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Filing Deadline: December 13, 2021
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 2022
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Primary: March 2022
Run-Off: July 2022
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This page was last updated on July 27, 2021


Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Baggett (R) - Retired Network Administrator
Paul Belew (R) - Attorney
Danny Harrison (R) - Businessman
Martin Holsome (R) - Rusk City Councilman & Front Loader Operator
Don Huffines (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Real Estate Developer

Dan Patrick (R) - Lt Governor, Ex-State Sen. & Radio Talk Show Host

Chad Prather (R) - Comedian & TV Personality
Kurt Schwab (R) - Retired USAF NCO & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Allen West (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State GOP Chair & Retired Army Officer

Julian Castro (D) - Ex-US Housing Secretary, Ex-San Antonio Mayor & '20 Pres Candidate

Michael Cooper (D) - Pastor, Civil Rights Activist, '20 US Sen Candidate & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Deirdre Gilbert (D) - Educator & Community Activist
Yomi Hardison (D) - Businesswoman

Matthew McConaughey (D/I) - Actor
Beto O'Rourke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-City Councilor, '18 US Sen Nom & '20 Pres Candidate
Beverly Powell (D) - State Sen. & Businesswoman

Delilah Barrios (G) - Medical Worker & Environmental Activist
Dan Behrman (L) - Software Engineer, Anti-Tax Activist & '20 Pres. Candidate
Andrew Jewell (L) - Industrial Maintenance Technician, Libertarian Activist & '20 County Comm. Candidate
Patrick Wynne (REF) - Computer Programmer, Graduate Student & Navy Veteran

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Ann Richards - 1990

Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Todd Bullis (R) - Concrete Pumping Contractor & Pro-Life Activist

Chart Westcott (R) - Venture Capitalist, Attorney & '14 St Rep Candidate

Mike Collier (D) - Businessman, '18 Nominee & '14 State Comptroller Nominee

Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
George P. Bush (R) - State Land Commissioner, Attorney & Navy Veteran
Eva Guzman (R) - Ex-State Supreme Court Justice & Ex-Court of Appeals Judge
Joe Jaworski (D) - Ex-Galveston Mayor, Attorney & Mediator
Lee Merritt (D) - Attorney

Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & Financial Planner

James A. Baker - 1978

[ George P. Bush (R)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2022. ]
Dawn Buckingham (R) - State Sen. & Surgeon

Brandon Creighton (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Mark Henry (R) - Galveston County Judge, Businessman & Retired USAF Officer

Weston Martinez (R) - Businessman, Ex-State Real Estate Comn Member & Frequent Candidate
Jon Spiers (R) - Surgeon, Attorney & Army Veteran

Jonathan Stickland (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Oil-Gas Consultant

Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Carey Counsil (R) - Real Estate Developer, Rancher, College Professor & USAF Veteran
James White (R) - State Rep., Teacher & Army Veteran
Earl Davis (D) - Rancher, Farmer & Ex-Police Officer


2022 Election:
Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Christi Craddick (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

Jim Wright (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.

George W. Bush - 1994


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John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.

John Tower - 1978

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Aaron Arguijo (D) - Accountant & Coffee Shop Owner
John Love (D) - Ex-Midland City Councilman & FInancial Planner


District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hank Gilbert (D) - Ex-Whitehouse School Board Member, Rancher & '20 Nominee
Rosey Quinn (D)
Robert Levi (I)

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
Dan Crenshaw (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Billand (R) - Financial Planner
Rayna Reid (D) - City Community Liaison & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 3:
Van Taylor (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Blaine Hardin (R)

District 4:
Pat Fallon (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Russell Foster (D) - IT Professional & '20 Nominee
Doc Shelby (D) - Sales Representative & Ex-Teacher

District 5:
Lance Gooden (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Hill (R) - Attorney, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

Kathleen Cordelia Bailey (D) - Ex-US Depy Asst Sec of State, Political Scientist & Artist
Charlie Gearing (D) - Attorney

