Elections 2020The Back MicThe Back Mic: Lists of Candidates in all Texas Legislative Races

The list of candidates in most Texas legislative races has solidified — here's a look at the Democrats and Republicans running in each.
August 7, 2020
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With the primary and runoff elections now behind us, the lineup for November’s ballot is finally clear.

Below are three lists of the Democrats and Republicans who have secured their party’s nomination in the races for Congress, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives.

Incumbents are identified in the lists by an asterisk.

Congress

DistrictDemocratRepublican
U.S. SenateMJ HegarJohn Cornyn*
1Hank GilbertLouie Gohmert*
2Sima LadjevardianDan Crenshaw*
3Lulu SeikalyVan Taylor*
4Russell FosterTBD Aug. 8
5Carolyn SalterLance Gooden*
6Stephen DanielRon Wright*
7Lizzie Fletcher*Wesley Hunt
8Elizabeth HernandezKevin Brady*
9Al Green*Johnny Teague
10Mike SiegelMichael McCaul*
11Jon Mark HoggAugust Pfluger
12Lisa WelchKay Granger*
13Gus TrujilloRonny Jackson
14Adrienne BellRandy Weber*
15Vicente Gonzalez*Monica De La Cruz Hernandez
16Veronica Escobar*Irene Armendariz-Jackson
17Rick KennedyPete Sessions
18Sheila Jackson Lee*Wendell Champion
19Tom WatsonJodey Arrington*
20Joaquin Castro*Mauro Garza
21Wendy DavisChip Roy*
22Sri Preston KulkarniTroy Nehls
23Gina Ortiz JonesTony Gonzales
24Candace ValenzuelaBeth Van Duyne
25Julie OliverRoger Williams*
26Carol IannuzziMichael Burgess*
27Ricardo De La FuenteMichael Cloud*
28Henry Cuellar*Sandra Whitten
29Sylvia Garcia*Jaimy Annette Zoboulikos-Blanco
30Eddie Bernice Johnson*Tre Pennie
31Donna ImamJohn Carter*
32Colin Allred*Genevieve Collins
33Marc Veasey*Fabian Cordova Vasquez
34Filemon Vela*Rey Gonzalez, Jr.
35Lloyd Doggett*Jenny Garcia Sharon
36Rashad LewisBrian Babin*

Texas Senate

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1Audrey SpankoBryan Hughes*
4Jay StittleburgBrandon Creighton*
6Carol Alvarado*N/A
11Susan CrissLarry Taylor*
12Shadi ZitoonJane Nelson*
13Boris Miles*Milinda Morris
18Michael AntalanLois Kolkhorst*
19Roland GutierrezPete Flores*
20Juan Hinojosa*Judith Cutright
21Judith Zaffirini*Frank Pomeroy
22Robert VickBrian Birdwell*
24Clayton TuckerDawn Buckingham*
26Jose Menendez*N/A
27Eddie LucioVanessa Tijerina
28N/ACharles Perry*
29Cesar BlancoBethany Hatch

