Texas State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the Texas State Senate consisted of a primary election on March 12, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

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 12 Democratic primary:
  • B.D. Blount: 38,735 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Ratliff: 20,367 Approveda Incumbent Ratliff first assumed office in 1989.
  • Jerry Yost: 8,816

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party B.D. Blount: 53,201
Republican Party Bill Ratliff: 113,939 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • David Cain: 19,418 Approveda Incumbent Cain first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Bob Deuell: 15,116 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Robert Parker Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Cain: 66,151
Republican Party Bob Deuell: 80,075 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert Parker: 2,217

District 3

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Todd Staples: 24,179 Approveda Incumbent Staples first assumed office in 2001.
Libertarian Party Independent candidate:
  • Michael Carter Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican Party Todd Staples: 119,993 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Carter: 16,001

District 4

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Smith: 26,734 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Martin Basaldua: 4,571
  • Michael Galloway: 7,947
  • Tommy Williams: 10,327 Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Mike Smith: 55,808
Republican Party Tommy Williams: 97,237 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Ogden: 28,126 Approveda Incumbent Ogden first assumed office in 1997
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Randall Barfield Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Ogden: 122,119 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Randall Barfield: 18,482

District 6

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.: 54,130 Approveda Incumbent Gallegos first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.: 54,130 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Jon Lindsay: 26,555 Approveda Incumbent Lindsay first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Edgar L. Buchanan Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jon Lindsay: 139,827 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Edgar L. Buchanan: 13,305

District 8

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Florence Shapiro: 20,142 Approveda Incumbent Shapiro first assumed office in 1991.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • David Spaller Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican Party Florence Shapiro: 135,927 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party David Spaller: 15,525

District 9

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Chris Harris: 9,992 Approveda Incumbent Harris first assumed office in 1991.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • David C. Pepperdine Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chris Harris: 81,994 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party David C. Pepperdine: 12,727

District 10

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Hal Ray: 14,581 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Kim Brimer: 11,823 Approveda
  • Karen "Kerry" Lundelius: 6,979
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • John Paul Robinson Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hal Ray: 69,038
Republican Party Kim Brimer: 101,511 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John Paul Robinson: 2,367

District 11

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Mike Jackson: 16,402 Approveda Incumbent Jackson first assumed office in 1999.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Michael Rubin Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Jackson: 103,204 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Rubin: 16,384

District 12

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Jane Nelson: 17,031 Approveda Incumbent Nelson first assumed office in 1993.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Steve Rushton Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jane Nelson: 121,991 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steve Rushton: 13,818

District 13

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rodney Ellis: 31,049 Approveda Incumbent Ellis first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Rodney Ellis: 107,897 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Gonzalo Barrientos: 29,821 Approveda Incumbent Barrientos first assumed office in 1985.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Ben Bentzin: 13,026 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Marianne Robbins Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gonzalo Barrientos: 95,182 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Bentzin: 77,885
Libertarian Party Marianne Robbins: 7,537

District 15

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Whitmire: 11,356 Approveda Incumbent Whitmire first assumed office in 1983.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Sam Texas: 1,698
  • Michael P. Wolfe: 8,314 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Whitmire: 62,458 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael P. Wolfe: 41,003

District 16

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jan Erik Frederiksen: 10,434 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • John Carona: 19,181 Approveda Incumbent Carona first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Jack Thompson Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jan Erik Frederiksen: 50,895
Republican Party John Carona: 95,853 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jack Thompson: 2,857

District 17

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ronnie Ellen Harrison: 11,598 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Kyle Janek: 16,250 Approveda
  • Gary Polland: 8,444

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronnie Ellen Harrison: 55,502
Republican Party Kyle Janek: 88,393 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Armbrister: 31,288 Approveda Incumbent Armbrister first assumed office in 1987.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Lester Phipps: 11,774 Approveda
  • Michael Rozell: 11,713
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Horace Henley Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Armbrister: 85,401 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lester Phipps: 72,296
Libertarian Party Horace Henley: 2,508

District 19

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Frank Madla: 33,346 Approveda Incumbent Madla first assumed office in 1993.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Frank Madla: 76,590 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Barbara Canales-Black: 25,922
  • Ruben M. Garcia: 4,266
  • Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: 28,543 Approveda
  • Diana Martinez: 7,624
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: 78,685 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Judith Zaffirini: 63,473 Approveda Incumbent Zaffirini first assumed office in 1987.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Jeff Carruthers Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judith Zaffirini: 95,644 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jeff Carruthers: 11,688

District 22

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Richard "Richie" Renschler, Jr.: 19,271 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Kip Averitt: 20,074 Approveda
  • Ed Harrison: 14,758

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard "Richie" Renschler, Jr.: 51,506
Republican Party Kip Averitt: 106,371 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Royce West: 32,174 Approveda Incumbent West first assumed office in 1993.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Royce West: 32,174 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Troy Fraser: 28,443 Approveda Incumbent Fraser first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Steve Kirby Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Troy Fraser: 122,355 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steve Kirby: 12,887

District 25

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph "Joe" P. Sullivan: 17,173 Approveda
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • John H. Shields: 25,265
  • Jeff Wentworth: 26,481 Approveda Incumbent Wentworth first assumed office in 1993.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Rex Black Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph "Joe" P. Sullivan: 61,899
Republican Party Jeff Wentworth: 136,802 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Rex Black: 6,293

District 26

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leticia Van de Putte: 26,353 Approveda Incumbent Van de Putte first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Leticia Van de Putte: 74,163 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 33,743 Approveda Incumbent Lucio first assumed office in 1991.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Eddie Lucio, Jr.: 61,382 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Robert Duncan: 30,309 Approveda Incumbent Duncan first assumed office in 1997.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Jon Ensor Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Duncan: 119,580 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jon Ensor: 11,372

District 29

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Eliot Shapleigh: 34,232 Approveda Incumbent Shapleigh first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Eliot Shapleigh: 73,205 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • Donald R. Acheson: 12,723 Approveda
  • Robert H. Fenoglio, Sr.: 9,595
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Dave Deison: 11,508
  • Craig L. Estes: 15,698 Approveda Incumbent Estes first assumed office in 2001.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Diane Wilson Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald R. Acheson: 48,110
Republican Party Craig L. Estes: 109,167 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Diane Wilson: 4,321

District 31

Democratic Party March 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party March 12 GOP primary:
  • Teel Bivins: 35,245 Approveda Incumbent Bivins first assumed office in 1989.

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican Party Teel Bivins: 118,938 Green check mark transparent.png

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