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George W. Bush - 1994

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 11, 2023
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2024
Filing Deadline (Independents): June 2024
Primary: March 5, 2024
Run-Off: May 28, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
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Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
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(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on February 28, 2024


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Clark (D) - Corporate CEO
James Talarico (D) - State Rep. & Presbyterian Seminary Student

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vikki Goodwin (D) - State Rep. & Real Estate Broker

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)

COMPTROLLER:
Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)

James A. Baker - 1978

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
Dawn Buckingham (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION:

2024 Election:
Christi Craddick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christie Clark (R) - Attorney
Corey Howell (R) - Construction Company Operations Director
Jim Matlock (R) - Retired Oil-Gas Consultant, Ex-Truck Driver & USMC Veteran
Petra Reyes (R) - Energy Consultant & Businesswoman
Bill Burch (D) - Consultant & Petroleum Engineer
Katherine Culbert (D) - Process Safety Engineer
Eddie Espinoza (G) - Teacher & Army Veteran
Hawk Dunlap (L) - Well Control Firefighter
Chris Fuller (L)

Jim Wright (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.

Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2028.


Rick Perry for Lt Governor - 1998

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)

State Senate
- (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)


U.S. SENATOR:

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Holland "Redd" Gibson (R) - Retiree
Rufus Lopez (R) - Attorney & '22 Land Commissioner Candidate
Colin Allred (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-NFL Football Player
Tracy Andrus (D) - Nonprofit Founder, Criminologist, Building Contractor & Pastor
Aaron Arguijo (D) - Accountant, Coffee Shop Owner & Iraq War Veteran
Victor Dunn (D) - Workers Compensation Consultant & '22 US Rep Candidate
Meri Gomez (D) - Tax Preparer
Mark Gonzalez (D) - Ex-Nueces County District Attorney
Roland Gutierrez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
A. Robert Hassan (D) - Businessman
Steve Keough (D) - Attorney, Retired Navy Captain & Community Activist
Heli Rodriguez Prilliman (D) - Businesswoman
Carl Sherman (D) - State Rep., Ex-DeSoto Mayor, Pastor & Ex-City Manager
Thierry Tchenko (D) - Nonprofit Executive & Ex-DC Mayoral Aide
Ted Brown (L) - Ex-California State Libertarian Chair, Insurance Adjuster & Frequent Candidate
Dan McQueen (I) - Ex-Corpus Christi Mayor, Engineer, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Alyson Kennedy (SWP/WI) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate

John Tower - 1978

John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.
Ken Paxton (R) - Attorney General


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Nathaniel Moran (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Victor Fisher (I)

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jameson Ellis (R) - Marketing Executive, Christian Couples Counselor & '22 Candidate
Peter Filler (D) - Teacher & Realtor
Chuck Benton (L) - Salesman

District 3:
Keith Self (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Suzanne Harp (R) - Financial Executive & '22 Candidate
Jeremy Ivanovskis (R) - Police Officer, Flight Attendant & '22 Candidate
Tre Pennie (R) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate
John Porro (R) - Hospital Executive, Ex-Physician Assistant, Ex-EMT & '22 Candidate
Sandeep Srivastava (D) - Realtor, '22 Nominee & '21 City Council Candidate
Chris Claytor (L) - IT Program Manager, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Roger Barone (I) - Investment Executive & Frequent Candidate

District 4:
Pat Fallon (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Horn (R) - Farmer & Navy Veteran
Dan Thomas (R) - Ex-TV News Anchorman & '22 Candidate

Simon Cardell (D) - Ex-Congressional Intern & Recent College Graduate
Mark Boler (L) - Computer Scientist & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Lance Gooden (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Moseley (D) - Heavy Equipment Operator
Ruth Torres (D) - HR Consultant & '22 Candidate
Tony Rodriguez (I)

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Buford (R) - Maintenance Supervisor & '22 Candidate
Cliff Wiley (R) - Teacher & USMC Veteran
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Advisor

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Pervez Agwan (D) - Renewable Energy Engineer
Carolyn Bryant (R) - Realtor
Tina Blum Cohen (R) - Furniture Company Owner, Actress & '22 Candidate
Caroline Kane (R) - Commercial Real Estate Broker & Property Manager
Kenneth Omoruyi (R) - Accountant & Tax Advisor

Roy Eriksen (L) - Business Consultant & Frequent Candidate
C. Vince Couch (I) - Teacher

District 8:
Morgan Luttrell (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Jones (D) - Realtor, Democratic Activist & '22 Nominee
Chase Cameron (L) - Software Analyst

