Interactive: Cost Per Vote for Texas Candidates for State Office

As we promised Thursday, the Tribune has calculated how much each Texas candidate for state office spent for each vote he or she received on Nov. 6. Thursday, we provided the numbers for federal candidates.

One caveat about the spending data – the expenditure totals used here represent all spending from the beginning of the 2012 election up to Oct. 27, as reported on the eight-day pre-election reports due on Oct. 29. Candidates are likely to have spent additional money in the days leading up to Election Day that is not represented here. These numbers will be made available in the next semiannual report due in January 2013.

Use the interactive below to explore the data.

Note: You may notice that some Legislative seats are not represented in this list. This is due to how the Texas Ethics Commission reports race results. If a race has only one candidate, then vote totals are not made available, making it impossible to calculate the amount spent per vote.

Name Party Race District Disbursements Votes Received % of Vote $ per Vote
Straus, Joe R Texas House 121 $3,209,638.39 50,408 80.24 $63.67
Lozano, Jose Manuel R Texas House 43 $746,844.93 24,059 51.53 $31.04
Davis, Wendy D Texas Senate 10 $3,582,776.27 147,005 51.11 $24.37
Pineda, David R Texas House 144 $217,481.81 10,863 45.53 $20.02
Harper-Brown, Linda R Texas House 105 $418,191.56 21,603 50.06 $19.36
Scott, Connie R Texas House 34 $360,686.11 19,048 42.81 $18.94
Branch, Dan R Texas House 108 $815,841.19 43,492 79.69 $18.76
Guerra, Robert D Texas House 41 $371,972.00 20,941 61.74 $17.76
Eiland, Craig D Texas House 23 $533,342.09 30,223 53.89 $17.65
Sheets, Kenneth R Texas House 107 $432,497.39 25,784 50.88 $16.77
Margo, Donald R. Dee R Texas House 78 $310,063.43 19,211 46.06 $16.14
Bonnen, Greg R Texas House 24 $766,153.89 47,845 73.31 $16.01
Williams, Dianne R Texas House 149 $252,327.30 16,518 38.87 $15.28
Garza, John V. R Texas House 117 $284,568.63 19,069 46.07 $14.92
Villalba, Jason R Texas House 114 $484,017.65 33,865 54.16 $14.29
Davis, Sarah R Texas House 134 $609,371.41 43,823 54.64 $13.91
Wu, Gene D Texas House 137 $216,673.75 15,789 65.72 $13.72
Khan, M.J. R Texas House 137 $112,549.89 8,235 34.27 $13.67
Carter, Stefani R Texas House 102 $408,135.11 30,197 57.15 $13.52
Johnson, Ann D Texas House 134 $463,070.20 36,366 45.35 $12.73
Simmons, Ron R Texas House 65 $391,862.72 31,210 59.14 $12.56
Geren, Charlie R Texas House 99 $445,419.35 36,690 66.17 $12.14
Lucio III, Eddie D Texas House 38 $249,990.20 22,071 71.37 $11.33
Perez, Mary Ann D Texas House 144 $138,386.10 12,425 52.08 $11.14
Kent, Carol D Texas House 114 $317,545.26 28,656 45.83 $11.08
Coleman, Garnet D Texas House 147 $477,496.71 43,503 92.21 $10.98
Cortez, Philip D Texas House 117 $242,001.24 22,318 53.92 $10.84
Hancock, Kelly R Texas Senate 9 $1,454,110.68 136,084 58.37 $10.69
