The Green Papers: Texas 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
✓ Runoff - H15-D, H15-R, H18-R, H19-R, RR-D, RR-R: Tuesday 24 May 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Tuesday 24 May 2016 - Runoff - H15-D, H15-R, H18-R, H19-R, RR-D, RR-R. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:25,268,418 (8.16% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:38(7.06% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:36(8.28% of 435)
Capital:Austin
 

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Texas State and Local Government

Texas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in any Primary, a runoff is held between the two top vote-getters.


The Green and Libertarian parties may nominate by convention.


Source: 2016 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County from the Texas SoS.
Source: 2016 Primary Election Candidate Listing from the Texas SoS.
Source: 2016 Runoff Election Candidate Listing from the Texas SoS.


1 March 2016 primary results from
AP.

24 May 2016 runoff results from
AP Statewide.


General ELection Declared write-in candidates from the Texas SoS.

General Election Candidate Listing from the Texas SoS.


8 November 2016 returns from the from the Texas SoS.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 38 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 13 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 4,685,047 52.23% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(38 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 3,877,868 43.24% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 283,492 3.16% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 71,558 0.80% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 42,366 0.47% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 4,261 0.05% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 1,401 0.02% Michael Andrew "Mike" Maturen
for Vice President: Juan Antonio Muñoz
FEC P60022787
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1,037 0.01% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 932 0.01% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 428 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in 314 0.00% Scott Ralston Cubbler
for Vice President: Michael Rodriguez
FEC P60023207; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,157; Dsb $1,274
  Candidate Write-in 145 0.00% Robert Morrow
for Vice President: Todd Sanders
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World) 122 0.00% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Party USA) 72 0.00% Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik
for Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
FEC P60018017
  Candidate Write-in 71 0.00% Dale Steffes
for Vice President: Paul E. Case
  Candidate Write-in 67 0.00% Jonathan Lee
for Vice President: Jeffrey Erskine
  Candidate Write-in 45 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
Total 8,969,226 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
23 March 2015: Announced he is running for President.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
23 March 2015: Announced he is running for President.

