State Results

*=incumbent

(Travis Co. • Texas Total)


Governor

Rick Perry (R)* 59,758 / 26.5% • 1,712,201 / 39.0%

Chris Bell (D) 101,886 / 45.1% • 1,306,980 / 29.8%

Carole Keeton Strayhorn (i) 31,065 / 13.8% • 787,877 / 18.0%

Richard "Kinky" Friedman (i) 30,479 / 13.5% • 552,402 / 12.6%

James Werner (L) 2,771 / 1.2% • 26,692 / 0.6%


Lieutenant Governor

David Dewhurst (R)* 92,714 / 41.6% • 2,508,565 / 58.2%

Maria Luisa Alvarado (D) 116,703 / 52.4% • 1,613,238 / 37.4%

Judy Baker (L) 13,498 / 6.1% • 188,668 / 4.4%


Attorney General

Greg Abbott (R)* 96,126 / 43.1% • 2,549,818 / 59.5%

David Van Os (D) 115,599 / 51.9% • 1,594,930 / 37.2%

Jon Roland (L) 11,134 / 5.0% • 139,273 / 3.3%

Comptroller

Susan Combs (R) 98,382 / 44.3% • 2,539,050 / 59.5%

Fred Head (D) 110,140 / 49.6% • 1,580,981 / 37.0%

Mike Burris (L) 13,343 / 6.0% • 150,716 / 3.5%


Land Commissioner

Jerry Patterson (R)* 82,688 / 37.9% • 2,311,779 / 55.1%

VaLinda Hathcox (D) 122,087 / 55.9% • 1,717,134 / 40.9%

Michael A. French (L) 13,662 / 6.3% • 166,634 / 4.0%


Agriculture Commissioner

Todd Staples (R) 82,998 / 38.1% • 2,301,411 / 54.8%

Hank Gilbert (D) 123.129 / 56.5% • 1,755,530 / 41.8%

Clay Woolam (L) 11,896 / 5.5% • 144,676 / 3.4%


Railroad Commissioner

Elizabeth Ames Jones (R) 81,837 / 37.6% • 2,263,995 / 54.1%

Dale Henry (D) 120,906 / 55.6% • 1,748,027 / 41.7%

Tabitha Serrano (L) 14,725 / 6.8% • 176,816 / 4.2%


Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Unexpired Term

Wallace Jefferson (R) 99,973 / 55.9% • 2,568,385 / 75.7%

Tom Oxford (L) 78,791 / 44.1% • 817,657 / 24.1%


Supreme Court, Place 2

Don Willett (R)* 73,334 / 33.7% • 2,121,985 / 50.9%

William E. "Bill" Moody (D) 130,402 / 59.9% • 1,873,252 / 45.0%

Wade Wilson (L) 13,971 / 6.4% • 169,519 / 4.1%


Supreme Court, Place 4

David M. Medina (R)* 99,057 / 55.3% • 2,551,586 / 75.5%

Jerry Adkins (L) 80,000 / 44.7% • 828,635 / 24.5%


Supreme Court, Place 6

Nathan Hecht (R)* 97,777 / 54.7% • 2,553,979 / 75.9%

Todd Phillippi (L) 80,970 / 45.3% • 809,501 / 24.1%


Supreme Court, Place 8 Unexpired Term

Phil Johnson (R) 96,590 / 54.5% • 2,556,685 / 76.3%

Jay H. Cookingham (L) 80,582 / 45.5% • 793,758 / 23.7%


Court of Criminal Appeals, Presiding Judge

Sharon Keller (R)* 83,293 / 38.9% • 2,340,878 / 56.7%

J.R. Molina (D) 130,887 / 61.1% • 1,790,540 / 43.3%


Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7

Barbara Parker Hervey (R)* 98,469 / 55.5% • 2,550,839 / 75.9%

Quanah Parker (L) 79,073 / 44.5% • 811,508 / 24.1%


Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8

Charles Holcomb (R)* 95,923 / 54.4% • 2,541,813 / 76.0%

Dave Howard (L) 80,521 / 45.6% • 801,252 / 24.0%


