Stipeche and I will join state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, at the Capitol as she presents a statewide proclamation marking May 1 as MAS Day. We hope the attention improves awareness of the need ...
Senate Sends Border Security Measure to House - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Senate Sends Border Security Measure to HouseTexas TribuneSenate Bill 3 by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, is the upper chamber's companion legislation for House Bill 11 by state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton. Both measures would beef up the number of Texas Department of Public Safety officers on the ...Texas Senate Passes $811 Million Border Security MeasureBreitbart Newsall 48 news articles »

Senate Districts

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