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Filing Deadline (Major Parties): December 14, 2015
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): June 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2016
Primary: March 1, 2016
Run-Off: May 24, 2016

This page was last updated on September 25, 2015


Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

George W. Bush - 1994

Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)

James A. Baker - 1978

George P. Bush (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)


David Porter (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.

Christi Craddick (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.

Ryan Sitton (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.

Preston Smith


State House

State Senate


John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.

John Tower - 1978

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.


District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)/
Shirley McKellar (D) - Non-Profit Group Founder, Retired Army Officer & '12/'14 Nominee

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Ted Poe (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Sam Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Slavens (R) - Asset Management Company Owner & Accountant

Scott Turner (R) - State Rep., Businessman & Ex-Pro Football Player

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Jeb Hensarling (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Joe Barton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Collin Baker (R) - Auto Dealership Service Director
Steven Fowler (R) - Afghan War Veteran, USAF Reserve Officer & Graduate Student
David Cozad (D) - Software Engineer, USMC Veteran & '10/'14 Nominee
Don Jaquess (D) - Retired Ironworker, Businessman, Vietnam War Veteran & '12 Candidate

District 7:
John Culberson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Cargas (D) - Attorney, Ex-Clinton White House Aide, Ex-Congressional Aide & '12/'14 Nominee
Ronald Kimmons (Reform/Write-In) - Translator

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andre Dean (R) - Retired Army Officer & '98 Candidate

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tawana Cadien (D) - Nurse, Educator, Democratic Activist & '14 Nominee

Tom DeLay

District 11:
Mike Conaway (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Cole (D) - Teacher & '12/'14 Csndidate

District 15:
Ruben Hinojosa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Williams (D) - Security Company Owner, Police Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Ruben Villarreal (R) - Ex-Rio Grande City Mayor

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Beto O'Rourke (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lori Bartley (R) - Bookkeeper & Business Consultant
Regino Gonzales (R) - Retiree

District 19:
[ Randy Neugebauer (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Jodey Arrington (R) - Ex-Texas Tech Univ. Vice Chancellor, Ex-Bush White House Aide & '14 State Sen. Candidate
Carl Isett (R) - Ex-State Rep., Accountant, Iraq War Veteran & '03 Candidate

Donald May (R) - Surgeon, Farmer, Tea Party Activist & '14 Candidate

Glen Robertson (R) - Lubbock Mayor, Ex-Ransom Canyon City Alderman, Ex-School Trustee & Businessman
Tom Sell (R) - Businessman, Ex-USDA Official & Ex-Congressional Aide

Michael Bob Starr (R) - Retired USAF Officer, Iraq War Veteran & Venture Capitalist

John Steinmetz (R) - Texas Tech University Regent, Ex-Lubbock County GOP Chair & Bank CEO
Carl Tepper (R) - Lubbock County GOP Chair, Property Redevelopment Executive & USAF Veteran
Victor Hernandez (D) - Lubbock City Councilman, Attorney & Army Veteran

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Lamar Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt McCall (R) - Businessman & '14 Candidate
John Murphy (R) -

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Blatt (D) - Technology Consultant & Computer Programmer
Robb Rourke (D) - Frequent Candidate & Ex-Libertarian

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Pete Gallego (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roy Lozano (R)

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Phil Gramm - Clayton Williams - Joe Dial - Rob Mosbacher Jr. - 1990

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 27:
Blake Farenthold (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gregg Deeb (R) - Retired USMC Officer & Iraq War Veteran
John Harrington IV (R) - Ammunition Distributor
Dan McQueen (R) - Aerospace Engineer, Navy Veteran & '14 Corpus Christi Mayor Candidate

Solomon Ortiz Jr. (D) - Ex-State Rep., Non-Profit Group Executive & Business Consultant

Wayne Raasch (D) - Teacher & Frequent Candidate

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 29:
Gene Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 32:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Brown (R)

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Domingo Garcia (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas City Councilman, Attorney & '12 Candidate

Bruce Chadwick (R) - TV/Movie Special Effects Design Consultant & Conservative Activist

Bill Clements for Governor

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Walbeck (R) - Political Consultant, GOP Activist & Army Veteran

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dwayne Stovall (R) - Bridge Construction Contractor, Ex-Oil Refinery Worker & '14 US Sen. Candidate

Bob Krueger


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Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission

George W. Bush - 1994


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Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

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