2018 Texas Elections

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Texas Statewide Races

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*Incumbent                   CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

PLACEDEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER or
PARTY UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
GovernorLupe Valdez
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Former Dallas County Sheriff
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Andrew White
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Joseph W. Mumbach
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-5-17
Electronics
Website
Facebook

Jeffrey Payne
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-13-17
Businessman in LGBT community

Tom Wakely
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-13-17
Former congressional candidate, Vietnam veteran, former minister & jazz/wine bar owner
Website

Demetria Y. Smith
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-24-17
Facebook | Twitter

Adrian Ocegueda
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-8-17
Website
Facebook | twitter

Grady Yarbrough
(D-Flint)
Filed for ballot
Retired school teacher; lost 1986 & 1990 Land Commissioner (as a Republican), 2012 US Senate & 2016 Railroad Commissioner runs (as a Democrat)

Cedric Davis Sr.
(D-Balch Springs)
Filed for ballot

James Jolly Clark
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Greg Abbott*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Larry SECEDE Kilgore
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
CTA 1-8-16
Ran for Gov. 2006 & 2014
U.S. Senate run 2008
Website
Facebook

Barbara Krueger
(R-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Byron A. Bradford
(I-Plano)
CTA 8-16-17
Wellness entrepreneur & music executive
Website
Facebook

Danny Harrison
(I-Dallas)
CTA 5-11-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Yvette Y. Gbalazeh
(?-Dallas)
CTA 7-5-17
Marijuana activist
willrapforweed.com
Facebook | Twitter

Daniel Ray Wooten
(party unconfirmed)
CTA 8-8-17

Kory Watkins
(L-Lone Oak)
CTA 5-10-17
Constitutional carry activist; Open Carry Tarrant County leader
Facebook

Edward Lee Nash
(?-Arlington)
CTA 9-7-17
Lieutenant
Governor
Mike Collier
(D-Kingwood)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-2-17
CPA, former Comptroller candidate
Website
Facebook

Michael Cooper
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-9-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Dan Patrick*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Miriam Martinez
(R-Edinburg)
CTA 1-13-17
Journalist; media personality & television personality and 2014 gubernatorial candidate

Scott R. Milder
(R-Rockwall)
CTA 10-4-2017
Filed for ballot
Former Rockwall City Council; founder of Friends for Texas Public Schools
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Attorney
General
Justin Nelson
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-8-17
Ken Paxton*
(R-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
Twitter
ComptrollerTim Mahoney
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-19-17

Joi Chevalier
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Glenn Hegar*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Website
Twitter
Land
Commissioner
Miguel Suazo
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Austin attorney

Tex Morgan
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
George P. Bush*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Jerry Patterson
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Former Texas Land Commissioner (2003-2015) & state senator
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Rick Range
(R-Midland)
Filed for ballot
Alamo activist, retired teacher, firefighter & amateur historian
Website

Davey Edwards
(R-Decatur)
Filed for ballot
Land surveyor
Website
Filed for ballot
Facebook | Twitter
LinkedIn
Agriculture
Commissioner
Kim Olson
(D-Mineral Wells)
Filed for ballot
CTA 2-22-17
Retired Air Force Colonel
Website
Facebook | Website
Sid Miller*
(R-Stephenville)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Trey J. Blocker
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-30-17
Website

Jim Hogan
(R-Cleburne)
Filed for ballot
Railroad
Commissioner
Roman J.A. McAllen
(D-Denton)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-8-17

Chris Spellmon
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Christi Craddick*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Weston Martinez
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Mark Miller
(L-Dripping Springs)
CTA 5-15-17

Texas Senate Races

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*Incumbent                   CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

SENATE
DISTRICT
DEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER or
PARTY UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
2Kendall Scudder
(D-Sulphur Springs)
Filed for ballot
CTA 2-06-17
Nonprofit housing mgr
Bob Hall*
(R-Edgewood)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Cindy Burkett
(R-Sunnyvale)
Filed for ballot
P.A. 9-5-17
Not running for Congress
Facebook | Twitter
Thomas Gotcher
(?-Dallas)
Facebook
3Shirley Layton
(D-Lufkin)
Filed for ballot
Robert Nichols*
(R-Jacksonville)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
David Fannin
(?-Conroe)
CTA 11-28-17
5Glenn "Grumpy" Williams
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 1-25-17
Former CPS attorney

Brian Cronin
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-30-2017

Margaret "Meg" Walsh
(D-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
Dell?
CTA 7-5-17
Charles Schwertner*
(R-Georgetown)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Harold "Spooky" Ramm
(R-Groesbeck)
Filed for ballot
7David Romero
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Paul Bettencourt*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
8
OPEN
SEAT
Brian Chaput
(D-Plano)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-30-17
Electrical Engineer, Mason

Mark Phariss
(D-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Phillip Huffines
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-28-17
Business, twin brother
of Sen. Don Huffines.
over $2 million cash on hand
Twitter

Angela Paxton
(R-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-24-17
Guidance counselor; TXAG spouse
Open - Van Taylor* running for Congress
9Gwenn Burud
(D-Colleyville)
Filed for ballot
Kelly G. Hancock*
(R-N. Richland Hills)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
10Allison Campolo
(D-Euless)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-7-17
Scientist, teaching asst

Beverly Powell
(D-Burleson)
Filed for ballot
Real estate developer, Texas Wesleyan school board
CTA 6-3-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Kimberly Emery
(D-Ovilla)
Filed for ballot
Konni Burton*
(R-Colleyville)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
14Kirk Watson*
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
George W. Hindman
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
15John Whitmire*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Damian LaCroix
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Twitter | Twitter

