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George W. Bush - 1994

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 11, 2017
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 24, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): June 21, 2018
Primary: March 6, 2018
Run-Off: May 22, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on May 2, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lupe Valdez (D) - Dallas County Sheriff
Andrew White (D) - Investment Firm CEO & Son of Ex-Gov Mark White
Janis Richards (Green) - Sanders Campaign Activist & Russian Translator
Mark Tippetts (Libertarian) - Ex-Lago Vista City Councilman, Attorney & Businessman
Yvette Gbalazeh (I) - Marijuana Legalization Activist
Danny Harrison (I) - Businessman & Community Activist
Khurshid Khan (I) - Physician
Napoleon Madrid (I) - Frequent Candidate
Edward Nash (I)
Chioma Okoro (I)
Tony Teal (I) - Restaurant Owner & '15 Dallas County Commission Candidate
Daniel Wooten (I)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Collier (D) - Corporate Executive, Democratic Activist & '14 State Comptroller Nominee
Kerry McKennon (Libertarian) - Frequent Candidate

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Justin Nelson (D) - Attorney
Jamar Osborne (Green) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '14 Nominee
Michael Ray Harris (Libertarian) - Attorney

COMPTROLLER:
Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joi Chevalier (D) - Businesswoman & Ex-Computer Product Manager
Ben Sanders (Libertarian) - Financial IT Manager & '14 Nominee

James A. Baker - 1978

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
George P. Bush (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Miguel Suazo (D) - Attorney
Matt Piña (Libertarian) - Salesman, Libertarian Activist & '17 San Antonio City Council Candidate

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Olson (D) – Ex-Weatherford School Board Member, Retired USAF Colonel & Farmer
Richard Carpenter (Libertarian)

STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION:

2018 ELECTION:
Christi Craddick (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Roman McAllen (D) - Architect & Urban Planner
George Reiter (Green) - College Professor, Physicist, Green Activist & Frequent Candidate
Mike Wright (Libertarian) - Business Consultant & Army Veteran

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

Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


George W. Bush - 1994

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Congressman, Ex-El Paso City Councilman & Businessman
Neal Dikeman (Libertarian) - Venture Capitalist
William Barr (I) - Attorney & '14 District Judge Candidate
Carl Bible (I) - Rancher & Retired Telecommunications Worker
Marcus Gadison (I)
Jonathan Jenkins (I) - Businessman
Bob McNeil (I) - Retired Corporate Auditor & USMC Veteran
Frederical Thompson (I) 

John Tower - 1978

John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.
Joaquin Castro (D) - Congressman & Ex-State Rep.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shirley McKellar (D) - Non-Profit Group Founder, Retired Army Officer & Frequent Candidate
Jeff Callaway (Libertarian) - Poet & Marijuana Legalization Activist
Renee Culler (I) - Environmental Consultant, Wife of Anthony Culler & '12 Candidate in SC
Nicholas Martin (I)

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
[ Ted Poe (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Dan Crenshaw (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Kevin Roberts (R) - State Rep. & Law Firm Executive Director
Todd Litton (D) - Non-Profit Executive, Education Advocate & Attorney
Patrick Gunnels (Libertarian) - Mathematician, Marketing Executive & Trump Campaign Activist
Scott Cubbler (I) - '16 Presidential Candidate
James Graf (I) - '14 Candidate & Ex-Democrat
James Kelaher (I)
Chigozie Nwokeafor (I) - Filmmaker 

District 3:
[ Sam Johnson (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Van Taylor (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Iraq War Veteran & '06 Nominee

Lorie Burch (D) - Attorney
Sam Johnson (D) - Attorney

Chris Claytor (Libertarian) - Engineering Program Manager, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate 
Scott Jameson (Libertarian) - Computer Engineer, Ex-Stockbroker & Frequent Candidate
Roger Barone (I) - Investment Manager & Ex-Republican

Robert Mason (I) - Businessman, Financial Advisor & Navy Veteran

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Krantz (D) - Festival Producer, Marketing Executive & Insurance Agent
Ken Ashby (Libertarian) - Engineer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Cody Wommack (I) - Biochemist, Musician & '16 Candidate

District 5:
[ Jeb Hensarling (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Lance Gooden (R) - State Rep. & Businessman
Bunni Pounds (R) - Political Fundraising Consultant

