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George W. Bush - 1994

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
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This page was last updated on September 11, 2018


Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lupe Valdez (D) - Ex-Dallas County Sheriff
Mark Tippetts (L) - Ex-Lago Vista City Councilman, Attorney & Businessman

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Ann Richards - 1990

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

Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Justin Nelson (D) - Attorney
Michael Ray Harris (L) - Attorney

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

James A. Baker - 1978

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

Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Olson (D) – Ex-Weatherford School Board Member, Retired USAF Colonel & Farmer
Richard Carpenter (L) - Business Manager


Christi Craddick (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Roman McAllen (D) - Architect & Urban Planner
Mike Wright (L) - 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 House

State Senate


Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Congressman, Ex-El Paso City Councilman & Businessman
Neal Dikeman (L) - Venture Capitalist

John Tower - 1978

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


District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shirley McKellar (D) - Non-Profit Group Founder, Retired Army Officer & Frequent Candidate
Jeff Callaway (L) - Poet & Marijuana Legalization Activist

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
[ Ted Poe (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Dan Crenshaw (R) - Retired Navy Officer
Todd Litton (D) - Non-Profit Executive, Education Advocate & Attorney
Patrick Gunnels (L) - Mathematician, Marketing Executive & Trump Campaign Activist
Scott Cubbler (I) - Remodeling Contractor, USMC Veteran & '16 Pres Candidate

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
Chris Claytor (L) - Engineering Program Manager, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Jeff Simmons (Write-In) - Marketing Consultant, Ex-Journalist & Conservative Activist

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Krantz (D) - Festival Producer, Marketing Executive & Insurance Agent
Ken Ashby (L) - Engineer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate

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

Dan Wood (D) - Ex-Terrell City Councilman, Attorney & '15 State Appeals Court Justice Nominee
Phil Gray (L/Write-In) - Property Manager & '16 Candidate

Jack Brooks

District 6:
[ Joe Barton (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Ron Wright (R) - Tarrant County Tax Assessor, Ex-Arlington Councilman & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) - Journalist & Communications Consultant
Jason Harber (L) - EMT Paramedic

District 7:
John Culberson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) - Attorney

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven David (D) - International Business Consultant
Chris Duncan (L) - Law School Student

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Kurtz (L) - Businessman, Industrial Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Benjamin Hernandez (I) - City of Houston Health Dept CFO & Community Activist
Kesha Rogers (I) - LaRouche Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Siegel (D) - Attorney, Ex-Teacher & Civil Rights Activist
Mike Ryan (L) - Technology Executive

Tom DeLay

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

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

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

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adrienne Bell (D) - Educator & Democratic Activist
Don Conley III (L) - Army Veteran

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Westley (R) - Pastor, Ex-Postal Worker, Army Veteran & '16 Nominee
Anthony Cristo (L) - 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
Ben Mendoza (I) - Retiree & Frequent Candidate
Sam Williams (Write-In) - Retired Army NCO & Iraq War Veteran

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

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ava Pate (R) - Cosmetologist & '16 Candidate
Luke Spencer (L) - Oil & Gas Executive
Vince Duncan (I) - Carpentry Contractor, '14 Candidate & '15 City Council Candidate

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

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

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
[ Lamar Smith (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Chip Roy (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Conservative Activist
Joseph Kopser (D) - Businessman, Aerospace Engineer & Retired Army Officer
Lee Santos (L) - Retired Auto Repair Shop Owner

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-US Foreign Service Officer
John McElligott (L) - Oilfield Worker
S. Kellen Sweny (I) - City Department Manager

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) - Iraq War Veteran & Ex-US Trade Representative Official
Ruben Corvalan (L) - Electrical Engineer & '14/'16 Nominee

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

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Julie Oliver (D) - Attorney, Yoga Instructor & Community Activist
Desarae Lindsey (L) - Self-Employed, Ex-Office Worker & Libertarian Activist
Martin Luecke (I) - Handyman, Ex-TV Journalist & Community Activist

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Linsey Fagan (D) - Businesswoman
Mark Boler (L) - Computer Scientist & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Holguin (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Daniel Tinus (L) - Teacher, Army Veteran & Community Activist
James Duerr (I) - Life Insurance Agent, Ex-Del Mar College Regent & '10 Candidate

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Arthur Thomas IV (L) - 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
Cullen Burns (L) - Oil & Gas Accounts Manager
Johnathan Garza (Write-In)

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shawn Jones  (L) - Roofing Company Sales Manager & '16 State Rep Nominee

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
MJ Hegar (D) - Business Consultant, Afghan War Veteran & Author
Jason Hope (L) - Cook, Ex-Warehouse Worker & Marijuana Legalization Activist

District 32:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Colin Allred (D) - Attorney, Ex-US Housing Dept Official & Ex-Pro Football Player
Melina Baker (L) - Business Accountant & Community Activist

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

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dayna Steele (D) - Store Owner & Retired Radio Rock DJ


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Bill Clements for Governor

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Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

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