FEC S2TX00312

Class 2 Republican Senator  John Cornyn
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Greg Abbott
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as Attorney General: first elected 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
25 Republican (24 Renominated, 1 Open);
11 Democratic (10 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,434 73.90% Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert
FEC H4TX04039; 31 Dec 16; Tot $742,485; Dsb $893,599
  Candidate Democratic 62,847 24.13% Shirley Jonetta McKellar
FEC H6TX01238; 19 Oct 16; Tot $13,358; Dsb $12,542
  Candidate Libertarian 5,062 1.94% Phil Gray
FEC H6TX01261
  Candidate Write-in 66 0.03% Renee Culler
FEC H6TX01279
Total 260,409 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" Poe
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary.
13 July 2016: Announced he has leukemia.
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 168,692 60.63% Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" Poe
FEC H4TX02108; 28 Nov 16; Tot $838,895; Dsb $607,551
  Candidate Democratic 100,231 36.02% Pat Bryan
FEC H6TX02160; 28 Nov 16; Tot $14,417; Dsb $13,901
  Candidate Libertarian 6,429 2.31% James B. Veasaw
FEC H4TX02173
  Candidate Green 2,884 1.04% Joshua Darr
FEC H6TX02178
Total 278,236 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Steve Bartlett): 8 May 1991
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,684 61.20% Congressman  Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
FEC H2TX03118; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,100,110; Dsb $1,150,351
  Candidate Democratic 109,420 34.58% Adam P. Bell
FEC H6TX03192
  Candidate Libertarian 10,448 3.30% Scott Lanier Jameson
FEC H6TX03200
  Candidate Green 2,915 0.92% Paul Blair
FEC H4TX03098
Total 316,467 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 216,643 87.99% Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
FEC H4TX04153; 28 Nov 16; Tot $903,365; Dsb $893,111
  Candidate Libertarian 29,577 12.01% Cody Wommack
FEC H6TX04125
Total 246,220 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeb Hensarling
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 155,469 80.61% Congressman  Jeb Hensarling
FEC H2TX05121; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,256,666; Dsb $3,158,259
  Candidate Libertarian 37,406 19.39% Ken Ashby
FEC H8TX05052
Total 192,875 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Joe Linus Barton
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elect: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 159,444 58.34% Congressman  Joe Linus Barton
FEC H4TX06117; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,211,686; Dsb $1,293,841
  Candidate Democratic 106,667 39.03% Ruby Faye Woolridge
FEC H6TX06203; 30 Sep 16; Tot $14,910; Dsb $13,052
  Candidate Green 7,185 2.63% Darrel Smith, Jr.
FEC H6TX06195
Total 273,296 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Culberson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 143,542 56.17% Congressman  John Culberson
FEC H0TX07055; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,215,285; Dsb $1,144,825
  Candidate Democratic 111,991 43.83% James P. Cargas
FEC H2TX07036; 28 Nov 16; Tot $67,660; Dsb $61,854
Total 255,533 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 236,379 100.00% Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
FEC H6TX08100; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,689,564; Dsb $3,946,426
Total 236,379 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 152,032 80.64% Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
FEC H4TX09095; 28 Nov 16; Tot $700,731; Dsb $589,353
  Candidate Republican 36,491 19.36% Jeff Martin
FEC H6TX09082
Total 188,523 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 179,221 57.33% Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,767,156; Dsb $1,635,847
  Candidate Democratic 120,170 38.44% Tawana W. Cadien
FEC H2TX10113; 30 Sep 16; Tot $3,531; Dsb $2,968
  Candidate Libertarian 13,209 4.23% Bill Kelsey
FEC H4TX10184
Total 312,600 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 201,871 89.50% Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
FEC H4TX19136; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,921,454; Dsb $1,571,967
  Candidate Libertarian 23,677 10.50% Nicholas Landholt
FEC H6TX11096
Total 225,548 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kay N. Granger
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 196,482 69.40% Congressman Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,413,102; Dsb $1,066,278
