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Filing Deadline: December 14, 2015
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 26, 2016
Primary: March 1, 2016
Run-Off: May 24, 2016

This page was last updated on October 5, 2016


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)* - Not Seeking Re-Election ]
Wayne Christian (R) - Ex-State Rep., Financial Advisor, Ex-Country Music Singer & '14 Candidate
Grady Yarbrough (D) - Retired Teacher & '12 US Sen. Candidate
Martina Salinas (Green) - Environmental Activist & '14 Nominee
Mark Miller (Libertarian) - Software Company Owner, Ex-Petroleum Engineering Professor & '14 Nominee

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.
Michael McCaul (R) - Congressman & Attorney
Joaquin Castro (D) - Congressman & Ex-State Rep.
Wendy Davis (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Ft. Worth Councilwoman, Attorney & '14 Gov. Nominee


District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shirley McKellar (D) - Non-Profit Group Founder, Retired Army Officer & '12/'14 Nominee
Phil Gray (Libertarian)
Renee Culler (Write-In) - Environmental Health & Safety Consultant, Chemist & '12 Candidate in SC

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Ted Poe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Pat Bryan (D) - Electrical Engineer & Computer Engineer
Joshua Darr (Green) - Quality Control & Ex-Labor Union Organizer
James Veasaw (Libertarian) - '12/'14 Candidate

District 3:
Sam Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Bell (D) - Title Agency Owner
Paul Blair (Green) - Manufacturing Executive & '14 Nominee
Scott Jameson (Libertarian) - Computer Engineer, Ex-Stockbroker & Frequent Candidate

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cody Wommack (Libertarian) - Musician

District 5:
Jeb Hensarling (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Ashby (Libertarian) - Engineer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Joe Barton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ruby Woolridge (D) - Pastor & Teacher
Darrel Smith Jr. (Green) - Office Worker

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

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

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

Tom DeLay

District 11:
Mike Conaway (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nicholas Landholt (Libertarian) - Oil Worker & Anti-Tax Activist

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Bradshaw (D) - Machinist & Progressive Activist
Ed Colliver (Libertarian) - System Engineer, USAF Veteran & '14 Nominee

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rusty Tomlinson (Green) - Retired Teacher & Peace Activist
Calvin DeWeese (Libertarian)

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

District 15:
[ Ruben Hinojosa (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Vicente Gonzalez (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Intern
Tim Westley (R) - Pastor, Ex-Postal Worker, Ex-Teacher & Army Veteran
Vanessa Tijerina (Green) - Nurse & Progressive Activist
Ross Lynn Leone (Libertarian) - Retired Federal Employee & '12/'14 Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Beto O'Rourke (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Gourdoux (Green) - Progressive Activist
Jaime Perez (Libertarian) - Teacher, '14 Nominee & '12 State Railroad Commission Nominee

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Matta (D) - College Professor & Retired USAF Officer
Clark Patterson (Libertarian) - '12/'14 Candidate

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lori Bartley (R) - Bookkeeper & Business Consultant
Thomas Kleven (Green) - College Professor

District 19:
[ Randy Neugebauer (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Jodey Arrington (R) - Ex-Texas Tech Vice Chancellor, Ex-Bush White House Aide & '14 State Sen. Candidate
Mark Lawson (Green) - Diagnostic Medical Sonographer & '12 Candidate
Troy Bonar (Libertarian) - Business Consultant & USAF Veteran

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Pipkin (Green) - Nightclub Manager, Progressive Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jeffrey Blunt (Libertarian) - Environmental Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Lamar Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Wakely (D) - Hospice Care Provider, Progressive Activist, Unitarian Minister & USAF Veteran
Antonio Diaz (Green) - Businessman, Ex-Nurse, Human Rights Activist & Frequent Candidate
Mark Loewe (Libertarian) - Physicist, '14 Candidate & '12 State Board of Education Nominee

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Gibson (D) - Businessman, IT Project Manager, Army Reserve Officer & '14 Candidate

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Pete Gallego (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Ruben Corvalan (Libertarian) - Electrical Engineer & '14 Nominee

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan McDowell (D) - Personal Concierge, Ex-Human Resouces Executive & Ex-Tax Preparer
Kevin McCormick (Green)
Mike Kolls (Libertarian) - IT Project Manager & '14 Nominee

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kathi Thomas (D) - Event Planner & Democratic Activist
Loren Marc Schneiderman (Libertarian) - Businessman

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Mauck (D) - Filmmaker
Mark Boler (Libertarian) - Computer Scientist & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Blake Farenthold (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Raul "Roy" Barrera (D) - Court Security Officer & Ex-Police Officer

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Zeffen Hardin (R) - Oil Worker & Iraq War Veteran
Michael Cary (Green) - Journeyman Decorator, Ex-Newspaper Reporter & '12/'14 Nominee

District 29:
Gene Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Julio Garza (R) - Teacher & Ex-Businessman
James Galvan Partsch (Green) - Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate
N. Ruben Perez (Libertarian) - Paralegal, Retired City Wotker, Vietnam Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Lingerfelt (R) - Restaurant Owner, Ex-Educator & Conservative Activist
Thom Prentice (Green) - Retired Teacher & '12 San Marcos Mayor Candidate
Jarrett Woods (Libertarian) - Realtor, '14 State Rep. Nominee & '08 Nominee

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Clark (D) - Geographic Information Systems Professional, Geologist & Democratic Activist
Scott Ballard (Libertarian) - '12/'14 Nominee

District 32:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gary Stuard (Green) - Social Worker & Environmental Activist
Ed Rankin (Libertarian) - Human Resources Consultant & '12/'14 Nominee

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
M. Mark Mitchell (R) - Physician, Attorney, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate

Bill Clements for Governor

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)*
Rey Gonzalez Jr. (R) - Attorney & Physician

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Susan Narvaiz (R) - Ex-San Marcos Mayor, Business Consultant & '12/'14 Nominee
Scott Trimble (Green) - Teacher & '08 Nominee
Rhett Smith (Libertarian) - Accountant, Navy Veteran & '12 Candidate

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hal Ridley Jr. (Green) - Dump Truck Contractor, Inventor & '14 Nominee

Bob Krueger


Texas Communist Party
Constitution Party of Texas
Texas Democratic Party
Texas Green Party
Libertarian Party of Texas
Republican Party of Texas
Socialist Party of Texas


Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission

George W. Bush - 1994


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Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

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