Henry G. "Hang" Segelke
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Randy Orr
(R-Channelview)
Filed for ballot
16Joseph Bogen
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Criminal defense attorney; precinct chair
CTA 5-8-17

Nathan Johnson
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 4-10-17
Business
Don Huffines*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
17Fransheneka "Fran" Watson
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-3-17
Attorney
LinkedIn | Tumblr

Ahmad R. Hassan
(D-Katy)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-24-17
Mortgage Broker; past races as both (D) and (R)

Rita Lucido
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Joan Huffman*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Kristin Tassin
(R-Missouri City)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-24-17
Fort Bend ISD Board Pres.
Lauren LaCount
(L-Richwood)
CTA 10-15-17
Pet resort owner & groomer
Facebook
23Royce West*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
Samuel Todd Russell
(?-Dallas)
CTA 10-12-17
25Steven Kling
(D-Dripping Springs)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-29-17
Retired Army Reserve

Jack Guerra
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-1-17
Dem. PCT Chair
Donna Campbell*
(R-New Braunfels)
Filed for ballot
Not running for Congress
Profile
Twitter

Shannon McClendon
(R-Dripping Springs)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-19-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter
30Kevin G. Lopez
(D-Bridgeport)
Filed for ballot
Craig Estes*
(R-Wichita Falls)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Pat Fallon
(R-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
Announced 9-5-17
CEO, Virtus Apparel
Profile
Twitter

Craig Carter
(R-Nocona)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-27-17
Church restorer
Keely Gilchriest Briggs
(?-Denton)
CTA 11-30-17
31Kel Seliger*
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Mike Canon
(R-Midland)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-6-2017
Atty., former
Midland mayor,
ran against
Seliger in 2014

Victor E. Leal
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-28-17
Restaurateur; former Muleshoe mayor; lost 2010 HD87 primary to Four Price
Canon ran against Seliger in 2014. Leal ran against Price in 2010.
1Bryan Hughes*
(R-Mineola)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
4Brandon Creighton*
(R-Conroe)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
6Sylvia R. Garcia*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020. Running for Congress.
11Larry Taylor*
(R-Friendswood)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
12Jane Nelson*
(R-Flower Mound)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
13Borris L. Miles*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
18Lois W. Kolkhorst*
(R-Brenham)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
19Carlos I. Uresti*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
20Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa*
(D-McAllen)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
21Judith Zaffirini*
(D-Laredo)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
22Brian Birdwell*
(R-Granbury)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
24Dawn Buckingham*
(R-Lakeway)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
26Jose Menendez*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
27Eddie Lucio*
(D-Brownsville)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
28Charles Perry*
(R-Lubbock)
Profile
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.
29Jose R. Rodriguez*
(D-El Paso)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Not on 2018
ballot. Term
expires 2020.

 

Texas House Races

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*Incumbent                   CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

HOUSE
DISTRICT
DEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER or
PARTY UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
1Gary VanDeaver* 
(R-New Boston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
2Bill Brannon
(D-Sulphur Springs)
Filed for ballot
Dan Flynn*
(R-Van)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Bryan L. Slaton
(R-Royse City)
Filed for ballot
Financial services
2016 run against Rep. Flynn
Website
3Lisa Seger
Filed for ballot
(D-Waller)
Farmer
Website
Facebook
Cecil Bell Jr.*
(R-Magnolia)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
4
OPEN
SEAT
Eston Williams
(D-Mabank)
Filed for ballot
No CTA at filing
Website
Facebook | Twitter


Marty Reid
(R-Forney)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-24-2017
Pastor, Trinity Family Church

Stuart K. Spitzer
(R-Kaufman)
Filed for ballot
Former State Rep.

Ashley McKee
(R-Eustace)
Filed for ballot
Attorney & title company owner
Website
Facebook

Earl Brunner
(R-Gun Barrel City)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-2-17

Keith Bell
(R-Forney)
Filed for ballot
Dennis A. Miller
(L-Brownsboro)
CTA 11-15-17
Lance Gooden* running for Hensarling CD5 seat
5William "Bill" Liebbe
(D-Lindale)
Filed for ballot
Cole Hefner*
(R-Mt. Pleasant)
Filed for ballot
Profile
6Yolanda Prince
(D-Tyler)
Filed for ballot
Matt Schaefer*
(R-Tyler)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Ted Kamel
(R-Tyler)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-8-17
Senior Auditor at Muniservices LLC
Facebook
Neal A. Katz
(I-Tyler)
CTA 11-9-17
7Jay Dean*
(R-Longview)
Filed for ballot
Profile
8
OPEN
SEAT
Wesley Ratcliff
(D-Oakwood)

Michael Stackhouse
(D-Azle)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-17-17
Real estate agent
CTA 11-30-17
Thomas McNutt
(R-Corsicana)
Filed for ballot
VP, Collin Street Bakery
Website
Facebook | Twitter

