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The list of candidates for each Texas House race has largely taken shape — here's a look at who's running in each district as primary elections loom.
December 27, 2019
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Now that the campaign filing deadline has come and gone, each candidate or elected official set to be on the ballot in 2020 now knows, with few exceptions, who they’ll be facing off against in both the general and primary elections.

Here’s a look at who will be running in House Districts 76-150:

House District 76 — Cesar Blanco (D-El Paso)

  • Incumbent: Running for Texas Senate
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Claudia Ordaz Perez, Elisa Tamayo
  • Republican Candidate(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 77 — Lina Ortega (D-El Paso)

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  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 78 — Joe Moody (D-El Paso)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Jeffrey Lane
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 65.24%

House District 79 — Art Fierro (D-El Paso)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 80 — Tracy King (D-Batesville)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Danny Valdez
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 81 — Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 74.99%

House District 82 — Tom Craddick (R-Midland)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 80.13%

House District 83 — Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): James Barrick, Addison Perry-Franks
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 77.32%

House District 84 — John Frullo (R-Lubbock)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): John Gibson
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 60.15%

House District 85 — Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Abolaji Tijani Ayobami, Robert Boettcher
  • General Opponent(s): Joey Cardenas III
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 56.48%

House District 86 — John Smithee (R-Amarillo)  

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 82.13%

House District 87 — Four Price (R-Amarillo)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 88 — Ken King (R-Canadian)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 83.75%

House District 89 — Candy Noble (R-Allen)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Sugar Ray Ash, Jon Cocks
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 59.54%

House District 90 — Ramon Romero Jr. (D-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Elva Camacho
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 91 — Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Jeromey Sims
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 63.48%

House District 92 — Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford)

  • Incumbent: Retiring
  • Republican Candidate(s): Jeff Cason, Taylor Gillig, Jim Griffin
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Steve Riddell, Jeff Whitfield
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 49.82%

House District 93 — Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Lydia Bean
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.87%

House District 94 — Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Alisa Simmons
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 52.49%

House District 95 — Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 76.51%

House District 96 — Bill Zedler (R-Arlington)

  • Incumbent: Retiring
  • Republican Candidate(s): David Cook
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Joe Drago
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 50.84%

House District 97 — Craig Goldman (R-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Elizabeth Beck, Dan Willis
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.19%

House District 98 — Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Debra Edmondson
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 68.25%

House District 99 — Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 64.31%

House District 100 — Eric Johnson (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Vacated — Special Election
  • Democrat Candidate(s): James Armstrong III, Lorraine Birabil
  • Republican Candidate(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 101 — Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 87.39%

House District 102 — Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Richardson)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Linda Koop, Rick Walker
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 52.88%

House District 103 — Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Jerry Fortenberry II, Sherry Lee Mecom
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 78.25%

House District 104 — Jessica González (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 105 — Terry Meza (D-Irving) 

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Gerson Hernandez
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 54.74%

House District 106 — Jared Patterson (R-Frisco)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): James Trombley
  • General Opponent(s): Jennifer Skidonenko
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 58.31%

House District 107 — Victoria Neave (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Samuel Smith
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 57.10%

House District 108 — Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Joanna Cattanach, Tom Ervin, Shawn Terry
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 50.14%

House District 109 — Carl Sherman (D-DeSoto)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Christopher L. Graham
  • General Opponent(s): Eugene Allen
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 99.00%

House District 110 — Toni Rose (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 111 — Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 112 — Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Brandy Chambers
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 51.04%

House District 113 — Rhetta Bowers (D-Garland)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Will Douglas
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.48%

House District 114 — John Turner (D-Dallas)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Luisa del Rosal 
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 55.65%

House District 115 — Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Karyn Brownlee
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 56.79%

House District 116 — Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Evan Bohl
  • General Opponent(s): Robert Litoff, Fernando Padron
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 70.40%

House District 117 — Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Carlos Antonio Raymond
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 57.39%

House District 118 — Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Adam Salyer
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 58.05%

House District 119 — Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running for Texas Senate
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Liz Campos, Jennifer Ramos, Sean Villasana
  • Republican Candidate(s): George Garza
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 120 — Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Ronald Payne, Andrew Fernandez Vicenzio
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 68.37%

House District 121 — Steve Allison (R-Allison)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Becca DeFelice, Jack Guerra, Celina Montoya
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.17%

House District 122 — Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Claire Barnett
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 61.93%

House District 123 — Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) 

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 124 — Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 67.64%

House District 125 — Ray Lopez (D-San Antonio)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 81.38%

House District 126 — Sam Harless (R-Spring)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Undrai F. Fizer, Natali Hurtado
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 54.84%

House District 127 — Dan Huberty (R-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Dwight Ford
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 80.24%

House District 128 — Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Robert Hoskins
  • General Opponent(s): Josh Markle, Mary E. Williams
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 129 — Dennis Paul (R-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Ryan Lee
  • General Opponent(s): Kayla Alix
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 56.51%

House District 130 — Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Bryan Henry
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 68.44%

House District 131 — Alma Allen (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Carey Lashley, Elvonte Patton
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 85.81%

House District 132 — Gina Calanni (D-Katy)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Angelica Garcia, Mike Schofield
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 49.26%

House District 133 — Jim Murphy (R-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Sandra Moore
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 58.11%

House District 134 — Sarah Davis (R-West University Place)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Lanny Bose, Ann Johnson, Ruby Powers
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.17%

House District 135 — Jon Rosenthal (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Merrilee Rosene Beazley, Justin Ray
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 50.81%

House District 136 — John Bucy III (D-Austin)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Michael Guevara
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 53.37%

House District 137 — Gene Wu (Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 88.28%

House District 138 — Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Retiring
  • Republican Candidate(s): Josh Flynn, Lacey Hull, Claver Kamau-Imani
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Akilah Bacy, Jenifer Rene Pool, Josh Wallenstein
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 50.03%

House District 139 — Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Angeanette Thibodeaux
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 92.79%

House District 140 — Armando Walle (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 141 — Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Willie Roaches Franklyn
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 142 — Harold Dutton Jr. (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Richard Bonton, Jerry Davis, Natasha Ruiz
  • General Opponent(s): Jason Rowe
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 143 — Ana Hernandez (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 100.00%

House District 144 — Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Tony Salas
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 61.18%

House District 145 — Christina Morales (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Martha Elena Fierro
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 90.36%

House District 146 — Shawn Thierry (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Ashton Woods
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 92.89%

House District 147 — Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): Colin Ross, Aurelia Wagner
  • General Opponent(s): None
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 80.80%

House District 148 — Jessica Farrar (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Vacated — Special Election
  • Democrat Candidate(s): Anna Eastman
  • Republican Candidate(s): Luis LaRotta
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 67.91%

House District 149 — Hubert Vo (D-Houston)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Lily Truong
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 88.32%

House District 150 — Valoree Swanson (R-Spring)

  • Incumbent: Running
  • Primary Opponent(s): None
  • General Opponent(s): Michael Robert Walsh
  • 2018 incumbent win percentage: 57.78%

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