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Texas State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the Texas State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 7, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Texas State Senate, a candidate must be:[1]

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 26 years old before the general election
  • A five-year resident of Texas before the general election
  • A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Kevin P. Eltife: 28,098 Approveda Incumbent Eltife first assumed office in 2004.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Jason Albers Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin P. Eltife: 109,450 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jason Albers: 22,211

District 2

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Bob Deuell: 16,992 Approveda Incumbent Deuell first assumed office in 2003.
  • Tim McCallum: 8,261
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Dennis Kaptain Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Deuell: 92,431 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Dennis Kaptain: 25,043

District 3

Note: Incumbent Todd Staples did not seek re-election and ran for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture in 2006.

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Frank Denton: 5,642
  • Dave Kleimann: 6,721
  • Robert Nichols: 20,190 Approveda
  • Bob Reeves: 4,678

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Robert Nichols: 119,629 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen Wyman: 12,965 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Steve Ogden: 26,909 Approveda Incumbent Ogden first assumed office in 1997
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Darrell R. Grear Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Wyman: 59,671
Republican Party Steve Ogden: 105,979 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Darrell R. Grear: 6,719

District 7

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • F. Michael Kubosh: 2,470 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Mark Ellis: 2,548
  • Peggy Hamric: 6,904
  • Joe Nixon: 3,630
  • Dan Patrick: 28,870 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party F. Michael Kubosh: 52,586
Republican Party Dan Patrick: 118,067 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Florence Shapiro: 15,599 Approveda Incumbent Shapiro first assumed office in 1991.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Florence Shapiro: 127,590 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Dwight Fullingim: 3,854 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Jane Nelson: 17,402 Approveda Incumbent Nelson first assumed office in 1993.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Morgan Ware Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dwight B. Fullingim: 55,380
Republican Party Jane Nelson: 109,513 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Morgan Ware: 6,273

District 13

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Rodney Ellis: 16,875 Approveda Incumbent Ellis first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Rodney Ellis: 90,148 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Note: Incumbent Gonzalo Barrientos did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Kirk Watson: 14,868 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Robert "Rock" Howard Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kirk Watson: 127,223 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert "Rock" Howard: 31,180

District 15

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • John Whitmire: 4,195 Approveda Incumbent Whitmire first assumed office in 1983.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Angel DeLaRosa: 5,938 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Whitmire: 56,884 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Angel DeLaRosa: 33,396

District 17

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Kyle Janek: 19,830 Approveda Incumbent Janek first assumed office in 2003.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Phil Kurtz Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kyle Janek: 88,483 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Phil Kurtz: 25,212

District 18

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Gary Gates: 12,985
  • Glenn Hegar: 20,112 Green check mark transparent.png
  • David Stall: 3,449
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Roy O. Wright, II Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Glenn Hegar: 110,512 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Roy O. Wright, II: 29,511

District 19

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Frank Madla: 18,936 - Incumbent Madla first assumed office in 1993.
  • Carols I. Uresti: 24,610 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Dick Bowen: 3,513 Approveda
  • Darrel Brown: 3,332

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos I. Uresti: 58,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dick Bowen: 40,621

District 22

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Kip Averitt: 28,220 Approveda Incumbent Averitt first assumed office in 2002.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Phil Smart Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kip Averitt: 112,765 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Phil Smart: 27,141

District 25

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Kathleen "Kathi" Thomas: 10,390 Approveda
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Wentworth: 29,833 Approveda Incumbent Wentworth first assumed office in 1993.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • James R. "Bob" Thompson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen "Kathi" Thomas: 84,816
Republican Party Jeff Wentworth: 132,872 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James R. "Bob" Thompson: 10,137

District 29

Democratic Party March 7 Democratic primary:
  • Eliot Shapleigh: 26,897 Approveda Incumbent Shapleigh first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party March 7 GOP primary:
  • Donald R. "Dee" Margo: 9,064 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eliot Shapleigh: 51,531 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donald R. "Dee" Margo: 36,127

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