SD7

SD7

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Overview

Who & Where

Dan Patrick
On June 27, 2013, Dan Patrick announced his intention to run for the GOP nomination as Lt. Governor rather than run for re-election to the State Senate.

District Outlook
With Senator Patrick running for Lt. Governor instead of re-election, the prohibitive favorite for succeeding him will be former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, Paul Bettencourt. Auto dealer Sam Harless (also husband to State Rep. Patricia Harless) had considered running, but opted out.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP-10 CVAP-11
Total 809,277 572,446 460,655 475,440
Anglo 51.8% 55.6% 65.0% 63.4%
Hispanic 26.3% 23.4% 16.0% 16.8%
Afr-Am 13.3% 12.1% 11.8% 12.4%
Other 9.3% 9.3%
Asian 6.1% 6.3%

2014 Election Analysis

March 4th Republican Primary

Candidate Votes  %
Paul Bettencourt 39,461 89.2%
James Wilson 4,792 10.8%
Total Votes 44,253

2012 Election Analysis

434,205 Registered Voters
58,662 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
297,322 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 66.8% Barack Obama 32.0%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 66.7% Paul Sadler 31.0%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 67.3% Dale Henry 29.6%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 65.0% Michele Petty 31.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 65.9% Keith Hampton 31.7%
State Senate Dan Patrick 68.4% Sam Texas 31.6%

2010 Election Analysis

422,591 Registered Voters
52,449 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
196,805 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 65.3% Bill White 32.9%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 73.0% Linda Chavez-Thompson 24.6%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 74.8% Barbara Radnofsky 23.6%
Comptroller Susan Combs 88.0%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 73.6% Hector Uribe 24.3%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 72.9% Hank Gilbert 24.8%
RR Commish David Porter 71.5% Jeff Weems 25.6%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 72.5% Jim Sharp 25.7%
Supreme Court Paul Green 72.2% Bill Moody 25.9%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 73.4% Blake Bailey 24.2%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 73.3% Keith Hampton 24.9%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting


2001 Redistricting

News Results

Dan Patrick Announces Leadership Team - Gilmer Mirror
Chron.com (blog)
Dan Patrick Announces Leadership TeamGilmer MirrorLogan Spence, who served as Chief of Staff to Senator Dan Patrick, has been selected to serve as Chief of Staff for the Lt. Governor's Office. Spence has worked in the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate and the Office of Governor Rick Perry.Top Perry Aide, Budget Expert To Join Patrick StaffTexas TribunePatrick hires Perry aide for lieutenant governor's officeChron.com (blog)all 10 news articles »
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Dan Patrick announces new round of hires - Your Houston News
Your Houston News
Dan Patrick announces new round of hiresYour Houston NewsKarina Davis will be re-appointed Parliamentarian. She has over 20 years experience in the senate and has held the position of Parliamentarian since 2004. ?I have worked with Karina for 8 years,? said Patrick. ?She has done an excellent job in one of ...and more »
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For Public Schools, What to Watch in Next Session - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
For Public Schools, What to Watch in Next SessionTexas Tribuneelect Dan Patrick appoints to fill his spot leading the Senate Education Committee ? Larry Taylor, Kelly Hancock and Donna Campbell are possible contenders ? will wield considerable control over which education bills do and don't get hearings ...and more »
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Senate Districts

District SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4, SD5, SD6, SD7, SD8, SD9, SD10, SD11, SD12, SD13, SD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD20, SD21, SD22, SD23, SD24, SD25, SD26, SD27, SD28, SD29, SD30, SD31