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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 13, 2021
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2022
Filing Deadline (Independents): August 2022
Primary: March 2022
Run-Off: July 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on August 1, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Baggett (R) - Retired Network Administrator
Paul Belew (R) - Attorney
Danny Harrison (R) - Businessman
Martin Holsome (R) - Rusk City Councilman & Front Loader Operator
Don Huffines (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Real Estate Developer

Dan Patrick (R) - Lt Governor, Ex-State Sen. & Radio Talk Show Host

Chad Prather (R) - Comedian & TV Personality
Kurt Schwab (R) - Retired USAF NCO & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Allen West (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State GOP Chair & Retired Army Officer

Julian Castro (D) - Ex-US Housing Secretary, Ex-San Antonio Mayor & '20 Pres Candidate

Michael Cooper (D) - Pastor, Civil Rights Activist, '20 US Sen Candidate & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Deirdre Gilbert (D) - Educator & Community Activist
Yomi Hardison (D) - Businesswoman

Matthew McConaughey (D/I) - Actor
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-City Councilor, '18 US Sen Nom & '20 Pres Candidate
Beverly Powell (D) - State Sen. & Businesswoman

Delilah Barrios (G) - Medical Worker & Environmental Activist
Dan Behrman (L) - Software Engineer, Anti-Tax Activist & '20 Pres. Candidate
Andrew Jewell (L) - Industrial Maintenance Technician, Libertarian Activist & '20 County Comm. Candidate
Patrick Wynne (REF) - Computer Programmer, Graduate Student & Navy Veteran

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Todd Bullis (R) - Concrete Pumping Contractor & Pro-Life Activist

Chart Westcott (R) - Venture Capitalist, Attorney & '14 St Rep Candidate

Mike Collier (D) - Businessman, '18 Nominee & '14 State Comptroller Nominee

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
George P. Bush (R) - State Land Commissioner, Attorney & Navy Veteran
Eva Guzman (R) - Ex-State Supreme Court Justice & Ex-Court of Appeals Judge
Joe Jaworski (D) - Ex-Galveston Mayor, Attorney & Mediator
Lee Merritt (D) - Attorney

COMPTROLLER:
Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Planner

James A. Baker - 1978

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
[ George P. Bush (R)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2022. ]
Dawn Buckingham (R) - State Sen. & Surgeon

Brandon Creighton (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Mark Henry (R) - Galveston County Judge, Businessman & Retired USAF Officer

Weston Martinez (R) - Businessman, Ex-State Real Estate Comn Member & Frequent Candidate
Jon Spiers (R) - Surgeon, Attorney & Army Veteran

Jonathan Stickland (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Oil-Gas Consultant

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Carey Counsil (R) - Real Estate Developer, Rancher, College Professor & USAF Veteran
James White (R) - State Rep., Teacher & Army Veteran
Earl Davis (D) - Rancher, Farmer & Ex-Police Officer

STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION:

2022 Election:
Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

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


George W. Bush - 1994

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hank Gilbert (D) - Ex-Whitehouse School Board Member, Rancher & '20 Nominee
Rosey Quinn (D)
Robert Levi (I)

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Billand (R) - Financial Planner
Rayna Reid (D) - City Community Liaison & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 3:
Van Taylor (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Blaine Hardin (R)

District 4:
Pat Fallon (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Russell Foster (D) - IT Professional & '20 Nominee
Doc Shelby (D) - Sales Representative & Ex-Teacher

District 5:
Lance Gooden (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Hill (R) - Attorney, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

Kathleen Cordelia Bailey (D) - Ex-US Depy Asst Sec of State, Political Scientist & Artist
Charlie Gearing (D) - Attorney

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) - Communications Consultant, Democratic Activist & '20 Nominee

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jafar Hajjar (R) - Pizza Shop Manager & Recent College Graduate
Roland Lopez (R) - Financial Executive
Damien Mockus (R) - Gym Owner & Personal Trainer
Tim Stroud (R) - Marketing Firm Owner & Iraq War Veteran

District 8:
[ Kevin Brady (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Rudy Atencio (R) - Self-Employed & '20 Candidate in Washington State
Betsy Bates (R) - Medical Office Manager
Paulette Carson (R) - Bible Studies Publisher & GOP Activist

Christian Collins (R) - Political Consultant, Podcast Host & Conservative Activist

Jameson Ellis (R) - Marketing Executive, Charity Founder & Christian Couples Counselor
Jonathan Hullihan (R) - Attorney & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Ryan Jarchow (R) - Recent College Graduate & Sheriff's Office Employee
Morgan Luttrell (R) - Businessman, Ex-US Dept of Energy Official & Disabled Navy Veteran
Dan McKaughan (R) - Pastor
Jonathan Mitchell (R) - Pipeline Welding Inspector
Chris Revis (R) - Management Consultant & Navy Veteran

