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Filing Deadline (Major Parties): December 9, 2013
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): June 26, 2014
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2014
Primary: March 4, 2014
Run-Off: May 27, 2014

This page was last updated on October 18, 2014


[ Rick Perry (R)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Greg Abbott (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Supreme Court Justice & Ex-District Court Judge
Wendy Davis (D) - State Sen., Ex-Ft. Worth City Councilwoman & Attorney
Brandon Parmer (Green) - '12 US Rep. Nominee
Kathie Glass (Libertarian) - Attorney, '10 Nominee & '82 Attorney General Nominee
Sarah Pavitt (Write-In) - Army Veteran & Marijuana Legalization Activist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

George W. Bush - 1994

[ David Dewhurst (R)* - Defeated for renomination in 2014. ]
Dan Patrick (R) - State Sen., Tea Party Activist & Radio Talk Show Host
Leticia Van de Putte (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Pharmacist
Chandrakantha Courtney (Green) - Musician & Singer
Robert Butler (Libertarian) - Marketing Executive & Ex-State Party Executive Director

[ Greg Abbott (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2014. ]
Ken Paxton (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Sam Houston (D) - Attorney & '08 Supreme Court Candidate
Jamar Osborne (Green) - Attorney & Progressive Activist
Jamie Belagia (Libertarian) - Attorney, Ex-Police Officer & Marijuana Legalization Activist

[ Susan Combs (R)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Glenn Hegar (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Mike Collier (D) - Corporate Financial Executive
Deb Shafto (Green) - Retired Teacher, Peace Activist & Frequent Candidate
Ben Sanders (Libertarian) - Financial IT Manager

James A. Baker - 1978

[ Jerry Patterson (R)* - Lost Primary for Lt. Governor in 2014. ]
George P. Bush (R) - Attorney, Investment Consultant & Son of Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
John Cook (D) - Ex-El Paso Mayor & Ex-El Paso City Councilman
Valerie Alessi (Green) - Sculptor
Justin Knight (Libertarian)

[ Todd Staples (R)* - Lost Primary for Lt. Governor in 2014. ]
Sid Miller (R) - Ex-State Rep., Nurseryman & Rancher
Jim Hogan (D) - Rancher & Insurance Agent
Kenneth Kendrick (Green) - Ex-Peanut Plant Manager
Rocky Palmquist (Libertarian) - Farmer, Rancher & '10 Bastrop County Commission Candidate


[ Barry Smitherman (R)* - Lost Primary for Attorney General in 2014. ]
Ryan Sitton (R) - Oilfield Engineer & Businessman
Steve Brown (D) - Ex-Fort Bend County Democratic Chair & Public Administrator
Martina Salinas (Green) - Environmental Activist
Mark Miller (Libertarian) - Software Company Owner & Ex-Petroleum Engineering Professor

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

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

Preston Smith


State House

State Senate


John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Alameel (D) - Dentist, Businessman, Army Veteran & '12 US Rep. Candidate
Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez (Green) - Physical Therapist Assistant & '12 Webb County Tax Assessor Nominee
Rebecca Paddock (Libertarian) - Electrical Engineer & Program Manager
Mohammed Abbajebel Tahiro (Write-In) - College Professor, Economist & Ex-Businessman

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 Nominee

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Ted Poe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Niko Letsos (D) - Teacher
Mark Roberts (Green) - Teacher & '12 Nominee
James Veasaw (Libertarian)

District 3:
Sam Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Blair (Green) - Manufacturing Executive

District 4:
[ Ralph Hall (R)* - Defeated for renomination in 2014. ]
John Ratcliffe (R) - Ex-US Attorney & Ex-Heath Mayor

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

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Joe Barton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Cozad (D) - Software Engineer, USMC Veteran & '10 Nominee
Hugh Chauvin (Libertarian) - Construction Manager & '12 Nominee

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

Gerald Fowler (Libertarian) - Attorney & Businessman

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Petty (Libertarian) - Insurange Agent & Community Newspaper Publisher

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Johnson (Libertarian) - Commercial Pilot, Businessman & Army Veteran

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

Tom DeLay

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

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Greene (D) - Ex-Benbrook City Councilman, Construction Contractor, Army Veteran & '00 Nominee
Ed Colliver (Libertarian) - System Engineer & USAF Veteran

