Texas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Texas lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was March 2. The deadline for filing nomination papers was January 4, 2010. [1] Polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on all election days.[2]

Only the Democrats had a primary field, which was won by Linda Chavez-Thompson. She was up against Republican David Dewhurst, the incumbent Lt. Governor. Dewhurst, as well as incumbent Rick Perry, won another term. While Perry beat the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful by a relatively slim 13 points, Dewhurst had a blowout victory, with a margin approaching 30 points.

The governor and lt. governor are elected on separate tickets in Texas, one of 17 states to do so.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Texas Lieutenant Governor[3]
Nominee Affiliation
Linda Chavez-Thompson Democrat
David Dewhurst Republican
Herb Gonzales, Jr. Green
Scott Jameson Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Results were certified on December 2, 2010.[4]

2010 Texas lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Linda Chavez-Thompson 34.82%
     Republican Party Approveda David Dewhurst 61.79%
     Libertarian Party Scott Jameson 2.47%
     Green Party Herb Gonzales, Jr. 0.91%
Total Votes 4,927,225



  • Linda Chavez-Thompson spent much of her career with the AFL-CIO, beginning as a secretary and rising to become a vice-president. She was also named to several boards and panels under the Clinton Administration.
  • Ronnie Earle
  • Marc Katz


  • David Dewhurst, the incumbent Lt. Governor, is an Air Force and CIA veteran, as well as a business owner and rancher.


  • Chuck Burnett


  • Herb Gonzales, Jr.


  • Scott Jameson
  • Todd Minor

March 2, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Linda Chavez-Thompson (D) 53.12%
Ronnie Earle (D) 34.67%
Marc Katz (D) 12.13%
Total votes 592,723

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