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George W. Bush - 1994

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
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This page was last updated on November 30, 2023


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

Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)

James A. Baker - 1978

Dawn Buckingham (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)


2024 Election:
Christi Craddick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Burch (D) - Consultant & Petroleum Engineer
Sarah Stogner (F) - Attorney, Ex-Republican & '22 Candidate

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 House - (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)

State Senate
- (Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)


Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cody Andrews (R)
John Berman (R) - Engineer, Washington State Resident & Frequent Candidate
Carlos Garza (R) - Ex-SBOE Member, Educator, Navy Veteran & '16 St Rep Nominee
Josiah Ingalls (R) - Businessman, Farmer & Homeless Advocate
Rennie Hill Mann (R) - Glass Fabrication Contractor & MAGA Activist
Colin Allred (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-NFL Football Player
Tracy Andrus (D) - Nonprofit Founder, Criminologist, Building Contractor & Pastor
Aaron Arguijo (D) - Accountant, Coffee Shop Owner & Iraq War Veteran
Victor Dunn (D) - Workers Compensation Consultant & '22 US Rep Candidate
Meri Gomez (D) - Tax Preparer
Mark Gonzalez (D) - Ex-Nueces County District Attorney
Roland Gutierrez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Steve Keough (D) - Attorney, Retired Navy Captain & Community Activist
Soren Pendragon (D) - Artist & Socialist Activist
Teresa Naranjo (D) - Health Insurance Customer Advocate
Heli Rodriguez Prilliman (D) - Businesswoman
Carl Sherman (D) - State Rep., Ex-DeSoto Mayor, Pastor & Ex-City Manager
Sherri Taylor (D) - '22 US Rep Candidate
Thierry Tchenko (D) - Nonprofit Executive & Ex-DC Mayoral Aide
Ted Brown (L) - Ex-California State Libertarian Chair, Insurance Adjuster & Frequent Candidate
Dan McQueen (I) - Ex-Corpus Christi Mayor, Engineer, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

John Tower - 1978

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


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

Jrmar "JJ" Jefferson (D) - Entertainer & Frequent Candidate

Victor Fisher (I)

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jameson Ellis (R) - Marketing Executive, Christian Couples Counselor & '22 Candidate
Peter Filler (D) - Teacher & Realtor
Kevin Newsom (D) - Musician

District 3:
Keith Self (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Suzanne Harp (R) - Financial Executive & '22 Candidate
Jeremy Ivanovskis (R) - Police Officer, Flight Attendant & '22 Candidate
Tre Pennie (R) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate
John Porro (R) - Hospital Executive, Ex-Physician Assistant, Ex-EMT & '22 Candidate
Neil Efros (D)
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)
Dan Thomas (R) - Ex-TV News Anchorman & '22 Candidate

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

Jack Brooks

District 6:
Jake Ellzey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Buford (R) - Maintenance Supervisor & '22 Candidate
Matthew Southard (R)
Cliff Wiley (R) - Teacher & USMC Veteran
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Planner

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Pervez Agwan (D) - Renewable Energy Developer
Lakeisha Simon (D)
Carolyn Bryant (R) - Realtor
Tina Blum Cohen (R) - Furniture Company Owner, Actress & '22 Candidate
Jose Jimenez (R)
Caroline Kane (R) - Commercial Real Estate Broker & Property Manager
Kenneth Omoruyi (R) - Accountant & Tax Advisor

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

Charles Couch (I)

District 8:
Morgan Luttrell (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Jones (D) - Businesswoman, Democratic Activist & '22 Nominee

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ifetayo Simmons (D) - Teacher & Organic Farmer
Andrew Alvarez (R) - Auto Dealership Consultant, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jared Lovelace (R) - Businessman & Army Veteran
Theresa Boisseau (D) - Real Estate Broker
Keith McPhail (D) - Advertising Account Executive