Dan Wood (D) - Ex-Terrell City Councilman, Attorney & '15 State Appeals Court Justice Nominee
Griffin Jones (I) - Teacher

Jack Brooks

District 6:
[ Joe Barton (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Jake Ellzey (R) - Airline Pilot, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '14 State Rep Candidate
Ron Wright (R) - Tarrant County Tax Assessor, Ex-Arlington Councilman & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) - Journalist & Communications Consultant
Ruby Faye Woolridge (D) - Pastor, Teacher & '16 Nominee
Jason Allen Harber (Libertarian)
Greg Brady (I) - Business Operations Manager & Realtor

District 7:
John Culberson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) - Attorney
Laura Moser (D) - Author, Journalist & Progressive Activist
Harold Rocketto (I) - Retired Senior Project Manager 

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven David (D) - International Business Consultant
Bert Aguin (Libertarian) - Technology Support Specialist 
Chris Duncan (Libertarian)
Bradley Schuster (I)

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Kurtz (Libertarian) - Businessman, Industrial Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Benjamin Hernandez (I)
Kesha Rogers (I) - LaRouche Activist & Frequent Candidate 

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Siegel (D) - Attorney, Ex-Teacher & Civil Rights Activist
Tawana Walter-Cadien (D) - Nurse, Educator, Democratic Activist & '14 Nominee
Mike Ryan (Libertarian) - Technology Executive
Don Coronado (I) 

Tom DeLay

District 11:
Mike Conaway (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jennie Lou Leeder (D) - Llano County Democratic Chair & '16 State Sen Nominee
Rhett Smith (Libertarian) - Accountant, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vanessa Adia (D) - Teacher
Jacob Leddy (Libertarian) - Trucking Company Operations Director & '16 State Sen Candidate
Liz Fliescher (I)

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Sagan (D) - Retired Business Consultant & Vietnam War Veteran
Calvin DeWeese (Libertarian) - '16 Nominee 

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adrienne Bell (D) - Educator & Democratic Activist
Don Conley III (Libertarian)
Ethan Singletary (I) - '12 Candidate 

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Westley (R) - Pastor, Ex-Postal Worker, Army Veteran & '16 Nominee
Anthony Cristo (Libertarian) - Educator & Navy Veteran

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
[ Beto O'Rourke (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Veronica Escobar (D) - Ex-El Paso County Judge & Ex-El Paso County Commissioner
Rick Seeberger (R) - Strategic Planner
Rene Fierro (I)
Ben Mendoza (I) - Retiree & Frequent Candidate 

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rick Kennedy (D) - Software Developer
Peter Churchman (Libertarian) - Blue Collar Worker

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ava Pate (R) - Cosmetologist & '16 Candidate
Luke Spencer (Libertarian) - Oil & Gas Executive

Lori Bartley (I) - Bookkeeper, Business Consultant & '16 GOP Nominee
Don Batiste (I)
Vince Duncan (I) - Carpentry Contractor, '14 Candidate & '15 City Council Candidate
John-Paul Schmidt (I)

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Miguel Levario (D) - College Professor

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeffrey Blunt (Libertarian) - Environmental Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Robert Hostetler (I) - Gift Shop Owner & USAF Veteran

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
[ Lamar Smith (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Matt McCall (R) - Businessman & '14/'16 Candidate
Chip Roy (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Conservative Activist
Joseph Kopser (D) - Businessman, Aerospace Engineer & Retired Army Officer
Mary Wilson (D) - Baptist Minister & Ex-Teacher
Lee Santos (Libertarian) - Retired Auto Repair Shop Owner
Isaac Gallegos (I)
Tom Molnar (I) - Product Merchandiser
Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla (I) - Teacher & '14 Austin City Council Candidate

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-US Foreign Service Officer
Letitia Plummer (D) - Dentist & Democratic Activist
John McElligott (Libertarian) - Oilfield Worker
Margot Gage (I) - College Professor & Epidemiologist
Sara Sweny (I)

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) - Iraq War Veteran & Ex-US Trade Representative Official
Rick Trevino (D) - Teacher, Sanders Campaign Activist & '17 City Council Candidate
Ruben Corvalan (Libertarian) - Electrical Engineer & '14/'16 Nominee
Robert Hildt (I)

