The Green Papers: Texas 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
✓ Runoff - for US Senate D; US House: CD 3 D, CD 10 D, CD 13 D&R, CD 15 R, CD 16 R,
CD 17 D&R, CD 18 R, CD 20 R, CD 22 R,
CD 23 R, CD 24 D, CD 31 D, and CD 35 R; Railroad Commissioner D: Tuesday 14 July 2020

General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 9 December 2019 - Filing Deadline - Primary - Minor Party, Independent intent.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Only El Paso and Hudspeth Counties are in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Monday 11 May 2020 - Filiing Deadline - Independent President.
Friday 26 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent petitions.
Tuesday 14 July 2020 - Runoff - for US Senate D; US House: CD 3 D, CD 10 D, CD 13 D&R, CD 15 R, CD 16 R,
CD 17 D&R, CD 18 R, CD 20 R, CD 22 R,
CD 23 R, CD 24 D, CD 31 D, and CD 35 R; Railroad Commissioner D.
Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Only El Paso and Hudspeth Counties are in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Only El Paso and Hudspeth Counties are 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


7 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Greg Abbott suspended the state requirement that parties nominate by convention on 18 April. Parties can set their own dates and hold remote conventions.

20 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Greg Abbott has postponed the runoff primaries from 26 May to 14 July.

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

In Special Elections, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on a single ballot. If one candidate receives a majority of the vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff.

The Green and Libertarian parties may nominate by convention. The Green Party U.S. Senate convention date is 18 April; U.S. House single county districts are 14 March; and multiple county districts are 21 March.

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


Important 2020 Election Dates from the Texas Secretary of State.

2020 Candidate’s Guide – Running for Federal, State, District or County offices. from the Texas Secretary of State.

Candidate Information from the Texas Secretary of State.


Election Night Reporting from the Texas Secretary of State.

14 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (4, 9 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Green     Howie Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 31 Aug 20; Tot $363,119; Dsb $295,086
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Todd Cella
for Vice President: Timothy Bryan "Tim" Cella
  Candidate Write-in     Jesse Cuellar
for Vice President: Jimmy Monreal
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tom Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom)     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Leonard Peltier
FEC P80005572
  Candidate Write-in     Abram Loeb
for Vice President: Jennifer Jairala
FEC P00016329
  Candidate Write-in     Robert Morrow
for Vice President: Anne Becket
  Candidate Write-in     Kasey Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
FEC S2TX00312

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  John Cornyn
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar
proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC S0TX00233; 30 Jun 20; Tot $6,605,967; Dsb $5,751,356
  Candidate Republican     Senator  John Cornyn
FEC S2TX00106; 30 Jun 20; Tot $16,638,611; Dsb $7,918,416
  Candidate Green     David Bruce Collins
  Candidate Libertarian     Kerry Douglas McKennon
FEC S0TX00340; 12 Jul 20; Tot $6,535; Dsb $6,286
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ricardo "Ric" Turullols-Bonilla
FEC S0TX00423

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. 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; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Rusk City Councilmember  Martin Holsome
  Candidate Republican     Chad Prather
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan "Taxation is Theft" Behrman

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
22 Republican (15 Renominated, 6 Open, 1 Undetermined);
13 Democratic (13 Renominated);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hank Gilbert
FEC H0TX01108; 30 Jun 20; Tot $245,146; Dsb $96,527
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.
FEC H4TX04039; 30 Jun 20; Tot $427,024; Dsb $425,543

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Daniel "Dan" Crenshaw
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sima Jandaghi Ladjevardian
Proceeds to Runoff.
9 March 2020: Elisa Cardnell announced she was dropping out endorsing Sima Ladjevardian. The runoff is cancelled and Sima Ladjevardian is declared the winner.

FEC H0TX02106; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,674,681; Dsb $1,129,635
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Daniel "Dan" Crenshaw
FEC H8TX02166; 30 Jun 20; Tot $9,294,632; Dsb $5,292,087
  Candidate Libertarian     Elliott Robert Scheirman
FEC H0TX02114; 30 Jun 20; Tot $5,472; Dsb $3,873

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Nicholas V. "Van" Taylor
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Helane Sawsan "Lulu" Seikaly
FEC H0TX03120; 30 Jun 20; Tot $409,532; Dsb $370,312
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Nicholas V. "Van" Taylor
FEC H8TX03123; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,932,272; Dsb $1,057,155
  Candidate Libertarian     Christopher J. "Chris" Claytor
FEC H2TX27117

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Member of Congress John Lee Ratcliffe
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 28 July 2019: Nominated by President Donald Trump for National Intelligence Director.
2 August 2019: Member of Congress Ratcliffe withdrew his nomination.
28 February 2020: Nominated by President Donald Trump for National Intelligence Director.
3 March 2020: Renominated by Primary for the U.S. House.
21 May 2020: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate 49-44 as National Intelligence Director. Governor Greg Abbott will not call a Special Election to fill this seat.
26 May 2020: Sworn as National Intelligence Director.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Russell Foster
FEC H0TX04151
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Patrick "Pat" Fallon
8 August 2020: Replacement nominee nominated by Convention.

