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George W. Bush - 1994

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 13, 2021
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 22, 2022
Filing Deadline (Independents): June 24, 2022
Primary: March 1, 2022
Run-Off: May 24, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 6, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-City Councilor, '18 US Sen Nom & '20 Pres Candidate
Delilah Barrios (G) - Retired Medical Worker & Environmental Activist
Mark Tippetts (L) - Ex-Lago Vista City Councilman, Attorney & '18 Nominee
Jacqueline Abernathy (ASP/WI) - Grant Specialist & Pro-Life Activist
Mark Goloby (WI) - Technology Executive & '22 Comptroller Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Collier (D) - Businessman, '18 Nominee & '14 State Comptroller Nominee
Shanna Steele (L) - Security Consultant

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rochelle Garza (D) - Attorney
Mark Ash (L) - Attorney & '20 Supreme Court Chief Justice Candidate

COMPTROLLER:
Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Janet Dudding (D) - Accountant, Auditor & '20 St Rep Nominee
V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garcia (L) - Hearne City CFO

James A. Baker - 1978

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
[ George P. Bush (R)* - Lost Primary for Attorney General in 2022. ]
Dawn Buckingham (R) - State Sen. & Surgeon
Jay Kleberg (D) - Conservationist & Businessman
Alfred Molison (G) - Teleservice Representative
Carrie Menger (WI) - Rancher & Real Estate Investor

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Susan Hays (D) - Attorney & Cannabis Advocate

STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION:

2022 Election:
Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Luke Warford (D) - Political Consultant & Democratic Activist
Hunter Crow (G) - Library Technician & '20 City Council Candidate
Jaime Andre Diez (L) - Businessman, Blockchain Advocate & '20 School Board Candidate

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

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


Rick Perry for Lt Governor - 1998

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.

John Tower - 1978

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Aaron Arguijo (D) - Accountant & Coffee Shop Owner
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & FInancial Planner
Teresa Naranjo (D)


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
[ Louie Gohmert (R)* - Lost Primary for Attorney General in 2022. ]
Nathaniel Moran (R) - Smith County Judge, Ex-Tyler City Councilman & Attorney
Jrmar "JJ" Jefferson (D) - Entertainer, Ex-TV Reality Show Contestant & Frequent Candidate

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robin Fulford (D) - Democratic Activist & Stay-Home Parent

District 3:
[ Van Taylor (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Keith Self (R) - Ex-Collin County Judge & Retired Army Officer
Sandeep Srivastava (D) - Realtor, Community Activist & '21 City Council Candidate
Chris Claytor (L) - IT Program Manager, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 4:
Pat Fallon (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Iro Omere (D) - Student Financial Aid Counselor & '20 Candidate in NY
John Simmons (L) - Rancher

District 5:
Lance Gooden (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tartisha Hill (D) - Ex-Balch Springs City Councilwoman & Community Health Worker
Kevin Hale (L) - Bar Manager, Libertarian Activist & '20 Nominee
Ruth Torres (WI) - HR Consultant

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Teague (R) - Pastor, Businessman & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
[ Kevin Brady (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Morgan Luttrell (R) - Businessman, Ex-US Dept of Energy Official & Disabled Navy Veteran
Laura Jones (D) - Businesswoman & San Jacinto County Democratic Chair
Roy Eriksen (L) - Business Consultant, '20 Nominee & '18 St Rep Nominee

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jimmy Leon (R) - Teacher & Army Veteran

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Linda Nuno (D) - Healthcare Worker & Progressive Activist
Bill Kelsey (L) - Flight Instructor, Peace Activist & '20 Nominee

Tom DeLay

District 11:
August Pfluger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Trey Hunt (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Homeless Outreach Social Worker

District 13:
Ronny Jackson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kathleen Brown (D) - Attorney

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mikal Williams (D) - Attorney & '20 Candidate

District 15:
[ Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - Seeking Re-Election in CD-34. ]
Michelle Vallejo (D) - Businesswoman & Progressive Activist
Monica de la Cruz-Hernandez (R) - Insurance Agent, GOP Activist & '20 Nominee
Ross Lynn Leone (L) - Retired Federal Employee & Frequent Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Veronica Escobar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Irene Armendariz Jackson (R) - Realtor & '20 Nominee

District 17:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Jo Woods (D) - Grocery Store Employee

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carmen Montiel (R) - Realtor, Ex-Miss Universe Contestant & '18 Candidate
Phil Kurtz (L) - Retired Businessman, Musician & Frequent Candidate
Vince Duncan (I) - Custom Church Furnituremaker & Carpentry Contractor

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nathan Lewis (I) - Ex-Food Bank Garden Worker

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kyle Sinclair (R) - Healthcare Executive & Army Veteran
Adam Jonasz (WI) - Attorney, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Claudia Zapata (D) - Community Organizer & Progressive Activist

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jamie Jordan (D) - Attorney
Joseph LeBlanc (L) - Internet Content Creator, Army Veteran & '20 Nominee
Jim Squires (WI) - Marketing Consultant

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Lira (D) - Policy Analyst & Iraq War Veteran
Frank Lopez Jr. (I) - Retired US Border Patrol Agent, Army Veteran & GOP Activist

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan McDowell (D) - Accountant, Ex-HR Professional & Frequent Candidate

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

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Kolls (L) - IT Project Manager & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Maclovio Perez Jr. (D) - Radio Broadcast Meterologist

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Cassy Garcia (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Schafranek (R) - Retail Store Worker & Frequent Candidate

Martin Frost

District 30:
[ Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Jasmine Crockett (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
James Rodgers (R) - Job Recruiter & Ex-Business Consultant
Phil Gray (L) - Property Manager & Frequent Canbdidate
Zachariah Manning (I) - Businessman
Debbie Walker (WI) - Nurse

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 32:
Colin Allred (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Antonio Swad (R) - Restaurant Chain Founder

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Gillespie (R) - Writer
Ken Ashby (L) - Engineer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34 - REGULAR ELECTION:
Mayra Flores (R)* - Current CD-34 Congresswoman - (Campaign Site)
Vicente Gonzalez (D)*
- Current CD-15 Congressman - (Campaign Site)
Chris Royal (I) - Attorney, Teacher, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 35:
[ Lloyd Doggett (D)* - Seeking Re-Election in CD-37 in 2022. ]
Greg Casar (D) - Austin City Councilor, Community Organizer & Dem Socialist Activist
Dan McQueen (R) - Ex-Corpus Christi Mayor, Engineer, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Haire (D) - Retired Nuclear Engineer

Tom Loeffler for Congress

District 37 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - Current CD-35 Congressman
- (Campaign Site)
Jenny Garcia Sharon (R) - Volunteer Caregiver, GOP Activist & '20 Nominee
Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate
Sherri Taylor (WI)

District 38 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]
Wesley Hunt (R) - Mortgage Loan Originator, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Duncan Klussmann (D) - Retired Spring Branch Schools Superintendent & Consultant
Joel DeJean (I) - Retired Electrical Engineer & LaRouche Activist



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Texas (C)
Texas Democratic Party (D)
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-San Antonio El Mundo
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
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 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
Houston Business Journal
Houston Chronicle
Houston County Courier
Houston Defender (African-American)
Houston Forward Times (African-American)
Houston Jewish Herald-Voice
Houston Press (Alternative)
Kilgore News Herald
Killeen Daily Herald
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
QuorumReport.com
Randall County Canyon News
San Angelo Standard-Times
San Antonio Current (Alternative)
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonion La Prensa Texas
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 Almanac
Texas Christian University News
Texas Jewish Post
Texas Monthly
Texas Observer
Texas Tribune
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

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