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

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jared Lovelace (R) - Businessman & Army Veteran
Theresa Boisseau (D) - Real Estate Broker
Keith McPhail (D) - Advertising Account Executive
Bill Kelsey (L) - Flight Instructor, Peace Activist & '20/'22 Nominee
Stefan Medley (I) - USMC Veteran

Tom DeLay

District 11:
August Pfluger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Wacey Alpha Cody (L) - Veterinary Technician, Rodeo Cowboy & '20 Nominee
Ron Medina (I) - Nuclear Engineer & Afghan War Veteran

District 12:
[ Kay Granger (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Clint Dorris (R) - Project Manager
Shellie Gardner (R) - Businesswoman & Electrical Engineer
Craig Goldman (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

Anne Henley (R) - Retiree
John O’Shea (R) - Real Estate Developer & Ex-Banker

Sebastian Gehrig (D) - Businessman & USAF Veteran
Trey Hunt (D) - Housing Coordinator, Social Worker & '22 Nominee

District 13:
Ronny Jackson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Kolls (L) - IT Project Manager & Frequent Candidate
William Robert Cunningham Jr (I) - Remodeling Contractor

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rhonda Hart (D) - Army Veteran, Gun Control Activist & Mother of School Shooting Victim
Stephen Dudley (I) - Network Engineer

Hal Ridley Jr. (I) - Dump Truck Contractor, Artist & Frequent Candidate

District 15:
Monica de la Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vangela Churchill (R) - High School Asst. Principal & '22 Candidate
John Villarreal Rigney (D) - Attorney, Ex-Construction Contractor & '22 Candidate
Michelle Vallejo (D) - Businesswoman, Progressive Activist & '22 Nominee
Arthur DiBianca (L) - Computer Programmer, Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Veronica Escobar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Leeland White (D) - Civil Servant
Irene Armendariz Jackson (R) - Realtor & '20/'22 Nominee

District 17:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joseph Langone (R) - Truck Driver & MAGA Activist
Mark Lorenzen (D) - Physician
Clyde Garland (L) - Retiree, Libertarian Activist & '10/'22 County Judge Candidate

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Amanda Edwards (D) - Ex-Houston City Councilwoman & Attorney
Rob Slater (D) - Chef, Restaurateur, Community Activist & Felon
Lana Centonze (R) - Ex-Federal Employee
Aaron Hermes (R) - Audio Engineer, Musician, Artist & Comedian
Ed Atkinson (I)

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vance Boyd (R) - Rancher, Ex-Pro Bull Rider & '20 Candidate

Chance Ferguson (R) - Retiree
Ryan Zink (R) - MAGA Activist & Convicted J6 Riot Participant Felon
Bernard Johnson (L) - Teacher
Nathan Lewis (I) - Factory Worker & '22 Candidate

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Pat Dixon (L) - Ex-Lago Vista City Councilman, Ex-State Libertarian Chair & '20 St Sen Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kristin Hook (D) - Biological Scientist

Saer Khan (L) - Software Consultant
Bob King (L) - Nonprofit Consultant, Ex-Financial Executive & Libertarian Activist

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Royce Brough (D) - Physician & Ex-Community Hospital Owner
Marquette Greene-Scott (D) - Iowa Colony City Councilwoman, Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Wayne Raasch (D) - Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Saer Khan (L) - Software Engineer & Consultant

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Victor Avila (R) - Retired ICE Agent & '22 State Land Comm Candidate
Julie Clark (R) - Medina County GOP Chair & Medical Device Sales Representative
Brandon Herrera (R) - Firearm Manufacturer & Multimedia Content Creator
Frank Lopez Jr. (R) - Retired US Border Patrol Agent, Army Veteran & '22 Candidate
Lee Bausinger (D) - Chemical Process Engineer & Ex-Republican
Santos Limon (D) - Civil Engineer, Businessman & Community Activist

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Eppler (D) - High School Principal & Teacher
Francine Ly (D) - Court System Manager, Ex-Legislative Aide & '22 St Sen Nominee

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vince Crabb (R) - Retired Army Colonel
Matthew Lucci (R) - Technology Executive & Mechanical Engineer

