Elections 2022Statewide NewsTexas Election Results Tracker: 2022 Primaries

Stay up-to-date on the latest election updates in Texas' hottest races with results compiled by Decision Desk HQ.
March 4, 2022
Primary Election Results Tracker

Check back here throughout election night for the latest updates in the state’s hottest races as votes are tallied across the state, with results compiled by Decision Desk HQ.


Gov. Greg Abbott is running for reelection for a third term, but faces notable primary challengers that include former congressman Allen West, former state senator Don Huffines, and Rick Perry, who shares the same name as the former Texas governor.

In the Democratic primary for governor, former congressman Beto O’Rourke leads the field in polling but faces four other candidates in the race.

Attorney General

Facing criticism over several senior aides who raised allegations of criminal misconduct against him, Attorney General Ken Paxton faces a tough primary challenge from three well-known Republicans: Land Commissioner George P. Bush, former state supreme court justice Eva Guzman, and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01).

In the Democratic primary, five candidates are competing for the nomination: Mike Fields, Rochelle Garza, Joe Jaworski, Lee Merritt, and S. “T-Bone” Raynor.

Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick faces five Republican primary challengers — Trayce Bradford, Todd Bullis, Daniel Miller, Aaron Sorrells, and Zach Vance — while three candidates are running for the Democratic nomination: Michelle Beckley, Carla Brailey, and Mike Collier.

Other Statewides

Other non-judicial statewide positions that appeared on the ballot include the races for Comptroller, Land Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, and Railroad Commissioner.

With the exception of Land Commissioner Bush, all of these races include Republican incumbents who are seeking reelection.

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There are three seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and three seats on the Texas Supreme Court on the ballot this cycle, but only two of the statewide judicial seats contain more than one candidate.

Incumbent Justice Evan Young on Place 9 of the Texas Supreme Court faces Republican challenger David Schenck, while Judge Scott Walker on Place 5 of the Court of Criminal Appeals faces Republican challenger Clint Morgan.

The GOP and Democratic candidates in the other races include:

  • Supreme Court Place 3: Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann (R) and Appellate Court Justice Erin Nowell (D)
  • Supreme Court Place 5: Supreme Court Justice Rebeca Huddle (R) and Appellate Court Justice Amanda Reichek (D)
  • Supreme Court Place 9: District Court Judge Julia Maldonado (D)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2: Justice Mary Lou Keel (R)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5: Dana Huffman (D)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Place 6: Justice Jesse McClure, III (R) and District Court Judge Robert Johnson (D)

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Republicans currently hold 23 of Texas’ 36 congressional districts, while Democrats hold 13 seats. After redistricting last fall, two new districts were added to the state.

Under the new map, 23 lean toward Republicans, 13 lean toward Democrats, and the remaining two — both located in South Texas and along the border, a region trending toward Republicans — are more competitive.

This election cycle, six congressional seats are open, including:

  • TX-01 (R-74%)
  • TX-08 (R-65%)
  • TX-15 (D-52%)
  • TX-30 (D-78%)
  • TX-35 (D-73%)
  • TX-38 (R-63%)

Use the dropdown menu to see the results for each race.

State Senate

During a special legislative session last fall, Republican lawmakers redrew the state Senate map in a way that decreased competition in most seats and also shifted Senate District (SD) 10 to favor the GOP rather than the Democratic incumbent.

Five seats are currently open as lawmakers either retired or are running for another office:

  • SD 11 (R-60%)
  • SD 12 (R-60%)
  • SD 24 (R-62%)
  • SD 27 (D-56%)
  • SD 31 (R-80%)

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State House

The new House district map that was adopted by the state legislature last fall widely reduced competitiveness in many districts, though a few of the 150 seats will still be competitive in the November general election.

Before the election this fall, though, many candidates will first face primary challengers — both in the 27 open seats and among incumbents, who have seen an uptick in the number of challengers this year.

For a detailed list of open seats and other House races to keep an eye on, visit The Texan‘s War Room.

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State Board of Education

Of the 15 districts of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), six under the new map favor Democrats and nine favor Republicans. However, the two most competitive seats are both Democrat-leaning and are located in South Texas, one of the GOP’s biggest targets in the current election cycle.

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Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.