FEC H0TX04219; 19 Jul 20; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian     Lou Antonelli
  Candidate Write-in     Tracy Shawn Jones
FEC H0TX04243
 

12 May 2020: The Republican Party has scheduled an 8 August Congressional District Executive Committee Meeting to select a replacement nominee for the November 2020 General Election. Candidates: Casey Campbell, state Senator Patrick "Pat" Fallon, Rockwall City Councilman Trace Johannesen, Philip Aaron "Aaron" Harris, TC Manning, Floyd McLendon, Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt, Atlanta Mayor Travis Ransom, Jason Ross, Christopher Schell, and Robert "Bob" Worthen. State Senator Patrick "Pat" Fallon was nominated.


Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Lance Gooden
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn Salter
FEC H0TX05109; 30 Jun 20; Tot $139,328; Dsb $33,551
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lance Gooden
FEC H8TX05144; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,295,955; Dsb $1,049,341
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin A. Hale
FEC H0TX05125; 30 Jun 20; Tot $6,727; Dsb $6,508

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ron Wright
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated - 29 July 2019: Stated his lung cancer prognosis is positive.
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Daniel
FEC H0TX06099; 30 Jun 20; Tot $328,098; Dsb $243,191
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ron Wright
FEC H8TX06233; 30 Jun 20; Tot $562,607; Dsb $459,971
  Candidate Libertarian     Melanie A. Black

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Elizabeth Pannill "Lizzie" Fletcher
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Elizabeth Pannill "Lizzie" Fletcher
FEC H8TX07140; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,384,163; Dsb $972,574
  Candidate Republican     Wesley Hunt
FEC H0TX07170; 30 Jun 20; Tot $3,187,602; Dsb $2,178,591
  Candidate Libertarian     Leonard Shawn Kelly
FEC H0TX07238; 30 Jun 20; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kevin Patrick Brady
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth "Liz" Hernandez
FEC H0TX08129
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kevin Patrick Brady
FEC H6TX08100; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,718,162; Dsb $2,343,530
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Duncan
FEC H8TX08122

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Alexander "Al" Green
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Alexander "Al" Green
FEC H4TX09095; 30 Jun 20; Tot $359,973; Dsb $405,083
  Candidate Republican     Johnny Mark Teague
FEC H0TX09176; 30 Jun 20; Tot $48,569; Dsb $45,700
  Candidate Libertarian     Jose Sosa

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael T. McCaul
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael "Mike" Siegel
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H8TX10110; 30 Jun 20; Tot $917,772; Dsb $756,306
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,461,702; Dsb $1,203,658
  Candidate Libertarian     Roy Eriksen

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 30 July 2019: Retiring.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former San Angelo City Councilmember Jon Mark Hogg
FEC H0TX11198; 30 Jun 20; Tot $65,920; Dsb $50,585
  Candidate Republican     August Lee Pfluger, II
FEC H0TX11230; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,750,303; Dsb $1,351,996
  Candidate Libertarian     Wacey Alpha Cody
FEC H0TX11164

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kay N. Granger
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Renea Welch
FEC H0TX12238; 30 Jun 20; Tot $65,915; Dsb $54,289
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,934,190; Dsb $2,818,925
  Candidate Libertarian     Trey Holcomb
FEC H0TX12261; 30 Jun 20; Tot $967; Dsb $457

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 30 September 2019: "I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gus Luis Trujillo
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX13152
  Candidate Republican     Ronny Lynn Jackson
Proceeds to 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX13228; 30 Jun 20; Tot $943,073; Dsb $871,261
  Candidate Libertarian     Jack B. Westbrook

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Randy Weber
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adrienne Bell
FEC H8TX14120; 30 Jun 20; Tot $146,231; Dsb $137,080
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Randy Weber
FEC H2TX14149; 30 Jun 20; Tot $692,166; Dsb $626,894