Hinojosa, Juan D Texas Senate 20 $1,192,969.23 112,472 61.55 $10.61
Faircloth, Wayne R Texas House 23 $273,490.24 25,859 46.1 $10.58
Aycock, Jimmie Don R Texas House 54 $270,661.64 26,805 57.53 $10.10
Isaac, Jason A. R Texas House 45 $327,299.39 33,519 53.64 $9.76
Murphy, Jim R Texas House 133 $471,031.59 51,929 84.95 $9.07
Turner, Chris D Texas House 101 $254,911.03 28,899 87.88 $8.82
Zaffirini, Judith D Texas Senate 21 $1,129,744.41 129,681 67.63 $8.71
Cook, Byron R Texas House 8 $307,055.29 35,965 72.97 $8.54
Raney, John R Texas House 14 $206,554.31 24,233 60.16 $8.52
Herrero, Abel D Texas House 34 $211,422.15 25,437 57.18 $8.31
Villarreal, Mike D Texas House 123 $270,420.81 32,902 87.51 $8.22
Thompson, Senfronia D Texas House 141 $268,835.08 33,136 87.85 $8.11
Dale, Tony R Texas House 136 $257,901.92 32,340 53.04 $7.97
Kacal, Kyle R Texas House 12 $226,721.90 28,739 56.88 $7.89
Shelton, Mark R Texas Senate 10 $1,104,327.39 140,603 48.88 $7.85
Martinez, Armando D Texas House 39 $172,293.81 23,899 77.64 $7.21
Howard, Donna D Texas House 48 $333,660.24 46,311 59.19 $7.20
Crownover, Myra R Texas House 64 $243,953.81 34,033 61.11 $7.17
Guillen, Ryan D Texas House 31 $196,859.79 27,831 66.29 $7.07
Sheffield, J.D. R Texas House 59 $258,608.79 36,684 78.22 $7.05
Stephenson, Phil R Texas House 85 $199,448.55 28,621 58.36 $6.97
Price, Walter T. R Texas House 87 $220,894.85 32,549 77.29 $6.79
Nevárez, Alfonso D Texas House 74 $152,715.17 22,839 60.6 $6.69
Bohac, Dwayne R Texas House 138 $193,638.36 29,604 80.45 $6.54
Rodriguez, Justin D Texas House 125 $187,512.95 28,820 61.23 $6.51
Moody, Joseph D Texas House 78 $142,837.41 22,490 53.93 $6.35
Miklos, Robert D Texas House 107 $155,059.92 24,883 49.11 $6.23
Turner, Sylvester D Texas House 139 $239,538.81 38,961 77.07 $6.15
Anderson, Charles R Texas House 56 $235,977.43 38,521 79.46 $6.13
Gutierrez, Roland D Texas House 119 $152,133.42 25,067 61.94 $6.07
Thompson, Ed R Texas House 29 $238,904.85 40,550 65.52 $5.89
Kleinschmidt, Tim R Texas House 17 $173,475.99 31,032 62.23 $5.59
Goldman, Craig R Texas House 97 $208,929.17 38,126 59.43 $5.48
Farias, Joe D Texas House 118 $130,937.35 23,955 59.9 $5.47
Taylor, Larry R Texas Senate 11 $956,480.67 180,456 66.04 $5.30
Schwertner, Charles R Texas Senate 5 $951,165.66 179,902 77.08 $5.29
Callegari, Bill R Texas House 132 $171,527.89 33,542 80.7 $5.11
Vo, Hubert D Texas House 149 $131,960.99 25,967 61.12 $5.08
Williams, Tommy R Texas Senate 4 $1,074,785.30 215,826 86.25 $4.98
Huffman, Joan R Texas Senate 17 $892,804.10 185,102 77.68 $4.82
Menéndez, José D Texas House 124 $153,263.86 31,835 84.95 $4.81
Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne D Texas House 43 $108,628.66 22,625 48.46 $4.80
Allen, Alma A. D Texas House 131 $173,956.32 36,714 94.5 $4.74
Uresti, Carlos D Texas Senate 19 $573,096.88 121,958 59.44 $4.70
