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

Government & Politics SCOTUS Agrees to Define 'One Person, One Vote' - Patriot Post
Patriot Post
Government & Politics SCOTUS Agrees to Define 'One Person, One Vote'Patriot PostAbbott, was brought by a Texas resident who claims her vote is diluted because her state senate district has 533,010 citizens of voting age, whereas other districts in the state have as few as 372,000 voting-aged citizens. The key words in this ...and more »
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Almost All Of Texas' Anti-LGBT Bills Have Failed. Texas Senate Upset About It. - Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review
Almost All Of Texas' Anti-LGBT Bills Have Failed. Texas Senate Upset About It.Blue Nation ReviewBanning transgender people from bathrooms, prohibiting cities from being able to pass protections for LGBT citizens, disallowing taxpayer money from being used for same-sex marriage licenses: these are just a few of the outrageously anti-LGBT bills ...and more »
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Obama loses second bid to overhaul immigration - Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business
Obama loses second bid to overhaul immigrationCrain's Chicago BusinessFor years, Congress has been unable to agree on a revised law to address an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Obama said he acted because the House has refused to take up a bipartisan measure passed by the Senate in 2013 that ...Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration programWashington PostFederal appeals court sides with Texas, states against Obama on immigrationGood4UtahAppeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration actionNews On 6Newsmaxall 847 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