Bill Kelsey (L) - Flight Instructor, Peace Activist & '20/'22 Nominee

Stefan Medley (I)

Tom DeLay

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

District 12:
[ Kay Granger (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Ryan Catala (R) - Middle School Principal, Ex-Teacher & '22 Candidate

Cary Cheshire (R) - Political Consultant & Border Security Activist

Clint Dorris (R) - Project Manager
Shellie Gardner (R) - Businesswoman & Electrical Engineer
Craig Goldman (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

Kelly Hancock (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Phil King (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Justice of the Peace & Attorney
Stephanie Klick (R) - State Rep., Nurse & Ex-Tarrant County GOP Chair

Montgomery Markland (R) - Actor, Movie Director, Ex-Legislative Aide & '22 Candidate
John O’Shea (R) - Real Estate Developer & Ex-Banker

Chris Putnam (R) - Ex-Colleyville City Councilman, Retired Technology Executive & '20 Candidate

Sebastian Gehrig (D) - Businessman & USAF Veteran
Trey Hunt (D) - Housing Coordinator, Social Worker & '22 Nominee

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

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cyrus Sajna (R) - '22 Candidate & '20 Pres Candidate

Hal Ridley Jr. (I) - Dump Truck Contractor, Artist & Frequent Candidate

District 15:
Monica de la Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vangela Churchill (R) - High School Asst. Principal & '22 Candidate
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)
Daryl Barnes (D)
Amanda Edwards (D) - Ex-Houston City Councilwoman & Attorney
Isaiah Martin (D) - Consultant & Ex-Congressional Intern
Rob Slater (D) - Chef, Restaurateur, Community Activist & Felon
Lana Centonze (R)
Ed Atkinson (I)

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Vance Boyd (R) - Rancher, Ex-Pro Bull Rider & '20 Candidarte

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

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kristin Hook (D) - Biological Scientist

Claudia Zapata (D) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '22 Nominee

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Royce Brough (D) - Physician & Ex-Community Hospital Owner
Marquette Greene-Scott (D) - Iowa Colony City Councilwoman, Attorney & Ex-Teacher

Joseph LeBlanc (L) - Internet Content Creator, Army Veteran & '20/'22 Nominee

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Victor Avila (R) - Retired ICE Agent & '22 State Land Comm Candidate
Julie Clark (R) - Medina County GOP Chair & Medical Device Sales Representative
Zeke Enriquez (R) - Hospital Administrator
Brandon Herrera (R) - Firearm Manufacturer & Multimedia Content Creator
Lee Bausinger (D) - Chemical Process Engineer & Ex-Republican
Rocco Ciappa (D)
Santos Limon (D) - Civil Engineer, Businessman & Community Activist

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Heather Burlison (R) - Digital Content Creator & Sales Consultant
Sam Eppler (D) - High School Principal & Teachers
Francine Ly (D) - Court System Manager, Ex-Legislative Aide & '22 St Sen Nominee
Al Mahesh (D) - Technical Project Manager

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Lucci (R) - Technology Executive & Mechanical Engineer
Chris Rector (D) - Retired Army Veteran & '23 Ft Worth Mayor Candidate

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

District 26:
[ Michael Burgess (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Scott Armey (R) - Ex-Denton County Judge, Financial Advisor & '02 Candidate
Clint Burgess (R) - Ex-Tarrant County Constable, Minister, Ex-Police Officer & USAF Veteran
Simon Cardell (D) - Ex-Congressional Intern & Recent College Graduate
Vlad de Franceschi (R) - Attorney
Luisa Del Rosal (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Conservative Activist
Brandon Gill (R) - Businessman, Rancher & MAGA Activist
John Huffman (R) - Southlake Mayor, Ex-Southlake City Councilman & Home Renovation Contractor

Ron Simmons (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Financial Advisor

