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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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.

 
           

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 (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Pavel Goberman
  Candidate Democratic     Irasema Ramirez "Sema" Hernandez
FEC S8TX00327
  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 Jun 17; Tot $2,289,075; Dsb $796,106
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin Ray Webb
FEC S8TX00301
  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 Jun 17; Tot $59,936; Dsb $4,465
  Candidate Republican     Dan McQueen

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 (7)
  Candidate Democratic     former Balch Springs Mayor Cedric Davis, Sr.
  Candidate Democratic     Thor Harris
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Payne
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Wakely
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Republican     Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore
  Candidate Libertarian     Kory Watkins

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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Collier
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick
9 January 2017: Candidate for re-elected.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
25 Republican (24 Undetermined, 1 Open);
11 Democratic (10 Undetermined, 1 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 (5) - 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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" Poe
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Pat Bryan
FEC H6TX02160; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,160; Dsb $605
  Candidate Democratic     Nikolus Dimitry Gianukos
FEC H8TX02075
  Candidate Democratic     James Andrew Graf
FEC H8TX02059
  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 Republican     Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" Poe
FEC H4TX02108; 30 Sep 17; Tot $326,542; Dsb $210,621
  Candidate Republican     Malcolm Edwin Whittaker
FEC H8TX02109

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 (6) - 116th Congress
  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     Roger Richard Barone
FEC H8TX03081
    Republican     Congressman  Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson - apparently not a candidate
6 January 2017: Announced he won't seek re-election.

FEC H2TX03118; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,059; Dsb $199,842
    Republican     Collin County Judge  Keith Self - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Nicholas V. "Van" Taylor
FEC H8TX03123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,008,696; Dsb $92,577
  Candidate Independent     Robert Carter Mason
Humane Party

FEC H8TX03131

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Sholdon T. Daniels
FEC H8TX04154
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Lee Ratcliffe
FEC H4TX04153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $451,780; Dsb $206,893

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Jeb Hensarling
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Danny Eugene "Dan" Wood, Jr.
FEC H8TX05086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $27,747; Dsb $23,470
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeb Hensarling
FEC H2TX05121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $907,368; Dsb $389,863

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Joe Linus Barton
First elect: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 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
  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     Congressman  Joe Linus Barton
FEC H4TX06117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $435,061; Dsb $464,904
  Candidate Libertarian     Glenn Daren Adair
FEC H8TX06209

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
    Democratic     former Harris County School Board Trustee Debra Kerner - apparently not a candidate
23 August 2017: "Today I'm suspending my campaign ...."

FEC H8TX07108; 30 Sep 17; Tot $18,458; Dsb $7,575
  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     David Balat
FEC H8TX07082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $155,966; Dsb $65,464
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Culberson
FEC H0TX07055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $645,744; Dsb $338,525

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Kevin Patrick Brady
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Todd Carlton
  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 Republican     James Cantu
FEC H8TX08098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,000; Dsb $39,792
  Candidate Republican     Autry Pruitt
FEC H8TX08106
  Candidate Republican     Sean Steward Ricker
FEC H8TX08072

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 Democratic     Christian LeNeil Hernandez
FEC H8TX09120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100; Dsb $64

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richie DeGrow
FEC H8TX10094
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Henry Stone
?

FEC H8TX10086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,143; Dsb $13,409
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $640,610; Dsb $528,521

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mason Casas
FEC H8TX11092; 30 Jun 17; Tot $903; Dsb $488
  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

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 $28,816; Dsb $11,760
  Candidate Democratic     Albert E. "Al" Woolum
FEC H8TX12082
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $955,970; Dsb $406,684

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 (2) - 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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Republican Congressman  Randy Weber
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 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 Democratic     Lawrence Michael "Larry" Tylka
FEC H8TX14146
  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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Democratic Congressman  Vicente Gonzalez
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Vicente Gonzalez
FEC H6TX15162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $496,430; Dsb $114,786

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 (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John Rene Carrillo
FEC H8TX16117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,220; Dsb $0
  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     Nicole Jenae LeClaire
FEC H8TX16075
  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 (4) - 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 Democratic     Scott Sturm
FEC H8TX17123; 30 Jun 17; Tot $95; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Flores
FEC H0TX17104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $482,540; Dsb $234,921

