The Green Papers: Texas 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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


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.


2018 March Primary Election Candidate Filings from the Texas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (13)
  Candidate Democratic     Irasema Ramirez "Sema" Hernandez
FEC S8TX00327
  Candidate Democratic     Edward Kimbrough
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
31 March 2017: Announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate Class I seat in 2018.

FEC S8TX00285; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,999,799; Dsb $1,543,507
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
FEC S2TX00312; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,657,452; Dsb $3,207,129
  Candidate Republican     Stefano De Stefano
FEC S8TX00319; 30 Sep 17; Tot $586,511; Dsb $43,426
  Candidate Republican     Bruce Jacobson, Jr.
Withdrew endorsing Bruce Jacobson, Jr.

FEC S8TX00350
  Candidate Republican     Mary Ann Miller
FEC S8TX00343
  Candidate Republican     former La Marque Mayor Geraldine Sam
  Candidate Libertarian     Neal Dikeman
  Candidate Libertarian     Shalesh Ganjoo
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Gray
  Candidate Libertarian     Rickey Morris, Jr.
  Candidate Libertarian     Shane Newsom

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
Previously served as Attorney General: first elected 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010; First elected as Governor: 2014.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (18)
  Candidate Democratic     James Jolly Clark
  Candidate Democratic     former Balch Springs Mayor Cedric Davis, Sr.
  Candidate Democratic     Joe Mumbach
  Candidate Democratic     Adrian Ocegueda
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Payne
  Candidate Democratic     Demetria Smith
  Candidate Democratic     former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Wakely
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew White
  Candidate Democratic     Grady Yarbrough
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Republican     Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore
  Candidate Republican     Barbara Krueger
  Candidate Green     Janis Richards
  Candidate Libertarian     Kathie Glass
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lago Vista City Councilman Mark Tippetts
  Candidate Libertarian     Kory Watkins
  Candidate Independent     Patrick Smith
Party: Non-Aggression Principle Compliant

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
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Collier
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Cooper
  Candidate Republican     former Rockwall City Councilman Scott Milder
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
9 January 2017: Candidate for re-elected.
  Candidate Libertarian     Kerry Douglas McKennon

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
25 Republican (19 Undetermined, 6 Open);
11 Democratic (9 Undetermined, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brent Beal
FEC H8TX01044; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,028; Dsb $21,635
  Candidate Democratic     Shirley Jonetta McKellar
FEC H2TX01062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,450; Dsb $7,545
  Candidate Republican     Anthony Patrick Culler
FEC H6TX01253
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
FEC H4TX04039; 30 Sep 17; Tot $413,758; Dsb $321,232
  Candidate Republican     Roshin Rowjee
FEC H8TX01051
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeff Callaway

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" Poe
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 7 November 2017: "I will continue this work every day until I retire at the end of this term...."
 Candidate list (16) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmy Darnell "J. Darnell" Jones
FEC H8TX02091
  Candidate Democratic     Ali A. Khorasani
FEC H8TX02083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,904; Dsb $8,556
  Candidate Democratic     Todd Catlett Litton
FEC H8TX02067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $256,223; Dsb $26,350
  Candidate Democratic     Silky Malik
FEC H8TX02158
  Candidate Democratic     Hamid P. "HP" Parvizian
FEC H8TX02174
  Candidate Republican     David Balat
FEC H8TX07082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $155,966; Dsb $65,464
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Dan" Crenshaw
FEC H8TX02166
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan "Jonny" Havens
FEC H8TX02182
  Candidate Republican     Justin Leonard Lurie
FEC H8TX02190
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kevin Roberts
FEC H8TX02117
  Candidate Republican     Jon P. Spiers
FEC H8TX02208
  Candidate Republican     Rick Walker
FEC H8TX02125
  Candidate Republican     Kathaleen Wall
FEC H8TX02141
  Candidate Republican     Malcolm Edwin Whittaker
FEC H8TX02109
  Candidate Libertarian     Patrick Gunnels
  Candidate Libertarian     James Kong

