Texas Senate, District 8

District 8 of the Texas Senate is a senatorial district that currently serves portions of Collin and Dallas counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current Senator from District 8 is Angela Paxton.

Election historyEdit

Election history of District 8 from 1992.[1]

Most recent electionEdit

2018Edit

Texas elections, 2018: Senate District 8[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Angela Paxton 169,995 51.18 +51.18
Democratic Mark Phariss 162,157 48.82 +48.82
Majority 7,838 2.36 -31.95
Turnout 332,152 +129.37
Republican hold


Previous electionsEdit

2014Edit

2014 Texas elections: Senate District 8[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Van Taylor 114,498 79.07 +79.07
Libertarian Scott Jameson 30,312 20.93 +20.93
Majority 84,186 58.14 +30.45
Turnout 144,810 -49.39
Republican hold

2012Edit

Texas general election, 2012: Senate District 8[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ken Paxton 178,238 62.29 +62.29
Democratic Jack G.B. Ternan, Jr. 99,010 34.60 +34.60
Libertarian Ed Kless 8,899 3.11 -12.86
Majority 79,228 27.69 -40.35
Turnout 286,147 +76.30
Republican hold

2010Edit

2010 Texas elections: Senate District 8[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 136,369 84.02 -15.97
Libertarian Ed Kless 25,935 15.97 +15.97
Majority 110,434 68.05 -31.95
Turnout 162,304 +27.21
Republican hold

2006Edit

Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 8[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 127,590 100.00 +10.25
Majority 127,590 100.00 +20.50
Turnout 127,590 -15.76
Republican hold

2002Edit

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 8[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 135,927 89.75 -10.25
Libertarian David Spaller 15,525 10.25 +10.25
Majority 120,402 79.50 -20.50
Turnout 151,452 -32.80
Republican hold

2000Edit

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 8[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 225,369 100.00 +10.24
Majority 225,369 100.00 +20.48
Turnout 225,369 +6.48
Republican hold

1996Edit

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 8[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent) 189,985 89.76 -0.47
Libertarian Randal Morgan 21,674 10.24 +5.82
Majority 168,311 79.52 -5.36
Turnout 211,659 +22.41
Republican hold

1994Edit

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 8[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Florence Shapiro (Incumbent)[11] 156,014 90.23 +7.57
Libertarian John Wawro 7,642 4.42 -12.92
Independent Paul Bertanzetti 9,247 5.35
Majority 146,767 84.88 +19.56
Turnout 172,903 -15.52
Republican hold

1992Edit

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 8[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican O.H. "Ike" Harris (Incumbent) 169,173 82.66
Libertarian Phillip J. Hubbell 35,483 17.33
Majority 133,690 65.32
Turnout 204,656
Republican hold

District officeholdersEdit

Legislature Senator, District 8 Counties in District
1 Henry J. Jewett Brazos, Robertson.
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3 John H. McRae All of Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine.
Portion of Angelina.
4 Stephen Reaves Rusk, Smith.
5 William Thomas Scott Harrison.
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7 Louis T. Wigfall
8 Louis T. Wigfall
E. A. Blanch
9 William C. Batte Red River, Titus.
10 Gilbert H. Wootten
11 Samuel N. Braswell
12 Donald Campbell Bowie, Davis, Marion.
13 Hamilton J. Avinger Bowie, Cass, Marion.
14 Cader A. Parker Red River, Titus.
15 Christopher C. Francis Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson.
16 John Young Gooch
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18 Mansel Y. Randolph Angelina, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison.
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20 William W. Davis
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22 William Page
23 Thomas E. Boren Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby.
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26 M. P. McGee
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28 Charles L. Brachfield Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby.
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32 Edgar H. Carter
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34 Lon A. Smith
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37 Thomas Whitfield Davidson
38 James G. Strong
39 Charles R. Floyd Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Red River.
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41 Tom A. DeBerry
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45 A. M. Aikin, Jr.
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53 George Parkhouse Dallas.
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60 George Parkhouse
O.H. "Ike" Harris
Portion of Dallas.
61 O.H. "Ike" Harris
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74 Florence Shapiro Portions of Collin, Dallas.
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83 Ken Paxton Portions of Collin, Dallas.
84 Van Taylor Portions of Collin, Dallas.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  2. ^ "2018 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  3. ^ "2014 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  4. ^ "2012 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  5. ^ "2010 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  6. ^ "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  7. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  8. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  9. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  10. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  11. ^ Shapiro was the District 2 incumbent prior to the 1994 Senate district redistricting.
  12. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-01-02.