|Member of the Texas Senate
from the 22nd district
2002 – March 8, 2010
|Preceded by||David Sibley|
|Succeeded by||Brian Birdwell|
October 31, 1954 |
Crane, Crane County
|Alma mater||Baylor University|
Barry Kip Averitt (born 31 October 1954) is a former Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 22nd District, which includes Ellis and McLennan counites. He was renominated in the primary election held on March 2, 2010, having polled 37,682 votes (60.1 percent) to his intraparty rival, Darren Yancy, who received 25,028 ballots (39.9 percent).
His Senate biography indicates that he was born in West Texas in Crane in Crane County, near Odessa, Texas. Rootsweb.com gives his birthplace as Ector County, of which Odessa is the seat of government. It is probable therefore that his parents were living in Crane at the time of his birth and that he was born in a hospital in Odessa. Averitt is a graduate of Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, where he now resides. Averitt's native Crane County is named for William Carey Crane, a former president of Baylor.
Averitt stepped down from his seat on March 8, 2010, citing health problems.
In the June 22, 2010, special election, to complete Averitt's current term, fellow Republican conservative Brian Birdwell of Granbury defeated Averitt's predecessor in the post, David Sibley of Waco, also a Republican. Birdwell led by some 4,ooo votes. Sibley was endorsed by former U.S. President George W. Bush, a resident of the senatorial district, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, and U.S. Representative Joe Barton.
Birdwell, meanwhile, is unopposed in the November 2 general election because his Democratic opponent withdrew from the race in September.
Senate election history of Averitt.
Most recent election
|Republican||Kip Averitt (Incumbent)||112,765||80.60||+13.22|
|Democratic||Richard "Richie" J. Renschler, Jr.||51,506||32.62||+32.62|
- Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- "Republican primary election returns, March 2, 2010". sos.state.tx.us. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
- Lighting and Sound America Online: http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/news/story.asp?ID=KKBSHH
- Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
- "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- Senate of Texas - Senator Kip Averitt official TX Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Kip Averitt (TX) profile
- Follow the Money - Kip Averitt
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 56 (McGregor)
|Texas State Senator
from District 22 (McGregor)