Texas Redistricting and District 3 Candidate Scott Turner

Texas Redistricting and District 3 Candidate Scott Turner

The Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 28) requires the Texas Legislature to redistrict both the Texas House and Senate at its first regular session following the publication of the US Census (every 10 years).  The goal is to provide more equal representation based on population.  The 2010 Census reflected a Texas population of 25,145,561.  When you divide that by the 150 Texas House districts you get an ‘ideal’ number of 167,637 residents in each district.  Due to the significant growth in North Texas since the 2000 Census the population of at least one our districts had reached over 200,000.  This requires new lines to be drawn to balance out the number of voters in each district. 

If you think that’s complex, confusing or both; trying Googling ‘Redistricting in Texas’ and you’ll find several articles about the proposed Texas redistricting maps going all the way to the Supreme Court.  Most recently on January 9th, the US Supreme Court heard testimony and arguments about the Texas Redistricting Maps and as a result, everything is in limbo for both candidates and constituents.  In some districts, including several in North Texas (for example affecting residents of Anna, Melissa, Frisco, and both Collin and Rockwall counties) we presently do not know what our Texas House district number will be (89? 3? 33?) and consequently which candidates will be running in our district.  One version of the districting map has the city of Frisco divided into two different districts.  There’s also been discussion about further delay of primaries in order to conclusively address these issues that impact not only our Texas House elections, but the Presidential election in November as well. 

This topic entered my radar only yesterday (where have I been?) when I met Candidate Scott Turner at the monthly Anna Chamber of Commerce lunch.  Scott is running for the newly created Texas House of Representatives District 3 Seat (in theory anyway, it all depends on the outcome of the US Supreme Court decision about our maps).  He received hearty endorsements from others present and I was impressed with Scott as well.  He is articulate, passionate and willing to step up as a public servant despite being busy and content in business and family life.  His goal is not to become a professional politician, but to serve for a time and do his part in making an impact.  If you’re interested in learning more about Scott and what he’s about you can visit his website at:   http://www.scottturnerfortexas.com/index.html

For the record, Scott made no negative comments about the redistricting debate.  He was positive, upbeat and professional as he matter-of-factly stated he was running for the newly created seat in District 3.  I learned about the complexity of the redistricting review in researching and verifying information for this blog.  If you’re interested in being updated about redistricting progress, contact your local state representative’s office.  You can find contact information for your representative at:  http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/

 

Sandy Setliff is a Realtor with JP and Associates Realtors. She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Anna and Melissa, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620 1615, via email at sandysetliffhomes@gmail.com or visit her website at www.sandysetliffhomes.com.


Sandy Setliff Headshot
Author:
Phone: 214-620-1615
Dated: January 18th 2012
Views: 2,533
About Sandy: Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in N...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

5 Easy Ways To Sell Your House Quickly - 1) Hire a licensed REALTOR® 
DFW Home Appraisals Best Left To Humans Not Computers Or Robots - In the Terminator movies, a robot
Are Fewer Young Americans Buying Homes - Millennial homeownership rates
Housing Market Outlook Tells Familiar Story - Following the ups-and-downs of the

Our Bloggers

The Doyle Team * - 2
Comprar Casa DFW * - 2
Gabrielle Armstrong - 5
Cara Balderas - 50
Tami Bennett - 45
Justin Blackburn - 1
Jessica Boozer - 18
Rhonda Borgne - 1
Olivia Borowski - 1
Jennifer Boyd - 2
Deborah Boyd - 390
Jamie Brannagan - 1
Kathryn Brick - 1
Annette Bruen - 20
Moira Brunken - 18
Beverly Bryant - 23
Ana Cantu - 1
Lisa Cardillo - 53
Bob Cardillo - 4
Lucina Cervantes - 11
Gregory Cornett - 2
Angela Cotten - 85
Missie Craig - 12
Greg Cunningham - 2
Sarah Dieter - 9
Belinda Duff - 5
Leah Ecob - 15
Kristine Edens - 3
Jill Elliott - 99
Laneal Ernest - 9
Nicole Espinosa - 27
Christopher Evans - 1
Heather Feragotti - 8
Mark Fischer - 2
Susan Florsch - 12
Jennifer Flynn - 9
Leslie Fogle - 101
Larry Frassinelli - 6
Chad Gabriel - 58
Shalee Garza - 10
Timothy Gilliam - 2
Christina Gonzalez - 5
Wilma Goodwin - 2
William Graves - 5
Kristen Henderson - 1
Beth Herr - 1
Hunter Howard - 1
Sandra Hunt - 89
Bill Hurd - 3
Gary Hutchings - 20
Rachel Jama - 47
Trenton Johnson - 15
Felicia Johnson - 79
Dakota Joyner - 8
Jemi Khan - 26
Leigh Klotz - 5
Amber L Johnson - 9
Michele Lafortune - 22
Wanda Lewis - 2
Stacy Lynn Massar - 27
Jennifer Menting - 17
Mikki Migis - 8
Richard Mikus - 1
Sean Moniri - 21
Naddia Morales - 10
Keith Moses - 9
Mark Mulch - 19
Erick Murphy - 6
Steve Murray - 1
Julie Nicholson - 10
Nikki Okpuzor - 3
Alan Oliver - 7
Kelly Oltmann - 4
Kaysone Orlando - 1
Holli Paddio - 3
JP Piccinini - 50
Julie Ann Pickering - 85
Ann-Marie Pope - 2
John Priestash - 18
Joshua Putman - 111
Mimi Rader - 1
Shelia Randolph - 33
Teneka Ray - 1
Go 2 Girls Realty - 173
Bethany Rowan - 15
Kristi Roy - 1
Kelly Rumney - 9
Amy Jo Saenz - 3
Linda Scardis - 4
Sandy Setliff - 215
Christine Shannon - 30
Rene Sinclair - 27
Shelby Smith - 3
Bryce Smith - 5
Monica Solkhon - 1
Rodrigo Sotomayor - 16
Jenna Stanley - 9
Tim Stoll - 18
Kelley Stubbs - 3
Melodie Sulgrove - 1
Seana Taylor - 208
Mary Taylor - 14
Kevin Taylor - 15
Julian Taylor - 17
Erica Taylor - 54
Angela Taylor - 1
Karla Terrell - 2
Joey Thomas - 2
Michele Thompson - 6
Jason Todd - 24
Andrea Trimble - 55
Diane Velez - 17
Debbie Viverito - 132
Nick Walton - 75
Spring Weeks - 9
Clint White - 2
Michael Worley - 160
Martina Worley - 2
Keisha York - 30
Audra Young - 1
Debbie Zurita - 17

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

JP And Associates REALTORS
6175 Main Street #355 Frisco Texas 75034
Frisco, TX
972-375-9448
4692875503

Other Locations