2003 Texas's 19th congressional district special election

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Texas' 19th congressional district special election, 2003

← 2002 June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03) 2004 →
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Nominee Randy Neugebauer Mike Conaway
Party Republican Republican
Popular vote 28,546 27,959
Percentage 50.52% 49.48%

Representative before election

Larry Combest
Republican

Elected Representative

Randy Neugebauer
Republican

The 2003 United States House of Representatives special election in Texas's 19th congressional district was held on June 3, 2003 to select the successor to Larry Combest (R) who resigned to spend more time with his family. In accordance with Texas law, the special election was officially nonpartisan.

On May 3, seventeen candidates, including eleven Republicans, competed on the same ballot. However, as no candidate was able to achieve a majority, a runoff was held a month later.

2003 Texas 19th Special Primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Neugebauer 13,091 22.42
Republican Mike Conaway 12,270 21.02
Republican Carl Isett 11,015 18.87
Republican David Langston 8,053 13.79
Republican Stace Williams 2,609 4.46
Republican Vickie Sutton 1,987 3.4
Republican Jamie Berryhill Jr. 1,907 3.26
Republican John D. Bell 1,883 3.22
Democratic Kaye Gaddy 1,396 2.39
Republican Richard Bartlett 1,046 1.79
Republican Bill Christian 1,029 1.76
Democratic Jerri Simmons-Asmussen 898 1.53
Republican Donald May 629 1.07
Green Julia Penelope 223 0.38
Libertarian Chip Peterson 159 0.27
Constitution Thomas Flournoy 93 0.15
Independent Ed Hicks 81 0.13
Total votes 58,369 100

Runoff[edit]

Former Mayor pro tempore of Lubbock Randy Neugebauer narrowly won in the runoff over Mike Conaway, the Chairman of the Texas Board of Public Accountancy, despite the latter's connections to then-President and former Governor of Texas George W. Bush.

2003 Texas 19th Special Run-off[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Neugebauer 28,546 50.52
Republican Mike Conaway 27,959 49.48
Total votes 56,505 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved November 20, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved November 20, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)