Texas State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the Texas State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 4, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

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 4

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Michael Galloway: 17,415
  • Tommy Williams: 26,677 Approveda Incumbent Williams first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidate:

Republican Party Tommy Williams: 203,367 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.: 39,393 Approveda Incumbent Gallegos first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Gilbert Pena: 4,452 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Susan Delgado Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.: 72,960 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gilbert Pena: 27,751
Libertarian Party Susan Delgado: 3,496

District 9

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Melvin Willms: 42,118 Approveda
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Chris Harris: 21,546 Approveda Incumbent Harris first assumed office in 1991.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Carl Nulsen Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melvin Willms: 100,509
Republican Party Chris Harris: 125,443 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Carl Nulsen: 5,991

District 10

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Wendy R. Davis: 62,599 Approveda
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Kim Brimer: 33,548 Approveda Incumbent Brimer first assumed office in 2003.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Richard A. Cross Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wendy R. Davis: 147,832 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kim Brimer: 140,737
Libertarian Party Richard A. Cross: 7,591

District 11

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Bryan Hermann: 23,880
  • Joe Jaworski: 34,433 Approveda
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Mike Jackson: 37,492 Approveda Incumbent Jackson first assumed office in 1999.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Cliff Messina Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Jaworski: 113,567
Republican Party Mike Jackson: 155,772 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Cliff Messina: 6,419

District 16

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Rain Levy Minns: 36,690 Approveda
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • John Carona: 26,015 Approveda Incumbent Carona first assumed office in 1996.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Paul E. Osborn Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rain Levy Minns: 89,346
Republican Party John Carona: 122,439 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Paul E. Osborn: 5,825

District 20

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: 67,781 Approveda Incumbent Hinojosa first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Billy "Bill" Parker Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: 124,456 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Billy "Bill" Parker: 28,429

District 21

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Rene Barrientos: 23,179
  • Judith Zaffirini: 85,168 Approveda Incumbent Zaffirini first assumed office in 1987.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Louis H. Bruni: 12,848 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Barry L. Allison Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judith Zaffirini: 129,802 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Louis H. Bruni: 55,480
Libertarian Party Barry L. Allison: 4,980

District 23

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Royce West: 90,423 Approveda Incumbent West first assumed office in 1993.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Jim Renfro Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Royce West: 176,451 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jim Renfro: 14,503

District 24

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Troy Fraser: 60,660 Approveda Incumbent Fraser first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Bill Oliver Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Troy Fraser: 197,125 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bill Oliver: 33,518

District 26

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Leticia Van de Putte: 68,058 Approveda Incumbent Van de Putte first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Steve Lopez Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leticia Van de Putte: 136,913 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steve Lopez: 31,194

District 27

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 66,500 Approveda Incumbent Lucio first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 111,596 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Robert Duncan: 45,373 Approveda Incumbent Duncan first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • M.J. "Smitty" Smith Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Duncan: 179,059 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party M.J. "Smitty" Smith: 24,022

District 30

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Craig Estes: 44,106 Approveda Incumbent Estes first assumed office in 2001.
  • Charles R. Stafford: 18,838

November 4 General election candidate:

Republican Party Craig Estes: 221,470 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party March 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 4 GOP primary:
  • Kel Seliger: 59,685 Approveda Incumbent Seliger first assumed office in 2004.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Lauren Poindexter Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kel Seliger: 180,267 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Lauren Poindexter: 19,569

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