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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 April 17, 2019


Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Ann Richards - 1990

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)


Christi Craddick (R)*
- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

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


John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rafael Anchia (D) - State Rep.
Joaquin Castro (D) - Congressman & Ex-State Rep.
Michael Cooper (D) - Pastor, Retired Auto Sales Manager, Civil Rights Activist & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Amanda Edwards (D) - Houston City Councilor & Attorney
MJ Hegar (D) - Business Consultant, Afghan War Veteran, Author & '18 US Rep Nominee

Sema Hernandez (D) - Businesswoman, Sanders Campaign Activist & '18 Candidate

Clay Jenkins (D) - Dallas County Judge
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-El Paso City Councilman & '18 Nominee

Adrian Ocegueda (D) - Financial Consultant & '18 Gov Candidate

Mark Strama (D) - Ex-State Rep. & Google Executive
Royce West (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Senate President Pro Tempore & Attorney

Dwayne Stovall (I) - Bridge Building Contractor, Ex-Oil Refinery Worker & '14 Candidate

John Tower - 1978

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Culler (R) - Ex-Bank Manager & Frequent Candidate
Brent Beal (D) - College Professor & '18 Candidate

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Elisa Cardnell (D) - Teacher & Navy Veteran

District 3:
Van Taylor (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Roger Barone (R) - Investment Manager & '18 Candidate
Lorie Burch (D) - Attorney & '18 Nominee
Tanner Do (D) - Employment Specialist, Iraq War Veteran & '18 County Commission Candidate

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Krantz (D) - Festival Producer, Marketing Executive & '18 Nominee

District 5:
Lance Gooden (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Ron Wright (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Imran Khan (D) - Management Consultant, Real Estate Investor & Army Reserve Officer

District 7:
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sarah Davis (R) - State Rep. & Attorney

Tom DeVor (R) - Sales Account Manager, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate
Wesley Hunt (R) - Mortgage Loan Originator & Iraq War Veteran
Cindy Siegel (R) - Ex-Bellaire Mayor & Ex-Harris County Metro Transit Authority Director

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

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

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Pritesh Gandhi (D) - Physician & Medical School Professor
Mike Siegel (D) - Attorney, Ex-Teacher, Civil Rights Activist & '18 Nominee

Tom DeLay

District 11:
Mike Conaway (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Wacey Alpha Cody (R) - Rodeo Cowboy

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Al Woolum (D) - Retiree, Black Lives Matter Activist & Navy Veteran

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Sagan (D) - Retired Business Consultant, Vietnam War Veteran & '18 Nominee

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adrienne Bell (D) - Educator, Democratic Activist & '18 Nominee

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Veronica Escobar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Williams (I) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq War Veteran & '18 Candidate

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rick Kennedy (D) - Software Developer & '18 Nominee

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marc Flores (D) - Constuction Project Manager
Stevens Orozco (D) - College Student & Black Lives Matters Activist
Bimal Patel (D) - Physician
Ava Pate (R) - Cosmetologist & '16/'18 Candidate

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bruce Boville (D) - Teacher

Wendy Davis (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Ft Worth City Councilwoman, Attorney & '14 Gov Nominee

Jennie Lou Leeder (D) - Democratic Activist, '18 Candidate & '16 State Sen Nominee
Michael Felts (I) - Filmmaker & Travel Agent 

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Walz (R) - Helicopter Pilot, Businessman & Iraq War Veteran
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-US Foreign Service Officer & '18 Nominee
Nyanza Moore (D) - Attorney

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alma Arredondo-Lynch (R) - Dentist & '18 Candidate
John Bohlin (R) - Teacher

Gina Ortiz Jones (D) - Iraq War Veteran, Ex-US Trade Representative Official & '18 Nominee

Liz Wahl (D) - Journalist

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Biggan (D) - Research Scientist, Psychologist & '18 Candidate
Will Fisher (D) - Attorney & '18 Candidate
Crystal Fletcher (D) - Attorney
Jan McDowell (D) - Personal Concierge, Ex-Human Resouces Executive & '16/'18 Nominee
Kim Olson (D) – Ex-School Board Member, Retired USAF Colonel, Farmer & '18 Agric Comm Nominee
Steve Kuzmich (I) - Attorney

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jason Mrochek (R) - Software Developer, Consultant, Army Veteran & Conservative Activist
Carol Iannuzzi (D) - Retired Senior Contracts Negotiator & Democratic Activist
Mat Pruneda (D) - Financial Analyst, Democratic Activist & '18 State Rep Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Holguin (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Nominee

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Barbara Mallory Caraway (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas City Councilwoman & Frequent Candidate 

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Abhiram Garapati (R) - Businessman
Mike Williams (R)

MJ Hegar (D) - Business Consultant, Afghan War Veteran, Author & '18 Nominee

Omar Kadir (D) - Accountant, Dem Socialist Activist & '18 County Treasurer Nominee

District 32:
Colin Allred (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Branch (R) - Ex-State Rep.
Angie Chen Button (R) - State Rep.

Tania Burgess (R) - Paralegal & Trump Campaign Activist

Morgan Meyer (R) - State Rep.
George Seay (R) - Venture Capitalist & Conservative Activist
Pete Sessions (R) - Ex-Congressman
Missy Shorey (R) - Dallas County GOP Chair & Public Relations Executive
Beth Van Duyne (R) - Ex-Irvine Mayor & US HUD Official
Allen West (R) - Ex-Congressman from Florida & Retired Army Colonel

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ramon Romero Jr. (D) - State Rep. & Businessman

Fabian Cordova Vasquez (R)

Preston Smith

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)


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Bill Clements for Governor

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Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

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