Burt Thakur (R) - Enginering Project Manager, Navy Veteran & '22 Candidate in California
Kelvin Leaphart (D) - University Financial Aid Official & Army Veteran
Ernest Lineberger (D) - Industrial Engineer
Mike Kolls (L) - IT Project Manager & Frequent Candidate

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony James Tristan (D) - Financial Consultant, Tax Preparer & '22 Candidate

Eric "Dudeman" Loyd (I)

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jessica Cisneros (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '20/'22 Candidate 
Jay Furman (R) - Retired Navy Officer & Physician
Cassy Garcia (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide & '22 Nominee
Maria Angelita Perez (R) - '19 City Council Candidate
Jose Sanz (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Kyle Sinclair (R) - Healthcare Executive, Army Veteran & '22 Nominee in CD-20 

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

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)
William Abel (R) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq War Veteran & GOP Activist
John Anderson (R)
Abhiram Garapati (R) - Real Estate Investor, Farmer, Rancher & '20/'22 Candidate
Mack Latimer (R) - Businessman, Ex-Bell County GOP Chair & Army Veteran
Mike Williams (R) - Retired Firefighter & '20/'22 Candidate

District 32:
[ Colin Allred (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Adam Bazaldua (D) - Dallas City Councilman, Culinary Instructor & Ex-Hospitality Worker

Callie Butcher (D) - Attorney & LGBT Rights Activist
Raja Chaudhry (D) - Charter Bus Company Owner & Community Activist
Alex Cornwallis (D) - Software Engineer & '22 State Board of Education Nominee
Kevin Felder (D) - Ex-Dallas City Councilman, Real Estate Broker & '21 City Council Candidate

Elba Garcia (D) - Dallas County Commissioner, Ex-Dallas City Councilwoman & Dentist

Julie Johnson (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Zachariah Manning (D) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Jan McDowell (D) - Accountant, Ex-HR Professional & Frequent Candidate
Justin Moore (D) - Attorney

Victoria Neave (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Chris Panayiotou (D) - Workforce Management Analyst s
Brian Williams (D) - Trauma Surgeon & USAF Veteran

Nathan Davis (R) - Financial Consultant & '22 Candidate

Darrell Day (R) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Gulrez "Gus" Khan (R) - Home Healthcare Company Onwer & '22 Mayor Candidate
Clayton Chapman (I)

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Luis Fuentes (D) - Construction Contractor
Carlos Quintanilla (D) - Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Viktor Valencia-Avalos (D) - Political Consulant & '20 Candidate
Kurt Schwab (R) - Marketing Consultant, USAF Veteran, '18 Candidate & '22 Gov Candidate

Ken Ashby (L) - Engineer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Cisneros (D) - Physician & '22 Candidate
Josh Urteaga (D) - Physician

Luis Cabrera (R) - Pastor & Conservative Activist

Mayra Flores (R) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Respiratory Therapist
Mauro Garza (R) - Nightclub Owner, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate
Gregory Kunkle (R) - Musician, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate
Ann Marie Torres (R) - Kingsville City Commissioner & Iraq War Veteran

District 35:
Greg Casar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Cuddy (R) - Businessman, Movie Producer & '96/'08 US Sen Candidate in Alaska
Brandon Dunn (R) - Loss Prevention Auditor
Steven Wright (R)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Huckabee (R) - Businessman, Volunteer Firefighter & '22 Candidate
Jonathan Mitchell (R) - Pipeline Worker

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

Tom Loeffler for Congress

District 37:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christopher McNerney (D)

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)
Melissa McDonough (D) - Realtor
Gion Thomas (D) - Executive Recruiter & Political Consultant

Andrew White (D) - Investment Firm CEO, Son of Ex-Gov Mark White & '18 Gov Candidate


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)


Bob Krueger

Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission


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
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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 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
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Odessa American
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San Antonio Report
San Marcos Daily Record
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Seminole Sentinel
Sherman Herald-Democrat
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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 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

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Lloyd Bentsen - 1970


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