SD8

SD8

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Overview

Who & Where

Ken Paxton

District Outlook
On August 1, 2013, Senator Paxton announced his intention to run statewide for Attorney General. With the seat up for election in 2014, State Rep. Van Taylor announced on August 2nd that he intends to run for the open Senate seat.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 794,900 572,635 466,925
Anglo 58.8% 62.0% 71.7%
Hispanic 16.2% 14.2% 8.7%
Afr-Am 10.9% 10.1% 9.7%
Other 14.4% 13.9%
Asian 8.3%

2012 Election Analysis

441,969 Registered Voters
28,277 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
303,092 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 61.7% Barack Obama 36.6%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 61.0% Paul Sadler 35.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 62.4% Dale Henry 33.3%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 60.1% Michele Petty 35.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 61.1% Keith Hampton 35.3%
State Senate Ken Paxton 62.3% Jack Ternan 34.6%

2010 Election Analysis

431,040 Registered Voters
25,875 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
161,434 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 61.3% Bill White 36.0%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 68.0% Linda Chavez-Thompson 28.7%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 67.9% Barbara Radnofsky 29.8%
Comptroller Susan Combs 85.3%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 68.1% Hector Uribe 28.7%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 67.3% Hank Gilbert 29.2%
RR Commish David Porter 65.6% Jeff Weems 30.3%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 67.8% Jim Sharp 29.2%
Supreme Court Paul Green 67.3% Bill Moody 29.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 67.4% Blake Bailey 28.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 66.8% Keith Hampton 30.2%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting


2001 Redistricting

News Results

Ken Paxton sworn in as new Texas Attorney General - KXAN.com
KXAN.com
Ken Paxton sworn in as new Texas Attorney GeneralKXAN.comAUSTIN (AP) ? Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and a parade of top Texas Republicans have attended the swearing-in of new state Attorney General Ken Paxton. Gov.-elect Greg Abbott helped administer the oath of office to his successor Paxton on at ...Ken Paxton sworn in as attorney generalDallas Morning News (blog)At Inauguration, Ken Paxton Comes in From the ColdThe Texas ObserverAG Ken Paxton: As Texas Goes, So Goes the NationBreitbart NewsKVUE -Your Houston Newsall 90 news articles »
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Patrick names Senate committees; further sidelines Democrats - KXAN.com
KXAN.com
Patrick names Senate committees; further sidelines DemocratsKXAN.comRepublicans hold a 20-11 majority in the upper chamber and Lucio voted with the GOP on Wednesday to reduce the number of Senators needed to bring bills to a vote from 21 to 19. The rule change cast aside nearly 70 years of Senate tradition and ...Lt. Gov. Patrick decides on Texas Senate committeesSan Angelo Standard Timesall 133 news articles »
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Attorney General Ken Paxton statement on arguments before the U.S. Supreme ... - Your Houston News
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
Attorney General Ken Paxton statement on arguments before the U.S. Supreme ...Your Houston NewsAUSTIN ? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement regarding today's argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al., v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.: ?The Texas ...Senators, Texas AG Clash on Supreme Court Housing CaseNational Mortgage Professional MagazineSupreme Court hears Texas case over alleged housing discriminationHouston Business JournalSupreme Court hears Dallas case over alleged housing discriminationDallas Business Journalall 278 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