The Green Papers: Texas 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2018
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Special Election House CD 27: Saturday 30 June 2018
Special Runoff House CD 27: September 2018 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 11 December 2017 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Minor Party, Independent intent.
Tuesday 6 March 2018 - 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.
Friday 27 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - U.S. House 27 Special Election.
Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Runoff. 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.
Thursday 21 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Saturday 30 June 2018 - Special Election House CD 27.
September 2018 (presumably) - Special Runoff House CD 27.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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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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.

The minor parties are: None of the Above, America’s Party, Christian Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, and the Texas Independent Party. The only minor party that has ballot access is the Libertarian Party.


2018 Election Dates from the Texas Secretary of State.

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

6 March 2018 Primary Election: Democratic and Republican returns from the Texas Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.
Results from the New York Times.

Since no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the 6 March primary, a 22 May runoff will be held between the two top vote-getters:
Governor Democratic
U.S. House CD 2 Republican
U.S. House CD 3 Democratic
U.S. House CD 5 Republican
U.S. House CD 6 Democratic
U.S. House CD 6 Republican
U.S. House CD 7 Democratic
U.S. House CD 10 Democratic
U.S. House CD 21 Democratic
U.S. House CD 21 Republican
U.S. House CD 22 Democratic
U.S. House CD 23 Democratic
U.S. House CD 25 Democratic
U.S. House CD 27 Democratic
U.S. House CD 27 Republican
U.S. House CD 29 Republican
U.S. House CD 31 Democratic
U.S. House CD 32 Democratic

22 May Runoff
Democratic and Republican returns from the Texas Secretary of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,242,359; Dsb $5,623,169
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
FEC S2TX00312; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,113,159; Dsb $6,113,470
  Candidate Libertarian     Neal Monroe Dikeman
FEC S8TX00418
  Candidate Independent     Jonathan Jenkins
21 June 2018: Possibly insufficient petition signatures.

FEC S8TX00442

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

Chair up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Green     Janis Marie Richards
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lago Vista City Councilman Mark Jay Tippetts

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Collier
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
9 January 2017: Candidate for re-election.
  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):
24 Republican (19 Renominated, 5 Open);
11 Democratic (9 Renominated, 2 Open);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shirley Jonetta McKellar
FEC H2TX01062; 31 Mar 18; Tot $26,539; Dsb $25,877
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
FEC H4TX04039; 31 Mar 18; Tot $574,217; Dsb $499,460
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey Donald "Jeff" Callaway
FEC H8TX01069
  Candidate Independent     Renee Culler
  Candidate Independent     Nicholas Martin

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
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...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Todd Catlett Litton
FEC H8TX02067; 31 Mar 18; Tot $546,503; Dsb $304,139
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Dan" Crenshaw
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX02166; 02 May 18; Tot $642,503; Dsb $497,619
  Candidate Libertarian     Stephen Patrick "Patrick" Gunnels
FEC H8TX02216
  Candidate Independent     Scott Cubbler
  Candidate Independent     James "Jim" Kelaher
  Candidate Independent     Chigozie Nwokeafor

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lorie Louise Burch
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX03099; 02 May 18; Tot $147,785; Dsb $133,923
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Nicholas V. "Van" Taylor
FEC H8TX03123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,816,740; Dsb $1,625,067
  Candidate Libertarian     Christopher John "Chris" Claytor
FEC H2TX27117
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott Lanier Jameson
FEC H6TX03200
  Candidate Independent     Roger Richard Barone
FEC H8TX03081
  Candidate Independent; (Green)     Robert Carter Mason
Humane Party

FEC H8TX03131

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Catherine Krantz
FEC H8TX04162; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,961; Dsb $7,219
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
FEC H4TX04153; 31 Mar 18; Tot $730,707; Dsb $524,126
  Candidate Libertarian     Kenneth Howard "Ken" Ashby, Jr.
FEC H8TX05052
  Candidate Independent     Cody Wommack

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
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."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Danny Eugene "Dan" Wood, Jr.
FEC H8TX05086; 31 Mar 18; Tot $63,681; Dsb $61,595
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Lance Gooden
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX05144; 02 May 18; Tot $468,585; Dsb $367,249
  Candidate Independent     Griffin Jones