Jack Brooks

District 6 - SPECIAL ELECTION - 2021:
Filing Deadline: March 3, 2021 - Primary: May 1, 2021 - Runoff: July 27, 2021
[ Ron Wright (R)* - Died February 7, 2021. ]
Jake Ellzey (R) - State Rep., Airline Pilot, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '18 Candidate
Susan Wright (R) - State GOP Committeewoman, Ex-Legislative Aide & Widow of Ron Wright

District 7:
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jafar Hajjar (R) - Pizza Shop Manager & Recent College Graduate
Roland Lopez (R) - Financial Executive
Damien Mockus (R) - Gym Owner & Personal Trainer
Tim Stroud (R) - Marketing Firm Owner & Iraq War Veteran

District 8:
[ Kevin Brady (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Rudy Atencio (R) - Self-Employed & '20 Candidate in Washington State
Paulette Carson (R) - Bible Studies Publisher & GOP Activist

Christian Collins (R) - Political Consultant, Podcast Host & Conservative Activist

Jameson Ellis (R) - Marketing Executive, Charity Founder & Christian Couples Counselor
Jonathan Hullihan (R) - Attorney & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Ryan Jarchow (R) - Recent College Graduate & Sheriff's Office Employee
Morgan Luttrell (R) - Businessman, Ex-US Dept of Energy Official & Disabled Navy Veteran
Jonathan Mitchell (R) - Pipeline Welding Inspector
Chris Revis (R) - Management Consultant & Navy Veteran

Steve Toth (R) - State Rep., Businessman, Ex-Pastor & '16 Candidate

Taylor Whichard (R) - Willis City Public Works Director & Petroleum Engineer
Laura Jones (D) - Businesswoman & San Jacinto County Democratic Chair

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Teague (R) - Pastor, Businessman & Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Wallace (D) - Manor Mayor, Retired Army Officer & Iraq War Veteran

Tom DeLay

District 11:
August Pfluger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Putnam (R) - Ex-Colleyville City Councilman, Retired Businessman & '20 Candidate

Trey Hunt (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder & Homeless Outreach Specialist

District 13:
Ronny Jackson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kathleen Brown (D) - Attorney

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ruben Landon Dante (R) - Businessman, Actor & California Resident

Joshua Foxworth (R) - Businessman, Aerospace Engineer, USMC Veteran & '20 Candidate

Jeff Antonelli (D) - Businessman, '20 St Rep Nominee & '18 City Council Candidate

Adrienne Bell (D) - Educator, Democratic Activist & '18/'20 Nominee

Cyrus Sajna (D) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Mikal Williams (D) - Attorney & '20 Candidate

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Monica de la Cruz-Hernandez (R) - Insurance Agent, GOP Activist & '20 Nominee

Ross Lynn Leone (L) - Retired Federal Employee & Frequent Candidate

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
Veronica Escobar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Irene Armendariz-Jackson (R) - Realtor & '20 Nominee
Sam Williams Jr. (R) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '18/'20 Candidate

District 17:
Pete Sessions (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marshall Woods (D)

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Thompson (D) - Teacher & Progressive Activist
Jerry Ford Sr. (R) - Insurance Agency Owner, Retired Firefighter & '20 Candidate

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mauro Garza (R) - Nightclub Owner, GOP Activist & '18/'20 Candidate
Mark Murray (R)
Michael Stevens (R) - Educator

Jeffrey Blunt (L) - Environmental Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
Chip Roy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael French (R) - Communications Engineer & Army Veteran
Robert Lowry (R) - Physician & '14 Candidate
Marcus Primm (D) - Real Estate Investor, USAF Veteran & Progressive Activist
Michael "Smitty" Smith (D) - Rolloff Dumpster Rental Contractor
Scott Sturm (D) - Critical Care Paramedic

District 22:
Troy Nehls (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Berg (D) - Businessman & USAF Veteran
Eugene Howard (D) - Brazoria County NAACP President
Jim Squires (D) - Marketing Executive

District 23:
Tony Gonzales (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alia Garcia Ureste (R) - Motel Owner & '18/'20 Candidate