Cody Harris
(R-Palestine)
Filed for ballot
Real estate broker
CTA 11-7-17

Linda Timmerman
(R-Streetman)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11/20/17
Dean of Fine Arts, Navaro College
Byron C. Cook* (R-Corsicana) retiring
9Chris Paddie*
(R-Marshall)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Garrett Boersma
(R-Marshall)
Filed for ballot
Commercial lender; President, Commercial Resources of Marshall
CTA 10-1-17
10Kimberly Faith Emery
(D-Ovilla)
Filed for ballot
John Wray*
(R-Waxahachie)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Matthias J. Savino
(L-Seven Points)
CTA 9-7-17
Facebook
11Alec A. Johnson
(D-Nacogdoches)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-29-17
Travis Clardy*
(R-Nacogdoches)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Danny Ward
(R-Alto)
Filed for ballot
Former Marine
CTA 6-29-17
12Marianne K. Arnold
(D-Kurten)
Filed for ballot
Retired, former bookkeeper, horticulturist & lab researcher
CTA 7-6-17
Website | Facebook

Chris Miller
(D-Waco)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-1-17
Investigator, Daniel Stark Law PC
Facebook
Kyle Kacal*
(R-College Station)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
13
OPEN
SEAT
Cecil R. Webster, Sr.
(D-Carmine)
Filed for ballot
David K. Stall
(R-Fayetteville)
Filed for ballot

Marc S. Young
(R-Sealy)
Filed for ballot

Ben Leman
(R-Anderson)
Filed for ballot
Former Grimes County Judge; Chair, Texans Against Light Rail

Jill Wolfskill
(R-Bellville)
Filed for ballot

Daniel McCarthy
(R-Brenham)
Filed for ballot
Leighton Schubert* not running for re-election
14Joshua A. "Josh" Wilkinson
(D-Bryan)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-26-17
Local party officer

Alex Vidal
(D-College Station)
Filed for ballot
John Raney*
(R-College Station)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Sarah E. Laningham
(R-College Station)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-7-17
Founder, Streamride Shuttle Service
May also be running for US seat CD17 but has not filed in that race

Rick Davis
(R-Bryan)
Filed for ballot
Attorney; former Brazos County district judge

Jeston Texeira
(R-College Station)
Filed for ballot
15
OPEN
SEAT
Lorena Perez McGill
(D-The Woodlands)
Filed for ballot
Steve Toth
(R-Conroe)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-31-17
Former Rep.

Mary J. "Jackie" Waters
(R-The Woodlands)
Filed for ballot
Educator, GOP activist
CTA 8-17-17
Mark Keough* not seeking re-election. Running for Montgomery County judge.
16Richard M. "Mike" Midler
(D-Conroe)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-1-17
Will Metcalf*
(R-Conroe)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
17Michelle Ryan
(D-Bastrop)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-16-17
John Cyrier*
(R-Lockhart)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
18Frederick "Fred" Lemond
(D-Liberty)
Filed for ballot
Ernest Bailes*
(R-Coldspring)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Emily K. Cook
(R-Liberty)
Filed for ballot
General Counsel, Texas Right to Life
19Sherry Ann Williams
(D-Sour Lake)
News reporter
CTA 4-7-17
Filed for ballot
James White*
(R-Hillister)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

20Stephen M. Wyman
(D-Georgetown)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-13-17
Lost HD20 General Election (2014), CD31 (2012) & SD5 (2006, 2010)

Terry Wilson*
(R-Marble Falls)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
21Dade Phelan*
(R-Beaumont)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
22Joe Deshotel*
(D-Beaumont)
Filed for ballot
Twitter
23Amanda "Gail" Jamrok
(D-Galveston)
Filed for ballot
Wayne Faircloth*
(R-Galveston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Mayes Middleton
(R-Wallisville)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-2-17
24John Y. Phelps
(D-League City)
Filed for ballot
Greg Bonnen*
(R-Friendswood)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
25Dennis Bonnen*
(R-Angleton)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending

Damon Rambo
(R-Markham)
Filed for ballot
Pastor, First Baptist
Church, Markham
CTA 5-26-17
26L. Sarah DeMerchant
(D-Sugar Land)
Filed for ballot
Securities Officer for software development company
CTA 7-5-17
Rick Miller*
(R-Sugar Land)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
27Ron Reynolds*
(D-Missouri City)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Wilvin Carter
(D-Missouri City)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-10-17
Attorney; former Asst AG, Law Enforcement Defense Division; former Asst Fort Bend County D.A.; Law Offices of Wilson J. Carter PC
28Durward White
(D-Katy)
Filed for ballot

Meghan Scoggins
(D-Katy)
Filed for ballot
John Zerwas*
(R-Richmond)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
29Dylan Forbis
(D-Pearland)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-27-17

James P. Presley
(D-Pearland)
Filed for ballot
Ed Thompson*
(R-Pearland)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
30Robin R. Hayter
(D-Yoakum)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-18-17
Geospatial analyst, frmr Victoria County Lib. Pty. Chair
Facebook | Twitter
Geanie W. Morrison*
(R-Victoria)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
31Ryan Guillen*
(D-Rio Grande City)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Ana Lisa Garza
(D-Rio Grande City)
Judge, District 229
CTA 3-1-17
Filed for ballot
32Todd Hunter*
(R-Corpus Christi)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
33Justin Holland*
(R-Rockwall)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Laura Gunn
(R-Frisco)
CTA 11-13-17
Filed for ballot
34Abel Herrero*
(D-Robstown)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Chris Hale
(R-Corpus Christi)
Filed for ballot
35Oscar Longoria*
(D-Mission)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
36Sergio Muñoz* 
(D-Palmview)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
Arnoldo Alonso
(?-?)
37René O. Oliveira*
(D-Brownsville)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Alex Dominguez
(D-Brownsville)
Filed for ballot

