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2012 election


Texas local election results: Judicial and Senate races

harris county

Holding a "Don't Tread On Me" flag at the election night party in Houston, Texas at the Hilton Hotel in the Galleria. Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest  November 6, 2012  


Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—The local races in Texas are in as Ted Cruz wins comfortably the Republican Senate seat against Democrat rival Paul Sadler by 58 percent to 40 percent. State Senator Dan Patrick (R) won 77 percent of the vote against Sam Tejas' (D) 22 percent. Virtually all nine Republican judges who ran for the Court of Appeals won their elections, giving Harris County-Houston Conservatives justices control over all the appeals courts.


Many seem to forget that it is what happens at the local (state) level that directly affects their lives, and tend to be complacent about getting involved in local community events.  Yet Texans have proved to be very actively engaged in local politics today's results are evident of that reality.


As for the district court judges, they too have made history, since all the judges who have been elected to the State courts in Harris county are Republicans. The GOP therefore controls all the decisions made in State courts and appellate courts in Harris county which is the largest county in Texas.


In the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Don Willet won his seat making all Supreme Court justices Republicans. Governor Rick Perry, the longest serving governor, has had the opportunity to appoint justices to the Supreme Court giving it a super majority.

The entire state and other local results can be viewed here. (pop-up)


Texas Republicans played their part by delivering as expected, and have hereby made Texas the most Conservative-controlled state, from state courts, all the way to the Supreme Court justices.  Add Comments>>








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