Watson, Kirk D Texas Senate 14 $991,278.72 211,634 80.27 $4.68
King, Phil R Texas House 61 $259,011.57 55,620 88.89 $4.66
Burkett, Cindy R Texas House 113 $133,227.12 28,667 80.96 $4.65
Thomas, Robert R Texas House 48 $126,320.59 27,805 35.54 $4.54
Turner, Scott R Texas House 33 $228,057.45 50,501 85.34 $4.52
Hernandez Luna, Ana D Texas House 143 $97,112.44 21,844 72.94 $4.45
Campbell, Donna R Texas Senate 25 $1,023,529.95 231,699 65.59 $4.42
Fallon, Pat R Texas House 106 $182,444.07 41,582 83.17 $4.39
Riddle, Debbie R Texas House 150 $190,788.76 44,408 69.69 $4.30
Estes, Craig L. R Texas Senate 30 $882,927.67 217,310 86.12 $4.06
Patrick, Diane R Texas House 94 $169,892.94 42,181 82.2 $4.03
Gallegos Jr., Mario V. D Texas Senate 6 $368,548.41 93,136 70.94 $3.96
McClendon, Ruth Jones D Texas House 120 $125,757.05 33,637 87.91 $3.74
Zedler, Bill R Texas House 96 $135,548.90 36,928 80.53 $3.67
Whitmire, John D Texas Senate 15 $485,392.44 135,595 62.34 $3.58
Torres, Raul R Texas Senate 20 $245,212.26 70,241 38.44 $3.49
West, Royce D Texas Senate 23 $622,122.55 186,286 81.92 $3.34
Nelson, Jane R Texas Senate 12 $664,116.85 203,086 83.42 $3.27
Matthews, Ann R Texas House 31 $46,046.01 14,148 33.7 $3.25
Morrison, Geanie W. R Texas House 30 $122,656.28 38,287 68.33 $3.20
Gonzales, Larry R Texas House 52 $100,946.52 31,967 70.28 $3.16
Robbins, Rosemary D Texas House 105 $64,673.90 20,823 48.26 $3.11
Van de Putte, Leticia D Texas Senate 26 $436,834.70 140,757 80.42 $3.10
Martinez, Miriam R Texas House 41 $40,050.53 12,976 38.25 $3.09
Collier, Nicole D Texas House 95 $113,050.62 37,579 77.36 $3.01
Rodríguez, José R. D Texas Senate 29 $347,022.49 115,618 68.71 $3.00
Stickland, Jonathan R Texas House 92 $107,791.30 37,071 80.69 $2.91
Miller, Rick R Texas House 26 $110,214.75 38,514 62.97 $2.86
Le Unes, Judy D Texas House 14 $38,415.35 14,584 36.2 $2.63
Naishtat, Elliott D Texas House 49 $131,457.86 50,700 82.72 $2.59
Giddings, Helen D Texas House 109 $137,857.27 53,349 93.64 $2.58
Krause, Matt R Texas House 93 $76,190.84 29,508 58.95 $2.58
Frullo, John R Texas House 84 $82,604.70 32,994 82.58 $2.50
Adams, John D Texas House 45 $64,184.72 26,482 42.37 $2.42
Stillwell, Matt D Texas House 136 $59,385.72 24,827 40.72 $2.39
Duncan, Robert R Texas Senate 28 $428,951.86 182,995 86.4 $2.34
Farrar, Jessica Cristina D Texas House 148 $60,089.27 25,921 85.96 $2.32
Fletcher, Allen R Texas House 130 $124,190.06 54,517 90.15 $2.28
Rodriguez, Eddie D Texas House 51 $72,217.64 32,720 88.17 $2.21
Frank, James R Texas House 69 $85,750.44 38,962 87.06 $2.20
Dukes, Dawnna D Texas House 46 $75,337.99 35,395 86.43 $2.13
Workman, Paul R Texas House 47 $100,136.99 49,025 58.08 $2.04
Capriglione, Giovanni R Texas House 98 $116,743.54 57,505 85.57 $2.03
Stem, Robert D Texas House 12 $43,016.18 21,781 43.11 $1.97
Jackson, Alma Perez R Texas House 125 $34,158.49 17,449 37.07 $1.96