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18 Democratic Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 30 Sep 17; Tot $196,327; Dsb $136,768
  Candidate Republican     Ava "Reynero" Pate
FEC H6TX18158; 30 Sep 17; Tot $824; Dsb $800
  Candidate Independent     Lori Anita Bartley
FEC H6TX18141; 30 Jun 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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Jacob "Dan" Epstein
FEC H8TX19103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $39,182; Dsb $26,660
  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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 30 Sep 17; Tot $402,932; Dsb $337,227
  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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21 Republican Congressman  Lamar Seeligson Smith
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 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     Rixi Melton
FEC H8TX21141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,522; Dsb $2,603
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Michael "Chris" Perri
FEC H8TX21174; 30 Sep 17; Tot $69,008; Dsb $40,349
    Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Wakely - apparently not a candidate
now running for Governor in 2018 instead

FEC H6TX21228; 30 Jun 17; Tot $7,572; Dsb $7,572
  Candidate Democratic     Mary E. Wilson
FEC H8TX21182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,568; Dsb $8,336
  Candidate Republican     Eric Bradley Burkhart
FEC H8TX21208
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Lamar Seeligson Smith
FEC H6TX21012; 30 Sep 17; Tot $601,295; Dsb $246,793

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 (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Gibson
FEC H4TX22163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,546; Dsb $1,792
  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     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 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 (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith Ann "Judy" Canales
FEC H8TX23154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,125; Dsb $5
    Democratic     former Congressman  Pete P. Gallego - apparently not a candidate
First elected to Congress: 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2014 and 2016.
1 September 2017: Announced that he would not be a candidate.
  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 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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24 Republican Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 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     Jan McDowell
FEC H6TX24149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,761; Dsb $10,886
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
FEC H4TX24094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $349,570; Dsb $230,761
  Candidate Republican     Michael Moates
Running in 2020.

FEC H0TX24134

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25 Republican Congressman  Roger Williams
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Garves
FEC H8TX25118
  Candidate Democratic     Chetan Panda
FEC H8TX25134
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Perri
  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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26 Republican Congressman  Michael C. Burgess
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ira Bershad
FEC H8TX26074; 11 Jul 17; Tot $11,252; Dsb $11,197
  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 $29,025; Dsb $14,101
  Candidate Democratic     John K. Wannamaker
FEC H8TX26116
  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 Republican     Cyrus Sajna
FEC H8TX26108; 15 Jul 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27 Republican Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Holguin
FEC H8TX27056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,086; Dsb $5,347
  Candidate Democratic     Rene Pena, Jr.
FEC H8TX27031
  Candidate Republican     Michael J. Cloud
FEC H8TX27049; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,000; Dsb $1,390
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
FEC H0TX27061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $376,805; Dsb $204,754

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 28 Democratic Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $614,987; Dsb $387,766

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 29 Democratic Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Houston City Councilman Adrian Garcia
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
FEC H2TX29030; 30 Sep 17; Tot $474,164; Dsb $280,417
  Candidate Democratic     Hector Adrian Morales
FEC H8TX29045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,084; Dsb $5,292

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 30 Democratic Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 30 Sep 17; Tot $73,818; Dsb $85,564
  Candidate Republican     Charles Lingerfelt

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 31 Republican Congressman  John Rice Carter
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 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 $21,052; Dsb $8,764
  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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 32 Republican Congressman  Pete Sessions
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (13) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Colin Allred
FEC H8TX32098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $267,445; Dsb $180,791
  Candidate Democratic     David Dean Henry
FEC H8TX32130
  Candidate Democratic     Awbrey Tyler Hughlett
FEC H8TX32064
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Leroy "Steve" Love
FEC H2TX26051
  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     Danielle Jessica "Dani" Pellett
FEC H8TX32056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,632; Dsb $13,040
  Candidate Democratic     Darrell Allen Rodriguez
FEC H8TX32080
  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     Chris Suprun
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Pete Sessions
FEC H2TX03126; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,143,072; Dsb $463,772

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 33 Democratic Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 30 Sep 17; Tot $421,997; Dsb $309,139
  Candidate Republican     Kurt L. Schwab
FEC H8TX33013

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 34 Democratic Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 30 Sep 17; Tot $388,002; Dsb $359,634

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 (2) - 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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 36 Republican Congressman  Brian Babin
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan A. "Jon" Powell
FEC H8TX36016; 30 Sep 17; Tot $60,654; 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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Railroad Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Roman James Alfred McAllen
20 February 2017: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate seat in 2018.

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

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

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

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 112 candidates
  Republican: 36 incumbents, 56 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

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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