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan McDowell (D) - Personal Concierge, Ex-Human Resouces Executive & '16 Nominee
Mike Kolls (Libertarian) - IT Project Manager & '14/'16 Nominee

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Julie Oliver (D) - Attorney, Yoga Instructor & Community Activist
Chris Perri (D) - Attorney & Economist
Desarae Lindsey (Libertarian) - Self-Employed, Ex-Office Worker & Libertarian Activist
Tyson Heder (I)
Martin Luecke (I)

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Linsey Fagan (D) - Businesswoman
Mark Boler (Libertarian) - Computer Scientist & Frequent Candidate
Bryce Goodman (I) 
Shanda Krohn (I) - School Bus Driver & Cosmetologist

District 27 - Special Election - June 30, 2018:
[ Blake Farenthold (R)* - Resigned on April 6, 2018. ]
Bech Bruun (R) - Ex-State Water Development Board Chairman & Attorney
Michael Cloud (R) - Ex-Victoria County GOP Chair & Media Production Company Owner
Marty Perez (R) - Physician
Raul "Roy" Barrera (D) - Court Security Officer, Ex-Police Officer & '16 Nominee
Eric Holguin (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Mike Westergren (D) - Retired District Judge, Attorney & '16 Supreme Court Candidate
Daniel Tinus (Libertarian) - Teacher, Army Veteran & Community Activist
Judith Cutright (I) - Communications Consultant, Ex-Journalist & Actor
Chris Suprun (I) - Firefighter/Paramedic & Ex-GOP Activist

District 27 - Regular Election (Full Term):
[ Blake Farenthold (R)* - Resigned on April 6, 2018. ]
Bech Bruun (R) - Ex-State Water Development Board Chairman & Attorney
Michael Cloud (R) - Ex-Victoria County GOP Chair & Media Production Company Owner
Raul "Roy" Barrera (D) - Court Security Officer, Ex-Police Officer & '16 Nominee
Eric Holguin (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Daniel Tinus (Libertarian) - Teacher, Army Veteran & Community Activist
James Duerr (I) - Life Insurance Agent, Ex-Del Mar College Regent & '10 Candidate
Willie Vaden (I) - Ex-Ingleside Mayor, Businessman, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Arthur Thomas IV (Libertarian) - Computer Programmer & Frequent Candidate

District 29:
[ Gene Green (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Sylvia Garcia (D) - State Sen., Ex-Harris County Commisisoner, Ex-Houston City Controller & Attorney
Phillip Aronoff (R) - Physician & Honorary Consul of Hungary
Carmen Maria Montiel (R) - Journalist, Ex-Miss Venezuela & Ex-Miss Universe Contestant
James Partsch-Galvan (Green) - Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate
Cullen Burns (Libertarian) - Oil & Gas Accounts Manager

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joel Gronau (Green) - Teacher & Afghan War Veteran
Shawn Jones  (Libertarian) - Roofing Company Sales Manager & '16 State Rep Nominee

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar (D) - Business Consultant, Afghan War Veteran & Author
Christine Mann (D) - Physician
Jason Hope (Libertarian)

District 32:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Colin Allred (D) - Attorney, Ex-US Housing Dept Official & Ex-Pro Football Player
Lillian Salerno (D) - Businesswoman, Attorney & Ex-US Depy. Undersecretary of Agricutlure
Melina Baker (Libertarian)
Michael Dee (I)
Jamiel Sale (I) - Realtor 

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Willie Billups (R) - Trucking Executive & Retired Army/USMC Officer
Jason Reeves (Libertarian) - Asset Manager & Frequent Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rey Gonzalez (R) - Physician, Attorney, USAF Veteran & '16 Nominee

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Smalling (R) - Electrical Contractor
Clark Patterson (Libertarian) - Frequent Candidate
Ryan Darrell McKay (I)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dayna Steele (D) - Store Owner & Retired Radio Rock DJ
Earl Flowers (I) - Blue Collar Worker
Hal Ridley Jr (I) - Dump Truck Contractor, Inventor & '14/'16 Candidate