Arturo Alonzo
(D-Brownsville)
Filed for ballot
38Eddie Lucio III* 
(D-Brownsville)
Profile
Twitter
Filed for ballot
39Armando Martinez* 
(D-Weslaco)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
40Terry Canales* 
(D-Edinburg)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
41Bobby Guerra* 
(D-Mission)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Michael L. Pinkard, Jr.
(D-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
No CTA at filing
Teacher & coach
Hilda Garza DeShazo
(R-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
42Richard Peña Raymond*
(D-Laredo)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
Luis F. De La Garza
(R-Laredo)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-10-17
43Dee Ann Torres Miller
(D-Portland)
Filed for ballot
J.M. Lozano* 
(R-Kingsville)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
44John D. Rodgers
(D-Cibolo)
Filed for ballot
John Kuempel* 
(R-Seguin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
45
OPEN
SEAT
Erin Zwiener
(D-Driftwood)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-20-17

Les Carnes
(D-Driftwood)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-13-17

Rebecca Bell-Metereau
(D-San Marcos)
Filed for ballot
Amy Lea S.J. Akers
(R-San Marcos)
Filed for ballot
Attorney, Senior Counsel, McCullough Sudan PLLC; Attorney & Mediator, The Akers Law Firm; Dist 7 Dir., Pedernales Elec. Coop.
Facebook

Ken Strange
(R-WImberley)
Filed for ballot
EMS Director, Wimberley ISD School Board Trustee, small business owner, Air Force Veteran
Website
Facebook

Amber Elissa Pearce
(R-Cypress Mill)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-10-17

Austin Talley
(R-San Marcos)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-20-17
Website
Twitter

Naomi Narvaiz
(R-San Marcos)
Filed for ballot
Jason Isaac* not running for re-election; running for CD21
46Dawnna M. Dukes* 
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Sheryl Cole
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Attorney, accountant, frmr Austin City Council 10 yrs

Ana Cortez
(D-Manor)
Filed for ballot
Manor ISD trustee, health care consultant

Jose "Chito" Vela
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Immigration attorney, Walker Gates Vela; frmr Asst AG, Open Records Division

Casetra "Casey" McKinney
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Senior Consultant, Government Services Oracle Gold Partner 8a Stars Ii Prime Contractor, COGENT Infotech Corporation
CTA 9-7-17

Warren Baker
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Gabriel Nila
(R-Manor)
Filed for ballot
47Sheri Soltes
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Trial attorney; Service Dogs, Inc. founder
CTA 6-6-17
Twitter

Vikki Goodwin
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 2-21-17
Twitter

William R. "Will" Simpson
(D-Leander)
CTA 6-12-17
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook

G. Elaina Fowler
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
LinkedIn

Candace A. Aylor
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-20-17
RN, MH advocate
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Paul Workman*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile

Jay Wiley
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Website
Twitter

Patricia L. Vredevelt
(R-Bee Cave)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-5-17
48Donna Howard*
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
49Gina Hinojosa* 
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Kyle Austin
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
50Celia Israel* 
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
51Eddie Rodriguez* 
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
52
OPEN
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James Talarico
(D-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-21-17
Non-Prof. Director, former teacher
Facebook | Twitter
Jeremy Story
(R-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-26-17
RPT State Chaplain

Christopher L. Ward
(R-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-14-17
Medical Researcher
Facebook

Cynthia Flores
(R-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
Case mgr, Round Rock Area Serving Center
CTA 9-25-17
Website
Larry Gonzales* (R-Round Rock) not seeking re-election

53Joe P. Herrera
(D-Natalia)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-8-17

Stephanie Lochte Ertel
(D-Mountain Home)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-10-15
Website
Facebook
Andrew Murr* 
(R-Junction)
Filed for ballot
Profile
54Kathy Richerson
(D-Killeen)
Filed for ballot
Scott Cosper* 
(R-Killeen)
Filed for ballot
Profile

Brad Buckley
(R-Killeen)
Filed for ballot
Veterinarian
CTA 9-5-17

Larry S. Smith
(R-Killeen)
Filed for ballot
Ran in 2016 HD54 Primary; lost 2014 general election for CD34
Website
Facebook
55Hugh Shine* 
(R-Temple)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Brandon Hall
(R-Temple)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-12-17
Software engineer, IBM
LinkedIn | Facebook

Christopher "C.J." Grisham
(R-Temple)
Filed for ballot
Founder, Open Carry Texas, retired Army First Sergeant
Website
Facebook | Twitter
56Katherine Turner-Pearson
(D-Woodway)
Filed for ballot
Archaeologist, TAMU Professor
CTA 8-23-17
Facebook

Randy Bates
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-7-15
Lost 2016 Dem. Primary run
Website
Facebook
Charles "Doc" Anderson*
(R-Waco)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
57Jason Rogers
(D-Lufkin)
Filed for ballot
Trent Ashby* 
(R-Lufkin)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
58DeWayne Burns* 
(R-Cleburne)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
59J.D. Sheffield* 
(R-Gatesville)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Chris Evans
(R-Dublin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-19-17
60Mike Lang*
(R-Granbury)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Gregory Risse
(R-Coleman)
Filed for ballot

Jim Largent
(R-Granbury)
Filed for ballot
61Phil King*
(R-Weatherford)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Also running for Speaker
Twitter
62
OPEN
SEAT
Valerie Hefner
(D-Sherman)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-25-17
Exec. Asst.
Website
Facebook
Brent Lawson
(R-Van Alstyne)
Filed for ballot
Electrical engineer
CTA 7-31-17
Lost run against U.S. Rep Ralph Hall (2014)

