Maria Selva

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Maria Selva
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 26, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Maria Selva was a 2013 Green Party candidate for District 6 of the Texas State Senate.[1]

Selva was also a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 29th Congressional District of Texas.

Selva was defeated by Democratic incumbent Gene Green on November 6, 2012.[2]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Selva ran for election in the special election for Texas State Senate District 6. The seat was vacant following Mario Gallegos's death in October 2012. Selva lost facing Carol Alvarado (D), Sylvia Garcia (D), Susan Delgado (D), Rodolfo M. Reyes (D), R.W. Bray (R), Dorothy Marie Olmos (R) and Joaquin Martinez (D) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The top two vote-getters, Alvarado and Garcia, went to a runoff.[3][4][5][6][7][1]

Texas State Senate, District 6, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Garcia 45.4% 7,424
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Alvarado 41.6% 6,813
     Democratic Susan Delgado 0.3% 53
     Democratic Joaquin Martinez 2.5% 405
     Democratic Rodolfo M. Reyes 0.8% 125
     Republican R.W. Bray 6.2% 1,015
     Republican Dorothy Olmos 2.8% 461
     Green Maria Selva 0.4% 73
Total Votes 16,369


See also: Texas' 29th Congressional District elections, 2012

Selva ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 29th District. She ran as a Green Party candidate. He ran against James Stanczak (L) and incumbent Gene Green (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 90% 86,053
     Libertarian James Stanczak 5.2% 4,996
     Green Maria Selva 4.8% 4,562
Total Votes 95,611
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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