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
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 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 6 January 2017: Announced he won't seek re-election.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam P. Bell
  Candidate Democratic     Lorie Louis Burch
FEC H8TX03099; 30 Sep 17; Tot $30,274; Dsb $14,507
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel H. "Sam" Johnson
FEC H8TX03107
  Candidate Democratic     Medrick Yhap
FEC H8TX03115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,850; Dsb $2,209
  Candidate Republican     Alex Donkervoet
  Candidate Republican     David Niederkorn
FEC H8TX03149
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Nicholas V. "Van" Taylor
FEC H8TX03123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,008,696; Dsb $92,577
  Candidate Green; Independent     Robert Carter Mason
Humane Party

FEC H8TX03131
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Claytor
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott Jameson
  Candidate Independent     Roger Richard Barone
FEC H8TX03081

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lander Louis Bethel, Jr.
FEC H8TX04170
  Candidate Democratic     Catherine Krantz
FEC H8TX04162
  Candidate Republican     John Cooper
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
FEC H4TX04153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $451,780; Dsb $206,893
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken Ashby

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Jeb Hensarling
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 31 October 2017: "Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the U.S. Congress in 2018."
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Danny Eugene "Dan" Wood, Jr.
FEC H8TX05086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $27,747; Dsb $23,470
  Candidate Republican     Daniel C. "Danny" Campbell
FEC H8TX05102
  Candidate Republican     Sam Alan Deen
FEC H8TX05110
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Lance Gooden
FEC H8TX05144
  Candidate Republican     Charles Lingerfelt
  Candidate Republican     Bunni Pounds
FEC H8TX05128
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Kenneth Sheets
FEC H8TX05094
  Candidate Republican     David Williams
  Candidate Republican     former Tyler City Councilman Jason Wright
FEC H8TX05136
  Candidate Libertarian     Ben Leder

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Joe Linus Barton
First elect: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 30 November 2017: "I am announcing today that I will not seek reelection in 2018...."
 Candidate list (17) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John Wesley Duncan
FEC H8TX06191; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,143; Dsb $15,377
  Candidate Democratic     Jana Lynne Sanchez
FEC H8TX06183; 30 Sep 17; Tot $75,119; Dsb $56,169
  Candidate Democratic     Levii Shocklee
FEC H8TX06217; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,517; Dsb $7,898
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Wayne Snider
FEC H8TX06175; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,265; Dsb $5,839
  Candidate Democratic     Ruby Faye Woolridge
FEC H6TX06203; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,679; Dsb $9,112
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Clifford "Ken" Cope, Jr.
FEC H8TX06282
  Candidate Republican     Jacques "Shawn" Dandridge, Jr.
FEC H8TX06241
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Dillingham
  Candidate Republican     Shannon Michael Dubberly
FEC H8TX06258
  Candidate Republican     Texas Veterans Commissioner  John Kevin "Jake" Ellzey
FEC H8TX06266
  Candidate Republican     Deborah Gagliardi
FEC H8TX06274
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Harrison
  Candidate Republican     Mel Hassell
  Candidate Republican     Monte Mark "Mark" Mitchell
FEC H8TX06225
  Candidate Republican     Troy Ratterree
  Candidate Republican     former Arlington City Council Member Ron Wright
FEC H8TX06233
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Allen Harber

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  John Culberson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua A. Butler
FEC H8TX07090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $28,685; Dsb $25,353
  Candidate Democratic     James P. Cargas
FEC H2TX07036; 30 Sep 17; Tot $46,753; Dsb $43,091
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Pannill "Lizzie" Fletcher
FEC H8TX07140; 30 Sep 17; Tot $550,833; Dsb $147,635
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Moser
FEC H8TX07116; 30 Sep 17; Tot $401,676; Dsb $129,689
  Candidate Democratic     Alexander "Alex" Triantaphyllis
FEC H8TX07124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $668,301; Dsb $132,793
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Westin
FEC H8TX07132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $262,440; Dsb $95,047
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Culberson
FEC H0TX07055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $645,744; Dsb $338,525
  Candidate Republican     Edward Ray Ziegler
FEC H8TX07173

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Steven David
FEC H8TX08080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,585; Dsb $9,186
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
FEC H6TX08100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,641,072; Dsb $1,485,791
  Candidate Libertarian     Bert Aguin
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Duncan

