Texas Senate, District 26

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District 26 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves a portion of Bexar county in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 26 is Leticia R. Van de Putte.

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 26 from 1992.[1]

Most recent election[edit]

Texas general election, 2012: Senate District 26[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Chris Christal 10,557 6.03 +6.03
Democratic Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 140,757 80.42 -1.02
Libertarian Nazirite R. Flores Perez 22,904 13.08 -5.47
Independent Deborah L. Parrish 801 0.45 +0.45
Turnout 175,019 +4.11
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2008[edit]

Texas general election, 2008: Senate District 26[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 136,913 81.44 +24.34
Libertarian Steve Lopez 31,194 18.55 +15.69
Majority 105,719 62.89 +45.83
Turnout 168,107 -9.13
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 26[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Valdez 74,070 40.04 +40.04
Democratic Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 105,625 57.10 -42.90
Libertarian Raymundo Alemán 5,295 2.86 +2.86
Majority 31,555 17.06 -82.94
Turnout 184,990 +149.44
Democratic hold
Democratic primary, 2004: Senate District 26[5]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Johnny Rodriguez 3,685 18.06
Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 16,723 81.94
Majority 13,038 63.89
Turnout 20,408

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 26[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 74,163 100.00 0.00
Majority 74,163 100.00 0.00
Turnout 74,163 -29.88
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 26[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 105,771 100.00 +32.46
Majority 105,771 100.00 +64.92
Turnout 105,771 -16.86
Democratic hold
Democratic primary, 2000: Senate District 26[8]
Candidate Votes % ±%
David McQuade Leibowitz 11,232 45.63
Leticia R. Van de Putte (Incumbent) 13,381 54.37
Majority 2,149 8.73
Turnout 24,613

1999[edit]

Special election: Senate District 26, Unexpired term[9]
2 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Leo Alvarado, Jr.[10] 12,473 21.02
Democratic Lauro Bustamante, Jr. 4,245 7.16
Republican Anne Newman 6,768 11.41
Democratic Leticia Van de Putte[10] 27,139 45.74
Republican Mark Weber 8,702 14.67
Turnout 59,327
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 26[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andrew Longaker 41,298 32.46 -4.26
Democratic Gregory Luna 85,922 67.54 +4.26
Majority 44,624 35.07 +8.51
Turnout 127,220 +44.28
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 26[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gregory Luna 55,799 63.28 +29.88
Republican Andrew Longaker 32,375 36.71 -29.88
Majority 23,424 26.56 -6.63
Turnout 88,174 -59.82
Democratic gain from Republican

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 26[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Carlos Higgins 73,303 33.40
Republican Jeff Wentworth 146,159 66.60
Majority 72,856 33.20
Turnout 219,462
Republican hold
Republican primary runoff, 1992: Senate District 26[14]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Allen Schoolcraft 10,388 47.30 [15]+12.59
Jeff Wentworth 11,574 52.70 +18.98
Majority 1,186 5.40
Turnout 21,962
Republican primary, 1992: Senate District 26[16]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Canady 1,547 3.71
John Fisher 7,222 17.30
George Pierce 4,407 10.56
Allen Schoolcraft 14,490 34.71
Jeff Wentworth 14,076 33.72
Turnout 41,742

District officeholders[edit]

Legislature Senator, District 26 Counties in District
4 Rufus Doane El Paso, Presidio, Santa Fé, Worth.
5 James T. Lytle Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria.
6 Samuel Addison White
7 Fletcher S. Stockdale
8
9 Nathan George Shelley Bastrop, Hays, Travis.
10 A. W. Moore
11 Nathan George Shelley
12 E. L. Alford
Reinhard Hillebrand
Bastrop, Fayette.
13 Joseph D. Sayers
14 William Hamilton Ledbetter
15 Bastrop, Fayette, Lee.
16
17 A. W. Moore
18 Rudolph Kleberg Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson.
19
20 William H. Woodward
21
22 Reed N. Weisiger
23 James M. Presler Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba.
24
25
26 Archibald Grinnan
27
28 Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba.
29
30
31 William N. Adams
32
33 Robert B. Conner
34
35 W. Scott Woodward
36 W. Scott Woodward
Elbridge L. Rector
37 James H. Baugh
38
39 Julius Real Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr.
40
41 W. Albert “Cap” Williamson
42
43 Ernest Fellbaum
44
45 J. Franklin Spears
46
47
48
49 J. Franklin Spears
Walter Tynan
50 Walter Tynan
51
52
53 Oswald Latimer Bexar.
54
55 Henry B. Gonzalez
56
57
58 Franklin Spears
59
60 Joe J. Bernal Portion of Bexar.
61
62
63 Nelson Wolff
64 Frank Lombardino
65
66 R. L. “Bob” Vale
67
68
69 Cyndi Taylor Krier
70
71
72
73 Jeff Wentworth All of Guadalupe.
Portion of Bexar.
74 Gregory Luna Portion of Bexar.
75
76 Gregory Luna
Leticia R. Van de Putte
77 Leticia R. Van de Putte
78
79
80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  2. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State: 1992 – Current ELECTION HISTORY". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ "2008 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  4. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  5. ^ "2004 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  6. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  7. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  8. ^ "2000 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  9. ^ "1999 Special Election for State Senate". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  10. ^ a b Houston Chronicle News Services (1999-11-12). "New senator takes oath". Houston Chronicle. p. A39. Retrieved 2007-01-05. "Van de Putte, a Democrat, assumed the Senate seat after receiving the most votes in a special election Nov. 2. She was to be in a runoff with state Rep. Leo Alvarado, but he withdrew." 
  11. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  12. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  13. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  14. ^ "1992 Republican Party Primary Runoff Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  15. ^ Change from primary election
  16. ^ "1992 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05.