Steve Toth (R) - State Rep., Businessman, Ex-Pastor & '16 Candidate

Taylor Whichard (R) - Willis City Public Works Director & Petroleum Engineer
Laura Jones (D) - Businesswoman & San Jacinto County Democratic Chair

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Teague (R) - Pastor, Businessman & Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Wallace (D) - Manor Mayor, Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran

Tom DeLay

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

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Putnam (R) - Ex-Colleyville City Councilman, Retired Businessman & '20 Candidate

Trey Hunt (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Homeless Outreach Specialist

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

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ruben Landon Dante (R) - Businessman, Actor & California Resident

Joshua Foxworth (R) - Businessman, Aerospace Engineer, USMC Veteran & '20 Candidate

Jeff Antonelli (D) - Businessman, '20 St Rep Nominee & '18 City Council Candidate

Adrienne Bell (D) - Educator, Democratic Activist & '18/'20 Nominee

Cyrus Sajna (D) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Mikal Williams (D) - Attorney & '20 Candidate

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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
Sam Williams Jr. (R) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '18/'20 Candidate

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

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Thompson (D) - Teacher & Progressive Activist
Jerry Ford Sr. (R) - Insurance Agency Owner, Retired Firefighter & '20 Candidate

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

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mauro Garza (R) - Nightclub Owner, GOP Activist & '18/'20 Candidate
Mark Murray (R)
Michael Stevens (R) - Educator

Jeffrey Blunt (L) - Environmental Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael French (R) - Communications Engineer & Army Veteran
Robert Lowry (R) - Physician & '14 Candidate
Marcus Primm (D) - Real Estate Investor, USAF Veteran & Progressive Activist
Michael "Smitty" Smith (D) - Rolloff Dumpster Rental Contractor
Scott Sturm (D) - Critical Care Paramedic

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Berg (D) - Businessman & USAF Veteran
Eugene Howard (D) - Brazoria County NAACP President
Jim Squires (D) - Marketing Executive

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alia Garcia Ureste (R) - Motel Owner & '18/'20 Candidate

Rosey Ramos Abuabara (D) - Medical Office Manager, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

John Lira (D) - Policy Analyst & Iraq War Veteran

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michelle Beckley (D) - State Rep. & Pet Store Owner
Derrik Gay (D) - Attorney & USMC Veteran

Candace Valenzuela (D) - School Board Trustee, Tutor & '20 Nominee

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyler Smith (R) - Dialysis Technician

Julie Oliver (D) - Attorney, Yoga Instructor, Community Activist & '18/'20 Nominee

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

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Jackson (D) - Businessman & '20 Candidate

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tannya Benavides (D) - Community Organizer, Educator & Progressive Activist

Jessica Cisneros (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

Sandra Whitten (R) - Sunday School Teacher, MAGA Activist & '20 Nominee

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Kurtz (L) - Businessman, Musician & Frequent Candidate

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Hasani Burton (D) - Businessman, '20 Candidate & '15 City Council Candidate

Barbara Mallory Caraway (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas City Councilwoman & Frequent Candidate
Shenita Cleveland (D) - Business Consultant, '20 Candidate & '17 City Council Candidate

Elizabeth Frizell (D) - Ex-District Judge, '20 Appeals Court Candidate & '18 Dist Attorney Candidate

Jane Hamilton (D) - Political Consultant & 2020 Biden Campaign State Director
Zachariah Manning (D) - Realtor, Auctioneer & '20 County Commission Candidate
Jessica Mason (D) - Nonprofit Coordinator, Navy Veteran & Anti-Poverty Activist

Toni Rose (D) - State Rep. & Mental Health Liaison
Carl Sherman (D) - State Rep., Ex-DeSoto Mayor, Pastor & Businessman
Royce West (D) - State Sen., Attorney & '20 US Sen Candidate

Tre Pennie (R) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 Nominee

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Abhiram Garapati (R) - Businessman & '20 Candidate
Mike Williams (R) - Retired Firefighter & '20 Candidate
Jonathan Hildner (D) - Political Organizer & Ex-Congressional Intern
Donna Imam (D) - Computer Engineer, Businesswoman & '20 Nominee
Christopher Scurry (D) - Attorney

Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate

District 32:
Colin Allred (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Genevieve Collins (R) - Businesswoman & '20 Nominee
Monty Markland (R) - Movie Producer, Writer & Ex-Legislative Aide
Brad Namdar (R) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher & GOP Activist
Gireon Salazar (R) - Natl Hispanic Christian Leadership Conf Director, Pastor & Navy Veteran
Gary Slagel (R) - Ex-Richardson Mayor & Businessman

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Rector (R) - Writer, Veteran & '21 Ft Worth Mayor Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34:
[ Filemon Vela (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Rochelle Garza (D) - Attorney
Jaime Rodriguez (D) - Videographer, Photographer & Communications Consultant
Ryan Trevino (D) - Mental Health Care Worker & Community Activist

Carlos Cascos (R) - Ex-Secretary of State, Ex-Cameron County Judge & Accountant

Mayra Flores (R) - Respiratory Care Practitioner & GOP Activist

Rey Gonzales (R) - Physician, Attorney, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Larry Mark Polsky (R) - Attorney
Phil Sotelo (R) - Pastor & Retired Police Officer
Ronald Mills (I) - Port Mansfield Port Director, Environmental Consultant & USCG Veteran

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Anderson Jr. (D) - College Student & Temp Agency Worker
Danielle Fewings (D) - Businesswoman
Claudia Zapata (D) - Management Analyst & Progressive Activist
William Hayward (R) - Ostrich Rancher & Frequent Candidate

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

District 37 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]
Wesley Hunt (R) - Mortgage Loan Originator, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Sarah Miller (R)

District 38 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]



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)
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
Aledo Community News
Allen American
Alpine Avalanche
Alpine Desert-Mountain Times
Amarillo Daily News / Amarillo Globe Times
Angleton Times
Arlington Morning News
Athens Daily Review
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Business Journal
Austin Chronicle (Alternative)
- (Political Section)
Austin Review
Baytown Sun
Beaumont Enterprise
Black News Online (African-American)
Brazoria County Facts
Brownsville Herald
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Canyon Lake Times Guardian
Cedar Creek Pilot
Cleveland Advocate
Conroe Courier
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corsicana Daily Sun
Cuero Record
Daily Texan (University of Texas)
D Magazine (Dallas)
Dallas Arena
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Morning News
- (Political Section)
Dallas Observer (Alternative)
Dallas Voice (Gay)
Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage (Christian)
Del Rio News-Herald
Denton Record-Chronicle
El Campo Leader-News
El Paso Times
Ellis County Press
Fort Stockton Pioneer
Frisco Enterprise
Fort Worth Commercial Recorder (Legal/Business News)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gainesville Daily Register
Galveston County Daily News
Gilmer Mirror
Greenville Herald-Banner
Groveton News
Harlingen Valley Morning Star
Hays Free Press
Hood County News
Houston Business Journal
Houston Chronicle
Houston County Courier
Houston Forward Times (African-American)
Houston Jewish Herald-Voice
Houston Press (Alternative)
Keene Star Reporter
Kilgore News Herald
Killeen Daily Herald
Kirbyville East Texas Banner
Laredo Morning Times
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lufkin Daily News
McAllen 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
Pasadena Citizen
Pecos Enterprise
Plainview Daily Herald
Plano Star Courier
Pleasanton Express
Port Arthur News
Polk County Enterprise
Randall County Canyon News
Rosenberg Herald-Coaster
Round Rock Leader
San Angelo Standard-Times
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio Current (Alternative)
San Antonio Daily Commercial Record (Legal/Business)
San Antonio Express-News
San Marcos Daily Record
San Saba County Review
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Seminole Sentinel
Sherman Herald-Democrat
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Sweetwater Reporter
Temple Daily Telegram
Terrell Tribune
Texarkana Gazette
Texas Almanac
Texas City Sun
Texas Monthly
Texas Observer
Texas Triangle (Gay)
Texas Tribune (Politics)
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

POLITICAL BLOGS:
AustinBloggers.org
Blog Houston
Burnt Orange Report
Capitol Annex
Capitol Blog
Capitol Inside
Come and Take It
Common Sense
District Sixer
Ellis County Observer
Frontburner (D Magazine)
Gonzo Muckraker
Grits for Breakfast
Houston's Clear Thinkers
In The Pink Texas
The Jeffersonian
LeftyBlogs: Texas
Lone Star Report
Lone Star Times
People's Republic of Seabrook
Pink Dome
PolitickerTX.com
Professors R-Squared
QuorumReport.com
The Red State
Rhymes with Right
Swanky Conservative
Texas GOP Vote
Texas Political Resource Page
Texas Tuesdays
Texas 21
TXElects
UrbanGrounds
Voice in the Wilderness

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