Morgan, Paul D Texas House 135 $40,698.10 20,997 39.63 $1.94
Schaefer, Matt R Texas House 6 $91,434.30 47,195 89.16 $1.94
Phillips, Larry R Texas House 62 $72,762.55 40,179 75.66 $1.81
Miller, Doug R Texas House 73 $115,368.12 63,968 88.2 $1.80
Frandsen, Chris D Texas House 47 $52,653.56 31,175 36.93 $1.69
Casias, Robert A. R Texas House 118 $26,669.19 16,031 40.09 $1.66
Birdwell, Brian R Texas Senate 22 $312,579.17 188,340 85.57 $1.66
Parker, Tan R Texas House 63 $83,858.47 51,186 85.33 $1.64
Elkins, Gary R Texas House 135 $50,189.63 31,979 60.36 $1.57
Lavender, George R Texas House 1 $61,625.02 42,049 82.64 $1.47
Toth, Steve R Texas House 15 $83,639.48 57,450 86.63 $1.46
Bosquez, Abel G. D Texas House 87 $13,846.88 9,559 22.7 $1.45
Miller, Geraldine R SBOE 12 $506,028.69 357,126 60.75 $1.42
Hancock, Rich D Texas House 102 $27,863.60 22,639 42.84 $1.23
Eltife, Kevin P. R Texas Senate 1 $263,727.59 214,474 71.65 $1.23
De Los Santos, Joel R Texas House 39 $8,270.96 6,879 22.35 $1.20
Patrick, Dan R Texas Senate 7 $233,920.50 196,233 68.41 $1.19
Ternan Jr., Jack G.B. D Texas Senate 8 $105,687.52 98,353 34.56 $1.07
Nguyen, Vy D Texas House 26 $23,972.26 22,641 37.02 $1.06
Allfrey, Kris R Texas House 27 $18,105.25 18,102 29.52 $1.00
Mitchell, Monte R Texas House 95 $10,498.98 10,997 22.63 $0.95
Lawson, Bishop John R Texas Senate 23 $38,895.10 41,100 18.07 $0.95
Neal, Brad D Texas House 150 $16,762.37 19,308 30.3 $0.87
Paxton, Ken R Texas Senate 8 $151,534.87 177,352 62.32 $0.85
Campos, Anna R Texas House 119 $12,755.32 15,402 38.05 $0.83
Torres, Alex R Texas House 38 $6,002.39 7,612 24.61 $0.79
Reynolds, Ron D Texas House 27 $31,286.17 42,279 68.96 $0.74
Pogue, Cody D Texas House 127 $14,335.97 19,389 29.77 $0.74
Cates, H.C. D Texas House 24 $12,508.80 17,412 26.68 $0.72
Norris, Bill D Texas House 59 $7,204.29 10,209 21.77 $0.71
Smitherman, Barry R RR Commissioner 2 $2,975,865.99 4,524,880 73.78 $0.66
Hernandez Jr., Alex D Texas House 30 $10,771.72 17,740 31.66 $0.61
Brown, Claudia D Texas House 54 $11,337.65 19,783 42.46 $0.57
Fabishak, Mary Clare D Texas House 115 $12,321.50 21,731 41.44 $0.57
Weiskopf, Doug R Texas House 143 $4,357.38 8,103 27.05 $0.54
Craddick, Christi R RR Commissioner 1 $2,249,153.28 4,324,520 56.18 $0.52
Huberty, Dan R Texas House 127 $21,941.07 45,739 70.22 $0.48
Jensen, Traci D SBOE 6 $92,912.56 207,697 39.01 $0.45
Olivo, Dora D Texas House 85 $8,931.28 20,421 41.63 $0.44
Courage, John D Texas Senate 25 $47,923.31 121,544 34.4 $0.39
Hardin, Shane D Texas House 93 $7,385.88 18,780 37.51 $0.39
Ratliff, Bennett R Texas House 115 $11,130.00 29,008 55.31 $0.38
Bunch, Michael R Texas House 141 $1,410.00 4,580 12.14 $0.31
Rowley, Marty R SBOE 15 $102,489.92 386,727 76.43 $0.27
Bell-Metereau, Rebecca D SBOE 5 $66,750.60 280,360 42.6 $0.24
Bahorich, Donna R SBOE 6 $69,943.91 304,159 57.13 $0.23
