Texas Senate, District 18

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District 18 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves all of Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties, western portions of Fort Bend and Harris counties, and an eastern precinct of Nueces County in the U.S. state of Texas.

The current Senator from District 18 is Republican Lois W. Kolkhorst, who won the seat in a special election in December 2014 after incumbent Republican Glenn Hegar successfully ran for and won Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 18 from 1992.[1]

Most recent elections[edit]

2006[edit]

Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 18[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Glenn Hegar 110,512 78.92 +33.80
Libertarian Roy O. Wright, II 29,511 21.08 +19.51
Majority 81,001 57.85 +49.67
Turnout 140,023 -12.60
Republican gain from Democratic
Republican primary, 2006: Senate District 18[3]
Candidate Votes % ±
Gary Gates 12,933 35.63
Glenn Hegar 19,934 54.92
David Stall 3,428 9.44
Majority 7,001 19.29
Turnout 36,295

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 18[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Lester Phipps 72,296 45.13 +4.57
Democratic Ken Armbrister (Incumbent) 85,401 53.31 -6.13
Libertarian Horace Henley 2,508 1.57 +1.57
Majority 13,105 8.18 -10.70
Turnout 160,205 +11.65
Democratic hold
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 18[5]
Candidate Votes % ±
Lester Phipps 11,774 50.13
Michael Rozell 11,713 49.87
Majority 61 0.26
Turnout 23,487

1998[edit]

Texas general election, 1998: Senate District 18[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Reese Turner 58,195 40.56 +40.56
Democratic Ken Armbrister (Incumbent) 85,291 59.44 -40.56
Majority 27,096 18.88 -81.12
Turnout 143,486 +46.32
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 18[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ken Armbrister (Incumbent) 98,066 100.00 +40.34
Majority 98,066 100.00 +80.68
Turnout 98,066 -48.56
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 18[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ken Armbrister (Incumbent) 113,729 59.66
Republican Carolyn McDaniel 76,905 40.34
Majority 6,824 19.32
Turnout 190,634
Democratic hold

District officeholders[edit]

Legislature Senator, District 18 Counties in District
1 José Antonio Navarro Bexar.
2 Bexar, Comal.
3 Alexander H. Phillips Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria.
4 Franklin H. Merriman
Mark M. Potter
Brazoria, Galveston.
5 Cornelius McAnelly Harris.
6 Edward A. Palmer
7 Benjamin F. Tankersly
Hiram George Runnels
8 Abram Morris Gentry
9 John W. Durant Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Robertson.
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11 James B. Boyd
12 Phidello W. Hall Freestone, Leon, Robertson.
13
14 William D. Wood Brazos, Leon, Robertson.
15 John Thomas Brady Harris, Montgomery.
16 Charles Stewart
17
18 William O. Davis Cooke, Grayson.
19
20 Elbridge G. Douglass
21 Elbridge G. Douglass
John W. Finlay
22 Calhoun L. Potter
23 Friench Simpson Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca.
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25 Abnus B. Kerr
26
27 David A. Paulus
28 Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca.
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30
31
32
33 David A. Paulus
Isaac E. Clark
34 Isaac E. Clark
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36
37
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39 John Heywood Bailey Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson.
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41 James W. Stevenson
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43 Elmo J. Blackert
44
45 Morris Roberts
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47 Fred Mauritz
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49
50
51 John Junior Bell
52
53 John Junior Bell
William S. Fly
Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria.
54 William S. Fly
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56
57 William Neff "Bill" Patman
58
59
60 Aransas, Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington, Wharton.
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62
63 Bastrop, Bell, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Victoria, Williamson.
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65
66
67 John T. Wilson
68 John Sharp All of Aransas, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria.
Portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Williamson.
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70 Ken Armbrister
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72
73 All of Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Wharton.
Portions of Fort Bend, Hays.
74 All of Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Wharton.
Portions of Fort Bend, Guadalupe, Hays.
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76
77
78 All of Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton.
Portion of Fort Bend.
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80 Glenn Hegar
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  2. ^ "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  3. ^ "2006 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  5. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  6. ^ "1998 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  7. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  8. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.