  Candidate Democratic 76,029 26.85% William Micah "Bill" Bradshaw
FEC H6TX12136; 30 Sep 16; Tot $525; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian 10,604 3.75% Ed Colliver
FEC H4TX12032
Total 283,115 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 199,050 89.97% Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
FEC H4TX13014; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,819,802; Dsb $1,631,461
  Candidate Libertarian 14,725 6.66% Calvin DeWeese
FEC H6TX13142
  Candidate Green 7,467 3.38% H. F. Rusty Tomlinson
FEC H6TX13134
Total 221,242 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Randy Weber
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 160,631 61.86% Congressman  Randy Weber
FEC H2TX14149; 28 Nov 16; Tot $613,233; Dsb $513,046
  Candidate Democratic 99,054 38.14% Michael Kenneth Cole, Jr.
FEC H6TX14124; 31 Dec 15; Tot $21,586; Dsb $24,509
Total 259,685 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 13 November 2016: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 101,712 57.31% Vicente Gonzalez
FEC H6TX15162; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,404,433; Dsb $2,282,748
  Candidate Republican 66,877 37.68% Timmy Lee "Tim" Westley
FEC H6TX15204; 30 Sep 16; Tot $14,585; Dsb $13,173
  Candidate Green 5,448 3.07% Vanessa S. Tijerina
FEC H6TX15220
  Candidate Libertarian 3,442 1.94% Ross Lynn Leone
FEC H8TX28203
Total 177,479 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 150,228 85.73% Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
FEC H2TX16185; 28 Nov 16; Tot $389,662; Dsb $339,568
  Candidate Libertarian 17,491 9.98% Jaime O. Perez
FEC H4TX16082
  Candidate Green 7,510 4.29% Mary L. Gourdoux
FEC H6TX16137
Total 175,229 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 149,417 60.81% Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
FEC H0TX17104; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,732,316; Dsb $1,692,923
  Candidate Democratic 86,603 35.24% William Bruce "Bill" Matta
FEC H6TX17093; 28 Nov 16; Tot $39,643; Dsb $44,468
  Candidate Libertarian 9,708 3.95% Clark Ryan Patterson
FEC H2TX01070
Total 245,728 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 150,157 73.50% Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 31 Dec 16; Tot $485,124; Dsb $565,780
  Candidate Republican 48,306 23.64% Lori Anita Bartley
FEC H6TX18141; 08 Dec 16; Tot $36,336; Dsb $37,309
  Candidate Green 5,845 2.86% Thomas Kleven
FEC H6TX18182
Total 204,308 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer
First elected in a special election: 3 June 2003
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 17 September 2015: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,314 86.65% Jodey Cook Arrington
FEC H6TX19099; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,588,041; Dsb $1,297,879
  Candidate Libertarian 17,376 8.54% Troy Arthur Bonar
FEC H6TX19180
  Candidate Green 9,785 4.81% Mark Lawson
FEC H4TX19284
Total 203,475 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joaquin Castro
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 149,640 79.74% Congressman  Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,197,077; Dsb $1,300,888
  Candidate Libertarian 29,055 15.48% Jeffrey C. Blunt
FEC H8TX21125
  Candidate Green 8,974 4.78% Paul Pipkin
FEC H6TX20105
Total 187,669 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Lamar Seeligson Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 202,967 57.01% Congressman  Lamar Seeligson Smith
FEC H6TX21012; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,585,947; Dsb $1,757,364
  Candidate Democratic 129,765 36.45% Thomas "Tom" Wakely
FEC H6TX21228
  Candidate Libertarian 14,735 4.14% Mark Loewe
FEC H4TX21082
  Candidate Green 8,564 2.41% Antonio "Tony" Diaz
FEC H2TX20062
Total 356,031 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 181,864 59.52% Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
FEC H8TX22107; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,545,526; Dsb $1,371,183
  Candidate Democratic 123,679 40.48% Mark Gibson
FEC H4TX22163; 28 Nov 16; Tot $24,584; Dsb $36,495
Total 305,543 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 110,577 48.29% Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
FEC H0TX23086; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,149,443; Dsb $4,104,871
  Candidate Democratic 107,526 46.96% former Congressman  Pete P. Gallego
First elected to Congress in November 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election in November 2014.

