Texas Senate, District 21

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District 21 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves all of Atascosa, Bee, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties and a portion of Bexar county in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 21 is Judith Zaffirini.

2012 election[edit]

The 2012 election for Texas Senate District pits incumbent Judith Zaffirini against Republican Grant Rostig and Libertarian challenger Joseph Morse in a restructured district.

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 21 from 1992.[1]

Most recent election[edit]

2012[edit]

Texas General Election 2012: Senate District 21[2]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican - Grant Rostig 55,933 29.17 +0.02
Libertarian - Joseph Morse 6,128 3.20 +0.59
Democrat - Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 129,681 67.63 -0.61
Turnout 191,742 +1

Previous elections[edit]

2008[edit]

Texas General Election 2008: Senate District 21[3]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican - Louis H. Bruni 55,363 29.15
Libertarian - Barry L. Allison 4,966 2.61
Democrat - Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 129,608 68.24
Turnout 189,937
Democratic primary, 2008: Senate District 21[4]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Rene Barrientos 23,262 21.4
Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 108,572 78.6
Turnout 131,834

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 21[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 127,573 100.00 +10.89
Majority 127,573 100.00 +21.78
Turnout 127,573 +18.86
Democratic hold
Democratic primary, 2004: Senate District 21[6]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Raymond Bruni 17,089 21.35
Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 62,960 78.65
Majority 45,871 57.30
Turnout 80,049

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 21[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 95,644 89.11 +22.65
Libertarian Jeff Carruthers 11,688 10.89 +10.89
Majority 83,956 78.22 +45.31
Turnout 107,332 -32.76
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 21[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican David Swift 53,547 33.54 -0.14
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 106,089 66.46 +0.14
Majority 52,542 32.91 +0.27
Turnout 159,636 +15.13
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 21[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James C. Whitworth 46,698 33.68 +2.21
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 91,956 66.32 -2.21
Majority 45,258 32.64 -4.41
Turnout 138,654 +33.77
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 21[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 71,029 68.53 -31.47
Republican Fernando Cantu 32,624 31.47 +31.47
Majority 38,405 37.05 -62.95
Turnout 103,653 -6.95
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 21[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Judith Zaffirini (Incumbent) 111,398 100.00
Majority 111,398 100.00
Turnout 111,398
Democratic hold

District officeholders[edit]

Legislature Senator, District 21 Counties in District
3 H. Clay Davis Cameron, Starr, Webb.
4 Edward Burleson
John Salmon “Rip” Ford
Gillespie, Hays, Travis.
5 Elliot McNeil Millican Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Robertson.
6
7 Elliot McNeil Millican
David M. Whaley
8 David M. Whaley
9 Robert H. Graham Archer, Baylor, Buchanan, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young.
10 Daniel Montague Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Montague, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young.
11 J. M. Blount
12 Samuel Evans Collin, Dallas, Tarrant.
13
14 Robert D. Allison Collin, Denton, Wise.
15 William M. Brown Bell, Falls, Milam.
16
17 Andrew Jackson Harris
18 William H. Getzendaner Ellis, Hill, Johnson.
19
20 Samuel C. Upshaw
21
22 Martin McNulty Crane
23 William Oscar Hutchison Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays.
24 Joseph Burton Dibrell, Jr.
25
26
27
28 Joseph Faust
29
30
31 Ferdinand C. Weinert
32
33 Ferdinand C. Weinert
James A. Harley
34 James A. Harley
35 James A. Harley
Martin Faust
36 Martin Faust
37 Cyrus Richards
Alvin J. Wirtz
38 Alvin J. Wirtz
39 Carl C. Hardin Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton.
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41
42
43 Roy Sanderford
44
45 James Manley Head
46
47 Karl Lovelady
48
49 Buster Brown
50
51 William A. Shofner
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53 Abraham “Chick” Kazen Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, La Salle, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Zapata.
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55
56
57
58
59
60 Wayne Connally All of Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Refugio, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portion of Bexar.
61
62
63 John Traeger All of Atascosa, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portion of Bexar.
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65
66
67
68 All of Atascosa, Bee, Comal, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portion of Bexar.
69
70 Judith Zaffirini All of Atascosa, Bee, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portions of Bexar, Comal.
71
72
73 All of Bee, Brewster, Culberson, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Starr, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portions of Bexar, Comal, El Paso.
74 All of Bee, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portions of Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Uvalde.
75
76
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78 All of Atascosa, Bee, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala.
Portion of Bexar.
79
80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  2. ^ "2012 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ "2008 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  4. ^ "2008 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-03-04. 
  5. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  6. ^ "2004 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  7. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  8. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  9. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  10. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  11. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.