State Board of Education, District 5

Ken Mercer (R) 41,323 / 54.1% • 235,561 / 71.2%

Bill Oliver (L) 35,039 / 45.9% • 95,463 / 28.8%


State Board of Education, District 10

Cynthia Dunbar (R) 55,169 / 54.8% • 225,839 / 70.4%

Martin Thomen (L) 45,571 / 45.2% • 95,034 / 29.6%



TEXAS LEGISLATURE


Travis County


State Senator, District 14

Kirk Watson (D) 127,091 / 80.3%

Robert "Rock" Howard (L) 31,152 / 19.7%


State Rep., District 46

Dawnna Dukes (D)* 17,331 / 85.3%

Richard Wedeikes (L) 2,980 / 14.7%


State Rep., District 47

Valinda Bolton (D) 26,951 / 50.2%

Bill Welch (R) 24,434 / 45.6%

Yvonne Schick (L) 2,263 / 4.2%


State Rep., District 48

Donna Howard (D)* 31,210 / 77.7%

Ben Easton (L) 8,936 / 22.3%


State Rep., District 49

Elliott Naishtat (D)* 32,352 / 84.1%

Lisa McKay (L) 6,104 / 15.9%


State Rep., District 50

Mark Strama (D)* 25.077 / 61.7%

Jeff Fleece (R) 13,670 / 33.6%

Jerry Chandler (L) 1,889 / 4.7%


State Rep., District 51

Eddie Rodriguez (D)* 13,504 / 85.7%

Arthur DiBianca (L) 2,249 / 14.3%



Central Texas


State Senator, District 5

Steve Ogden (R)* 109,747 / 61.3%

Stephen Wyman (D) 62,246 / 34.8%

Darrell R. Grear (L) 6,955 / 3.9%


State Senator, District 25

Jeff Wentworth (R)* 133,947 / 58.4%

Kathleen "Kathi" Thomas (D) 85,062 / 37.1%

James R. (Bob) Thompson (L) 10,178 / 4.4%


State Senator, District 29

Donald R. "Dee" Margo (R) 36,101 / 41.2%

Eliot Shapleigh (D)* 51,491 / 58.8%


State Rep. District 17

Tim Kleinschmidt (R) 19,216 / 47.9%

Robby Cook (D)* 19,633 / 48.9%

Roderick (Rod) Gibbs (L) 1,281 / 3.2%


State Rep. District 20

Dan M. Gattis (R)* 33,844 / 63.3%

Jim Stauber (D) 19,622 / 36.7%


State Rep., District 45

Jim Neuhaus (R) 14,945 / 35.8%

Patrick M. Rose (D)* 25,077 / 60.1%

Tom Gleinser LIB / 1,684 / 4.0%


State Rep. District 52

Mike Krusee (R)* 19,947 / 50.2%

Karen Felthauser (D) 17,703 / 44.5%

Lillian Simmons (L) 2,092 / 5.3%




Key Texas house Races

(District: Democrat | Republican | Hold/Pickup)

47: Valinda Bolton / Bill Welch / D Pickup

93: Paula Hightower Pierson / Toby Goodman* / D Pickup

107: Allen Vaught / Bill Keffer* / D Pickup

134: Ellen Cohen / Martha Wong* / D Pickup

11: Chuck Hopson* / Larry K. Durrett / D Hold

33: Solomon P. Ortiz, Jr. / Joe McComb / D Hold

85: Jim Heflin / Jim Landtroop / D Hold

118: Joe Farias / George Antuna / D Hold

149: Hubert Vo* / Talmadge L. Heflin / D Hold

32: Juan M. Garcia / Gene Seaman* / D Pickup

102: Harriet Miller / Tony Goolsby* / R Hold

106: Katy Hubener / Kirk England / R Hold

48: Donna Howard / (none) D Pickup

Texas House

2005: 87-63 Republican

2007: 81-69 Republican

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