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
FEC H4TX09095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $214,142; Dsb $127,490
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Kurtz

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richie DeGrow
FEC H8TX10094
  Candidate Democratic     Madeline Katherine Eden
FEC H8TX10128
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Harris
  Candidate Democratic     Michael "Mike" Siegel
FEC H8TX10110
  Candidate Democratic     Tami Leane Walker
FEC H8TX10102
  Candidate Democratic     Tawana Walter-Cadien
  Candidate Republican     John Cook
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $640,610; Dsb $528,521
  Candidate Libertarian     Bill Kelsey
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Ryan

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Virginia Louise "Jennie Lou" Leeder
FEC H8TX11100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,125; Dsb $993
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Brandon Pfalzgraf
FEC H8TX11118
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
FEC H4TX19136; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,090,129; Dsb $548,652
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Paul "Paul" Myers
FEC H8TX11134
  Candidate Libertarian     Nicholas Landholtd
  Candidate Libertarian     Rhett Rosenquest Smith

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Kay N. Granger
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa Michelle Adia
FEC H8TX12074; 30 Sep 17; Tot $28,948; Dsb $11,823
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $955,970; Dsb $406,684
  Candidate Libertarian     Jacob Leddy
FEC H8TX12090

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Republican Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gregory T. "Greg" Sagan
FEC H8TX13163
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
FEC H4TX13014; 30 Sep 17; Tot $547,090; Dsb $430,140
  Candidate Libertarian     Calvin DeWeese

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman  Randy Weber
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Levy Q. Barnes, Jr.
FEC H8TX14138
  Candidate Democratic     Adrienne Bell
FEC H8TX14120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,668; Dsb $19,587
  Candidate Republican     Keith Casey
  Candidate Republican     William Kedzie "Bill Sarge" Sargent
FEC H8TX14153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $16,649; Dsb $4,390
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randy Weber
FEC H2TX14149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $200,841; Dsb $144,256
  Candidate Libertarian     Don Conley, III

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Democratic Congressman Vicente Gonzalez
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Vicente Gonzalez
FEC H6TX15162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $496,430; Dsb $114,786
  Candidate Republican     Tim Westley
  Candidate Libertarian     Anthony Cristo
  Candidate Libertarian     Ross Lynn Leone

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16 Democratic Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 31 March 2017: Announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate Class I seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John Rene Carrillo
FEC H8TX16117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,220; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Norma Priscilla Chavez
FEC H8TX16141
  Candidate Democratic     former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar
FEC H8TX16109; 30 Sep 17; Tot $332,837; Dsb $35,780
  Candidate Democratic     former El Paso School Board Trustee Dori Fenenbock
FEC H8TX16083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $599,263; Dsb $193,801
  Candidate Democratic     Enrique Garcia
FEC H8TX16091; 30 Sep 17; Tot $36,085; Dsb $31,729
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome Leander Tilghman
FEC H2TX16227
  Candidate Republican     Alia Garcia-Ureste
FEC H8TX16125
  Candidate Republican     Rick Seeberger
FEC Party affiliation: "REC"

FEC H8TX16133
  Candidate Libertarian     Mackenzie Grubbs
  Candidate Independent     Jessica Kludt Allala

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17 Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rick" Kennedy
FEC H8TX17149
  Candidate Democratic     Dale S. Mantey
FEC H8TX17131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,934; Dsb $2,492
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
FEC H0TX17104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $482,540; Dsb $234,921
  Candidate Libertarian     Nicholas Becker
  Candidate Libertarian     Peter Churchman

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18 Democratic Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 30 Sep 17; Tot $199,750; Dsb $137,059
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Ava "Reynero" Pate
FEC H6TX18158; 30 Sep 17; Tot $824; Dsb $800
  Candidate Libertarian     Luke Spencer
  Candidate Independent     Lori Anita Bartley
FEC H6TX18141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Jessica Lee Peterka
FEC H8TX18162; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $2,285

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19 Republican Congressman  Jodey Cook Arrington
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel Antonio Levario
FEC H8TX19111; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,975; Dsb $12,791
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jodey Cook Arrington
FEC H6TX19099; 30 Sep 17; Tot $526,348; Dsb $204,243

