Benford attended Blinn Junior College and Sam Houston State University. She is currently a Senior Officer Specialist at the Bryan Federal Prison Camp.
Benford won re-election on November 5, 2013 in an unopposed race.
Benford was not endorsed in this campaign.
Benford reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Districts 1, 3 and 5 seats were filled by two incumbents and one newcomer.
About the districtBryan, Texas, which is also a county seat of Brazos County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bryan is home to 76,201 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Bryan underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 77.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $35,881 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Bryan had a poverty rate of 28.4%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Bryan city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||36.2||37.6|
|Black or African American||18.0||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6||0.7|
|Two or More Races||2.6||2.7|
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