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Bob Krueger

Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

PRINT MEDIA:
Abilene Reporter-News
Aledo Community News
Allen American
Alpine Avalanche
Alpine Desert-Mountain Times
Amarillo Daily News / Amarillo Globe Times
Angleton Times
Arlington Morning News
Athens Daily Review
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Business Journal
Austin Chronicle (Alternative)
- (Political Section)
Austin Review
Baytown Sun
Beaumont Enterprise
Black News Online (African-American)
Brazoria County Facts
Brownsville Herald
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Canyon Lake Times Guardian
Cedar Creek Pilot
Cleveland Advocate
Conroe Courier
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corsicana Daily Sun
Cuero Record
Daily Texan (University of Texas)
D Magazine (Dallas)
Dallas Arena
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Morning News
- (Political Section)
Dallas Observer (Alternative)
Dallas Voice (Gay)
Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage (Christian)
Del Rio News-Herald
Denton Record-Chronicle
El Campo Leader-News
El Paso Times
Ellis County Press
Fort Stockton Pioneer
Frisco Enterprise
Fort Worth Commercial Recorder (Legal/Business News)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gainesville Daily Register
Galveston County Daily News
Gilmer Mirror
Greenville Herald-Banner
Groveton News
Harlingen Valley Morning Star
Hays Free Press
Hood County News
Houston Business Journal
Houston Chronicle
- (Politics Section)
Houston County Courier
Houston Forward Times (African-American)
Houston Jewish Herald-Voice
Houston Press (Alternative)
Keene Star Reporter
Kilgore News Herald
Killeen Daily Herald
Kirbyville East Texas Banner
Laredo Morning Times
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lufkin Daily News
McAllen Monitor
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Moore County News-Press
Mt. Pleasant Daily Tribune
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Odessa American
Pampa News
Paris News
Pasadena Citizen
Pecos Enterprise
Plainview Daily Herald
Plano Star Courier
Pleasanton Express
Port Arthur News
Polk County Enterprise
Randall County Canyon News
Rosenberg Herald-Coaster
Round Rock Leader
San Angelo Standard-Times
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio Current (Alternative)
San Antonio Daily Commercial Record (Legal/Business)
San Antonio Express-News
San Marcos Daily Record
San Saba County Review
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Seminole Sentinel
Sherman Herald-Democrat
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Sweetwater Reporter
Temple Daily Telegram
Terrell Tribune
Texarkana Gazette
Texas Almanac
Texas City Sun
Texas Monthly
Texas Observer
Texas Triangle (Gay)
Texas Tribune (Politics)
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Victoria Advocate
Waco Tribune-Herald
Weatherford Democrat
Wharton Journal-Spectator
Wichita Falls Times Record News
Wilson County News
Wise County Messenger

Bill Clements for Governor

BROADCAST MEDIA:
East Texas Radio
KVUE TV-24 (ABC - Austin)
KXAN TV-36 (NBC - Austin)
KDFW TV-4 (FOX - Dallas)
KTVT TV-11 (CBS - Dallas)
KXAS TV-5 (NBC - Dallas)
WFAA TV-8 (ABC - Dallas)
KDBC TV-4 (CBS - El Paso)
KTSM TV-9 (NBC - El Paso)
KHOU TV-11 (CBS - Houston)
KHWB TV-39 (WB - Houston)
KPRC TV-2 (NBC - Houston)
KTRK TV-13 (ABC - Houston)
KAMC TV-28 (ABC - Lubbock)
KTRE TV-9 (ABC - Lufkin)
KMID TV-2 (ABC - Midland)
KENS TV-5 (CBS - San Antonio)
KSAT TV-12 (ABC - San Antonio)
WOAI TV-4 (NBC - San Antonio)
Texas Cable News
KCEN TV-6 (NBC - Waco)

Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

POLITICAL BLOGS:
AustinBloggers.org
Blog Houston
Burnt Orange Report
Capitol Annex
Capitol Blog
Capitol Inside
Come and Take It
Common Sense
District Sixer
Ellis County Observer
Frontburner (D Magazine)
Gonzo Muckraker
Grits for Breakfast
Houston's Clear Thinkers
In The Pink Texas
The Jeffersonian
LeftyBlogs: Texas
Lone Star Report
Lone Star Times
People's Republic of Seabrook
Pink Dome
PolitickerTX.com
Professors R-Squared
QuorumReport.com
The Red State
Rhymes with Right
Swanky Conservative
Texas GOP Vote
Texas Political Resource Page
Texas Tuesdays
Texas 21
TXElects
UrbanGrounds
Voice in the Wilderness

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