2018 Texas Elections

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Texas Statewide Races

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*Incumbent
CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

PLACEDEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER or
PARTY UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
GovernorJoseph W. Mumbach
(D-Houston)
Electronics
CTA 7-5-17

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

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

Demetria Y. Smith
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-24-17

Garrett E. Brown
(D-Allen)
CTA 10-1-17
Facebook
Greg Abbott*
(R-Austin)
Twitter

Larry SECEDE Kilgore
(R-Amarillo)
CTA 1-8-16
Ran for Gov. 206 & 2014
Ran U.S. Sentate 2008
Byron A. Bradford
(I-Plano)
CTA 8-16-17
Wellness entrepreneur & music executive
Website
Facebook | Twitter

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

Demetria Y. Smith
2016 HD149 candidate

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)
CPA, former Comptroller candidate
CTA 3-2-17

Allen Vaught
(D-Dallas)
Former Rep, Baron &
Budd trial lawyer
CTA 1-11-17
Dan Patrick*
(R-Houston)
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
Frmr Rockwall City Council; founder of Friends for Texas Public Schools
Facebook
Michael Cooper
(D-Fort Worth)
CTA 5-9-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Attorney
General
Ken Paxton*
(R-McKinney)
Twitter
ComptrollerTim Mahoney
(D-Dallas)
CTA 7-19-17
Glenn Hegar*
(R-Austin)
Website
Twitter
Land
Commissioner
George P. Bush*
(R-Austin)
Twitter
Agriculture
Commissioner
Thomas D. Caudle
(D-Dallas)
Attorney, cattleman
CTA 5-15-17
Sid Miller*
(R-Stephenville)
Twitter

Trey J. Blocker
(R-Austin)
CTA 6-30-17
Blocker may run
if Miller gets a
federal appointment
Railroad
Commissioner
Roman J.A. McAllen
(D-Denton)
CTA 6-8-17
Christi Craddick*
(R-Austin)
Twitter
Mark Miller
(L-Dripping Springs)
CTA 5-15-17

Texas Senate Races

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*Incumbent
CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

SENATE
DISTRICT
DEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHER/PARTY
UNKNOWN
COMMENTS
2Kendall Scudder
(D-Sulphur Springs)
Nonprofit housing mgr
CTA 2-06-17

Aron Ra (D-Garland)
(L. Aaron Nelson)
President, Atheist
Alliance of America
CTA 1-23-17
Bob Hall*
(R-Edgewood)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter

Cindy Burkett
(R-Sunnyvale)
P.A. 9-5-17
Facebook | Twitter
3Robert Nichols*
(R-Jacksonville)
Profile
Twitter
5Glenn H. Williams
(D-Austin)
former CPS atty
CTA 1-25-17

Brian Cronin
(D-Austin)
CTA 9-30-2017
Charles Schwertner*
(R-Georgetown)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Margaret R. Walsh
(?-Round Rock)
Dell?
CTA 7-5-17
7Paul Bettencourt*
(R-Houston)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter
8
OPEN
SEAT
Pam Curry
(D-Richardson)
CTA 8-8-17
Richardson Resident
Transgender Activist
Facebook

Brian Chaput
(D-Plano)
CTA 5-30-17
Electrical Engineer,
Mason
Phillip Huffines
(R-Dallas)
CTA 3-28-17
Business, twin brother
of Sen. Don Huffines.
over $2 million cash on hand
Twitter

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

Beverly Powell
(D-Burleson)
RE Developer,
Texas Wesleyan school board
CTA 6-3-17
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Konni Burton*
(R-Colleyville)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
14Kirk Watson*
(D-Austin)
Profile
Twitter
15John Whitmire*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
16Joseph Bogen
(D-Dallas)
Criminal defense
atty, precinct chair
CTA 5-8-17

Nathan Johnson
(D-Dallas)
Business
CTA 4-10-17
Don Huffines*
(R-Dallas)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter
17Fransheneka Watson
(D-Houston)
CTA 8-3-17
Attorney
LinkedIn | Tumblr

