Huffman Re-Elected to Senate District 17

November 7, 2012

Voters have re-elected Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Southside Place) to Senate District 17.

According to unofficial election results, Huffman received 113,433 total votes, or 75 percent of the vote, while Libertarian candidate Austin Page took 14 percent of the vote and Green Party candidate David Courtney took 10 percent.

Huffman has released a statement in reaction to her re-election.

“It is an honor to be re-elected by voters in Senate District 17. As always, I will serve my constituents and all citizens of Texas as a committed conservative with an independent voice they can trust,” Huffman said in a statement. “I am energized and excited heading into the next legislative session. I will stand strong on conservative principles as I seek sensible solutions to the state’s education, fiscal, law and order, and health care challenges. My heartfelt thanks to everyone whose efforts made my re-election possible.”

Huffman represents District 17, which comprises all or part of 34 cities and 29 school districts in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. Huffman currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee. She is also a member of State Affairs, Jurisprudence, Higher Education, and Health and Human Services Committees, as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission. Huffman and her family reside in Southside Place.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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