Texas House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1N/AGary VanDeaver*
2Bill BrannonBryan Slaton
3Martin ShuppCecil Bell*
4N/AKeith Bell*
5LaWyanda PrinceCole Hefner*
6Julie GobbleMatt Schaefer*
7N/AJay Dean*
8N/ACody Harris*
9N/AChris Paddie*
10N/AJake Ellzey
11Alec JohnsonTravis Clardy*
12N/AKyle Kacal*
13N/ABen Leman*
14Janet DuddingJohn Raney*
15Lorena Perez McGillSteve Toth*
16N/AWill Metcalf*
17Madeline EdenJohn Cyrier*
18N/AErnest Bailes*
19N/AJames White*
20Jessica TiedtTerry Wilson*
21N/ADade Phelan*
22Joe Deshotel*Jacorion Randle
23Jeff AntonelliMayes Middleton*
24Brian RogersGreg Bonnen*
25Patrick HenryCody Vasut
26L. Sarah DeMerchantJacey Jetton
27Ron Reynolds*Tom Virippan
28Elizabeth MarkowitzGary Gates*
29Travis BoldtEd Thompson*
30N/AGeanie W. Morrison*
31Ryan Guillen*Marian Knowlton
32Eric HolguinTodd Hunter*
33Andy RoseJustin Holland*
34Abel Herrero*James Hernandez
35Oscar Longoria*N/A
36Sergio Muñoz Jr.*N/A
37Alex Dominguez*N/A
38Eddie Lucio III*Erasmo Castro
39Armando "Mando" Martinez*N/A
40Terry Canales*N/A
41Bobby Guerra*John Guerra
42Richard Peña Raymond*N/A
43N/AJ.M. Lozano*
44Robert BohmfalkJohn Kuempel*
45Erin Zwiener*Carrie Isaac
46Sheryl Cole*N/A
47Vikki Goodwin*Justin Berry
48Donna Howard*Bill Strieber
49Gina Hinojosa*Charles Meyer
50Celia Israel*Larry Delarose
51Eddie Rodriguez*Robert Reynolds
52James Talarico*Lucio Valdez
53Joe HerreraAndrew Murr*
54Likeithia WilliamsBrad Buckley*
55N/AHugh Shine*
56Katherine Turner-PearsonCharles "Doc" Anderson*
57Jason RogersTrent Ashby*
58Cindy RochaDewayne Burns*
59N/AShelby Slawson
60N/AGlen Rogers
61Christopher CoxPhil King*
62Gary ThomasReggie Smith*
63Leslie PeelerTan Parker*
64Angela BrewerLynn Stucky*
65Michelle Beckley*Kronda Thimesch
66Sharon HirschMatt Shaheen*
67Lorenzo SanchezJeff Leach*
68Patsy LedbetterDrew Springer*
69N/AJames Frank*
70Angie BadoScott Sanford*
71Sam HattonStan Lambert*
72N/ADrew Darby*
73Stephanie PhillipsKyle Biedermann*
74Eddie Morales, Jr.Ruben Falcon
75Mary González*N/A
76Claudia Ordaz PerezN/A
77Evelina "Lina" Ortega*N/A
78Joe Moody*Jeffrey Lane
79Art Fierro*N/A
80Tracy O. King*N/A
81N/ABrooks Landgraf*
82N/ATom Craddick*
83Addison Perry-FranksDustin Burrows*
84John GibsonJohn Frullo*
85Joey Cardenas IIIPhil Stephenson*
86N/AJohn T. Smithee*
87N/AFour Price*
88N/AKen King*
89Ray AshCandy Noble*
90Ramon Romero Jr.*Elva Camacho
91Jeromey SimsStephanie Klick*
92Jeff WhitfieldJeff Cason
93Lydia BeanMatt Krause*
94Alisa SimmonsTony Tinderholt*
95Nicole Collier*N/A
96Joe DragoDavid Cook
97Elizabeth BeckCraig Goldman*
98Debra EdmondsonGiovanni Capriglione*
99N/ACharlie Geren*
100Jasmine CrockettN/A
101Chris Turner*N/A
102Ana-Maria Ramos*Linda Koop
103Rafael Anchia*Jeff Fortenberry
104Jessica González*N/A
105Thresa "Terry" Meza*Gerson Hernandez
106Jennifer SkidonenkoJared Patterson*
107Victoria Neave*Samuel Smith
108Joanna CattanachMorgan Meyer*
109Carl Sherman Sr.*Eugene Allen
110Toni Rose*N/A
111Yvonne Davis*N/A
112Brandy ChambersAngie Chen Button*
113Rhetta Bowers*Will Douglas
114John Turner*Luisa Del Rosal
115Julie Johnson*Karyn Brownlee
116Trey Martinez-Fischer*Robert Litoff
117Philip Cortez*Carlos Antonio Raymond
118Leo Pacheco*Adam Salyer
119Elizabeth CamposGeorge Garza
120Barbara Gervin-Hawkins*Ronald Payne
121Celina MontoyaSteve Allison*
122Claire BarnettLyle Larson*
123Diego Bernal*N/A
124Ina Minjarez*N/A
125Ray Lopez*N/A
126Natali HurtadoSam Harless*
127N/ADan Huberty*
128Mary WilliamsBriscoe Cain*
129Kayla AlixDennis Paul*
130Bryan HenryTom Oliverson*
131Alma Allen*N/A
132Gina Calanni*Mike Schofield
133Sandra MooreJim Murphy*
134Ann JohnsonSarah Davis*
135Jon Rosenthal*Justin Ray
136John Bucy III*Mike Guevara
137Gene Wu*N/A
138Akilah BacyLacey Hull
139Jarvis Johnson*N/A
140Armando Walle*N/A
141Senfronia Thompson*N/A
142Harold Dutton Jr.*Jason Rowe
143Ana Hernandez*N/A
144Mary Ann Perez*Tony Salas
145Christina Morales*Martha Elena Fierro
146Shawn Thierry*N/A
147Garnet Coleman*N/A
148Penny ShawLuis LaRotta
149Hubert Vo*Lily Truong
150Michael WalshValoree Swanson*

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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.