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
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...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jana Lynne Sanchez
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX06183; 02 May 18; Tot $260,759; Dsb $220,338
  Candidate Republican     former Arlington City Council Member Ron Wright
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX06233; 02 May 18; Tot $221,610; Dsb $172,770
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Allen Harber
FEC H8TX06365
  Candidate Independent     Gregory "Greg" Brady

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Culberson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic; (3rd Party (Non-Traditional) Independent)     Elizabeth Pannill "Lizzie" Fletcher
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX07140; 02 May 18; Tot $1,441,526; Dsb $1,078,847
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Culberson
FEC H0TX07055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,540,361; Dsb $701,347
  Candidate Independent     Harold Rocketto

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Steven David
FEC H8TX08080; 31 Mar 18; Tot $22,355; Dsb $19,602
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
FEC H6TX08100; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,921,002; Dsb $3,271,960
  Candidate Libertarian     Christopher James "Chris" Duncan
FEC H8TX08122
  Candidate Independent     Bradley Schuster

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alexander "Al" Green
FEC H4TX09095; 31 Mar 18; Tot $348,624; Dsb $252,553
  Candidate Libertarian     Philip Scott "Phil" Kurtz
FEC H8TX09153
  Candidate Independent     Benjamin Hernandez
FEC H8TX09146; 31 Mar 18; Tot $697; Dsb $459
  Candidate Independent     Lakesha Donyeil "Kesha" Rogers
FEC H8TX09138; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,872; Dsb $2,834

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael "Mike" Siegel
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX10110; 02 May 18; Tot $107,748; Dsb $95,505
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,172,863; Dsb $865,411
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Pasquale "Mike" Ryan
FEC H8TX10177
  Candidate Independent     Don Coronado

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Virginia Louise "Jennie Lou" Leeder
FEC H8TX11100; 31 Mar 18; Tot $27,676; Dsb $19,398
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
FEC H4TX19136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,578,766; Dsb $1,425,997
  Candidate Libertarian     Rhett Rosenquest Smith
FEC H4TX21033

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kay N. Granger
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa Michelle Adia
FEC H8TX12074; 31 Mar 18; Tot $80,524; Dsb $38,194
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,320,027; Dsb $1,103,227
  Candidate Libertarian     Jacob Tyler Leddy
FEC H8TX12090
  Candidate Independent     Liz Fliescher

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gregory T. "Greg" Sagan
FEC H8TX13163; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,681; Dsb $14,349
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
FEC H4TX13014; 31 Mar 18; Tot $837,948; Dsb $981,789
  Candidate Libertarian     Calvin DeWeese
FEC H6TX13142

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Randy Weber
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adrienne Bell
FEC H8TX14120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $77,159; Dsb $70,349
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randy Weber
FEC H2TX14149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $495,983; Dsb $422,156
  Candidate Libertarian     Donald Eugene "Don" Conley, III
FEC H8TX14161
  Candidate Independent     Ethan Singletary

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Vicente Gonzalez
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Vicente Gonzalez
FEC H6TX15162; 31 Mar 18; Tot $757,588; Dsb $201,694
  Candidate Republican     Timmy Lee "Tim" Westley
FEC H6TX15204; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,491; Dsb $6,849
  Candidate Libertarian     Anthony Douglas Cristo
FEC H8TX15069

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar
FEC H8TX16109; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,019,981; Dsb $877,681
  Candidate Republican     Rick Seeberger
FEC H8TX16133; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,297; Dsb $8,858
  Candidate Independent     Rene Fierro
  Candidate Independent     Ben Mendoza
  Candidate Independent     Samuel Lee Williams, Jr.
FEC H8TX16166

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rick" Kennedy
FEC H8TX17149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $67,001; Dsb $65,218
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
FEC H0TX17104; 31 Mar 18; Tot $834,305; Dsb $401,185
  Candidate Libertarian     Peter Charles Churchman
FEC H8TX17156

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 31 Mar 18; Tot $423,425; Dsb $395,901
  Candidate Republican     Ava "Reynero" Pate
FEC H6TX18158; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,593; Dsb $5,338
  Candidate Libertarian     Luke Alton Spencer
FEC H8TX18196
  Candidate Independent     Lori Anita Bartley
FEC H6TX18141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Donald "Don" Batiste
FEC H8TX18170
  Candidate Independent     Vincent "Vince" Duncan
  Candidate Independent     John-Paul Schmidt
Independent Moderate

