Todd Staples

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Todd Staples
11th Texas Agriculture Commissioner
In office
January 4, 2007 [1]  November 16, 2014
Republican Todd Staples2,307,40654.77-4.77
Democratic Hank Gilbert 1,760,40241.79+3.97
Libertarian Clay Woolam 144,9893.44+2.26
Turnout 4,212,797-4.85
Republican hold
Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 3 [13]
Republican Todd Staples119,99388.23+27.59
Libertarian Michael Carter 16,00111.76+11.76
Turnout 135,994-45.92
Republican hold
Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 3 [14]
Republican Todd Staples152,51460.64+10.55
Democratic David Fisher 98,97639.36-10.55
Turnout 251,490+20.88
Republican hold
Republican primary, 2000: Senate District 3 [15]
CandidateVotes %±
Van Brookshire 4,87511.08
Les Tarrance 8,81618.05
Todd Staples20,36770.15
Turnout 29,183

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 11  (Palestine)

Succeeded by
Texas Senate
Preceded by Texas State Senator
from  District 3 (Palestine)

Succeeded by
Preceded by Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Succeeded by