Texas 2012 legislative election results

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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Texas State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Texas State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our Texas State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Texas State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 12 12
     Republican Party 19 19
Total 31 31

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 31 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Jeff WentworthRepublicanTexas State Senate, District 25

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Donna CampbellRepublicanTexas State Senate, District 25

Primary election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the Texas State Senate:

Democratic

Results will display after the election on November 6.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Results will display after the election on November 6.

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the Texas State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:

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Texas State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Texas House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Texas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 48 55
     Republican Party 100 95
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 150 150

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 150 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:

  1. Allan Ritter
  2. Allen Fletcher
  3. Alma Allen
  4. Ana Hernandez Luna
  5. Angie Chen Button
  6. Armando Martinez
  7. Armando Walle
  8. Bill Zedler
  9. Borris Miles
  10. Brandon Creighton
  11. Bryan Hughes
  12. Byron Cook
  13. Carol Alvarado
  14. Charles Anderson
  15. Charles Perry
  16. Charlie Geren
  17. Cindy Burkett
  18. Connie Scott
  19. Craig Eiland
  20. Dan Branch
  21. Dan Flynn
  22. Dan Huberty
  23. David Simpson (Texas)
  24. Dawnna Dukes
  25. Debbie Riddle
  26. Dee Margo
  27. Dennis Bonnen
  28. Diane Patrick
  29. Donna Howard
  30. Doug Miller (Texas)
  31. Drew Darby
  32. Dwayne Bohac
  33. Eddie Lucio, III
  34. Eddie Rodriguez
  35. Elliott Naishtat
  36. Eric Johnson, Texas Representative
  37. Four Price
  38. Garnet Coleman
  39. Gary Elkins
  40. Geanie Morrison
  41. George Lavender
  42. Harold Dutton, Jr.
  43. Harvey Hilderbran
  44. Helen Giddings
  45. Hubert Vo
  46. J.M. Lozano
  47. James White, Texas
  48. Jason Isaac
  49. Jessica Farrar
  50. Jim Keffer
  51. Jim Murphy (Texas)
  52. Jim Pitts
  53. Jimmie Don Aycock
  54. Jodie Laubenberg
  55. Joe Deshotel
  56. Joe Farias
  57. Joe Pickett
  58. Joe Straus
  59. John Davis (Texas)
  60. John Frullo
  61. John Garza
  62. John Kuempel
  63. John Otto
  64. John Raney
  65. John Smithee
  66. John Zerwas
  67. Jose Menendez
  68. Kenneth Sheets
  69. Lance Gooden
  70. Larry Gonzales
  71. Larry Phillips (Texas)
  72. Linda Harper-Brown
  73. Lois Kolkhorst
  74. Lon Burnam
  75. Lyle Larson
  76. Marisa Marquez
  77. Mark Strama
  78. Michael Villarreal
  79. Myra Crownover
  80. Naomi Gonzalez
  81. Patricia Harless
  82. Paul Workman
  83. Phil King
  84. Rafael Anchia
  85. Ralph Sheffield
  86. Rene Oliveira
  87. Richard Raymond
  88. Rob Orr
  89. Robert Guerra
  90. Roberto Alonzo
  91. Roland Gutierrez
  92. Ron Reynolds
  93. Ruth Jones McClendon
  94. Ryan Guillen
  95. Sarah Davis
  96. Senfronia Thompson
  97. Sergio Munoz, Jr.
  98. Stefani Carter
  99. Steve Toth
  100. Susan King
  101. Sylvester Turner
  102. Tan Parker
  103. Tim Kleinschmidt
  104. Todd Hunter
  105. Tom Craddick
  106. Tracy King
  107. Trey Martinez Fischer
  108. Tryon Lewis
  109. Van Taylor
  110. Wayne Smith
  111. William Callegari
  112. Yvonne Davis

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Connie ScottRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 34
Dee MargoRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 78
John GarzaRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 117

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Barbara NashRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 93
Chuck HopsonRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 11
Jim LandtroopRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 85
Leo BermanRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 6
Marva BeckRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 57
Mike HamiltonRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 19
Rob EisslerRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 15
Sid MillerRepublicanTexas Agriculture Commissioner
Vicki TruittRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 98
Wayne ChristianRepublicanTexas Railroad Commission

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Abel HerreroDemocraticTexas House of Representatives, District 34
Chris PaddieRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 9
Giovanni CapriglioneRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 98
J.D. SheffieldRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 59
Joseph MoodyDemocraticTexas House of Representatives, District 78
Ken KingRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 88
Matt KrauseRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 93
Matt SchaeferRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 6
Philip CortezDemocraticTexas House of Representatives, District 117
Travis ClardyRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 11
Trent AshbyRepublicanTexas House of Representatives, District 57

Primary election

No candidates have been added to this category yet.

