Texas Legislature Elections, 2008 - Texas Senate - Notable Races

Notable Races

District 10: The Democratic party ran Fort Worth City Councilwoman Wendy Davis against Republican and Sunset Advisory Commission chairperson Kim Brimer. The district was a republican district that was won by George W. Bush in 2004 and by Governor Rick Perry in 2002 and 2006. Wendy Davis won that race with 49.91% of the vote.

District 11: The Democratic party ran former Galveston city counsel member Joseph Jaworsky against Republican party candidate Mike Jackson. He was the incumbent in that election and represented a district in the southeast Houston suburbs and part of Galveston County that has consistently voted for Republicans including George W. Bush in 2004, Governor Rick Perry in 2002 and 2006, and Senator John Cornyn in 2002. Mike Jackson won that race with 56.48% of the vote.

District 17: The Incumbent Republican Kyle Janek announced he would be resigning from the State Senate effective June 2, 2008 to spend more time with his family, who had moved to Austin. As a result of this the Republican Party's candidate was Joan Huffman. The Democratic Party ran former U.S. Representative Christopher Bell. Joan Huffman won that race with 56% of the vote.

District 21: Democratic candidate Judith Zaffirini prevailed in her historically Democratic state Senate seat based in Laredo. The seat was once held by her mentor, Wayne Connally, a younger brother of John Connally, from 1967-1973. Republicans fielded former Webb County administrative judge Louis Henry Bruni (born 1949), who switched parties in December 2007 to run against Zaffirini. The district voted for George W. Bush in 2004 and Kay Bailey Hutchinson in 2006, but voted for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell in 2006.

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