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jodey Cook Arrington
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel Antonio Levario
FEC H8TX19111; 31 Mar 18; Tot $40,613; Dsb $34,495
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jodey Cook Arrington
FEC H6TX19099; 31 Mar 18; Tot $691,809; Dsb $329,721

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joaquin Castro
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 31 Mar 18; Tot $617,357; Dsb $569,594
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey C. Blunt
FEC H8TX21125
  Candidate Independent     Robert Steven Hostetler
FEC H8TX20143

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Open
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...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Kopser
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX21190; 02 May 18; Tot $1,199,347; Dsb $966,929
  Candidate Republican     Chip Roy
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX21307; 02 May 18; Tot $731,902; Dsb $505,927
  Candidate Libertarian     Lee Santos
FEC H8TX21372
  Candidate Independent     Isaac Gallegos
  Candidate Independent     Thomas "Tom" Molnar
  Candidate Independent     Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla
FEC H8TX21232

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sri Preston Kulkarni
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX22313
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
FEC H8TX22107; 31 Mar 18; Tot $859,625; Dsb $1,113,938
  Candidate Libertarian     John Barry Richard McElligott
FEC H8TX22305
  Candidate Independent     Margot Gage
  Candidate Independent     Sara Kellen "Kellen" Sweny
FEC H8TX22297; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,130; Dsb $512

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gina Ortiz Jones
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX23121; 02 May 18; Tot $1,211,127; Dsb $795,243
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Will" Hurd
FEC H0TX23086; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,374,244; Dsb $840,648
  Candidate Green; Independent     Robert Travis Hildt
FEC H8TX23170
  Candidate Libertarian     Ruben Schmidt Corvalan
FEC H4TX23088

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jan McDowell
FEC H6TX24149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $33,453; Dsb $16,101
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
FEC H4TX24094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $770,766; Dsb $372,071
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Jay "Mike" Kolls
FEC H4TX24151

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Roger Williams
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Julie Lynn Oliver
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX25159; 02 May 18; Tot $100,700; Dsb $50,617
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Roger Williams
FEC H2TX33040; 31 Mar 18; Tot $998,963; Dsb $682,897
  Candidate Libertarian     Desarae Ericka Lindsey
FEC H8TX25175
  Candidate Independent     Tyson Heder
  Candidate Independent     Martin Luecke

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Linsey Fagan
FEC H8TX26124; 31 Mar 18; Tot $76,467; Dsb $67,627
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
FEC H2TX26093; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,255,778; Dsb $1,251,363
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Robert Boler
FEC H0TX26105
  Candidate Independent     Bryce Goodman
  Candidate Independent     Shanda Krohn
FEC H8TX26132

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 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.
6 April 2018: Resigned following concerns after using $84,000 in government funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Holguin
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX27056; 02 May 18; Tot $53,593; Dsb $47,956
  Candidate Republican     Michael J. Cloud
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX27049; 10 Jun 18; Tot $354,772; Dsb $328,949
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel F. Tinus
FEC H8TX27114
  Candidate Independent     James Duerr
  Candidate Independent     former Ingleside Mayor William "Willie" Vaden
  
14 December 2017: Media reports state Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" 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.
6 April 2018: Resigned following concerns after using $84,000 in government funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.
On 24 April 2018, Governor Greg Abbott (Republican) scheduled a 30 June Special Election to fill the remainder of former Congressman Farenthold's term which ends in January 2019. The filing deadline is Friday 27 April. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on the 30 June ballot. If no one receives a majority of the vote, the top two vote-getters compete in a September runoff.

Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Saturday 30 June 2018
Special Election
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     Raul "Roy" Barrera
FEC H6TX27092; 10 Jun 18; Tot $12,296; Dsb $10,202
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Holguin
FEC H8TX27056; 02 May 18; Tot $53,593; Dsb $47,956
  Candidate Democratic     former District Judge Michael J. "Mike" Westergren
FEC H8TX27122; 10 Jun 18; Tot $12,133; Dsb $8,057
  Candidate Republican     former Texas Water Development Board Chair Bech Bruun
Withdrew, remains on the ballot.

