Texas Senate, District 1

Texas Senate, District 1

District 1 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that serves all of Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Titus, Upshur and Wood counties and a portion of Smith county in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 1 is Kevin Eltife.

Election History

Election history of District 1 from 1992. [Uncontested primary elections are not shown.]

Most recent election

2006

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2006 General Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Kevin P. Eltife
votes = 109,450
percentage = 83.13
change = +14.96
Election box candidate with party link
party= Libertarian Party (US)
candidate = Jason Albers
votes = 22,211
percentage = 16.87
change = +16.87
Election box majority
votes = 87,239
percentage = 66.26
change = +29.92
Election box turnout
votes = 131,661
percentage =
change = -21.23
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)

Previous elections

2004

Election box begin
title=Special runoff election, 17 February 2004: Senate District 1, Unexpired term [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = Special Election Runoff, State Senate, District 1 | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Kevin Eltife
votes = 46,437
percentage = 51.86
change = [change from special election] +15.85
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = Paul Sadler
votes = 43,103
percentage = 48.14
change = +8.63
Election box majority
votes = 3,334
percentage = 3.72
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 89,540
percentage =
change = [change from special election] +29.38
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin
title=Special election, 20 January 2004: Senate District 1, Unexpired term [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = Special Election, State Senate, District 1 | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Kevin Eltife
votes = 24,919
percentage = 36.01
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Bill Godsey
votes = 502
percentage = 0.73
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Tommy Merritt
votes = 14,786
percentage = 21.36
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = Paul Sadler
votes = 27,339
percentage = 39.50
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Constitution Party (US)
candidate = Daryl Ware [Secretary of State’s web page says party is "CON". [http://www.constitutionparty.com/news_print.php?aid=47 Daryl Ware to Run for Texas State Senate] (5 January 2004) confirms it is the Constitution Party]
votes = 480
percentage = 0.69
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Jerry Yost
votes = 1,180
percentage = 1.71
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 69,206
percentage =
change =

2002

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2002 General Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Bill Ratliff
votes = 113,939
percentage = 68.17
change = -31.83
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = B.D. Blount
votes = 53,201
percentage = 31.83
change = +31.83
Election box majority
votes = 60,738
percentage = 36.34
change = -63.66
Election box turnout
votes = 167,140
percentage =
change = +85.66
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2002 Republican Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Bill Ratliff
votes = 20,367
percentage = 69.79
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Jerry Yost
votes = 8,816
percentage = 30.21
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 29,183
percentage =
change =

1998

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1998: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1998 General Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Bill Ratliff
votes = 90,024
percentage = 100.00
change = +35.46
Election box majority
votes = 90,024
percentage = 100.00
change = +70.93
Election box turnout
votes = 90,024
percentage =
change = -42.60
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)

1994

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1994 General Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Bill Ratliff
votes = 101,207
percentage = 64.54
change = +12.40
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = George Lavender
votes = 55,616
percentage = 35.46
change = -12.40
Election box majority
votes = 45,591
percentage = 29.07
change = +24.81
Election box turnout
votes = 156,823
percentage =
change = -20.09
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Democratic primary, 1994: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1994 Democratic Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = VaLinda Hathcox
votes = 21,743
percentage = 42.40
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = George Lavender
votes = 29,537
percentage = 57.60
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 51,280
percentage =
change =

1992

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1992 General Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Bill Ratliff
votes = 102,310
percentage = 52.13
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = A. M. “Bob” Aikin, III
votes = 93,937
percentage = 47.86
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,373
percentage = 4.27
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 200,760
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Democratic primary, 1992: Senate District 1 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1992 Democratic Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2006-12-28 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = A. M. “Bob” Aikin, III
votes = 51,143
percentage = 69.33
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Steve Gamble
votes = 22,626
percentage = 30.67
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 73,769
percentage =
change =

District officeholders

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