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Vicente Gonzalez
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Vicente Gonzalez
FEC H6TX15162; 30 Jun 20; Tot $920,241; Dsb $622,419
  Candidate Republican     Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez
FEC H0TX15124; 30 Jun 20; Tot $273,862; Dsb $162,037
  Candidate Libertarian     Ross Lynn Leone
FEC H8TX28203

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Veronica Escobar
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Veronica Escobar
FEC H8TX16109; 30 Jun 20; Tot $757,881; Dsb $598,448
  Candidate Republican     Irene Armendariz-Jackson
FEC H0TX16106; 30 Jun 20; Tot $33,109; Dsb $30,068

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  William "Bill" Flores
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 September 2019: "After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina ... I have decided that my current term will be my last...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rick" Kennedy
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H8TX17149; 30 Jun 20; Tot $97,860; Dsb $87,126
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Peter Andrew "Pete" Sessions
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff
Elected to the U.S. House 1996 though 2016, defeated for reelection in 2018.

FEC H2TX03126; 30 Jun 20; Tot $871,864; Dsb $1,143,854
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Brown
FEC H0TX17252

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Sheila Jackson Lee
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 30 Jun 20; Tot $661,766; Dsb $673,970
  Candidate Republican     Wendell Champion
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX18292; 30 Jun 20; Tot $116,915; Dsb $83,729
  Candidate Libertarian     Luke Spencer
FEC H8TX18196; 30 Jun 20; Tot $476; Dsb $395
  Candidate Independent     Vince Duncan
FEC H4TX18112

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Jodey Cook Arrington
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas W. "Tom" Watson
FEC H0TX19068; 30 Jun 20; Tot $25,583; Dsb $16,000
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Jodey Cook Arrington
FEC H6TX19099; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,672,578; Dsb $1,279,067
  Candidate Libertarian     Joe Burnes

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joaquin Castro
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 30 Jun 20; Tot $465,309; Dsb $437,556
  Candidate Republican     Mauro Everett Garza
FEC H8TX21331; 30 Jun 20; Tot $148,813; Dsb $161,234
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey C. Blunt
FEC H8TX21125

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Chip Roy
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Texas state Senator Wendy R. Davis
FEC H0TX21148; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,467,271; Dsb $1,536,995
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Chip Roy
FEC H8TX21307; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,622,669; Dsb $1,045,281
  Candidate Green     Tommy Wakely
  Candidate Libertarian     Arthur DiBianca

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 25 July 2019: Announced that he will not run for re-election. "... I have decided to not seek re-election."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sri Preston Kulkarni
FEC H8TX22313; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,530,972; Dsb $1,352,949
  Candidate Republican     Fort Bend County Sheriff  Troy E. Nehls
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX22302; 30 Jun 20; Tot $517,303; Dsb $487,371
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph LeBlanc

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  William "Will" Hurd
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 1 August 2019: "I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gina Ortiz Jones
FEC H8TX23121; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,133,598; Dsb $1,215,228
  Candidate Republican     Ernest Anthony "Tony" Gonzales, II
FEC H0TX35015; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,217,385; Dsb $826,458
  Candidate Libertarian     Beto Villela

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Kenny Ewell Marchant
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 5 August 2019: "It is time for me to announce that I will not seek another term as Member of Congress...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carrollton-Farmers Branch School Board Trustee  Candace Valenzuela
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX24175; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,119,404; Dsb $1,008,739
  Candidate Republican     former Irving Mayor Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Van Duyne
FEC H0TX24209; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,451,436; Dsb $968,105
  Candidate Libertarian     Darren J. Hamilton
FEC H0TX24274; 30 Jun 20; Tot $350; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Mark Andrew Bauer
FEC H0TX24266
  Candidate Independent     Stephen "Steve" Kuzmich
Alliance Party

FEC H0TX24142; 30 Jun 20; Tot $71,304; Dsb $75,064

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Roger Williams
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Julie Lynn Oliver
FEC H8TX25159; 30 Jun 20; Tot $681,851; Dsb $591,852
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Roger Williams
FEC H2TX33040; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,507,574; Dsb $1,162,709
  Candidate Libertarian     Bill Kelsey
FEC H4TX10184

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael C. Burgess
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carol Higbee Iannuzzi
FEC H0TX26121; 30 Jun 20; Tot $84,646; Dsb $66,691
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael C. Burgess
FEC H2TX26093; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,177,800; Dsb $1,298,828
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Boler
FEC H0TX26105

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael J. Cloud
First elected in a Special Election 30 June 2018 (re: resignation of Member of Congress Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ricardo "Rick" "Ricky" De La Fuente
Son of Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.

