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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 2023
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2024
Filing Deadline (Independents): June 2024
Primary: March 2024
Run-Off: May 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on January 24, 2023


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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)

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)
John Berman (R) - Engineer, Washington State Resident & Frequent Candidate
Carlos Garza (R)

Colin Allred (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-NFL Football Player

Aaron Arguijo (D) - Accountant & Coffee Shop Owner
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Planner
Zachariah Manning (D) - Businessman & '22 US Rep Candidate
Teresa Naranjo (D)
Sherri Taylor (D) - '22 US Rep Candidate

John Tower - 1978

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Nathaniel Moran (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Thompson (R) - Retired Fire Chief, Businessman & Veteran

Jrmar "JJ" Jefferson (D) - Entertainer, Ex-TV Reality Show Contestant & Frequent Candidate

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jameson Ellis (R) - Marketing Executive, Christian Couples Counselor & '22 Candidate

Robin Fulford (D) - Democratic Activist, Stay-Home Parent & '22 Nominee

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)

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

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cliff Wiley (R) - Teacher & USMC Veteran

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Jimenez (R)

Johnny Teague (R) - Pastor, Businessman & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
Morgan Luttrell (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Kelsey (L) - Flight Instructor, Peace Activist & '20/'22 Nominee

Tom DeLay

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

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ryan Catala (R) - Middle School Principal, Ex-Teacher & '22 Candidate

District 13:
Ronny Jackson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
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
Ross Lynn Leone (L) - Retired Federal Employee & Frequent Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Veronica Escobar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Deliris Montanez Berrios (R) - Retired Border Patrol Agent, Army Veteran & '22 Candidate

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

District 17:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
William Hayward (R) - Ostrich Rancher & Frequent Candidate

Kyle Sinclair (R) - Healthcare Executive, Army Veteran & '22 Nominee 

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Claudia Zapata (D) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '22 Nominee

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joseph LeBlanc (L) - Internet Content Creator, Army Veteran & '20/'22 Nominee

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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)
Kelvin Leaphart (D) - Leadership Coach

Mike Kolls (L) - IT Project Manager & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jessica Cisneros (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '20/'22 Candidate 
Cassy Garcia (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide & '22 Nominee

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

Martin Frost

District 30:
Jasmine Crockett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Barbara Mallory Caraway (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas Councilwoman & Frequent Candidate
Phil Gray (L) - Property Manager & Frequent Candidate

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

District 32:
Colin Allred (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nathan Davis (R) - Financial Consultant & '22 Candidate

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

Preston Smith

District 34:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 35:
Greg Casar (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Mitchell (R) - Pipeline Worker

Jon Haire (D) - Retired Nuclear Engineer & '22 Nominee

Tom Loeffler for Congress

District 37:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jenny Garcia Sharon (R) - Volunteer Caregiver, GOP Activist & '20/'22 Nominee
Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate

District 38:
Wesley Hunt (R)* - (Campaign Site)



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 El Mundo (Spanish)
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)
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
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 Local News Initiative
Houston Press (Alternative)
Vietnam Post Houston (Vietnamese)
Indian Country Today
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
Prairie View Panther
QuorumReport.com
Randall County Canyon News
San Angelo Standard-Times
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 Observer
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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