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 named in State Bar grievance - Austin American-Statesman

Chron.com

Ken Paxton named in State Bar grievance
Austin American-Statesman
A legal ethics group Tuesday filed a State Bar of Texas grievance alleging that state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, violated conflict-of-interest rules when he failed to register as an investment adviser representative. Paxton, the Republican candidate ...
Group files state bar grievance against PaxtonChron.com

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Paxton Secures Major Law Enforcement Endorsement - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

Paxton Secures Major Law Enforcement Endorsement
Breitbart News
HOUSTON, Texas ? Republican Attorney General Nominee, State Senator Ken Paxton, received the endorsement of one of Texas' largest law enforcement association. The endorsement from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) ...

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Ken Paxton faces complaint of Texas Securities Act violations - KXAN.com

Ken Paxton faces complaint of Texas Securities Act violations
KXAN.com
Rick Perry faces criminal charges, another Republican politician is under legal scrutiny. Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, the GOP nominee for Texas Attorney General, is the focus of a complaint regarding violations of the Texas Securities Act. Texans for ...

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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