Kevin Couch
(R-Sherman)
Filed for ballot
Sherman Cty Council
Creative consultant; CBC Creative
CTA 8-16-17
Facebook
Professional site

Reginald Smith
(R-Sherman)
Chair, Grayson County GOP
Filed for ballot CTA 9-7-17
David L. Schaab
(L-Tom Bean)
CTA 10-3-17
Facebook
Larry Phillips* (R-Sherman) not seeking reelection
63Laurie Haines
(D-Flower Mound)
Filed for ballot

Richard Wolf
(D-Flower Mound)
Filed for ballot
Tan Parker*
(R-Flower Mound)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
64Matt Farmer
(D-Denton)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-12-17
Self described folk singer, pizza maker
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Instagram

Andrew D. Morris
(D-Argyle)
Filed for ballot
Tech
CTA 7-3-17

Mateo "Mat" Pruneda
(D-Denton)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-15-17
Facebook
Lynn Stucky*
(R-Denton)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Mark Roy
(R-Sanger)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-21-17
Retired Marine
65Michelle Beckley
(D-Carrollton)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-5-17
Ron Simmons*
(R-Carrollton)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Kevin L. Simmons
(R-Plano)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-27-17
66Sharon Hirsch
(D-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Office manager
CTA 7-24-17

Shane Piel
(D-?)
Matt Shaheen*
(R-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
67Sarah Depew
(D-Plano)
CTA 5-2-17
Filed for ballot

Matthew Lagos
(D-Plano)
Health insurance broker
CTA 7-16-17
Jeff Leach*
(R-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Maleha Hameed
(?-Parker)
CTA 12-1-17
68Drew Springer*
(R-Muenster)
Filed for ballot
Twitter
69James Frank*
(R-Wichita Falls)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitterk
70Julie Luton
(D-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-25-17
Facebook
Scott Sanford*
(R-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
Twitter
71Samuel T. "Sam" Hatton
(D-Abilene)
Filed for ballot
Stan Lambert*
(R-Abilene)
Filed for ballot
Profile
72Drew Darby*
(R-San Angelo)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
73Stephanie Phillips
(D-Canyon Lake)
Filed for ballot
Kyle Biedermann*
(R-Fredericksburg)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Dave Campbell
(R-Fredericksburg)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-27-17
Owns mfg facility, Heartland Enterprises
74Alfonso Poncho Nevárez*
(D-Eagle Pass)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
75Mary Gonzalez* 
(D-Clint)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

MarySue Femath
(D-Ysleta del Sur)
Filed for ballot
Tribal Empowerment Director, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
CTA 10-11-17
Facebook
76Cesar Blanco* 
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
77Evelina "Lina" Ortega* 
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
78Joe Moody* 
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twittero
Jeffrey A. Lane
(R-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-1-17
79Joe Pickett* 
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
80Tracy O. King*
(D-Batesville)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
81Armando Gamboa
(D-Odessa)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-5-17
Brooks Landgraf*
(R-Odessa)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
82Spencer Bounds
(D-Midland)
Filed for ballot
Tom Craddick*
(R-Midland)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
83Drew Landry
(D-Lubbock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-8-17
Dustin Burrows*
(R-Lubbock)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
84Samantha C. Fields
(D-Lubbock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-22-17
Tejana progressive activist
Twitter

Austin Carrizales
(D-Lubbock)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-27-17
Attorney
John Frullo*
(R-Lubbock)
Profile Pending
Twitter
85Jennifer Cantu
(D-Rosenberg)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-2-17
Dem. PCT Chair
Phil Stephenson*
(R-Wharton)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
86Mike Purcell
(D-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
John Smithee*
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
87Four Price*
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

D. Drew Brassfield
(R-Panhandle)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-1-17
Fritch city manager
88Ezekiel Barron
(D-Hart)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-28-17
Ken King*
(R-Canadian)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Jason B. Huddleston
(R-Perryton)
Filed for ballot
Insurance agent
CTA 8-22-17

Richard Beyea
(R-Perryton)
Filed for ballot
89
OPEN
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Ray Ash
(D-Plano)
Filed for ballot
Candace T. Noble
(R-Lucas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-1-17
Heads SD8 Rep. Exec. Committee

John Payton
(R-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
Jodie Laubenberg* not seeking reelection
90Ramon Romero, Jr.*
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
91Jeromey D. Sims
(D-North Richland Hills)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-31-17
Stephanie Klick*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
92Steve Riddell
(D-Bedford)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-24-17

Nancy Bean
(D-?)
Jonathan Stickland*
(R-Bedford)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
93Nancy Bean
(D-Arlington)
Filed for ballot

Nisha Matthews
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Matt Krause*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
Nisha Matthews
(?-?)
94Finnigan Jones
(D-Arlington)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-10-17
Non-profit director, Trans-Cendence International
Facebook
Tony Tinderholt*
(R-Arlington)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Website | Facebook

95Nicole Collier*
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
96Ryan E. Ray
(D-Haltom City)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-1-17
Bill Zedler*
(R-Arlington)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
97Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-22-17
Craig Goldman*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
98Mica Ringo
(D-Colleyville)
Filed for ballot
CTA 2-21-17
Giovanni Capriglione*
(R-Southlake)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Armin Mizani
(R-Keller)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-18-17
Keller City Council; NE Tarrant Tea Party
Website
Facebook
99Michael Stackhouse
(D-Azle)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-17-17
Real estate agent
Charlie Geren*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Bo French
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook | Twitter
100Eric Johnson*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Twitter