Cortez Jr., Ruben D SBOE 2 $45,726.64 203,247 53.82 $0.22
Maynard, Tom R SBOE 10 $63,398.09 312,467 56.62 $0.20
Berlanga, Michael R Texas Senate 19 $16,345.03 83,194 40.55 $0.20
Morgan, Charles E. D Texas House 8 $2,578.80 13,318 27.02 $0.19
Brown, Mary D Texas House 64 $3,696.51 19,145 34.37 $0.19
Chavez, Daniel R Texas Senate 29 $9,619.57 52,638 31.28 $0.18
Martinez, Pete D Texas Senate 9 $13,524.10 89,012 38.18 $0.15
Grassia, Gary D Texas House 97 $2,897.97 24,145 37.64 $0.12
Ratliff, Thomas R SBOE 9 $50,384.64 431,811 85.71 $0.12
Acquistapace, Jacqueline D Texas Senate 11 $9,834.63 92,783 33.95 $0.11
Bray, R.W. R Texas Senate 6 $3,706.00 38,144 29.05 $0.10
Cargill, Barbara R SBOE 8 $36,010.65 385,009 70.97 $0.09
Mercer, Ken R SBOE 5 $31,326.03 337,717 51.32 $0.09
Perez, Eristeo D Texas House 62 $1,022.99 12,922 24.33 $0.08
Bradley, David R SBOE 7 $29,169.01 388,518 82.21 $0.08
Olmos, Dorothy M. R SBOE 4 $5,664.45 83,905 21.7 $0.07
Jennings, Judy D SBOE 10 $13,586.00 239,344 43.37 $0.06
Devine, John R justice 4 $219,806.30 4,586,638 75.08 $0.05
Garza, Carlos Charlie R SBOE 1 $6,757.46 150,655 42.33 $0.04
Blatt, Doug D Texas House 29 $935.24 21,333 34.47 $0.04
Turner, Laurie R SBOE 2 $7,156.28 163,255 43.23 $0.04
Smith, Dexter D SBOE 8 $4,356.33 157,434 29.02 $0.03
Schafersman, Steven D SBOE 15 $3,248.36 119,247 23.56 $0.03
Hampton, Keith D Presiding Judge 1 $85,692.68 3,152,467 41.22 $0.03
Hecht, Nathan R Justice 6 $97,088.80 4,116,056 53.73 $0.02
Petty, Michele D Justice 6 $70,489.93 3,208,434 41.88 $0.02
Russell, S.T. R SBOE 13 $2,351.01 109,027 26.2 $0.02
Texas, Sam D Texas Senate 7 $1,450.00 90,606 31.58 $0.02
Dominguez, Martha D SBOE 1 $3,195.53 205,247 57.66 $0.02
Parrott, Lois D SBOE 12 $3,565.36 230,677 39.24 $0.02
Perez, Marisa D SBOE 3 $2,990.35 252,136 65.66 $0.01
Alcala, Elsa R Judge 8 $38,202.32 4,679,315 78.07 $0.01
Melton, Sue R SBOE 14 $3,190.25 408,328 83.99 $0.01
Henry, Dale D RR Commissioner 1 $17,917.87 3,046,800 39.58 $0.01
Allen Jr., Lawrence A. D SBOE 4 $1,700.00 302,605 78.29 $0.01
Brown, Gary D Texas House 65 $100.00 20,347 38.55 $0.00
Keller, Sharon R presiding-judge 1 $15,818.99 4,245,102 55.51 $0.00
Hervey, Barbara Parker R Judge 7 $13,354.59 4,675,500 77.89 $0.00
Willett, Don R Justice 2 $8,935.67 4,758,663 78.79 $0.00
Knight, Mavis Best D SBOE 13 $528.00 307,098 73.79 $0.00
Hardy, Patricia R SBOE 11 $500.00 403,271 82.78 $0.00
Rostig, Grant R Texas Senate 21 $24.30 55,933 29.17 $0.00
Walker, Bill R Texas Senate 15 $0.00 81,907 37.65 $0.00
Russell, Stephen D Texas Senate 1 $0.00 84,841 28.34 $0.00
Kinkaid, Thomas R Texas House 74 $0.00 14,846 39.39 $0.00
Guerra, Colin D Texas House 17 $0.00 18,828 37.76 $0.00
McClure, Michael D Texas House 99 $0.00 16,744 30.2 $0.00
Brocato, Sam R Texas House 139 $0.00 11,591 22.92 $0.00
Williams, David R SBOE 3 $0.00 131,834 34.33 $0.00

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