Ahmad R. Hassan1
(D-Katy)
CTA 7-24-17
Mortgage Broker; past races as both (D) and (R)
Joan Huffman*
(R-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Kristin Tassin
(R-Missouri City)
CTA 9-24-17
Fort Bend ISD Board Pres.
23Royce West*
(D-Dallas)
Profile Pending
Twitter
25Steven Kling
(D-Dripping Springs)
Retired Army Reserve
CTA 3-29-17
Donna Campbell*
(R-New Braunfels)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
30Craig Estes*
(R-Wichita Falls)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Pat Fallon
(R-Frisco)
Announced 9-5-17
CEO, Virtus Apparel
Profile
Twitter
31Kel Seliger*
(R-Amarillo)
Profile Pending
Twitter

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

Victor E. Leal
(R-Amarillo)
CTA 8-28-17
Restaurateur; frmr Muleshoe mayor; lost 2010 HD87 primary to Four Price
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.
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

Campaign Treasurer Appointment with no district information:
John David Rodgers, Cibolo, possibly HD44, party unknown, but maybe (D)

HOUSE
DISTRICT
DEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHERCOMMENTS
1Gary VanDeaver* 
(R-New Boston)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
2Dan Flynn*
(R-Canton)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter

Bryan L. Slayton
(R-Royse City)
Financial services
2016 run against Rep. Flynn
3Cecil Bell*
(R-Magnolia)
Profile Pending
Twitter
4Lance Gooden*
(R-Terrell)
Profile Pending
Twitter

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

Stuart K. Spitzer
(R-Kaufman)
Announced
Frmr state rep
5Cole Hefner*
(R-Mt. Pleasant)
Seeking re-election
Profile
6Matt Schaefer*
(R-Tyler)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

New
Ted Kamel
(R-Tyler)
CTA 10-8-17
Senior Auditor at Muniservices LLC
Facebook
7Jay Dean*
(R-Longview)
Seeking re-election
Profile
8Byron C. Cook*
(R-Corsicana)
Profile Pending

Thomas McNutt
(R-Corsicana)
VP, Collin Street Bakery
Website
Facebook | Twitter
9Chris Paddie*
(R-Marshall)
Profile Pending
Twitter

New
Garrett Boersma
(R-Marshall)
CTA 10-1-17
Commercial lender; President, Commercial Resources of Marshall

Dennis Golden?
(R-Carthage)
Optometrist
10John Wray*
(R-Waxahachie)
Profile
Twitter
Matthias J. Savino
(L-Seven Points)
CTA 9-7-17
Facebook
11Travis Clardy*
(R-Nacogdoches)
Profile
Twitter

Danny Ward
(R-Alto)
former Marine
CTA 6-29-17

Tony Sevilla?
(R-Alto)
12Marianne K. Arnold
(D-Kurten)
CTA 7-6-17
Retired, former bookkeeper, horticulturist & lab researcher
Website | Facebook

New
Chris Miller
(D-Waco)
CTA 10-1-17
Investigator, Daniel Stark Law PC
Facebook
Kyle Kacal*
(R-College Station)
Profile
Twitter
13Leighton Schubert*
(R-Caldwell)
Profile
Twitter
14Joshua A. Wilkinson
(D-Bryan)
Local party officer
CTA 6-26-17
Ethics 81776
John Raney*
(R-College Station)
Seeking reelection
Profile
Twitter

Sarah E. Laningham
(R-College Station)
CTA 9-7-17
Founder, Streamride Shuttle Service
May also be running for US seat CD17 but has not filed in that race
15
OPEN
SEAT
Steve Toth
(R-Conroe)
former Rep.
CTA 5-31-17
Mary J. Waters
(party unconfirmed)
CTA 8-17-17
Mark Keough* not seeking re-election. Running for county judge.
16Will Metcalf*
(R-Conroe)
Profile
Twitter
17John Cyrier*
(R-Lockhart)
Profile
Twitter
Dawn M. Ryan (?-Elgin)
party unknown
CTA 6-16-17
Ethics 81754
18Ernest Bailes*
(R-Coldspring)
Profile
Twitter

Wesley Hinch
(R-Liberty)
Civil lit. attorney
Frmr cty atty
2016 HD18 cand.
Website | Facebook

