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Who & Where

Kevin Eltife
On the final day of the 84th session, Senator Eltife was named President pro tempore of the Senate. It is expected that the 2016 election will see a primary challenge from State Representative David Simpson.

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 819,976 616,458 568,780
Anglo 66.8% 70.5% 75.5%
Hispanic 13.2% 10.5% 4.7%
Afr-Am 18.2% 17.2% 17.8%
Other 2.1% 2.0%
Asian 0.4%

2012 Election Analysis

475,310 Registered Voters
18,136 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
306,773 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 72.1% Barack Obama 26.9%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 67.3% Paul Sadler 30.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 68.8% Dale Henry 28.2%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 66.5% Michele Petty 29.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 68.2% Keith Hampton 29.1%
State Senate

2010 Election Analysis

489,990 Registered Voters
17,072 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
199,566 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 65.0% Bill White 32.5%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 72.6% Linda Chavez-Thompson 24.5%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 73.9% Barbara Radnofsky 24.0%
Comptroller Susan Combs 88.8%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 73.0% Hector Uribe 24.1%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 71.6% Hank Gilbert 25.6%
RR Commish David Porter 70.2% Jeff Weems 26.1%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 69.3% Jim Sharp 28.0%
Supreme Court Paul Green 70.6% Bill Moody 26.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 68.2% Blake Bailey 27.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 70.9% Keith Hampton 26.5%


2011 Redistricting

2001 Redistricting

News Results

Eltife honored for support of higher education - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Eltife honored for support of higher educationTyler Morning TelegraphTyler Mayor Martin Heines proclaimed Thursday ?Senator Kevin Eltife Day.? The proclamation noted Eltife served the maximum of three, two-year terms as city council member and mayor and during his tenure, Eltife helped the city eliminate its general ...
Simpson, Hughes push for Eltife seat - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Simpson, Hughes push for Eltife seatTyler Morning Telegraph... pace with endorsements and fundraising totals. State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, and Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, announced in mid-June they would run to replace Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, who said he would not run again for Senate District 1.and more »
Senate fixer Kevin Eltife says he won't seek re-election - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Senate fixer Kevin Eltife says he won't seek re-electionDallas Morning News (blog)The Texas Senate will lose one of its best respected members. Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, told the editorial board of the Tyler Telegraph that he won't seek re-election. Saying it had been an honor to serve the East Texas district, Eltife left open the ...Eltife on life after the Texas Senate: "Who knows what will happen?"KYTXState races forming after Eltife announces retirementLongview News-JournalEltife will not run for reelection, two East Texans reportedly eyeing seatKLTV88.9 KETR -Texas Tribune -Tyler Morning Telegraphall 35 news articles »

Senate Districts

District SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4, SD5, SD6, SD7, SD8, SD9, SD10, SD11, SD12, SD13, SD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD20, SD21, SD22, SD23, SD24, SD25, SD26, SD27, SD28, SD29, SD30, SD31