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

Patrick wins high marks for Senate leadership - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Patrick wins high marks for Senate leadershipHouston Chronicle (subscription)... had fallen in the Texas Legislature's 84th session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sat in his office, eating a slice of lemon pie and drinking lemonade. It was a gift, he said, from a senator who thought the session would be tough, but ended up pleased with ...
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Dan Patrick Thinks Texas Monthly Was Mean to His Friends - Houston Press
Houston Press
Dan Patrick Thinks Texas Monthly Was Mean to His FriendsHouston PressIt was no surprise when Dan Patrick made Texas Monthly's Worst Legislators list back in 2013, the last time the magazine did its post-session wrap-up of the biennial madhouse we call the Texas Legislature. Patrick, as a state senator, was worst kind of ...and more »
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's advisory board dissolves after tea party grumbling - Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's advisory board dissolves after tea party grumblingDallas Morning NewsGreg Abbott as socialist and keeping children in a ?Godless environment.? The initiative passed, including in the Texas Senate over which Patrick presides, and Abbott signed it into law. Also late in the session, leading tea party activists signed a ...Patrick Dissolves Grassroots Advisory BoardTexas TribunePatrick Grassroots Board Dissolves Amid Tea Party GrumblingCBS LocalPatrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling over legislative ...LubbockOnline.comall 39 news articles »
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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