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Eliot Shapleigh

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Eliot Shapleigh
Texas State Senate 29
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Eliot Shapleigh was a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from 1997 to 2010.[1]

Shapleigh graduated with a B.A. from Rice University and also graduated with a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.

In addition to being a senator, Shapleigh is an attorney for Peticolas, Shapleigh, Brandys, and Kern, PC. He is also the founder of Unite El Paso. Also, he is the founder of the Community Scholars Program.[2] Shapleigh did not run for re-election in 2010.

Committee assignments

District 29

Eliot Shapleigh represents District 29, which includes parts of the county of El Paso, Texas.[3]


Shapleigh was born on November 11, 1952 in El Paso, Tx. He and his wife, Lee, have two children: Zoe and Ben.



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Shapleigh did not run for re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On Nov. 7, 2006, Shapleigh won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Dee Margo (R).[4]

Shapleigh raised $844,589 for his campaign while Margo raised $1,008,811.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 29 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Eliot Shapleigh (D) 51,531 58.78%
Donald Margo (R) 36,127 41.21%

Campaign donors


In 2006, a year in which Shapleigh was up for re-election, he collected $844,589 in donations. [6]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Border Health $25,000
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys $25,000
Texas for Insurance Reform $24,000
BG Distribution Partners $16,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peggy Rosson
Texas Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Jose R. Rodriguez