Sandra Crenshaw
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
101Chris Turner*
(D-Grand Prairie)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

102Ana-Maria Ramos
(D-Richardson)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-2-17
Linda Koop*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Scott T. Kilgore
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-25-17

Chad Carnahan
(R-Richardson)
Filed for ballot
FILED
D target. Clinton by 9.6.
103Rafael Anchia*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Matthew S. "Matt" Green
(?-Dallas)
CTA 11-28-17
104Roberto R. Alonzo*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending

Jessica Gonzalez
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-28-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter

John W. McBee
(?-Cedar Hill)
CTA 12-1-17
105Thresa "Terry" Meza
(D-Irving)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-28-17
Website
Facebook

Michael Rhea
(D-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-28-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter

A.D. Jenkins
(D-Irving or Grand Prairie)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-18-17
Rodney Anderson*
(R-Grand Prairie)
Filed for ballot
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Dinesh Mali
(R-Irving)
Filed for ballot
CTA unavailable
D target. Clinton by 8.5.
106
OPEN
SEAT
Ramona L. Thompson
(D-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-23-17
"Loan Lady" mortgages

Michael Rhea
(D-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
Clinton A. Bedsole
(R-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-11-17
President Epic Carts LLC
Twitter | Facebook

Jared L. Patterson
(R-Frisco)
Filed for ballot
Businessman
CTA 8-17-17
HD112 run in (2014)
Website
Facebook
Pat Fallon* challenging Sen. Estes in SD30
107Victoria Neave*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Deanna Maria Metzger
(R-Mesquite)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-22-17
108William "Zac" Duffy
(D-Dallas)
FILED
Filed for ballot
Attorney IP
CTA 3-1-17

Joanna Cattanach
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-6-17
Educator
Morgan Meyer*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
D target district. Clinton by 6.3.

109
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SEAT
Deshaundra L. Jones
(D-DeSoto)
Filed for ballot
CTA 12-4-17

Carl Sherman
(D-DeSoto)
Filed for ballot

Christopher Graham
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot

Victoria Walton
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Helen Giddings* (D-DeSoto) retiring; announced 11-28-17
110Toni Rose*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
111Yvonne Davis*
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
112Brandy K. Chambers
(D-Garland)
Filed for ballot
CTA 2-14-17

michael-devin-44b1a755/">LinkedIn
Angie Chen Button*
(R-Richardson)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 1.2
113
OPEN
SEAT
Rhetta Bowers
(D-Rowlett)
Filed for ballot

Billy F. Ingram
(D-Rowlett)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-13-17
Jim Phaup
(R-Sunnyvale)
Filed for ballot
Mayor, Sunnyvale

Charlie Lauersdorf
(R-Garland)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-30-17
Small businessman, 7-tour combat veteran, 15-year Marine
D target. Clinton by 1.9.
Cindy Burkett* announced SD2 Senate run 9-5-17
114John W. "Jim" Turner
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-25-17
Jason Villalba*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Lisa Luby Ryan
(R-Dallas)
CTA 12-5-17
D target. Clinton by 8.9.
115Julie Johnson
(D-Addison)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-1-17

David R. "Rock" Bower
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-23-17
Attorney
Matt Rinaldi*
(R-Irving)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 7.9, Ocker lost to Rinaldi by 1% in 2016.
116Diana Arévalo*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Trey Martinez Fischer
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook | Twitter



Fernando Padron
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-29-17
Website
Facebook| Twitter
117Philip Cortez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Terisha Shirley-DeDeaux
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-22-17
Carlos Antonio Raymond
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot

Michael Berlanga
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Conchita V. "Connie" Prado
(?-San Antonio)
CTA 11-29-17
118Tomas Uresti*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Leo Pacheco
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-25-17

Steven Cantu
(D-San Antonio)
CTA 4-4-17
John Lujan
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
119Roland Gutierrez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
120Barbara Gervin-Hawkins*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Ronald Payne
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
121
OPEN
SEAT
Celina D. Montoya
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-13-17
Steve Allison
(R-San Antonio)
CTA 11-17-17
Filed for ballot

Joe Carlton Soules
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-10-17

Marc Kalman Whyte
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-17-17

Adrian A. Spears
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-1-17

Charlotte Williamson
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot

Matt Beebe
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Joe Straus* retiring; announced 10-25-17
122Claire Barnett
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Lyle Larson*
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Chris Fails
(R-Hollywood Park)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-18-17
Hollywood Park Mayor
LinkedIn
123Diego Bernal*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Robert Escobedo
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
124Ina Minjarez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Sergio Contreras
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Johnny Arredondo
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
125Justin Rodriguez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
126
OPEN
SEAT
Undrai Fizer
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Director of Kairos Inter-Global Inc.
Teacher, author, spiritual awareness
CTA 7-13-17

Natali Hurtado
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Director, Government Reltions for Hawes Hill Calderon LLP
LinkedIn
Joshua M. Hall
(?-Houston)
CTA 8-2-17
Kevin Roberts* (R) running for CD2 (Ted Poe)
127Dan Huberty*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

128Briscoe Cain*
(R-Deer Park)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
129Alexander J. Karjeker
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Dennis Paul*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
130Fred Infortunio
(D-Tomball)
Filed for ballot
LInkedIn
Facebook | Twitter
Tom Oliverson*
(R-Cypress)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
131Alma Allen*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
132Gina N. Calanni
(D-Katy)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-13-17

Carlos Peña
(D-Katy)
Filed for ballot
Mike Schofield*
(R-Katy)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
133Martin S. Schexnayder
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-25-17
Sandra G. Moore
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-27-17

Sam Tejas
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-20-17
Lost Harris County Commissioners Court, District 3 Republican Primary (2016), SD7 run (2012), CD7 run (2004) & CD15 run (2002), Has run as both R & D.
Facebook
Jim Murphy*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
134Allison Sawyer
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-21-17

Lloyd Wayne Oliver
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Sarah Davis*
(R-W. University Place)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Juan A. Muñoz
(?-Houston)
CTA 11-8-17
135Jon E. Rosenthal
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Gary Elkins*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
136John H. Bucy III
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 11-8-17)
Tony Dale*
(R-Cedar Park)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
Zachary A. Parks
(?-Austin)
CTA 10-31-17
137Gene Wu*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
138Adam Milasincic
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-7-17
Website
Facebook

Jenifer Rene Pool
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
Dwayne Bohac*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
139Jarvis Johnson*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
140Armando L. Walle*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
141Senfronia Thompson*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
142Harold V. Dutton Jr.*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Richard Bonton
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-7-17
143Ana Hernandez*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
144Mary Ann Perez*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter
Gilbert Peña
(R-Pasadena)
Former House member, 2 terms in HD144
Filed for ballot
145Carol Alvarado*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Website
Twitter


Clayton R. Hunt
(L-Houston)
CTA 12-4-17
146Shawn Thierry*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

Ricardo Soliz
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot

Roy Owens
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
147Garnet Coleman*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter

Daniel Espinoza
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
148Jessica Farrar*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
149Hubert Vo*
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Profile Pending
Twitter
150Michael Shawn Kelly
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Valoree Swanson*
(R-Spring)
Filed for ballot
Profile
Twitter

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COURT/PLACEDEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER or
PARTY UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
Supreme
Ct, Plc 2
Steven Kirkland
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Publicly announced
Website
Facebook
Jimmy Blacklock
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Supreme
Ct, Plc 4
Ravi K. Sandill
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Announced 8-9-17
Current 127th District Judge (Harris County)
Website
Facebook | Twitter
John Devine*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
Supreme
Ct, Plc 6
Kathy Cheng
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-29-17
Attorney, Counselor, Arbitrator and Mediator at Law
Cheng & Assoc. PLLC; lost 209th Dist. Crt run (2010) & 1st Court of Appeals run (2012)

LinkedIn
Jeff Brown*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
Ct of Criminal
Appeals,
Presiding Judge
Maria "Terry" Jackson
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Presiding Judge, 339th State District Judge (Harris County)
Website
Sharon Keller*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Website

David L. Bridges
(R-Fate)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-7-17
Currently Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Website
Ct of Criminal
Appeals, Plc 7
Ramona Franklin
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-14-15
338th District Court Judge (Harris County)
Barbara Hervey*
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Website

Donald H. Flanary
CTA 7-5-17
Ct of Criminal
Appeals, Plc 8
OPEN SEAT
Dib Waldrip
(R-New Braunfels)
Filed for ballot
Judge, 433rd District Court
Website
Publicly announced
Twitter

Michelle Slaughter
(R-Galveston)
Filed for ballot
OPEN SEAT
Elsa Alcala* (R) not seeking re-election
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Gordon E. Goodman
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-19-17
Jane Bland*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Sarah Beth Landau
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-21-2017
Harris County Public Defender
Website
Harvey G. Brown*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 7
Julie Countiss
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Terry Wayne Yates
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-5-17
Husband of frmr Justice Leslie Yates
Website
Facebook

Kathryn "Katy" Boatman
(R-Houston)
CTA 9-21-17
Filed for ballot
Attorney, Andrews Kurth Kenyon; frmr clerk, frmr Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright; frmr clerk, US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Jennifer Walker Elrod
Website
Facebook
Terry Jennings (D)*
(D-Kingwood)
Recently switched
parties
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc, 8
Richard F. Hightower
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-5-17
Website
Michael C. Massengale*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc, 9
Peter Kelly
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Jennifer V. Caughey*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Appointed 9/13/17
Website
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
Bonnie Sudderth*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Website
Terrie Livingston retired 8-15-17

2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
OPEN SEAT
Wade Birdwell*
(R-Arlington)
Filed for ballot
Appointed 11-10-17
Former 342nd District Judge
OPEN SEAT
Bonnie Sudderth appointed CJ 10-5-17
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
OPEN SEAT
Robbie S. Partida-Kipness
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-25-17
Facebook

Delonia A. Watson
(D-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
Dabney Bassel
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
OPEN SEAT
Sue Walker* (R) not seeking re-election
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Mark T. Pittman*
(R-Fort Worth)
Filed for ballot
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Edward Smith
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Cindy Olson Bourland*
(R-Round Rock)
Filed for ballot
Website
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Chari Kelly
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Scott Field*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Twitter
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Thomas J. Baker
(D-Temple)
Filed for ballot
David Puryear*
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Website
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
OPEN SEAT
Gisela D. Triana
(D-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Donna Garcia Davidson
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-22-17

Kristofer Monson
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
Website
Twitter

Michael "Mike" Toth
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot

Jennifer Freel
(R-Austin)
Filed for ballot
OPEN SEAT
Bob Pemberton* (R)
not seeking re-election
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Beth Watkins
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-9-17
Website
Facebook
Marialyn Barnard*
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Website
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Patricia O. Alvarez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
LinkedIn
Facebook | Twitter
Jason Pulliam
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Former Justice on this court
Website
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Luz Elena D. Chapa*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Website
Patrick Ballantyne
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-8-17
Website
Twitter
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
OPEN SEAT

Liza A. Rodriguez
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Facebook
Rebecca Simmons
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Former Justice on this court
OPEN SEAT
Karen Angelini* (R)
not seeking re-election
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 7
Rebeca A. Martinez*
(D-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Website
Shane Stolarczyk
(R-San Antonio)
Filed for ballot
Former staff lawyer for Chief of this court
Website
Facebook | href="https://twitter.com/shanestolarczyk" target="_blank">Twitter


5th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
OPEN SEAT
Robert Burns
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Douglas S. Lang
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Currently holds PL 11 on this court
Website
OPEN SEAT
Carolyn Wright* (R) not seeking re-election
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
David Evans*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Website
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Erin A. Nowell
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Litigation Attorney, Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Website
Website
Craig Stoddart*
(R-Rockwall)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook | Twitter
IG

5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 9
William "Bill" Pedersen
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-16-17
Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
Website
Facebook
Jason E. Boatright*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Website
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 10
Amanda Reichek
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Molly Francis*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 11
OPEN SEAT
Cory Lee Carlyle
(D-Irving)
Filed for ballot
CTA 6-26-17
Criminal defense attorney
Website
Facebook
John Browning
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Defense Attorney
Website
LinkedIn
Facebook

Tom Nowak
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Criminal defense attorney

Daniel Wyde
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Private practice attorney (civil litigation & criminal defense); Former Dallas County prosecutor & misdemeanor court judge (15 years)
OPEN SEAT
Douglas S. Lang*
running for Chief Justice

5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 12
OPEN SEAT
Ken Molberg
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
James A. Pikl
(R-McKinney)
Filed for ballot
CTA 5-26-17
Website
Facebook

Wm. Randell "Randy" Johnson
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 9-5-17
Attorney, Law Office of Wm. Randell Johnson
Facebook

Perry J. Cockerell
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
CTA 8-3-17
Trial & Appellate Attorney
Retired Navy Commander
Professional Site
Facebook
OPEN SEAT
Robert (Bob) M. Fillmore* retiring
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 13
Leslie Lester Osborne
(D-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Elizabeth Lang-Miers*
(R-Dallas)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
6th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
OPEN SEAT
Scott English Stevens
(R-Longview)
Filed for ballot
CTA 1-24-17
Attorney, Stevens | Henry PLLC
Website
Facebook
OPEN SEAT
Bailey C. Moseley* not seeking re-election
7th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Judy C. Parker*
(R-Lubbock)
Filed for ballot
Former County Court at Law #3 judge
Mackey K. Hancock* retired Dec 2016
7th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Patrick A. Pirtle*
(R-Amarillo)
Filed for ballot
8th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Yvonne T. Rodriguez*
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
9th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Gina M. Palafox
(D-El Paso)
Filed for ballot
Leanne Johnson*
(R-Beaumont)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
9th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Hollis Horton*
(R-Beaumont)
Filed for ballot
10th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
Tom Gray*
(R-Waco)
Filed for ballot
Website
11th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
OPEN SEAT
John Bailey
(R-Cisco)
Filed for ballot
Currently holds PL3
Website
Facebook
OPEN SEAT
Jim R. Wright* not seeking re-election
12th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Greg Neeley*
(R-Longview)
Filed for ballot
Website
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
OPEN
SEAT
Dori Contreras
(D-Corpus Christi)
Filed for ballot
current holds PL 6
on this court
Website
LinkedIn
IG | Facebook

Ray L. Thomas
(D-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
CTA 3-9-17
Website
Facebook
Ernest "Ernie" Aliseda
(R-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
Former district judge
Website
Facebook
OPEN SEAT
Rogelio Valdez* not
seeking re-election
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Nora Longoria*
(D-Edinburg)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
Greg Perkes
(R-Corpus Christi)
Filed for ballot
Website
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Nelda V. Rodriguez*
(D-Corpus Christi)

Rudy Delgado
(D-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
District Judge
Jaime Tijerina
(R-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
Former district judge
Website
Facebook
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Gina M. Benavides*
(D-McAllen)
Filed for ballot
Facebook | Twitter
Clarissa SIlva
(R-Harlingen)
Filed for ballot
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Gerald L. Zimmerer
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-21-17

Joseph R. Willie II
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Brett Busby*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot

14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Charles A. Spain
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-20-2017
Marc Brown*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website
LinkedIn
Facebook
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Frances Y. Bourliot
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-4-2017
Attorney, Appellate Division, Harris County Public Defenders Office
Martha Hill Jamison*
(R-Sugar Land)
Filed for ballot
Website
Facebook
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Meagan E. Hassan
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 7-5-17
William "Bill" J. Boyce*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Facebook
Facebook | Twitter




14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 8
Michele Barber Chimene
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot

CTA 5-5-17
Facebook

Margaret "Meg" Poissant
(D-Houston)
Filed for ballot
CTA 10-5-17
Attorney, Poissant Law Firm
Professional Site
LinkedIn
John Donovan*
(R-Houston)
Filed for ballot
Website