FEC H8TX27072; 10 Jun 18; Tot $662,739; Dsb $661,247
  Candidate Republican     Michael J. Cloud
FEC H8TX27049; 10 Jun 18; Tot $354,772; Dsb $328,949
  Candidate Republican     Marty Perez
FEC H8TX27130; 10 Jun 18; Tot $128,936; Dsb $122,006
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel F. Tinus
FEC H8TX27114
  Candidate Independent     Judith Cutright
FEC H8TX27155; 10 Jun 18; Tot $3,050; Dsb $2,442
  Candidate Independent     Stephen Christopher "Chris" Suprun
FEC H8TX27148
 On 6 April 2018, Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold (Republican) resigned following concerns after using $84,000 in government funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.
On 24 April 2018, Governor Greg Abbott (Republican) scheduled a 30 June Special Election to fill the remainder of former Congressman Farenthold's term which ends in January 2019. The filing deadline is Friday 27 April. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on the 30 June ballot. If no one receives a majority of the vote, the top two vote-getters compete in a September runoff.
Proclamation and candidate list from the Texas Secretary of State.

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 31 Mar 18; Tot $966,010; Dsb $579,934
  Candidate Libertarian     Arthur Maxwell Thomas, IV
FEC H8TX28211

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Open
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."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Sylvia R. Garcia
FEC H8TX29052; 31 Mar 18; Tot $734,599; Dsb $675,845
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Arnold Aronoff
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX29094; 02 May 18; Tot $35,735; Dsb $27,864
  Candidate Green     James Partsch-Galvan
  Candidate Libertarian     Cullen Bryan Burns
FEC H8TX29144

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 31 Mar 18; Tot $301,364; Dsb $156,598
  Candidate Green     Joel Gronau
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Wade Jones
FEC H8TX30050

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Rice Carter
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX31058; 02 May 18; Tot $499,632; Dsb $377,490
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Rice Carter
FEC H2TX31044; 31 Mar 18; Tot $748,528; Dsb $801,000
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Michael Hope
FEC H8TX31066

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Pete Sessions
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Colin Allred
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff

FEC H8TX32098; 02 May 18; Tot $1,001,639; Dsb $738,745
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Pete Sessions
FEC H2TX03126; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,054,360; Dsb $1,048,288
  Candidate Libertarian     Melina Gail Baker
FEC H8TX32189
  Candidate Independent     Michael Dee
FEC H8TX32171; 31 Mar 18; Tot $777; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Jamiel Sale

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 31 Mar 18; Tot $896,479; Dsb $842,533
  Candidate Republican     Willie Kailawn Billups
FEC H8TX33021; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,695; Dsb $6,380
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Gordon Reeves
FEC H4TX33020

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 31 Mar 18; Tot $703,780; Dsb $537,342
  Candidate Republican     Rey Gonzalez
FEC H6TX34031; 31 Mar 18; Tot $47,000; Dsb $45,154

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
FEC H4TX10028; 31 Mar 18; Tot $560,082; Dsb $260,322
  Candidate Republican     David Smalling
FEC H8TX35026; 31 Mar 18; Tot $21,628; Dsb $16,271
  Candidate Libertarian     Clark Ryan Patterson
  Candidate Independent     Ryan Darrell McKay
People Over Politics

FEC H8TX35034

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian Babin
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dayna Steele
FEC H8TX36024; 31 Mar 18; Tot $296,122; Dsb $216,031
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian Babin
FEC H6TX02079; 31 Mar 18; Tot $674,157; Dsb $391,171
  Candidate Independent     Earl Flowers
  Candidate Independent     Hal Ridley, Jr.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Ken Paxton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Nelson
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Ken Paxton
  Candidate Green     Jamar Charles Osborne
Mr. Osborne filed with the Green and Libertarian parties. He did not receive the Libertarian nomination.
  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

Seat up for regular election Republican Comptroller of Public Accounts  Glenn Hegar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 6 March 2018 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Joi Chevalier
  Candidate Republican     Comptroller of Public Accounts  Glenn Hegar
  Candidate Libertarian     Benjamin David "Ben" Sanders

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Olson
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Vaughn Carpenter

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

Seat up for regular election Republican General Land Office Commissioner  George P. Bush
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel Suazo
  Candidate Republican     General Land Office Commissioner  George P. Bush
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew Sean "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

Seat up for regular election Republican Railroad Commissioner  Christi Craddick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Roman James Alfred McAllen
20 February 2017: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate seat in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Railroad Commissioner  Christi Craddick
  Candidate Green     George F. Reiter
  Candidate Libertarian     James Michael "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
 

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   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, 47 candidates
  Republican: 37 incumbents, 43 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): 5 candidates
  Libertarian: 40 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  3rd Party (Non-Traditional) Independent: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 14 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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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