FEC H2TX23124; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,197,476; Dsb $2,225,091
  Candidate Libertarian 10,862 4.74% Ruben S. Corvalan
FEC H4TX23088
Total 228,965 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 154,845 56.18% Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
FEC H4TX24094; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,025,022; Dsb $523,053
  Candidate Democratic 108,389 39.32% Jan McDowell
FEC H6TX24149; 28 Nov 16; Tot $21,915; Dsb $21,651
  Candidate Libertarian 8,625 3.13% Mike Kolls
FEC H4TX24151
  Candidate Green 3,776 1.37% Kevin McCormick
FEC H6TX24156
Total 275,635 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Roger Williams
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 180,988 58.35% Congressman  Roger Williams
FEC H2TX33040; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,710,684; Dsb $1,159,772
  Candidate Democratic 117,073 37.74% Kathleen "Kathi" Thomas
FEC H6TX25179; 28 Nov 16; Tot $68,521; Dsb $51,797
  Candidate Libertarian 12,135 3.91% Loren Marc Schneiderman
FEC H6TX25187
Total 310,196 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 211,730 66.36% Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
FEC H2TX26093; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,363,055; Dsb $1,068,473
  Candidate Democratic 94,507 29.62% Eric Mauck
FEC H6TX26102
  Candidate Libertarian 12,843 4.03% Mark Boler
FEC H0TX26105
Total 319,080 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 142,251 61.69% Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
FEC H0TX27061; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,098,952; Dsb $1,065,519
  Candidate Democratic 88,329 38.31% Raul "Roy" Barrera
FEC H6TX27092; 19 Oct 16; Tot $22,559; Dsb $20,853
Total 230,580 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 122,086 66.19% Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,684,061; Dsb $914,192
  Candidate Republican 57,740 31.31% Zeffen Hardin
FEC H6TX28074
  Candidate Green 4,616 2.50% Michael Dwain Cary
FEC H4TX28061
Total 184,442 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 95,649 72.47% Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
FEC H2TX29030; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,801,738; Dsb $1,882,902
  Candidate Republican 31,646 23.98% Julio Garza
FEC H6TX29072
  Candidate Libertarian 3,234 2.45% N. Ruben Perez
FEC H6TX29114
  Candidate Green 1,453 1.10% James Partsch-Galvan
FEC H6TX29098
Total 131,982 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Eddie Bernice Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 170,502 77.92% Congressman  Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 28 Nov 16; Tot $382,740; Dsb $366,196
  Candidate Republican 41,518 18.97% Charles B. Lingerfelt
FEC H0TX30032
  Candidate Libertarian 4,753 2.17% Jarrett Rab Woods
FEC H8TX30035
  Candidate Green 2,053 0.94% Thom Prentice
FEC H6TX30146
Total 218,826 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Rice Carter
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 166,060 58.35% Congressman  John Rice Carter
FEC H2TX31044; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,044,208; Dsb $1,209,159
  Candidate Democratic 103,852 36.49% Mike Clark
FEC H6TX31045; 28 Nov 16; Tot $27,967; Dsb $27,123
  Candidate Libertarian 14,676 5.16% Scott J. Ballard
FEC H2TX11095
Total 284,588 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Pete Sessions
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 162,868 71.07% Congressman  Pete Sessions
FEC H2TX03126; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,378,205; Dsb $2,507,627
  Candidate Libertarian 43,490 18.98% Ed Rankin
FEC H2TX30103
  Candidate Green 22,813 9.95% Gary Stuard
FEC H6TX32092; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,179; Dsb $2,841
Total 229,171 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 93,147 73.71% Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,394,476; Dsb $1,213,435
  Candidate Republican 33,222 26.29% Monte Mark Mitchell
FEC H2TX33099; 28 Nov 16; Tot $29,870; Dsb $55,390
Total 126,369 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 104,638 62.67% Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,237,495; Dsb $1,029,841
  Candidate Republican 62,323 37.33% Rey Gonzalez, Jr.
FEC H6TX34031
Total 166,961 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 124,612 63.07% Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
FEC H4TX10028; 28 Nov 16; Tot $991,074; Dsb $405,589
  Candidate Republican 62,384 31.57% former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz
FEC H2TX35029; 28 Nov 16; Tot $132,850; Dsb $131,981
  Candidate Libertarian 6,504 3.29% Rhett Rosenquest Smith
FEC H0TX20090
  Candidate Green 4,076 2.06% Scott Trimble
FEC H6TX35012
Total 197,576 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian Babin
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,675 88.61% Congressman  Brian Babin
FEC H6TX02079; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,129,800; Dsb $701,616
  Candidate Green 24,890 11.39% Hal J. "H.J." Ridley, Jr.
FEC H4TX08055
Total 218,565 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Ken Paxton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

3 August 2015: Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is booked on felony charges of securities fraud.


Comptroller of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Comptroller of Public Accounts  Glenn Hegar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of General Land Office  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican General Land Office Commissioner  George P. Bush
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Railroad Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Railroad Commissioner David J. Porter
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 4,648,841 53.07% former state Representative Wayne Christian
  Candidate Democratic 3,362,041 38.38% Grady Yarbrough, Jr.
  Candidate Libertarian 462,251 5.28% Mark Miller
  Candidate Green 287,105 3.28% Martina Salinas
Total 8,760,238 100.00%  

Railroad Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Railroad Commissioner  Christi Craddick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Railroad Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

  Republican Railroad Commissioner  Ryan Sitton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 30 candidates
  Republican: 36 incumbents, 37 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 19 candidates
  Libertarian: 26 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 14 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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