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

District 26:
[ Michael Burgess (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Scott Armey (R) - Ex-Denton County Judge, Financial Advisor & '02 Candidate
Neena Biswas (R) - Ex-Coppell School Board Member, Physician & Businesswoman
Vlad de Franceschi (R) - Attorney
Luisa Del Rosal (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Conservative Activist
Brandon Gill (R) - Businessman, Rancher & MAGA Activist
John Huffman (R) - Southlake Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Home Renovation Contractor
Jason Kergosien (R) - Technology Executive
Joel Krause (R) - Software Developer & '14/'16 Candidate
Doug Robison (R) - Retired District Judge & Attorney
Mark "Big Rut" Rutledge (R) - Mechanical Contractor
Burt Thakur (R) - Enginering Project Manager, Navy Veteran & '22 Candidate in California
Ernest Lineberger (D) - Industrial Engineer & Analyst
Phil Gray (L) - Property Manager & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Luis Espindola (R) - Defense Contractor
Scott Mandel (R) - Businessman
Chris Mapp (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Tanya Lloyd (D) - Teacher
Anthony James Tristan (D) - Tax Preparer & '22 Candidate

Eric "Dudeman" Loyd (I)

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Furman (R) - Retired Navy Officer & Physician
Lazaro Garza (R) - Rancher
Jimmy Leon (R) - Teacher & '22 Nom in CD-9
Jose Sanz (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Bailey Cole (L) - College Student & '22 JP Candidate

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Casares (R) - Warehouse Manager & '19 School Board Candidate
Angel Fierro (R) - College Student
Christian Garcia (R) - Facilities Services Assistant
Alan Garza (R) - Attorney & Engineer

Martin Frost

District 30:
Jasmine Crockett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jarred Davis (D) - HR Professional
Jrmar "JJ" Jefferson (D) - Entertainer & Frequent Candidate
Ken Ashby (L) - Retired Teacher, Engineer & Frequent Candidate

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Abel (R) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq War Veteran & GOP Activist
John Anderson (R) - Retired Oilfield Worker
Abhiram Garapati (R) - Real Estate Investor, Farmer, Rancher & '20/'22 Candidate
Mack Latimer (R) - Businessman, Ex-Bell County GOP Chair & Army Veteran
Mike Williams (R) - Retired Firefighter & '20/'22 Candidate
Rick Von Pfeil (D) - Retired Corporate Trade Consultant
Brian Walbridge (D) - Consultant
Stuart Whitlow (D) - Attorney
Caleb Ferrell (L) - Manager

District 32:
[ Colin Allred (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Callie Butcher (D) - Attorney & LGBT Rights Activist
Raja Chaudhry (D) - Charter Bus Company Owner & Community Activist
Alex Cornwallis (D) - Software Engineer & '22 State Board of Education Nominee
Kevin Felder (D) - Ex-Dallas City Councilman, Real Estate Broker & '21 City Council Candidate

Julie Johnson (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Zachariah Manning (D) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Jan McDowell (D) - Accountant, Ex-HR Professional & Frequent Candidate
Justin Moore (D) - Attorney

Chris Panayiotou (D) - Workforce Management Analyst
Brian Williams (D) - Trauma Surgeon & USAF Veteran

David Blewett (R) - Ex-Dallas City Councilman & Businessman
Darrell Day (R) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Juan Feria (R) - Technology Consultant
Gulrez "Gus" Khan (R) - Home Healthcare Company Onwer & '22 Mayor Candidate
Kevin Hale (L) - Carpenter, Salesman, Libertarian Activist & '20/'22 Nominee
Clayton Chapman (I)
Ashley Tran (I)

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carlos Quintanilla (D) - Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Clint Burgess (R) - Ex-Tarrant County Constable, Minister, Ex-Police Officer & USAF Veteran
Patrick Gillespie (R) - Writer & '22 Nominee
Kurt Schwab (R) - Marketing Consultant, USAF Veteran, '18 Candidate & '22 Gov Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Cisneros (R) - Physician & '22 Candidate
Mayra Flores (R) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Respiratory Therapist
Mauro Garza (R) - Nightclub Owner, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate
Gregory Kunkle (R) - Musician, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate
Brent Lewis (L) - Maintenance Technician

District 35:
Greg Casar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Cuddy (R) - Businessman, Movie Producer & '96/'08 US Sen Candidate in Alaska
Brandon Dunn (R) - Loss Prevention Auditor
Rod Lingsch (R) - Instructor Pilot, USAF Veteran & '20/'22 Candidate
Michael Rodriguez (R)
Steven Wright (R) - Retired Police Officer
Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Mitchell (R) - Pipeline Worker
Dayna Steele (D) - Writer, Retired Radio Rock DJ & '18 Nominee

Tom Loeffler for Congress

District 37:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris McNerney (D) - Cybersecurity Professional & Defense Contractor
Eduardo "Lalito" Romero (D) - Medical Liaison
Jenny Garcia Sharon (R) - Volunteer Caregiver, GOP Activist & '20/'22 Nominee
Girish Altekar (L) - Businessman