Rosey Ramos Abuabara (D) - Medical Office Manager, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

John Lira (D) - Policy Analyst & Iraq War Veteran

District 24:
Beth Van Duyne (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michelle Beckley (D) - State Rep. & Pet Store Owner
Derrik Gay (D) - Attorney & USMC Veteran

Candace Valenzuela (D) - School Board Trustee, Tutor & '20 Nominee

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyler Smith (R) - Dialysis Technician

Julie Oliver (D) - Attorney, Yoga Instructor, Community Activist & '18/'20 Nominee

Phil Gramm - Clayton Williams - Joe Dial - Rob Mosbacher Jr. - 1990

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Jackson (D) - Businessman & '20 Candidate

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tannya Benavides (D) - Community Organizer, Educator & Progressive Activist

Jessica Cisneros (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

Sandra Whitten (R) - Sunday School Teacher, MAGA Activist & '20 Nominee

District 29:
Sylvia Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Kurtz (L) - Businessman, Musician & Frequent Candidate

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Hasani Burton (D) - Businessman, '20 Candidate & '15 City Council Candidate

Barbara Mallory Caraway (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas City Councilwoman & Frequent Candidate
Shenita Cleveland (D) - Business Consultant, '20 Candidate & '17 City Council Candidate

Elizabeth Frizell (D) - Ex-District Judge, '20 Appeals Court Candidate & '18 Dist Attorney Candidate

Jane Hamilton (D) - Political Consultant & 2020 Biden Campaign State Director
Zachariah Manning (D) - Realtor, Auctioneer & '20 County Commission Candidate
Jessica Mason (D) - Nonprofit Coordinator, Navy Veteran & Anti-Poverty Activist

Toni Rose (D) - State Rep. & Mental Health Liaison
Carl Sherman (D) - State Rep., Ex-DeSoto Mayor, Pastor & Businessman
Royce West (D) - State Sen., Attorney & '20 US Sen Candidate

Tre Pennie (R) - Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 Nominee

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Abhiram Garapati (R) - Businessman & '20 Candidate
Mike Williams (R) - Retired Firefighter & '20 Candidate
Jonathan Hildner (D) - Political Organizer & Ex-Congressional Intern
Donna Imam (D) - Computer Engineer, Businesswoman & '20 Nominee
Christopher Scurry (D) - Attorney

Clark Patterson (L) - Photographer, Videographer & Frequent Candidate

District 32:
Colin Allred (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Genevieve Collins (R) - Businesswoman & '20 Nominee
Monty Markland (R) - Movie Producer, Writer & Ex-Legislative Aide
Brad Namdar (R) - Businessman, Ex-Teacher & GOP Activist
Gireon Salazar (R) - Natl Hispanic Christian Leadership Conf Director, Pastor & Navy Veteran
Gary Slagel (R) - Ex-Richardson Mayor & Businessman

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Rector (R) - Writer, Veteran & '21 Ft Worth Mayor Candidate

Preston Smith

District 34:
[ Filemon Vela (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Rochelle Garza (D) - Attorney
Jaime Rodriguez (D) - Videographer, Photographer & Communications Consultant
Ryan Trevino (D) - Mental Health Care Worker & Community Activist

Carlos Cascos (R) - Ex-Secretary of State, Ex-Cameron County Judge & Accountant

Mayra Flores (R) - Respiratory Care Practitioner & GOP Activist

Rey Gonzales (R) - Physician, Attorney, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Larry Mark Polsky (R) - Attorney
Phil Sotelo (R) - Pastor & Retired Police Officer
Ronald Mills (I) - Port Mansfield Port Director, Environmental Consultant & USCG Veteran

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Anderson Jr. (D) - College Student & Temp Agency Worker
Danielle Fewings (D) - Businesswoman
Claudia Zapata (D) - Management Analyst & Progressive Activist
William Hayward (R) - Ostrich Rancher & Frequent Candidate

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 37 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]
Wesley Hunt (R) - Mortgage Loan Originator, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Sarah Miller (R)

District 38 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
[ New Seat - No Incumbent ]


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