Garrett M. Cradduck
(R-Huntsville)
CTA 7-24-2017
Software consultant
May run as R or L
19James White*
(R-Hillister)
Profile
Twitter
Sherry Ann Williams
(?-Sour Lake)
CTA 4-7-17
20Terry Wilson*
(R-Marble Falls)
Profile Pending
Twitter
21Dade Phelan*
(R-Beaumont)
Profile
Twitter
22Joe Deshotel*
(D-Beaumont)
Profile Pending
Twitter
23Wayne Faircloth*
(R-Galveston)
Profile
Twitter

Mayes Middleton
(R-Wallisville)
CTA 6-2-17
24Greg Bonnen*
(R-Friendswood)
Profile
Twitter
25Dennis Bonnen*
(R-Angleton)
Profile Pending

Damon Rambo
(R-Markham)
Pastor, First Baptist
Church, Markham
CTA 5-26-17
26Laquitta DeMerchant
(D-Sugar Land)
Tech
CTA 7-5-17
Rick Miller*
(R-Sugar Land)
Profile
Twitter
27Ron Reynolds*
(D-Missouri City)
Profile
Twitter
28John Zerwas*
(R-Richmond)
Profile Pending
Twitter
29Ed Thompson*
(R-Pearland)
Profile Pending
Twitter
30Geanie W. Morrison*
(R-Victoria)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Robin R. Hayter
(L-Yoakum)
CTA 8-18-17
Geospatial analyst, frmr Victoria County Lib. Pty. Chair
Facebook | Twitter
31Ryan Guillen*
(D-Rio Grande City)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Ana Lisa Garza
(D-Rio Grande City)
CTA 3-1-17
Judge, District 229
32Todd Hunter*
(R-Corpus Christi)
Profile
Twitter
33Justin Holland*
(R-Rockwall)
Profile
Twitter
34Abel Herrero*
(D-Robstown)
Profile
Twitter
35Oscar Longoria*
(D-Mission)
Profile
Twitter
36Sergio Muñoz* 
(D-Palmview)
Profile Pending
Twitter
37René O. Oliveira*
(D-Brownsville)
Profile Pending
Twitter
38Eddie Lucio III* 
(D-Brownsville)
Profile
Twitter
39Armando Martinez* 
(D-Weslaco)
Profile
Twitter
40Terry Canales* 
(D-Edinburg)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
41Bobby Guerra* 
(D-Mission)
Profile
Twitter
42Richard Peña Raymond*
(D-Laredo)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Luis F. De La Garza
(D-Laredo)
CTA 5-10-17
43J.M. Lozano* 
(R-Kingsville)
Profile
Twitter
44John Kuempel* 
(R-Seguin)
Profile
Twitter
45Elizabeth R Bryant
(D-Driftwood)
CTA 4-5-17

Erin Zwiener
(D-Driftwood)
CTA 3-20-17
Jason A. Isaac* 
(R-Dripping Springs)
Profile Pending
Twitter
46Dawnna M. Dukes* 
(D-Austin)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Michael Hendrix
(D-Austin)
Publicly announced

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

Michael Hendrix
(D-Austin)
Frmr Republican staffer

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

Nnamdi Orakwue
(D-Austin)
Frmr Dell Chief of Staff; Founder, Cocolevio tech startup

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

Casetra "Casey" McKinney
(D-Austin)
CTA 9-7-17
Senior Consultant, Government Services Oracle Gold Partner 8a Stars Ii Prime Contractor, COGENT Infotech Corporation
47Sheri Soltes
(D-Austin)
CTA 6-6-17

Vikki Goodwin
(D-Austin)
CTA 2-21-17

William R. Simpson
(D-Leander)
CTA 6-12-17
Website
Facebook

Garen Elaina Fowler
(D-Austin)
CTA 9-1-17
Non-profit Executive Director, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (Texas); frmr CofS for HD109 Helen Giddings
LinkedIn
Paul Workman*
(R-Austin)
Profile

