Gonzalo Barrientos

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Gonzalo Barrientos, Jr. (born 20 July 1941)[1] is a former Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 14th District from 1985 to 2007. He was also a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin from 1975 to 1985.

Election history[edit]

Election history of Barrientos from 1992.[2]

Most recent election[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 14[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ben Bentzin 77,885 43.12 +43.12
Democratic Gonzalo Barrientos (Incumbent) 95,182 52.70 -29.25
Libertarian Marianne Robbins 7,537 4.17 -13.87
Majority 17,297 9.58 -54.33
Turnout 180,604 -20.20
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 14[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gonzalo Barrientos (Incumbent) 185,48 81.95 -2.92
Libertarian Tom Davis 40,847 18.05 +2.92
Majority 144,631 63.90 -5.85
Turnout 180,604 -20.20
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 14[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gonzalo Barrientos (Incumbent) 157,194 84.87 +1.86
Natural Law Party Sandra L. BonSell 28,013 15.13 +15.13
Majority 129,181 69.75 +3.72
Turnout 185,207 +13.07
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 14[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gonzalo Barrientos (Incumbent) 135,979 83.02 +15.40
Libertarian Gary Johnson 27,820 16.98 +13.52
Majority 108,159 66.03 +27.34
Turnout 163,799 -35.75
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 14[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gonzalo Barrientos (Incumbent) 172,384 67.61
Republican Bill Malone, Jr. 73,729 28.92
Libertarian Gary E. Johnson 8,837 3.47
Majority 98,655 38.70
Turnout 147,975
Democratic hold

Lawsuit[edit]

In 1994, State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, William Hale (then executive director of the Texas Commission on Human Rights), and Josephine Segura (then director of administration of the Texas Commission on Human Rights) were sued by John Thomas Serrato, an employee of the Texas Commission on Human Rights, for wrongful termination based on civil rights violations. Mr. Barrientos was accused of conspiring with Mr. Hale & Ms. Segura to terminate Mr. Serrato for comments Mr. Serrato made critical of Senator Barrientos in a letter to the editor of the Austin Chronicle. Senator Barrientos was dismissed from the lawsuit, but Mr. Serrato won a jury verdict for damages against the Commission in 1996.

DWI arrest[edit]

In November 2001, Barrientos was arrested and charged with DWI, a class B misdemeanor in Texas. He later pled no contest, paid a fine, did community service and had his license suspended.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Records (1941-07-20). "Birth Certificate for Gonzalo Barrientos" (Third party index of birth records for Galveston County). Rootsweb.com. Retrieved 2006-12-26. [dead link]
  2. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  3. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  5. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  6. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  7. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  8. ^ Smith, Jordan (2001-11-20). "Naked City: Barrientos Apologetic". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 

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Preceded by
Wilson Foreman
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 37-4 (Austin)

1975–1977
Succeeded by
Obsolete district
Preceded by
New district
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 37-A (Austin)

1977–1983
Succeeded by
Obsolete district
Preceded by
Don Lee
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 51 (Austin)

1983–1985
Succeeded by
Lena Guerrero
Preceded by
Lloyd Doggett
Texas State Senator
from District 14 (Austin)

1985–2007
Succeeded by
Kirk Watson