Texas Senate, District 3

Texas Senate, District 3

District 3 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that serves all of Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Henderson, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby and Tyler counties, and portions of Montgomery and Smith counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 3 is Robert Nichols.

Election History

Election history of District 3 from 1992. [Uncontested primary elections are not shown.]

Most recent elections

2006

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2006 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Robert Nichols
votes = 119,629
percentage = 83.13
change = +11.77
Election box majority
votes = 119,629
percentage = 100.00
change = +55.18
Election box turnout
votes = 119,629
percentage =
change = -12.03
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Republican primary, 2006: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2006 Republican Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2006-01-02 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Frank Denton
votes = 5,635
percentage = 15.15
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Dave Kleimann
votes = 6,716
percentage = 18.05
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Robert Nichols
votes = 20,176
percentage = 54.24
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Bob Reeves
votes = 4,674
percentage = 12.56
change =
Election box majority no party
votes = 13,460
percentage = 36.18
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 37,201
percentage =
change =

Previous elections

2002

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2002 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Todd Staples
votes = 119,993
percentage = 88.23
change = +27.59
Election box candidate with party link
party= Libertarian Party (US)
candidate = Michael Carter
votes = 53,201
percentage = 31.83
change = +11.77
Election box majority
votes = 103,992
percentage = 76.47
change = +55.18
Election box turnout
votes = 135,994
percentage =
change = -45.92
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)

2000

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2000 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Todd Staples
votes = 152,514
percentage = 60.64
change = +10.55
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = David Fisher
votes = 98,976
percentage = 39.36
change = -10.55
Election box majority
votes = 53,538
percentage = 21.29
change = +21.10
Election box turnout
votes = 251,490
percentage =
change = +20.88
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Republican primary, 2000: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 2000 Republican Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Van Brookshire
votes = 4,875
percentage = 11.08
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Les Tarrance
votes = 8,816
percentage = 18.05
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Todd Staples
votes = 20,367
percentage = 70.15
change =
Election box majority no party
votes = 21,522
percentage = 52.10
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 29,183
percentage =
change =

1996

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1996 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Drew Nixon
votes = 104,222
percentage = 50.09
change = -2.26
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = Jerry K. Johnson
votes = 103,835
percentage = 49.91
change = +2.26
Election box majority
votes = 387
percentage = 0.19
change = -4.52
Election box turnout
votes = 208,057
percentage =
change = +30.02
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Republican Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Democratic primary, 1996: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1996 Democratic Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Jerry K. Johnson
votes = 38,913
percentage = 57.10
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Dick Swift
votes = 18,043
percentage = 26.48
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Ralph Wallace
votes = 11,191
percentage = 16.42
change =
Election box majority no party
votes = 20,870
percentage = 30.62
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 68,147
percentage =
change =

1994

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1994 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = Curtis Soileau [Bill Haley, winner of the 1994 Democratic Party Primary Election, resigned from office and Soileau was named his ballot replacement.] [cite news
author = Associated Press
title = Dems choose Soileau to replace Haley
url = http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1994_1222391
publisher = Houston Chronicle
page = A18
date = 28 August 1994
accessdate = 2007-01-01
quote = Former state Rep. Curtis Soileau was chosen Saturday as the Democratic candidate to replace state Sen. Bill Haley on the November ballot. Haley, D-Center, announced last week he was resigning to become president of the Texas Motor Transportation Association.
]
votes = 76,245
percentage = 52.35
change = +6.22
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Drew Nixon
votes = 83,779
percentage = 47.65
change = -6.22
Election box majority
votes = 7,534
percentage = 4.71
change = -3.02
Election box turnout
votes = 160,024
percentage =
change = -26.77
Election box gain with party link no swing
loser = Democratic Party (US)
winner = Republican Party (US)

1992

Election box begin
title=Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1992 General Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate with party link
party= Democratic Party (US)
candidate = Bill Haley
votes = 117,709
percentage = 53.86
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party= Republican Party (US)
candidate = Gene Shull
votes = 100,826
percentage = 46.14
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,883
percentage = 7.73
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 218,535
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link no swing
winner = Democratic Party (US)
Election box begin no party
title=Democratic primary, 1992: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1992 Democratic Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = John Blair
votes = 29,216
percentage = 35.15
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Bill Haley
votes = 53,894
percentage = 64.85
change =
Election box majority no party
votes = 24,678
percentage = 29.69
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 83,110
percentage =
change =
Election box begin no party
title=Republican primary, 1992: Senate District 3 [cite web | url = http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe | title = 1992 Republican Party Primary Election | accessdate = 2007-01-01 | publisher = Office of the Secretary of State (Texas)]
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Vernon Krueger
votes = 7,968
percentage = 33.74
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner = ✓
candidate = Gene Shull
votes = 12,228
percentage = 51.78
change =
Election box candidate no party with winner
winner =
candidate = Tom Sisk
votes = 3,421
percentage = 14.49
change =
Election box majority no party
votes = 4,260
percentage = 18.04
change =
Election box turnout no party
votes = 23,617
percentage =
change =

District officeholders

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