Jay Wiley
(R-Austin)
Announced
Website
Twitter
Candace A. Aylor
(?-Austin)
RN, MH advocate
CTA 6-20-17, ethics 81758
48Donna Howard*
(D-Austin)
Profile
Twitter
Zackery Tedder
(R-Austin)
CTA 6-7-17
49Gina Hinojosa* 
(D-Austin)
Profile
Twitter
50Celia Israel* 
(D-Austin)
Profile
Twitter
51Eddie Rodriguez* 
(D-Austin)
Profile Pending
Twitter
52
OPEN
SEAT
James Talarico
(D-Round Rock)
CTA 8-21-17
Non-Prof. Dir.
Frmr teacher
Facebook | Twitter
Jeremy Story
(R-Round Rock)
RPT State Chaplain
CTA 6-26-17

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

Jesse Ancira Jr.
(R-Taylor)
Frmr Taylor mayor

New
Cynthia Flores
(R-Round Rock)
CTA 9-25-17
Ccase mgr, Round Rock Area Serving Center
Website
Larry Gonzales* (R-Round Rock) not seeking reelection

53Joe P. Herrera
(D-Natalia)
CTA 9-8-17
Andrew Murr* 
(R-Junction)
Seeking re-election
Profile
54Scott Cosper* 
(R-Killeen)
Seeking re-election
Profile

Brad Buckley
(R-Killeen)
CTA 9-5-17
Veterninarian
55Hugh Shine* 
(R-Temple)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Brandon Hall
(R-Temple)
CTA 10-12-2017
Software engineer, IBM
LinkedIn | Facebook

New
Christopher "CJ" Grisham
(R-Temple)
Founder, Open Carry Texas, retired Army First Sergeant
Website
Facebook | Twitter
56Katherine Turner-Pearson
(D-Woodway)
CTA 8-23-17
Archaeologist, TAMU Professor; most likely (D)
Facebook
Charles "Doc" Anderson*
(R-Waco)
Profile
Twitter
57Trent Ashby* 
(R-Lufkin)
Profile
Twitter
58DeWayne Burns* 
(R-Cleburne)
Profile Pending
Twitter
(R) opponent expected
59J.D. Sheffield* 
(R-Gatesville)
Profile
Twitter

Chris Evans
(R-Dublin)
CTA 5-19-17
60Mason Casas
(D-Granbury)
CTA 5-12-17
Mike Lang*
(R-Granbury)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
61Phil King*
(R-Weatherford)
Profile Pending
Also running for Speaker
Phil King
62
OPEN
SEAT
New
Valerie Hefner
(D-Sherman)
Exec. Asst.
Website
Facebook
Brent Lawson
(R-Van Alstyne)
CTA 7-31-17
Electrical engineer
Lost run against U.S. Rep Ralph Hall (2014)

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

Reginald Smith
(R-Sherman)
CTA 9-7-2017
Chair, Grayson County GOP
David L. Schaab
(L-Tom Bean)
CTA 10-3-17
Facebook
Larry Phillips* (R-Sherman) not seeking reelection
63Tan Parker*
(R-Flower Mound)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
64Matt Farmer
(D-Denton)
CTA 9-12-17
Self described folk singer, pizza maker
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Instagram

Mateo Pruneda
(D-Denton)
CTA 9-15-17
Facebook
Lynn Stucky*
(R-Denton)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

Mark Roy
(R-Sanger)
CTA 9-21-17
Retired Marine
Andrew D. Morris
(?-Argyle)
Tech
CTA 7-3-17
65Michelle Beckley
(D-Carrollton)
CTA 6-5-17
Ron Simmons*
(R-Carrollton)
Profile
Twitter
66Sharon Hirsch
(D-Plano)
CTA 7-24-17
Office manager
Matt Shaheen*
(R-Plano)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter
67Sarah Depew
(D-Plano)
CTA 5-2-17

Matthew Lagos
(D-Plano)
CTA 7-16-17
Health insurance broker
Jeff Leach*
(R-Plano)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
68Drew Springer*
(R-Muenster)
Profile Pending
Twitter
69James Frank*
(R-Wichita Falls)
Profile
Twitterk
70Scott Sanford*
(R-McKinney)
Profile Pending
Twitter
71Stan Lambert*
(R-Abilene)
Profile
72Drew Darby*
(R-San Angelo)
Profile
Twitter

Lynette G. Lucas
(R-San Angelo)
Facebook
73Kyle Biedermann*
(R-Fredericksburg)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
74Alfonso Poncho Nevárez*
(D-Eagle Pass)
Profile
Twitter
75Mary Gonzalez* 
(D-Clint)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter