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the Texas House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic

  1. Abel Herrero
  2. Alma Allen
  3. Ana Hernandez Luna
  4. Armando Martinez
  5. Armando Walle
  6. Borris Miles
  7. Carol Alvarado
  8. Chris Turner
  9. Craig Eiland
  10. Dawnna Dukes
  11. Donna Howard
  12. Eddie Lucio, III
  13. Eddie Rodriguez
  14. Elliott Naishtat
  15. Eric Johnson, Texas Representative
  16. Garnet Coleman
  17. Gene Wu
  18. Harold Dutton, Jr.
  19. Helen Giddings
  20. Hubert Vo
  21. Jessica Farrar
  22. Joe Deshotel
  23. Joe Farias
  24. Joe Pickett
  25. Jose Menendez
  26. Joseph Moody
  27. Justin Rodriguez
  28. Lon Burnam
  29. Marisa Marquez
  30. Mark Strama
  31. Mary Ann Perez
  32. Mary Gonzalez
  33. Michael Villarreal
  34. Naomi Gonzalez
  35. Nicole Collier
  36. Oscar Longoria
  37. Philip Cortez
  38. Poncho Nevarez
  39. Rafael Anchia
  40. Rene Oliveira
  41. Richard Raymond
  42. Robert Guerra
  43. Roberto Alonzo
  44. Roland Gutierrez
  45. Ron Reynolds
  46. Ruth Jones McClendon
  47. Ryan Guillen
  48. Senfronia Thompson
  49. Sergio Munoz, Jr.
  50. Sylvester Turner
  51. Terry Canales
  52. Toni Rose
  53. Tracy King
  54. Trey Martinez Fischer
  55. Yvonne Davis

Republican

  1. Allan Ritter
  2. Allen Fletcher
  3. Angie Chen Button
  4. Bennett Ratliff
  5. Bill Zedler
  6. Brandon Creighton
  7. Bryan Hughes
  8. Byron Cook
  9. Cecil Bell, Jr.
  10. Charles Anderson
  11. Charles Perry
  12. Charlie Geren
  13. Chris Paddie
  14. Cindy Burkett
  15. Craig Goldman
  16. Dan Branch
  17. Dan Flynn
  18. Dan Huberty
  19. David Simpson (Texas)
  20. Debbie Riddle
  21. Dennis Bonnen
  22. Diane Patrick
  23. Doug Miller (Texas)
  24. Drew Darby
  25. Drew Springer
  26. Dwayne Bohac
  27. Ed Thompson (Texas)
  28. Four Price
  29. Gary Elkins
  30. Geanie Morrison
  31. George Lavender
  32. Giovanni Capriglione
  33. Greg Bonnen
  34. Harvey Hilderbran
  35. J.D. Sheffield
  36. J.M. Lozano
  37. James Frank
  38. James White, Texas
  39. Jason Isaac
  40. Jason Villalba
  41. Jeff Leach
  42. Jim Keffer
  43. Jim Murphy (Texas)
  44. Jim Pitts
  45. Jimmie Don Aycock
  46. Jodie Laubenberg
  47. Joe Straus
  48. John Davis (Texas)
  49. John Frullo
  50. John Kuempel
  51. John Otto
  52. John Raney
  53. John Smithee
  54. John Zerwas
  55. Jonathan Stickland
  56. Ken King
  57. Kenneth Sheets
  58. Kyle Kacal
  59. Lance Gooden
  60. Larry Gonzales
  61. Larry Phillips (Texas)
  62. Linda Harper-Brown
  63. Lois Kolkhorst
  64. Lyle Larson
  65. Marsha Farney
  66. Matt Krause
  67. Matt Schaefer
  68. Myra Crownover
  69. Pat Fallon
  70. Patricia Harless
  71. Paul Workman
  72. Phil King
  73. Phil Stephenson
  74. Ralph Sheffield
  75. Rick Miller
  76. Rob Orr
  77. Ron Simmons
  78. Sarah Davis
  79. Scott Sanford
  80. Scott Turner
  81. Stefani Carter
  82. Stephanie Klick
  83. Steve Toth
  84. Susan King
  85. Tan Parker
  86. Tim Kleinschmidt
  87. Todd Hunter
  88. Tom Craddick
  89. Tony Dale
  90. Travis Clardy
  91. Trent Ashby
  92. Tryon Lewis
  93. Van Taylor
  94. Wayne Smith
  95. William Callegari

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

  1. Allan Ritter
  2. Allen Fletcher
  3. Angie Chen Button
  4. Bill Zedler
  5. Brandon Creighton
  6. Bryan Hughes
  7. Cecil Bell, Jr.
  8. Charles Anderson
  9. Charles Perry
  10. Chris Paddie
  11. Cindy Burkett
  12. Dan Branch
  13. Dan Flynn
  14. David Simpson (Texas)
  15. Dennis Bonnen
  16. Diane Patrick
  17. Doug Miller (Texas)
  18. Drew Darby
  19. Drew Springer
  20. George Lavender
  21. Giovanni Capriglione
  22. Harvey Hilderbran
  23. James Frank
  24. James White, Texas
  25. Jeff Leach
  26. Jim Keffer
  27. Jim Pitts
  28. Jodie Laubenberg
  29. John Davis (Texas)
  30. John Frullo
  31. John Kuempel
  32. John Otto
  33. John Smithee
  34. John Zerwas
  35. Jonathan Stickland
  36. Ken King
  37. Lance Gooden
  38. Larry Gonzales
  39. Lois Kolkhorst
  40. Lyle Larson
  41. Marsha Farney
  42. Matt Schaefer
  43. Pat Fallon
  44. Patricia Harless
  45. Phil King
  46. Ralph Sheffield
  47. Rob Orr
  48. Scott Sanford
  49. Scott Turner
  50. Stephanie Klick
  51. Steve Toth
  52. Susan King
  53. Tan Parker
  54. Todd Hunter
  55. Tom Craddick
  56. Travis Clardy
  57. Trent Ashby
  58. Tryon Lewis
  59. Van Taylor
  60. Wayne Smith

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: