Texas State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Texas State Senate Elections

Texas State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Texas State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 12 Pending
Republican Party 19 Pending
Total 31 31

Texas State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Chris Harris Republican Senate District 9
Florence Shapiro Republican Senate District 8
Mike Jackson Republican Senate District 11
Steve Ogden Republican Senate District 5

Texas State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 41 $11,219,972
2008 37 $17,705,611
2006 46 $20,836,417
2004 30 $10,539,364
2002 75 $23,504,855

Texas State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Perry, Bob J $544,500
Border Health $486,750
Texas Association of Realtors $426,548
Bius, Ben $273,790
Texas Medical Association $255,741
Time Warner $251,075
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $218,466
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas $207,232
AT&T $205,850
Associated General Contractors of Texas $180,408

List of Texas State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Stephen H. Russell 10,225 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Kevin Eltife 71,258 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party)Stephen H. Russell
  • (Republican Party) Kevin Eltife (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Bob Deuell 38,092 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bob Deuell (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Tammy Blair 20,410
  • Robert Nichols 59,735 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Robert Nichols (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Michael Galloway 21,961
  • Tommy Williams 36,630 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Bob Townsend (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tommy Williams (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Bob Townsend

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Ben Bius 15,050
  • Charles Schwertner 44,033 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Jeffrey Fox (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Charles Schwertner (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Jeffrey Fox

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Mario V. Gallegos, Jr. 10,495 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • R.W. Bray 6,389 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Note: Susan Ann Delgado filed for election

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mario V. Gallegos, Jr. (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) R.W. Bray

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Sam Texas 4,897 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dan Patrick 43,801 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Sam Texas
  • (Republican Party) Dan Patrick (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Jack G.B. Ternan, Jr. 5,143 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Ken Paxton 33,142 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Ed Kless (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jack G.B. Ternan, Jr.
  • (Republican Party) Ken Paxton (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party)Ed Kless

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Pete Martinez 6,861 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Kelly Hancock 22,411 (Winner)
  • Todd Smith 12,088

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Dave McElwee (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pete Martinez
  • (Republican Party) Kelly Hancock (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party)Dave McElwee

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Wendy R. Davis 17,230 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Derek Cooper 6,709
  • Mark Shelton 28,249 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Wendy R. Davis
  • (Republican Party) Mark Shelton (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Jacqueline Acquistapace 8,641 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Daniel McCool 8,460
  • Dave Norman 12,932
  • Larry Taylor 29,816 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jacqueline Acquistapace
  • (Republican Party) Larry Taylor (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Jane Nelson 32,496 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • John A. Betz, Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jane Nelson (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) John A. Betz, Jr.

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Rodney Ellis 28,846 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Rodney Ellis (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Kirk Watson 32,412 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Guy Fielder 22,376 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Ryan M. Dixon (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kirk Watson (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Ryan M. Dixon

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • John Whitmire 13,819 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Bill Walker 15,193 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Whitmire (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bill Walker

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • John Carona 29,209 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

November 6 General Election Candidates

(Republican Party) John Carona (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Joan Huffman 42,013 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Austin Page (Winner)

(Green Party) May 29 Green Party Primary Candidates

  • David Courtney (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Joan Huffman (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Austin Page
  • (Green Party) David Courtney

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Glenn Hegar 51,490 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Glenn Hegar (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Carlos Uresti 26,306 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Michael Berlanga 15,302 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Carlos Uresti (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Michael Berlanga

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Juan Hinojosa 28,820 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Raul Torres 12,721 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Juan Hinojosa (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Raul Torres

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Judith Zaffirini 42,714 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Grant Rostig 13,993 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Joseph Morse (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Judith Zaffirini (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Grant Rostig
  • (Libertarian Party) Joseph Morse

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Lyndon Laird 7,959 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Brian Birdwell 54,602 (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Tom Kilbride (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Brian Birdwell (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Tom Kilbride

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Royce West 32,024 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • John Lawson 5,608 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Royce West
  • (Republican Party) John Lawson

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Troy Fraser 59,950 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Troy Fraser (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • John Courage 13,198 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Donna Campbell 25,470 (Winner)
  • Elizabeth Ames Jones 23,085
  • Jeff Wentworth 27,050 (Winner)

July 31 Republican primary runoff:

  • Donna Campbell (Winner)
  • Jeff Wentworth

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Note: Edward Carta filed for election

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Courage
  • (Republican Party) Donna Campbell (Winner)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Leticia Van de Putte 17,736 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • N. Ruben Flores Perez (Winner)

(Green Party) May 29 Green Party Primary Candidates

  • Chris Christal (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Leticia Van de Putte (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) N. Ruben Flores Perez
  • (Green Party) Chris Christal
  • (Independent) Deborah Parrish (write-in candidate)

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Eddie Lucio, Jr. 36,724 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed for election in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Eddie Lucio, Jr (Winner).

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Robert Duncan 52,990 (Winner)
  • E.M. Garza 9,069

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • M.J. Smith (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Robert Duncan (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) M.J. Smith

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Jose R. Rodriguez 36,752 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Dan Chavez 8,124 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jose R. Rodriguez (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dan Chavez

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Craig Estes 42,464 (Winner)
  • Jim Herblin 22,599

(Libertarian Party) May 29 Libertarian Primary Candidates

  • Richard Forsythe (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Craig Estes (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Richard Forsythe

2012 Texas State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) May 29 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) May 29 GOP Primary Candidates

  • Randy Rives 15,874
  • Kel Seliger 49,966 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Kel Seliger (Winner)

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