MarySue Femath
(D-Ysleta del Sur)
CTA 10-11-17
Tribal Empowerment Director, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Facebook
76Cesar Blanco* 
(D-El Paso)
Profile
Twitter
77Evelina Ortega* 
(D-El Paso)
Profile
Twitter
78Joe Moody* 
(D-El Paso)
Profile
Twittero
79Joe Pickett* 
(D-El Paso)
Profile Pending
80Tracy O. King*
(D-Batesville)
Profile Pending

Danny Valdez
(D-Laredo)
Frmr Webb Cty Judge
81Brooks Landgraf*
(R-Odessa)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
82Tom Craddick*
(R-Midland)
Profile Pending
83Drew Landry
(D-Lubbock)
CTA 3-8-17
Dustin Burrows*
(R-Lubbock)
Profile Pending
Twitter
84Samantha T. Fields
(D-Lubbock)
CTA 8-22-17
Tejana progressive activist
Twitter

Zachary Reames-Zepeda
(D-Lubbock)
CTA 10-4-17
Facebook
John Frullo*
(R-Lubbock)
Profile Pending
Twitter
85Jennifer Cantu
(D-Rosenberg)
CTA 10-2-17
Dem. PCT Chair
Phil Stephenson*
(R-Wharton)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
86John Smithee*
(R-Amarillo)
Profile Pending
87Four Price*
(R-Amarillo)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Dennis D. Brassfield
(R-Panhandle)
CTA 8-1-2017
Fritch city manager
88Ken King*
(R-Canadian)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

Jason B. Huddleston
(R-Perryton)
CTA 8-22-17
Insurance agent
89
OPEN
SEAT
Candace T. Noble
(R-Lucas)
CTA 9-1-17
Heads SD8 Rep. Exec. Committee
Jodie Laubenberg* not seeking reelection
90Ramon Romero, Jr.*
(D-Fort Worth)
Profile
Twitter
91Stephanie Klick*
(R-Fort Worth)
Profile Pending
Twitter
92Steve Riddell
(D-Bedford)
CTA 5-24-17
Jonathan Stickland*
(R-Bedford)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
93Matt Krause*
(R-Fort Worth)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter
94Finnigan Jones
(D-Arlington)
CTA 10-10-17
Non-profit director, Trans-Cendence International
Facebook
Tony Tinderholt*
(R-Arlington)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Website | Facebook

95Nicole Collier*
(D-Fort Worth)
Profile Pending
Twitter
96Bill Zedler*
(R-Arlington)
Profile Pending
Twitter
97Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin
(D-Fort Worth)
CTA 5-22-17
Craig Goldman*
(R-Fort Worth)
Profile
Twitter
Daniel S. Martin
(Fort Worth)
party unknown
CTA 2-8-17
98Mica Ringo
(D-Colleyville)
CTA 2-21-17
Giovanni Capriglione*
(R-Southlake)
Profile
Twitter

Armin Mizani
(R-Keller)
CTA 9-18-17
Keller City Council; NE Tarrant Tea Party
Website
Facebook
99Charlie Geren*
(R-Fort Worth)
Seeking re-election
Profile Pending
Twitter

Bo French
(R-Fort Worth)
Publicly announced
Website
Facebook | Twitter
Michael Stackhouse
(?-Azle)
CTA 9-17-17
Real estate agent
100Eric Johnson*
(D-Dallas)
Profile Pending
Twitter
101Chris Turner*
(D-Grand Prairie)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

102Eric Poole
(D-Dallas)
CTA 1-25-17
Linda Koop*
(R-Dallas)
Profile
Twitter
Ana-Maria Ramos
(?-Richardson)
CTA 6-2-17

Scott T. Kilgore
(party unconfirmed)
CTA 8-25-17
D target. Clinton by 9.6.
103Rafael Anchia*
(D-Dallas)
Profile
Twitter
104Roberto R. Alonzo*
(D-Dallas)
Profile Pending
John Ting
(?-Dallas)
Immigration attorney
105Rodney Anderson*
(R-GrandPrairie)
Profile
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 8.5.
106
OPEN
SEAT
Clinton A. Bedsole
(R-Frisco)
CTA 7-11-17
President Epic Carts LLC
Twitter | Facebook