District 38:
Wesley Hunt (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Melissa McDonough (D) - Realtor
Gion Thomas (D) - Executive Recruiter & Political Consultant
Chad Abbey (L) - Home Inspection Contractor, Investor & '20 Nominee



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Texas (C)
Texas Democratic Party (D)
Texas Forward Party (F)
Texas Green Party (G)
Libertarian Party of Texas (L)
Reform Party of Texas (REF)
Republican Party of Texas (R)
Socialist Workers Party (SWP)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Bob Krueger

Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

PRINT MEDIA:
Abilene Reporter-News
Ag Journal
Aledo Community News
Allen American
Alpine Avalanche
Amarillo Globe News
Athens Daily Review
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Business Journal
Austin Chronicle (Alternative)
Austin El Mundo (Spanish)
Axios Austin
La Prensa Austin
Austin South Asian
Austin TheRepubliq (LGBT)
Baytown Sun
Beaumont Enterprise
Brazoria County The Facts
Brownsville Herald / McAllen Monitor / Harlingen Valley Morning Star
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Conroe Courier
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corsicana Daily Sun
Cuero Record
Daily Texan (University of Texas)
D Magazine (Dallas)
Al Dia Dallas (Spanish)
Axios Dallas
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Examiner (African-American)
Dallas Morning News
Dallas Observer (Alternative)
Dallas Voice (LGBT)
Denton Record-Chronicle
East Texas Banner
East Texas News
El Campo Leader-News
El Paso Matters
El Paso Times
Ellis County Press
Fort Bend Herald-Texas Coaster
Fort Stockton Pioneer
Frisco Enterprise
Fort Worth Black News
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gainesville Daily Register
Galveston County Daily News
Gilmer Mirror
Greenville Herald-Banner
Hays Free Press
Axios Houston
Houston Business Journal
Houston Chronicle
Houston County Courier
Houston Daily News / Southern News Group (Chinese)
Houston Defender (African-American)
Houston Forward Times (African-American)
Houston Indo-American News
Houston Jewish Herald-Voice
Houston Landing
Houston Local News Initiative
Houston Press (Alternative)
Vietnam Post Houston (Vietnamese)
Indian Country Today
Kilgore News Herald
Killeen Daily Herald
LaredoBuzz.com
Laredo Morning Times
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lufkin Daily News

Reagan for President - Phil Gramm for US Senate 1984

Mabank 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
Plainview Daily Herald
Plano Star Courier
Pleasanton Express
Port Arthur News
Prairie View Panther
QuorumReport.com
Randall County Canyon News
San Angelo Standard-Times
Axios San Antonio
San Antonio Current (Alternative)
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio La Prensa Texas (Spanish)
San Antonio Report
San Marcos Daily Record
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Seminole Sentinel
Sherman Herald-Democrat
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Sweetwater Reporter
Temple Daily Telegram
Terrell Tribune
Texarkana Gazette
Texas A&M Battalion
Texas Almanac
Texas Christian University News
Texas Jewish Post
Texas Monthly
Texas Tribune
Texas State University Star
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:
KTBC TV-7 (FOX - Austin)
KVUE TV-24 (ABC - Austin)
KXAN TV-36 (NBC - Austin)
KEYE TV-42 (CBS - Austin)
KEYE TV-42.2 (Telemundo - Austin)
KDFW TV-4 (FOX - Dallas)
KXAS TV-5 (NBC - Dallas)
WFAA TV-8 (ABC - Dallas)
KTVT TV-11 (CBS - Dallas)
KERA TV-13 Texas Public Television / Radio (PBS / NPR - Dallas)
KXTX TV-39 (Telemundo - Dallas)
KDBC TV-4 (CBS - El Paso)
KTSM TV-9 (NBC - El Paso)
KFOX TV-14 (FOX - El Paso)
KPRC TV-2 (NBC - Houston)
KHOU TV-11 (CBS - Houston)
KTRK TV-13 (ABC - Houston)
KTMD TV-22 (Telemundo - Houston)
KRIV TV-26 (FOX - Houston)
KLBK TV-13 / KAMC TV-28 (CBS / ABC - Lubbock)
KJTV TV-34 (FOX - Lubbock)
KTRE TV-9 (ABC - Lufkin)
KMID TV-2 / KPEJ TV-24 (ABC / FOX - Midland)
WOAI TV-4 (NBC - San Antonio)
KENS TV-5 (CBS - San Antonio)
KSAT TV-12 (ABC - San Antonio)
KVDA TV-60 (Telemundo - San Antonio)
KCEN TV-6 (NBC - Waco)
Texas Public Radio (NPR)
East Texas Radio

Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

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