FEC H0TX27087; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,153,184; Dsb $12,197
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael J. Cloud
FEC H8TX27049; 30 Jun 20; Tot $717,150; Dsb $431,127
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Gray
FEC H6TX01261

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Henry R. Cuellar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,235,588; Dsb $2,862,758
  Candidate Republican     Sandra Linn Whitten
FEC H0TX28069; 30 Jun 20; Tot $14,738; Dsb $11,934
  Candidate Libertarian     Bekah Congdon

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Sylvia R. Garcia
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Sylvia R. Garcia
FEC H8TX29052; 30 Jun 20; Tot $543,071; Dsb $488,389
  Candidate Republican     Jaimy Annette Zouboulikos-Blanco
aka Jaimy Z. Blanco

FEC H8TX29110; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,378; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Kurtz
FEC H8TX09153

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Eddie Bernice Johnson
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 30 Jun 20; Tot $407,427; Dsb $366,911
  Candidate Republican     Demetrick "Tre" Pennie
FEC H0TX32053; 30 Jun 20; Tot $36,512; Dsb $26,895
  Candidate Independent     Eric Lemonte Williams
FEC H8TX30043

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John Rice Carter
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Donna Imam
FEC H0TX31097; 30 Jun 20; Tot $449,274; Dsb $407,175
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Rice Carter
FEC H2TX31044; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,573,701; Dsb $906,021
  Candidate Libertarian     Clark Patterson
FEC H2TX01070
  Candidate Write-in     Jonathan Scott

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Colin Allred
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Colin Allred
FEC H8TX32098; 30 Jun 20; Tot $3,801,649; Dsb $924,379
  Candidate Republican     Genevieve D. Collins
FEC H0TX32087; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,652,770; Dsb $1,521,766
  Candidate Libertarian     Christy Mowrey Peterson
  Candidate Independent     Jason Sigmon
FEC H0TX32111; 30 Sep 20; Tot $11,781; Dsb $11,651

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marc Allison Veasey
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,158,383; Dsb $1,195,325
  Candidate Republican     Fabian Cordova Vasquez
FEC H0TX33010; 30 Jun 20; Tot $21,693; Dsb $13,334
  Candidate Libertarian     Jason Reeves
FEC H4TX33020
  Candidate Independent     Carlos Quintanilla
FEC H2TX06186; 31 Mar 20; Tot $20,464; Dsb $19,264
  Candidate Independent     Renedria Ann "Rene" Welton
FEC H0TX33051

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Filemon B. Vela
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 30 Jun 20; Tot $717,409; Dsb $786,164
  Candidate Republican     Reynaldo "Rey" Gonzalez, Jr.
FEC H6TX34031; 30 Jun 20; Tot $13,512; Dsb $12,947
  Candidate Libertarian     Anthony Cristo
FEC H8TX15069
  Candidate Independent     Chris B. Royal

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
FEC H4TX10028; 30 Jun 20; Tot $924,032; Dsb $282,990
  Candidate Republican     Jennifer Garcia "Jenny" Sharon
Proceeds to and won the 14 July 2020 Runoff

FEC H0TX35064
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Loewe
FEC H4TX21082
  Candidate Independent     Jason Mata, Sr.
The Alliance Party

FEC H0TX35056; 31 Dec 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Brian Babin
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Jasper City Councilman Brandon Rashad "Rashad" Lewis
FEC H0TX36021; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,388; Dsb $562
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Brian Babin
FEC H6TX02079; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,025,608; Dsb $978,713
  Candidate Green     Hal J. "H.J." Ridley, Jr.
FEC H4TX08055
  Candidate Libertarian     Chad Abbey

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Ken Paxton
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Comptroller of Public Accounts  Glenn Hegar
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Commissioner of General Land Office  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican General Land Office Commissioner  George P. Bush
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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: 2018, 2024

  Republican Railroad Commissioner  Christi Craddick
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Railroad Commissioner  Ryan Sitton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Chrysta Castañeda
  Candidate Republican     James "Jim" Wright
  Candidate Green     Katija Assana "Kat" Gruene
  Candidate Libertarian     Matt Sterett
 

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): 13 incumbents, 39 candidates
  Republican: 34 incumbents, 42 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: 36 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 11 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 12 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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