Jared L. Patterson
(R-Frisco)
CTA 8-17-17
Businessman
HD112 run in (2014)
Website
Facebook
Pat Fallon* challenging Sen. Estes in SD30
107Victoria Neave*
(D-Dallas)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
Deanna Maria Metzger
(R-Mesquite)
CTA 5-22-17

"Smokin" Joe Ruzicka
(R-Dallas)
CTA 10-2-17
Frmr Radar Intercept Officer/Naval Aviator, frmr Leg. Fellow for Sen. John McCain
Facebook
Twitter
108William "Zac" Duffy
(D-Dallas)
Attorney IP
CTA 3-1-17

Joanna Cattanach
(D-Dallas)
CTA 6-6-17
Morgan Meyer*
(R-Dallas)
Profile
Twitter
D target district. Clinton by 6.3.
109Helen Giddings*
(D-DeSoto)
Twitter
Casey Littlejohn
(R-Glenn Heights)
Facebook
110Toni Rose*
(D-Dallas)
Profile
Twitter
111Yvonne Davis*
(D-Dallas)
Profile Pending
112Brandy K. Chambers
(D-Garland)
CTA 2-14-17
Angie Chen Button*
(R-Richardson)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Thomas S. Howery
(D?-Garland)
CTA 3-7-17

Michael J. Devin
(?-Richardson)
CTA 8-28-17
Researcher, Ph.D. Physics
LinkedIn
D target. Clinton by 1.2
113
OPEN
SEAT
Rhetta Bowers
(D-Rowlett)
CTA 4-7-2016
Jim Phaup
(R-Sunnyvale)
Mayor, Sunnyvale

Jonathan M. Boos
(R-Garland)
Billy F. Ingram
(?-Rowlett)
CTA 9-13-17
District not specified, possibly HD113
D target. Clinton by 1.9.
Cindy Burkett*
(R-Sunnyvale) announced SD2 Senate run 9-5-17
Twitter
114John W. "Jim" Turner
(D-Dallas)
CTA 5-25-17

David R. Bower
(D-Dallas)
Attorney
CTA 6-23-17
Ethics 81774
Jason Villalba*
(R-Dallas)
Profile
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 8.9.
115Dorotha Ocker
(D-Carrollton)
Employment Atty, ran in 2016
Matt Rinaldi*
(R-Irving)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
New
Julie Johnson
Party unconfirmed
CTA 10-1-17
D target. Clinton by 7.9, Ocker lost to Rinaldi by 1% in 2016.
116Diana Arévalo*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile Pending
Twitter

New
Trey Martinez Fisher
(D-San Antonio)
Website
Facebook | Twitter



117Philip Cortez*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
118Tomas Uresti*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
Steven Cantu
(D?-San Antonio)
CTA 4-4-17
119Roland Gutierrez*
(D-San Antonio)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter
120Barbara Gervin-Hawkins*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
121Joe Straus*
(R-San Antonio)
Profile Pending
Twitter
122Lyle Larson*
(R-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter

Chris Fails
(R-Hollywood Park)
CTA 9-18-17
Hollywood Park Mayor
Ethics 81994
LinkedIn
123Diego Bernal*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
124Ina Minjarez*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
125Justin Rodriguez*
(D-San Antonio)
Profile
Twitter
126Undrai Fizer
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-13-17
Director of Kairos Inter-Global Inc.
Teacher, author, spiritual awareness
Kevin Roberts* 
(R-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
Joshua M. Hall
(party unconfirmed)
CTA 8-2-2017
127Dan Huberty*
(R-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
Kyle Brandon Stephenson
(?-Humble)
CTA 7-31-17
Commercial construction, managing member Seal Fantasy Camp, LLC
Twitter
128Briscoe Cain*
(R-Deer Park)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

William "Terry" Sain
(R-Baytown)
former city council, petrochem employee
CTA 6-12-17, ethics 81740
129Dennis Paul*
(R-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
130Tom Oliverson*
(R-Cypress)
Profile
Twitter
131Alma Allen*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
132Mike Schofield*
(R-Katy)
Profile
Twitter
133Martin S. Schexnayder
(D-Houston)
CTA 3-25-17

