State Senator Sam Deering

By Maddy S., Sam D., Heather H., Jenna L., and Megan S.

Day One: Why is he running?

Sam is running to improve the Texas education system.


Day Two: Platform

Major Issues:

  • Education

    • Devote more of the state budget to education

    • Decrease standardized testing

    • Help out schools that can’t give education as well as others

    • Fix textbooks and put them online

Minor Issues:

  • State Congress

    • Make more efficient

  • Oil Drilling

    • Keep a closer eye on drilling

    • Well contaminations

  • Gay Marriage

    • Marriage equality

  • Death Penalty

    • Get rid of it

    • Too costly




Day Three: Campaign

Posters- $3000

Direct Mail- $35,000

Twitter- $0

Website- $0


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Day Four: Demographics

Previous Results

2006- Jane Nelson, Republican

2002- Jane Nelson, Republican

2000- George Host, Republican

1996- Mike Moncrief, Democrat

1994- Mike Moncrief, Democrat

1992- Mike Moncrief, Democrat

Demographics

  • Dallas County

    • Population: 2,453,843

    • Percent over 18: 72.7% (1,783,943)

    • Percent over 65: 9.2% (225,753)

    • Percent Female: 50.5% (1,239,190)

    • Percent Male: 49.5% (1,214,652)

    • Percent White: 32.2% (790,137)

    • Percent Black: 22.9% (561,930)

    • Percent Asian: 5.5% (134,961)

    • Percent Hispanic: 38.9% (954,544)

  • Denton County

    • Population: 707,304

    • Percent over 18: 73.1% (517,039)

    • Percent over 65: 7.8% (55,169)

    • Percent Female: 50.7% (358,603)

    • Percent Male: 49.3% (348,700)

    • Percent White: 63.2% (447,016)

    • Percent Black: 9.2% (95,071)

    • Percent Asian: 7.1% (50,218)

    • Percent Hispanic: 18.7% (132,265)

  • Tarrant County

    • Population: 1,880,153

    • Percent over 18: 72.5% (1,363,110)

    • Percent over 65: 9.6% (180,494)

    • Percent Female: 50.9% (956,997)

    • Percent Male: 49.1% (923,155)

    • Percent White: 50.7% (953,237)

    • Percent Black: 15.6% (293,303)

    • Percent Asian: 5.0% (94,007)

    • Percent Hispanic: 27.4% (515,161)


Appeal to Demographics

  • Over 65- send direct mail
  • Over 18- improve education for future children
  • Minorities- improve education system in poorer districts


Likelihood of Winning

If he can gain support for his ideas of improving the education system, then he has a high chance of winning.