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

Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton are Perfecting the Non-Campaign - The Texas Observer

The Texas Observer

Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton are Perfecting the Non-Campaign
The Texas Observer
If anything, state Sen. Ken Paxton is even more covertly overt. Paxton is the overwhelming favorite to be the next attorney general?he faces an underfunded Democratic attorney with the somewhat helpful name Sam Houston. The highlight of Paxton's ...

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Ken Paxton waging shadow campaign for attorney general seat - San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Express-News

Ken Paxton waging shadow campaign for attorney general seat
San Antonio Express-News
He called Abbott's insistence that he can't settle the state's school finance lawsuit ?a copout,? and said as attorney general he'd work on a settlement. Abbott is the GOP nominee for governor and faces Democrat state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth on ...
For attorney generalChron.com
AG hopeful: Keep Texas redLongview News-Journal
Race for attorney general plays in the shadowsHouston Chronicle

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Investigation of candidate on hold until after election - Houston Chronicle

MyHighPlains

Investigation of candidate on hold until after election
Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN - The Travis County District Attorney's Office will not pursue legal action against attorney general candidate state Sen. Ken Paxton until after the election, if at all, because of an internal policy aimed at preventing politically motivated ...
Paxton Investigation Won't Proceed Before ElectionMyHighPlains

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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