Aaron J.A. Moore
(D-Houston)
CTA 3-4-17
Jim Murphy*
(R-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
Sandra G. Moore
(party unconfirmed)
CTA 7-27-17
Trump by 14
134Allison Sawyer
(D-Houston)
CTA 3-21-17

Angela K. Hayes
(D-Houston)
CTA 3-20-17
Sarah Davis*
(R-W. University Place)
Profile
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 15.5
135Gary Elkins*
(R-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
136Tony Dale*
(R-Cedar Park)
Profile Pending
Twitter
D target. Clinton by 2.5
137Gene Wu*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
138Dwayne Bohac*
(R-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Adam Milasincec
(Houston) party unknown
CTA 6-7-17
D target. Clinton +/-0
139Jarvis Johnson*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
140Armando L. Walle*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
141Senfronia Thompson*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
142Harold Dutton*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter

Richard Bonton
(D-Houston)
CTA 8-7-2017
(financial analyst?)
143Ana Hernandez*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
144Mary Ann Perez*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
Keith Nielsen
(R-Pasadena)
CTA 7-31-2017
Frmr Pasadena councilman
Facebook
145Carol Alvarado*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
146Shawn Thierry*
(D-Houston)
Profile
Twitter
147Garnet Coleman*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
Wenzhou Wang
(?-Houston)
CTA 9-12-17
148Jessica Farrar*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
149Hubert Vo*
(D-Houston)
Profile Pending
Twitter
150Valoree Swanson*
(R-Spring)
Seeking re-election
Profile
Twitter

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*Incumbent
CTA – Campaign Treasurer Appointed

COURT/PLACEDEMOCRATREPUBLICANOTHERCOMMENTS
Supreme
Ct, Plc 2
Steven Kirkland
(D-Houston)
Publicly announced
Website
Facebook
Don Willett*
Supreme
Ct, Plc 4
John Devine*
Supreme
Ct, Plc 6
Jeff Brown*
Ct of Criminal
Appeals,
Presiding Judge
Sharon Keller*

David L. Bridges
(R-Fate)
CTA 7-7-17
Currently Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Ct of Criminal
Appeals, Plc 7
Barbara Hervey*
Ct of Criminal
Appeals, Plc 7
Donald H. Flanary
Ct of Criminal
Appeals, Plc 8
OPEN SEAT
Alexander H. Kim
(R-Fort Worth)
CTA 4-26-17

Dib Waldrip
(R-New Braunfels)
Judge, 433rd Dist. Crt.
Publicly announced
Website
Twitter
OPEN SEAT: Elsa Alcala* not seeking re-election
Ct of Criminal
Appeals
Jay R. Brandon
(R-San Antonio)
CTA 5-22-17
no place # indicated
author, former CCA staff,
former 4th court staff,
former Bexar ADA
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Gordon E. Goodman
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-19-17
Jane Bland*
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Sarah Beth Landau
(D-Houston)
CTA 8-21-2017
Harris County Public Defender
Harvey G.Brown*
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 7
Terry Jennings (D)*
Recently switched
parties.
Terry Wayne Yates
(R-Houston)
CTA 5-5-17
Husband of frmr
Justice Leslie Yates

Kathryn "Katy" Boatman
(R-Houston)
CTA 9-21-17
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
Facebook
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc, 8
Richard F. Hightower
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-5-17
Party Unknown
Michael C. Massengale*
1st Ct of
Appeals,
Plc, 9
Jennifer V. Caughey*
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
Bonnie Sudderth*
Appointed 10-5-17
Terrie Livingston retired 8-15-17
OPEN
SEAT

2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Bonnie Sudderth appointed CJ 10-5-17
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Robbie S. Partida-Kipness
(D-Dallas)
CTA 9-25-17
Facebook
Sue Walker* not seeking re-election
2nd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Mark T. Pittman*
Seeking re-election
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Cindy Bourland*
Seeking re-election
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Scott Field*
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
David Puryear*
3rd Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Bob Pemberton*

