Texas Senate, District 17

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District 17 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves portions of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Senator Kyle Janek announced his resignation on May 29, 2008. Governor Rick Perry called for a special election to fill the vacancy on November 4, 2008. A runoff was held on December 16, 2008 which was won by Republican Joan Huffman.[1]

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 17 from 1992.[2]

Most recent election[edit]

2006[edit]

Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 17[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kyle Janek 88,483 77.82 +16.40
Libertarian Phil Kurtz 25,212 22.81 +22.81
Majority 63,271 55.65% +32.79
Turnout 113,695 -20.99
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 17[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kyle Janek 88,393 61.43 -5.99
Democratic Ronnie Ellen Harrison 55,502 38.57 +5.99
Majority 32,891 22.86 -11.98
Turnout 153,132 -30.34
Republican hold
Special election, 5 November 2002: Senate District 17 (Unexpired term)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ronnie Ellen Harrison 47,164 32.58 +3.18
Republican Kyle Janek 97,588 67.42 -3.18
Majority 50,424 34.83 -6.36
Turnout 144,752 +5.52
Republican hold
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 17[6]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Gary M. Polland 8,444 34.19
Kyle Janek 16,250 65.81
Turnout 24,694

1998[edit]

Texas general election, 1998: Senate District 17[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J. E. "Buster" Brown 96,846 70.60 -1.99
Democratic Ronnie Ellen Harrison 40,331 29.40 +1.99
Majority 56,515 41.20 -3.97
Turnout 137,177 -15.77
Republican hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 17[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J. E. “Buster” Brown 117,727 72.58 +12.98
Democratic Ronnie Ellen Harrison 44,465 27.42 -12.98
Majority 73,262 45.17 +25.96
Turnout 162,192 -20.55
Republican hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 17[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J. E. “Buster” Brown 121,676 59.60
Democratic Ronnie Harrison 82,468 40.40
Majority 39,208 19.21
Turnout 204,144
Republican hold

District officeholders[edit]

Legislature Senator, District 17 Counties in District
1 Alexander H. Phillips Gonzales, Jackson, Victoria.
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3 David Y. Portis Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Lavaca, Wharton.
4 Peter W. Gray Harris.
5 Mark M. Potter Galveston.
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7
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9 Anthony Martin Branch
David Catchings Dickson
Grimes, Montgomery, Walker.
10 David Catchings Dickson
11 Benton Randolph
12 William A. Saylor Brazos, Burleson, Milam.
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14 Jewett H. Davenport Bell, Falls, Milam.
15 Walter Moses Burton Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton.
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17
18 John Johnson Collin, Denton.
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20 William Allen
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22 Henry A. Finch
23 Miles Crowley Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton.
24 Miles Crowley
Morris Lasker
25 John E. Linn
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27 Robert V. Davidson
28
29 Robert V. Davidson
William M. Holland
30 Thomas W. Masterson
31 Thomas W. Masterson
John E. Kauffman
32 John E. Kauffman
33 John E. Kauffman
William L. Hall
34 William L. Hall
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36
37 William L. Hall
Thomas J. Holbrook
38 Thomas J. Holbrook
39 Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton.
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44
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46 William E. Stone
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48
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50 Jimmy Phillips
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53 Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda.
54
55
56 Jimmy Phillips
A. R. “Babe” Schwartz
57 A. R. “Babe” Schwartz
58 Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston.
59
60 All of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston.
Portion of Harris.
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62
63 All of Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Galveston, Matagorda.
Portion of Harris.
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65
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67 J. E. “Buster” Brown
68 Portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris.
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78 Kyle Janek Portions of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Huffman takes Texas Senate seat Associated Press. Tuesday, December 16, 2008
  2. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  3. ^ "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Special Election, State Senate District 17". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  6. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  7. ^ "1998 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  8. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24. 
  9. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-12-24.