Texas Senate, District 8

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District 8 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves portions of Collin and Dallas counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 8 is Ken Paxton.

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 8 from 1992.[1]

Most recent election[edit]

2010[edit]

Texas general election, 2010: Senate District 8[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 136,369 84.02 -15.97
Libertarian Ed Kless 25,935 15.97 +15.97
Majority 110,434 68.05 -31.95
Turnout 162304 +27.21
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2006[edit]

Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 8[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 127,590 100.00 +10.25
Majority 127,590 100.00 +20.50
Turnout 127,590 -15.76
Republican hold

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 8[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 135,927 89.75 -10.25
Libertarian David Spaller 15,525 10.25 +10.25
Majority 120,402 79.50 -20.50
Turnout 151,452 -32.80
Republican hold

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 8[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 225,369 100.00 +10.24
Majority 225,369 100.00 +20.48
Turnout 225,369 +6.48
Republican hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 8[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 189,985 89.76 -0.47
Libertarian Randal Morgan 21,674 10.24 +5.82
Majority 168,311 79.52 -5.36
Turnout 211,659 +22.41
Republican hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 8[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent)[8] 156,014 90.23 +7.57
Libertarian John Wawro 7,642 4.42 -12.92
Independent Paul Bertanzetti 9,247 5.35
Majority 146,767 84.88 +19.56
Turnout 172,903 -15.52
Republican hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 8[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican O.H. "Ike" Harris (Incumbent) 169,173 82.66
Libertarian Phillip J. Hubbell 35,483 17.33
Majority 133,690 65.32
Turnout 204,656
Republican hold

District officeholders[edit]

Legislature Senator, District 8 Counties in District
1 Henry J. Jewett Brazos, Robertson.
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3 John H. McRae All of Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine.
Portion of Angelina.
4 Stephen Reaves Rusk, Smith.
5 William Thomas Scott Harrison.
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7 Louis T. Wigfall
8 Louis T. Wigfall
E. A. Blanch
9 William C. Batte Red River, Titus.
10 Gilbert H. Wootten
11 Samuel N. Braswell
12 Donald Campbell Bowie, Davis, Marion.
13 Hamilton J. Avinger Bowie, Cass, Marion.
14 Cader A. Parker Red River, Titus.
15 Christopher C. Francis Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson.
16 John Young Gooch
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18 Mansel Y. Randolph Angelina, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison.
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20 William W. Davis
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22 William Page
23 Thomas E. Boren Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby.
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26 M. P. McGee
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28 Charles L. Brachfield Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby.
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32 Edgar H. Carter
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34 Lon A. Smith
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37 Thomas Whitfield Davidson
38 James G. Strong
39 Charles R. Floyd Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Red River.
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41 Tom A. DeBerry
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45 A. M. Aikin, Jr.
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53 George Parkhouse Dallas.
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60 George Parkhouse
O.H. "Ike" Harris
Portion of Dallas.
61 O.H. "Ike" Harris
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74 Florence Shapiro Portions of Collin, Dallas.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  2. ^ "2010 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  3. ^ "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  5. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  6. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  7. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  8. ^ Shapiro was the District 2 incumbent prior to the 1994 Senate district redistricting.
  9. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02.