Donna Davidson
(R-Austin)
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Beth Watkins
(D-San Antonio)
CTA 5-9-17
Website
Facebook
Marialyn Barnard*
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Patricia O. Alvarez (D)*Jason Pulliam
(R-San Antonio)
Former Justice
on this court
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Luz Elena D. Chapa (D)*S. Patrick Ballantyne
(R-San Antonio)
CTA 5-8-17
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
OPEN SEAT

Liza A. Rodriguez (D)Rebecca Simmons
(R-San Antonio)
former Justice
on this court
OPEN SEAT
Karen Angelini (R)*
not seeking re-election
4th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 7
Rebeca A. Martinez (D)*Shane Stolarczyk
(R-San Antonio)
former staff lawyer
for Chief of this court
5th Ct of AppealsWilliam N. Pedersen
(D-Dallas)
CTA 8-16-17
Professional Site
Criminal Defense
Trial Attorney
No place # indicated
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
OPEN
SEAT
Carolyn Wright*

Douglas S. Lang (R)
currently holds PL 11
on this court
Carolyn Wright* not seeking re-election
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
New
Monique M. Ward
(D-DeSoto)
CTA 9-27-17
Attorney, McIntosh & Ward PLLC
Professional Site
David Evans*
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
New
Erin A. Nowell
(D-Dallas)
CTA
Litigation Attorney, Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Professional Profile
Craig Stoddart*
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 9
Jason E. Boatright*
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 10
Molly Francis*
(R-
Facebook
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 11
OPEN
SEAT
Cory Lee Carlyle
CTA 6-26-17
(D-Irving)
Criminal defense attorney
Website
Facebook
John Browning
(R-Dallas)
Defense Attorney

Tom Nowak
(R-Dallas)
criminal defense atty

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

5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 12
James A. Pikl
CTA 5-26-17
(R-McKinney)
Website
Facebook

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

Perry J. Cockerell
(R-Dallas)
CTA 8-3-17
Trial & Appellate Attorney
Retired Navy Commander
Professional Site
Facebook
Robert (Bob) M. Fillmore* retiring
5th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 13
Elizabeth Lang-Miers*
Website
Facebook
6th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
OPEN
SEAT
Scott English Stevens
(R-Longview)
CTA 1-24-17
Attorney, Stevens | Henry PLLC
Website
Facebook
Bailey C. Moseley* not seeking re-election
7th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Judy C. Parker*
(R-Lubbock)
Appointed 8-17-17
Frmr County Court at Law#3 judge

Bryan David Denham
(R-Skellytown)
CTA 4-14-17
Asst. Dist. Atty.
Mackey K. Hancock* retired Dec 2016
7th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Patrick A. Pirtle*
8th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Yvonne T. Rodriguez*
9th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Leanne Johnson*
9th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Hollis Horton*
(R-Beaumont)
10th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
Tom Gray*
11th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
John Bailey
Currently holds PL3
Website
Facebook
Jim R. Wright* not seeking re-election
12th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Greg Neeley*
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Chief Justice
OPEN
SEAT
Dori Contreras
current holds PL 6
on this court

Ray L. Thomas
(D-McAllen)
CTA 3-9-17
Ernest "Ernie" Aliseda
(R-McAllen)
former district judge
OPEN SEAT
Rogelio Valdez* not
seeking re-election
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 2
Nora Longoria*
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Nelda V. Rodriguez*

Rudy Delgado
(D-McAllen)
district judge
Jaime Tijerina
(R-McAllen)
former district
judge
13th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
Gina M. Benavides*
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 3
Brett Busby*

Gerald L. Zimmerer
(R-Houston)
CTA 7-21-17
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 4
Charles A. Spain
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-20-2017
Marc Brown*
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 5
New
Frances Y. Bourliot
(D-Houston)
CTA 10-4-2017
Attorney, Appellate Division, Harris County Public Defenders Office
Martha Hill Jamison*
(R-Sugar Land)
14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 6
Meagan E. Hassan
(D-Houston)
CTA 7-5-17
William J. Boyce*
(R-Houston)
Seeking re-election
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14th Ct of
Appeals,
Plc 8
Michele Barber Chimene
CTA 5-5-17
(D-Houston)
Facebook
John Donovan*