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TEXAS

Your complete directory of Texas candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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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:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on May 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)
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)
Colin Allred (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-NFL Football Player
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)
Peter Filler (D) - Teacher & Realtor
Chuck Benton (L) - Salesman

District 3:
Keith Self (R)* - (Campaign Site)
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)
Simon Cardell (D) - Ex-Congressional Intern & Recent College Graduate
Mark Boler (L) - Computer Scientist & Frequent Candidate

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

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Advisor

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Caroline Kane (R) - Commercial Real Estate Broker & Property Manager
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)
Theresa Boisseau (D) - Real Estate Broker
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. ]
Craig Goldman (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

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)
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)
Irene Armendariz Jackson (R) - Realtor & '20/'22 Nominee

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

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lana Centonze (R) - Ex-Federal Employee
Ed Atkinson (I)

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)
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)]
Marquette Greene-Scott (D) - Iowa Colony City Councilwoman, Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Saer Khan (L) - Software Engineer & Consultant

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Santos Limon (D) - Civil Engineer, Businessman & Community Activist

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Eppler (D) - High School Principal & Teacher

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

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

District 26:
[ Michael Burgess (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Brandon Gill (R) - Businessman, Rancher & MAGA Activist
Ernest Lineberger (D) - Industrial Engineer & Analyst
Phil Gray (L) - Property Manager & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tanya Lloyd (D) - Teacher

Eric "Dudeman" Loyd (I)

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Furman (R) - Retired Navy Officer & Physician
Bailey Cole (L) - College Student & '22 JP Candidate

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Garza (R) - Attorney & Engineer

Martin Frost

District 30:
Jasmine Crockett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Ashby (L) - Retired Teacher, Engineer & Frequent Candidate

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stuart Whitlow (D) - Attorney
Caleb Ferrell (L) - Manager

District 32:
[ Colin Allred (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Julie Johnson (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Darrell Day (R) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Kevin Hale (L) - Carpenter, Salesman, Libertarian Activist & '20/'22 Nominee
Clayton Chapman (I)
Ashley Tran (I)

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Gillespie (R) - Writer & '22 Nomine

Preston Smith

District 34:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mayra Flores (R) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Respiratory Therapist
Brent Lewis (L) - Maintenance Technician & USAF Veteran

District 35:
Greg Casar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven Wright (R) - Retired Police Officer
Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate

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

Tom Loeffler for Congress

District 37:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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
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 Horn (University of Texas - Austin)
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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