Kim Brimer

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Kim Brimer
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 10th district
In office
2003–2009
Preceded by Chris Harris
Succeeded by Wendy Davis
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 96th district
In office
1989–2003
Preceded by Michael D. Millsap
Succeeded by Bill Zedler
Personal details
Born (1945-03-05) March 5, 1945 (age 69)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Fort Worth, Texas
Alma mater B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Kenneth Kimberlin Brimer, Jr., known as Kim Brimer (born 5 March 1945),[1] is a Republican former member of the Texas State Senate from Fort Worth, Texas. He represented District 10. He was the only GOP member of the 31-member chamber to have been defeated in the general election held on November 4, 2008, when he lost to Democrat Wendy R. Davis of Fort Worth, her party's 2014 nominee for governor against Republican Greg Abbott.

Brimer also served for seven terms in the Texas House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. In the 2000 primary, he defeated a challenge from Bill Zedler, a medical consultant from Fort Worth. Brimer polled 5,472 votes (55 percent) to Bill Zedler's 4,461 (45 percent).[2] In 2002, Zedler won the House seat that Brimer vacated to move on to the state Senate.

Brimer was born in Houston to Kenneth Brimer, Sr., and the former Louie Francis Hughes[3] and earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

In July 2005, Texas Monthly magazine, in its article “The Best and Worst Legislators of 2005,” awarded Brimer an “Honorable Mention”[clarification needed] for his resolution of the Senate deadlock over taxes.[4]

Brimer is a cousin of the late actor Trey Wilson.

Most recent election[edit]

2008[edit]

Texas general election, 2008: Senate District 10[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kim Brimer (Incumbent) 140,737 47.52 -11.73
Democratic Wendy Davis 147,832 49.94 +9.17
Libertarian Richard A. Cross 7,591 2.56 +2.56
Majority 7,095 2.42
Turnout 296,160 +11.89
Democratic gain from Republican Swing +9.19

Previous elections[edit]

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 10[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kim Brimer (Incumbent) 156,831 59.25 +0.55
Democratic Andrew B. Hill 107,853 40.75 +0.82
Majority 48,978 18.50 -0.28
Turnout
Republican hold

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 10[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kim Brimer 101,511 58.71 -41.29
Democratic Hal Ray 69,038 39.93 +39.93
Libertarian John Paul Robinson 2,367 1.37 +1.37
Majority 32,473 18.78 -81.22
Turnout 172,916 -7.68
Republican hold
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 10[8]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Kim Brimer 11,823 62.88
Karen “Kerry” Lundelius 6,979 37.12
Majority 4,844 25.76
Turnout 18,802

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  2. ^ "General election returns, 2000 (House District 96)". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Records (1945-03-05). "Birth Certificate for Kenneth Kimberlin Brimer, Jr." (Third party index of birth records for Harris County). Rootsweb.com. Retrieved 2006-12-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ Burka, Paul; Patricia Kilday Hart (July 2005). "The Best and Worst Legislators of 2005" (subscription required). Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2006-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Election Results". Secretary of State of Texas. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  6. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  7. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  8. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-03. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael D. Millsap
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 96 (Fort Worth)
(1)
1989–2003
Succeeded by
Bill Zedler
Texas Senate
Preceded by
Chris Harris
Texas State Senator
from District 10 (Fort Worth)

2003-2009
Succeeded by
Wendy Davis
Notes and references
1. In the 72nd through 76th Legislatures (1991–2001), Brimer’s home was in Arlington