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Minter (D) - Businessman & Building Foundation Repair Contractor
Don Cook (Green) - Community Activist, '12 Nominee & '13 Houston Mayor Candidate
Emily Pivoda (Libertarian) - Mariachi Instructor

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Brown (D) - Mortgage Broker
John Wieder (Libertarian) - Realtor, Vietnam War Veteran & '08/'12 Nominee

District 15:
Ruben Hinojosa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eddie Zamora (R) - Salesman, Minister & Frequent Candidate
Johnny Partain (Libertarian) - Businessman, Ex-Democrat & '12 Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Beto O'Rourke (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Corey Roen (R) - Retired Army Officer, Businessman & '12 Candidate
Jaime Perez (Libertarian) - Libertarian Activist & '12 Railroad Commission Nominee

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Haynes (D) - Social Worker
Shawn Michael Hamilton (Libertarian) - Businessman & USAF Veteran
Bill Oliver (Libertarian) - Healthcare Consultant & '10 Nominee

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Seibert (R) - Retired Army Officer, Afghan War Veteran & '12 Nominee
Remington Alessi (Green) - Progressive Activist & '12 Harris County Sheriff Candidate
Vince Duncan (Independent) - Carpenter & Customer Service Representative

District 19:
Randy Neugebauer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Neal Marchbanks (D) - Retired Meteorologist, USAF Veteran & Democratic Activist
Chip Peterson (Libertarian) - Retired College Professor & Frequent Candidate
Don Vance (Write-In) - Retired Teacher & Tax Consultant

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeffrey Blunt (Libertarian) - Environmental Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Lamar Smith (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Antonio Diaz (Green) - Businessman, Ex-Nurse, Human Rights Activist & '12 Nominee
Ryan Shields (Libertarian) - Oilfield Worker

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Frank "Chip" Briscoe Jr. (D) - Rancher, Construction Project Engineer & '02 Candidate
Rob Lapham (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Executive Director

District 23:
Pete Gallego (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Will Hurd (R) - Ex-CIA Officer & '10 Candidate
Ruben Corvalan (Libertarian) - Engineer

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick McGehearty (D) - Computer Scientist
Mike Kolls (Libertarian) - IT Project Manager

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marco Montoya (D) - Retired US Public Health Service Officer & Army Veteran
John Betz (Libertarian) - Restaurant Worker, Army Veteran & '12 State Sen. Nominee

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Wiegmann (D) - College Student & Computer Network Engineer
Mark Boler (Libertarian) - Computer Scientist, Libertarian Activist & '10/'12 Nominee

District 27:
Blake Farenthold (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Wesley Reed (D) - Commercial Pilot & USMC Reserve Lt. Colonel
Roxanne Simonson (Libertarian) - Realtor

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Cary (Green) - Journeyman Decorator, Ex-Newspaper Reporter & '12 Nominee
Will Aikens (Libertarian) - Disc Jockey

District 29:
Gene Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Stanczak (Libertarian) - Businessman & '12 Nominee

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Max Koch III (Libertarian) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Eric Williams (Independent) - Journalist & Filmmaker

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Louie Minor (D) - Construction Contractor
Scott Ballard (Libertarian) - '12 Nominee

District 32:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Frank Perez (D) - Attorney
Ed Rankin (Libertarian) - Human Resources Consultant & '12 Nominee

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jason Reeves (Libertarian) - '12 State Rep. Candidate

Bill Clements for Governor

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Smith (R) - Iraq War Veteran
Ryan Rowley (Libertarian) - IT Consultant

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Susan Narvaiz (R) - Ex-San Marcos Mayor, Business Consultant & '12 Nominee
Kat Swift (Green) - Ex-State Green Party Co-Chair & '08 Presidential Candidate
Cory Bruner (Libertarian) - Businessman & '10 Candidate

District 36:
[ Steve Stockman (R)* - Lost Primary for US Senate in 2014. ]
Brian Babin (R) - Ex-Woodville Mayor, Dentist & '96/'98 Nominee
Michael Cole (D) - Teacher & '12 Libertarian Nominee
Hal Ridley Jr. (Green)
Rodney Veach (Libertarian) - Network Administrator

Bob Krueger


Texas Communist Party
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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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