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Texas State Senate, District 1
ProfessionTeacher/Parks and Wildlife Department gun safety instructor
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Stephen Russell was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Texas State Senate.



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Russell ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 1. Russell ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Kevin Eltife (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Russell stated that he would work to eliminate the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency, in addition to other state agencies he deemed unnecessary. He criticized the Republican Party for a perceived focus on social issues over creating jobs.[2]

Texas State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Eltife Incumbent 71.4% 210,091
     Democratic Stephen Russell 28.6% 84,262
Total Votes 294,353

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