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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

Senate fixer Kevin Eltife says he won't seek re-election - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Texas Tribune
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 Not Running for Re-election in 2016Texas TribuneEltife's decision not to run for reelection spurs E. Texas political shuffleKLTVEltife will not run for re-election in '16Tyler Morning TelegraphLongview News-Journalall 35 news articles »
Eltife hopes successor will follow independent path - Longview News-Journal
Longview News-Journal
Eltife hopes successor will follow independent pathLongview News-JournalThe senator for 16 Northeast Texas counties said he hopes his successor will carry on a tradition of independence he inherited from his predecessor ? even though it sometimes meant opposing his party's leadership. State Sen. Kevin Eltife, who earlier ...
Patrick wins high marks for Senate leadership - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Patrick wins high marks for Senate leadershipHouston Chronicle (subscription)Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, a critic of some legislation that Patrick pushed, but who at the end of the session praised the lieutenant governor's handling of the Senate's process. "We all stood our ground on various issues, but he let us do our work. Lt ...

Senate Districts

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