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Texas State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the Texas State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 14, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

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 2

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • David Cain: 19,084 Approveda Incumbent Cain first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Bob Deuell: 9,916 Approveda
  • Richard Harvey: 10,263 Approveda
  • Keith Wheeler: 6,912
Republican Party April 11 GOP primary runoff:
  • Bob Deuell: 4,633 Approveda
  • Richard Harvey: 2,746

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Cain: 100,181 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Deuell: 88,212

District 3

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • David Fisher: 49,090 Approveda
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Van Brookshire: 4,875
  • Todd Staples: 28,977 Approveda
  • Les Tarrance: 7,455

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party David Fisher: 98,976
Republican Party Todd Staples: 152,514 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Jon Lindsay: 49,562 Approveda Incumbent Lindsay first assumed office in 1997.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Jon Lindsay: 219,835 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Florence Shapiro: 45,359 Approveda Incumbent Shapiro first assumed office in 1991.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Florence Shapiro: 225,369 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Jane Nelson: 35,532 Approveda Incumbent Nelson first assumed office in 1993.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Jane Nelson: 207,079 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Chris Harris: 38,221 Approveda Incumbent Harris first assumed office in 1991.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Chris Harris: 187,302 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Moncrief: 15,200 Approveda Incumbent Moncrief first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • George Host: 19,549 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Moncrief: 108,349 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Host: 61,846

District 14

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • Gonzalo Barrientos: 29,660 Approveda Incumbent Barrientos first assumed office in 1985.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Tom Davis Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gonzalo Barrientos: 185,478 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Tom Davis: 40,847

District 15

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Whitmire: 9,158 Approveda Incumbent Whitmire first assumed office in 1983.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Warren A. Lawless: 10,994 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Whitmire: 95,826 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Warren A. Lawless: 51,465

District 21

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • Judith Zaffirini: 53,359 Approveda Incumbent Zaffirini first assumed office in 1987.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • David Swift: 13,807 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judith Zaffirini: 106,089 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Swift: 53,547

District 24

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Troy Fraser: 29,552 Approveda Incumbent Fraser first assumed office in 1997.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Troy Fraser: 130,913 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Wentworth: 84,970 Approveda Incumbent Wentworth first assumed office in 1993.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • George Meeks Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeff Wentworth: 283,857 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party George Meeks: 40,806

District 26

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • David McQuade Leibowitz: 11,232
  • Leticia Van de Putte: 13,381 Approveda Incumbent Van de Putte first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Leticia Van de Putte: 105,771 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 36,574 Approveda Incumbent Lucio first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 94,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party March 14 Democratic primary:
  • Eliot Shapleigh: 18,180 Approveda Incumbent Shapleigh first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party March 14 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Eliot Shapleigh: 101,045 Green check mark transparent.png

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