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20 Democratic Congressman  Joaquin Castro
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 30 Sep 17; Tot $402,932; Dsb $337,227
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey C. Blunt
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael "Mike" Idrogo
  Candidate Libertarian     Chuck Pena

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21 Republican Congressman  Lamar Seeligson Smith
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 November 2017: "For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else...."
 Candidate list (26) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Derrick Chad Crowe
FEC H8TX21158; 30 Sep 17; Tot $69,444; Dsb $45,068
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Kopser
FEC H8TX21190; 30 Sep 17; Tot $417,669; Dsb $198,250
  Candidate Democratic     Elliott James McFadden
FEC H8TX21166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $52,774; Dsb $33,084
  Candidate Democratic     Mary E. Wilson
FEC H8TX21182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,568; Dsb $8,336
  Candidate Republican     Ivan Arturo Andarza
FEC H8TX21265
  Candidate Republican     Eric Bradley Burkhart
FEC H8TX21208
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Francisco Raul "Quico" Canseco
First elected: 2010; unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination: 2014.

FEC H4TX28046; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Mauro Everett Garza
FEC H8TX21331
  Candidate Republican     S. Foster Hagen
FEC H8TX21299
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jason Isaac
FEC H8TX21216
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Patrick Krause
FEC H8TX21281
  Candidate Republican     Brian Matthew "Matt" McCall
FEC H4TX21041
  Candidate Republican     former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz
FEC H8TX21224
  Candidate Republican     William W. Negley
FEC H8TX21257
  Candidate Republican     Alonzo Marcus "Al" Poteet, III
FEC H8TX21323
  Candidate Republican     Autry J. Pruitt
FEC H8TX08106
  Candidate Republican     Chip Roy
FEC H8TX21307
  Candidate Republican     Jenifer Sarver
FEC H8TX21315
  Candidate Republican     Robert Stovall
FEC H8TX21273
  Candidate Republican     Samuel Temple
FEC H8TX21240
  Candidate Republican     Peggy McCormick Wardlaw
FEC H8TX21349
  Candidate Republican     Anthony J. White
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Loewe
  Candidate Libertarian     Gil Robinson
  Candidate Libertarian     Lee Santos
  Candidate Independent     Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla
FEC H8TX21232

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22 Republican Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Keith "Steve" Brown, II
FEC H8TX22263
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Gibson
FEC H4TX22163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,546; Dsb $1,792
  Candidate Democratic     Margarita Ruiz Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Sri Preston Kulkarni
FEC H8MA22015
  Candidate Democratic     Letitia Plummer
FEC H8TX22206; 30 Sep 17; Tot $18,971; Dsb $16,016
  Candidate Republican     Harry Bowers
FEC H8TX22214
  Candidate Republican     James Green
FEC H8TX22248
  Candidate Republican     former Missouri City Councilman Quoc "Danny" Nguyen
FEC H8TX22255
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
FEC H8TX22107; 30 Sep 17; Tot $528,551; Dsb $481,761
  Candidate Republican     Eric K. Zmrhal
FEC H8TX22230; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,000; Dsb $911
  Candidate Libertarian     John McElligott
  Candidate Independent     Stephanie Williams
FEC H8TX22222

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23 Republican Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith Ann "Judy" Canales
FEC H8TX23154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,125; Dsb $5
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Hulings
FEC H8TX23147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $200,208; Dsb $10,752
  Candidate Democratic     Gina Ortiz Jones
FEC H8TX23121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $103,920; Dsb $30,238
  Candidate Democratic     Ricardo Jose "Rick" Treviño, Jr.
FEC H8TX23139; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,838; Dsb $1,156
  Candidate Democratic     Angela "Angie" Villescaz
FEC H8TX23162
  Candidate Republican     Alma Arredondo-Lynch
FEC H8TX23113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,610; Dsb $3,063
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
FEC H0TX23086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,341,553; Dsb $501,576
  Candidate Libertarian     Ruben Corvalan

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24 Republican Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Edward Charles "Todd" Allen
FEC H8TX24103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,076; Dsb $4,235
  Candidate Democratic     John Biggan
FEC H8TX24111
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Andrew "Josh" Imhoff
FEC H8TX24129
  Candidate Democratic     Jan McDowell
FEC H6TX24149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,761; Dsb $10,886
  Candidate Republican     Johnathon Kyle Davidson
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
FEC H4TX24094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $349,570; Dsb $230,761
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Kolls
  Candidate Libertarian     Emmanuel Lewis
  Candidate Libertarian     Roland Rangel

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25 Republican Congressman  Roger Williams
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Edward Westergaard "West" Hansen
FEC H8TX25142
  Candidate Democratic     Julie Lynn Oliver
FEC H8TX25159
  Candidate Democratic     Chetan Panda
FEC H8TX25134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $59,853; Dsb $42,200
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Michael "Chris" Perri
FEC H8TX21174; 30 Sep 17; Tot $69,008; Dsb $42,603
  Candidate Democratic     Kathi Thomas
FEC H8TX25126; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,348; Dsb $17,811
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Roger Williams
FEC H2TX33040; 30 Sep 17; Tot $664,222; Dsb $455,427
  Candidate Libertarian     Desarae Lindsey

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26 Republican Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Linsey Fagan
FEC H8TX26124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $24,427; Dsb $17,841
  Candidate Democratic     William Carl "Will" Fisher
FEC H8TX26082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $29,434; Dsb $14,509
  Candidate Republican     Veronica Birkenstock
FEC H8TX26090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $103,767; Dsb $86,734
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
FEC H2TX26093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $714,842; Dsb $432,005
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Boler

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27 Republican Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 14 December 2017: Media reports state Congressman Farenthold will not seek re-election. The Congressman made the decision after the filing closed and will be on the March 2018 primary ballot. The Republican Party has filed suit Civil Case No. 1:17-cv-01167 in Federal Court (Austin) to get his name removed from the ballot. The Democratic Party is also suing Civil Case No. 1:17-cv-01186 but apparently dropped their case after the court decided that Congressman Farenthold would not be on the ballot.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Raul "Roy" Barrera
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa Edwards Foster
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Holguin
FEC H8TX27056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,086; Dsb $5,347
  Candidate Democratic     former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie Charles McDonald
FEC H2TX27216
  Candidate Republican     former Texas Water Development Board Chair Bech Bruun
FEC H8TX27072
  Candidate Republican     Michael J. Cloud
FEC H8TX27049; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,000; Dsb $1,390
  Candidate Republican     Eddie Gassman
  Candidate Republican     John Grunwald
  Candidate Republican     Jerry Ray Hall
FEC H8TX27064
  Candidate Republican     Christopher K. "Chris" Mapp
FEC H8TX27080
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel Tinus

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 28 Democratic Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $614,987; Dsb $387,766
  Candidate Libertarian     Arthur Thomas, IV

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 29 Democratic Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 13 November 2017: "I have decided to not seek reelection for Representative of Texas' 29th Congressional District. It has been an honor serving #TX29 since I was first elected in 1992."
 Candidate list (15) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dominique Michelle Garcia
  Candidate Democratic     Roel Garcia
FEC H8TX29078
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Sylvia R. Garcia
FEC H8TX29052
  Candidate Democratic     Muhammad Tahir Javed
FEC H8TX29086
  Candidate Democratic     Hector Adrian Morales
FEC H8TX29045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,084; Dsb $5,292
  Candidate Democratic     Augustine Reyes
  Candidate Democratic     Pedro D. Valencia
FEC H8TX29060
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Arnold Aronoff
FEC H8TX29094
  Candidate Republican     Carmen Maria Montiel
FEC H8TX29102
  Candidate Republican     Robert Schafranek
  Candidate Republican     Jaimy Zouboulikos-Blanco
  Candidate Green     James Partsch-Galvan
  Candidate Libertarian     Cullen Burns
  Candidate Libertarian     N. Ruben Perez
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Saettone

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 30 Democratic Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Barbara Len Mallory Caraway
FEC H2TX30079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,001; Dsb $8,578
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 30 Sep 17; Tot $73,818; Dsb $85,564
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Williams
  Candidate Green     Joel Gronau
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Jones

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 31 Republican Congressman  John Rice Carter
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Clark
FEC H6TX31045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,111; Dsb $2,031
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar
FEC H8TX31058; 30 Sep 17; Tot $93,459; Dsb $39,789
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Kent "Kent" Lester
FEC H8TX31041; 30 Sep 17; Tot $52,569; Dsb $33,062
  Candidate Democratic     Christine Eady Mann
FEC H8TX31033; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,189; Dsb $8,807
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Rice Carter
FEC H2TX31044; 30 Sep 17; Tot $454,062; Dsb $420,220
  Candidate Republican     Mike Sweeney
FEC H6TX31052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,846; Dsb $6,184
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Hope

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 32 Republican Congressman  Pete Sessions
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Colin Allred
FEC H8TX32098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $267,445; Dsb $180,791
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald William "Ron" Marshall
FEC H8TX32072; 30 Sep 17; Tot $536; Dsb $342
  Candidate Democratic     Todd Maternowski
FEC H8TX32114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,366; Dsb $1,284
  Candidate Democratic     Edward "Ed" Meier
FEC H8TX32106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $585,951; Dsb $147,537
  Candidate Democratic     George Rodriguez
FEC H8TX32122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $60,650; Dsb $26,338
  Candidate Democratic     Lillian Salerno
FEC H8TX32148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $150,608; Dsb $30,871
  Candidate Democratic     Brett R. Shipp
FEC H8TX32163
  Candidate Republican     Paul Michael Brown
FEC H8TX32155
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Pete Sessions
FEC H2TX03126; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,143,072; Dsb $463,772
  Candidate Libertarian     Melina Baker

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 33 Democratic Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carlos Quintanilla
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 30 Sep 17; Tot $421,997; Dsb $309,139
  Candidate Republican     Willie Kailawn Billups
FEC H8TX33021
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Reeves

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 34 Democratic Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 30 Sep 17; Tot $388,002; Dsb $359,634
  Candidate Republican     Rey Gonzalez
FEC H6TX34031; 30 Sep 17; Tot $25,175; Dsb $19,087

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 35 Democratic Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
FEC H4TX10028; 30 Sep 17; Tot $270,980; Dsb $112,742
  Candidate Republican     Sherrill Kenneth "SK" Alexander
FEC H8TX35018; 30 Sep 17; Tot $150; Dsb $6,753
  Candidate Republican     David Smalling
FEC H8TX35026
  Candidate Libertarian     Clark Patterson
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Ryan Darrell McKay
People Over Politics

FEC H8TX35034

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 36 Republican Congressman  Brian Babin
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan A. "Jon" Powell
FEC H8TX36016; 30 Sep 17; Tot $60,229; Dsb $20,817
  Candidate Democratic     Dayna Steele
FEC H8TX36024; 30 Sep 17; Tot $106,255; Dsb $62,700
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian Babin
FEC H6TX02079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $398,253; Dsb $177,263
  Candidate Libertarian     Robert Appelbaum

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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Nelson
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Ken Paxton
  Candidate Green; Libertarian     Jamar Osborne
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Ray Harris
  

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
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Joi Chevalier
  Candidate Democratic     Tim Mahoney
  Candidate Republican     Comptroller of Public Accounts  Glenn Hegar
  Candidate Green     Travis Christal
  Candidate Libertarian     Ben Sanders

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
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Olson
  Candidate Republican     Trey Blocker
  Candidate Republican     Jim Hogan
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Carpenter

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
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Tex Morgan
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel Suazo
  Candidate Republican     General Land Office Commissioner  George P. Bush
  Candidate Republican     Davey Edwards
  Candidate Republican     former Commissioner of General Land Jerry Patterson
  Candidate Republican     Rick Range
  Candidate Libertarian     Matt Piña

Railroad Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2022

  Republican Railroad Commissioner  Wayne Christian
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Roman James Alfred McAllen
20 February 2017: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate seat in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Spellmon
  Candidate Republican     Railroad Commissioner  Christi Craddick
  Candidate Republican     former Member of the State Real Estate Commission Weston Martinez
  Candidate Green     George Reiter
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Wright

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
 

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Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 132 candidates
  Republican: 36 incumbents, 124 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
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Independents
  Independent: 7 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
 
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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