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45.2 percent in a three-man race. In North Texas District 22, Jane Nelson, a Republican member of the State Board of Education from Lewisville, helped by Republican suburban voters in Tarrant and Denton counties, got 60.3 percent of the vote to roll over incumbent Sen. Bob Glasgow, a moderate Stephenville Democrat. In Sen. Bill Sims, a conservative Democratic rancher from San Angelo got 51.7 percent to beat conservative Republican state Rep. Troy Fraser of Big Spring. In Jeff Wentworth, a pro-choice Republican state representative from San Antonio got 66.6 percent of the vote to rout Carlos Higgins, a conservative Democratic Austin lawyer. In District 30, which stretches from Wichita Falls to the Panhandle, Republican Tom Haywood pushed progressive Democratic Sen. Steve Carricker but the incumbent survived with 50.8 percent of the vote. Returning senators and their progressive ratGonzalo Barrientos, D-Austin, Carlos Truan, D-Corpus Christi, and Peggy Rosson, D-El Crockett, Chris Harris, R-Arlington, and Ken Henderson, R-Houston, and Buster Brown, RPleasant; John Leedom, R-Dallas, and Teel Emmett Sheppard, legislative director of the Texas AFL-CIO said he expects the Senate to be more conservative, “but that wasn’t unexpected considering the way the judges drew the lines.” He hopes the Senate passes another redistricting bill to overcome objections brought under the federal Voting Rights Act. Texas House The 150-member House of Representatives will have 36 new members, including 20 Democrats and 16 Republicans in the freshman class, but the Democrats will hold on to their 92-58 majority in the chamber. Progressive lobbyists were hopeful, that Pete Laney, a conservative Democrat from Hale Center in the Panhandle who claims pledges of support for his election as House Speaker from 86 House members, would be more open than current Speaker Gib Lewis, who is quitting the House. The process at least is open to progressives, said labor lobbyist DeeSimpson, but “progressives still have to be masters of the process.” The new House will have 38 progressives, or those who voted the progressive position in at least 50 percent of the key votes examined by the Texas Voters Watch for the 1991 session. Voting progressive on 30 to 49 percent of the record votes were another 19 vet eran lawmakers. If, as expected, the 20 new House Democrats stake out moderate-to-progressive positions, the House will have a bare majority of 77 moderate-to-progressive members. While the business community is expected to promote tort and product liability reform, Willie Chapman of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which is fighting proposed changes in the rights of plaintiffs in lawsuits, said he expects the Legislature to be preoccupied with the state budget and school finance, not looking for other divisive issues. Exit Chet Brooks Key House races In Northeast Texas District 4, where two incumbents were paired by redistricting, moderate Democrat Keith Oakley of Terrell won with 55.3 percent of the vote over Republican Bill Thomas of Greenville. In open District 10, Republican Jim Pitts, a Waxahachie lawyer, owner of an abstract and title company, farmer-rancher and president of the Waxahachie school board, got 54.8 percent to beat Larry W. Wright, former Hill County Judge from Malone. In District 13, moderate Democratic incum bent Rep. Dan Kubiak of Rockdale was pressed but got 51.6 percent to beat Republican Roberta Mikeska. In Jefferson County District 21, Republicans’ long shot finished out of the money as moderate Democratic incumbent Mark Stiles of Beaumont got 60.2 percent to beat Kent Adams. In open District 27 Huey McCoulskey, a Richmond retired teacher and administrator, got 66.9 percent to beat Republican Mary Ward of Rosenberg. In District 30, where two incumbents were paired, Republican Steve Holzheauser of Victoria got 55.2 percent of the vote to beat conservative Democrat Tim Von Dohlen of Goliad. In Harlingen District 38, Democrat Jim Solis, a lawyer, beat Republican freshman Rep. Ken Fleuriet by 34 votes in complete but unofficial returns. In the new Travis County District 47, Susan Combs, a Republican rancher, got 65:4 percent to rout Democrat Jimmy Davis, an Austin businessman. In Williamson County District 52, Republican Mike Krusee got 51.9 percent to unseat moderate Rep. Parker McCollough ; D-Round Rock. In open District 56, Republican Kip Averitt of Waco got 59.9 percent to defeat Democrat Jay Belew of McGregor. In District 58, Republican Bernard Erickson of Burleson, who won Bruce Gibson’s former seat in a special election, kept it with 58 percent against Geneva Finstad of Cranfills Gap. In open District 63, Mary Denny James of Aubrey, Denton County Republican Chair, got Hall of Ponder with 38.1 percent in the threeway race. Libertarian Robert S. Atkins of Anna got 5.6 percent. In District 65, Rep. Ben Campell, RCarrollton, got 63.1 percent to beat Democrat Chris Michalek of Frisco. In District 81 West, a Republican safety engineer and member of the Ector County school board, got 54.3 percent to beat Democrat Betsey Ann Triplett Hurt, a ranch wife, community volunteer and former TV anchorwoman. In District 84 in Lubbock Robert L. Duncan, a Republican lawyer and former general counsel to the Senate State Affairs Committee, got 66.4 percent to beat Democrat H.L. O’Neal, a lawyer. In District 87 in Amarillo, Rep. David Swinford, R-Dumas, got 54.9 percent to beat Democrat Bonnie J. Schomp, a lawyer and part-time instructor at West Texas State University. In District 89, the Fort Worth seat Gib Lewis is giving up, Democrat Homer Dear, a school principal, got 51.1 percent to beat Republican Tom Davis, an architect with 42.3 percent while Libertarian Patrick J. Barnett got 6.7 percent. Democrats lost in District 106 as Republican Ray Allen, a Grand Prairie writer and president of American Cultural Tradition, got 54.9 percent to beat Democrat John Danish in the seat formerly held by Democrat Bill Arnold. In District 107 progressive Rep. David Cain, D-Dallas, who also was seeking to become House Speaker, got 53.4 percent to beat Republican Joe L. Granado of Dallas with 37.2 percent and Libertarian Karen Tegtmeyer of Dallas with 9.4 percent. Cain later endorsed Pete Laney for Speaker. In open Houston District 132, Democrat Scott Hochberg, former aide to moderate Democratic Rep. Paul Colbert, got 56.6 percent to beat Republican Orlando Sanchez for Colbert’s old seat. In Houston District 134, progressive Rep. Sue Schechter, D-Houston, got 51.2 percent to beat Republican Kyle Janek with 10 NOVEMBER 27, 1992