AUSTIN, Texas -- After each redistricting election, Texas Senators draw lots to determine who will serve two- or four-year terms, since half of the Senate is elected every two years. In 2014, 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats will be up for re-election, and 8 Republicans 8 Democrats will face re-election in 2016. The currently empty District 6 seat will be up for re-election in 2016.
Senators drew lots Wednesday and will serve as follows:
Two year terms:
John Carona, R-Dallas
Donna Campbell, R-San Marcos
Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth
Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock
Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls
Kelly Hancock, R-Fort Worth
Joan Huffman, R-Southside Place
Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville
Dan Patrick, R-Houston
Ken Paxton, R-McKinney
Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown
District 5, representing Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties
Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo
Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio
Kirk Watson, D-Austin
Royce West, D-Dallas
John Whitmire, D-Houston
Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands
Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo
Four year terms:
Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury
Bob Deuell, R-Greenville
Rodney Ellis, D-Houston
Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler
Troy Fraser, R-Horsehoe Bay
Glenn Hegar, R-Katy
District 18, representing Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, Dewitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington, and Wharton Counties, along with parts of Fort Bend and Harris Counties
Chuy Hinojosa, D-McAllen
Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville
Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound
Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso
Larry Taylor, R-Galveston
Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio
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