The Back MicThe Back Mic: State Legislative Candidates Without General Election Opponents Listed

This week — here's a list of candidates for state office who’ve secured election without November opponents.
September 9, 2022
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Candidates Without a November Opponent Are Listed

The Texas Secretary of State released its list of candidates for office certified without opponents for the November general election. These candidates, some incumbent and some not, are now “declared elected” by the secretary of state.

Those candidates guaranteed a spot in the state legislature are listed below.

Senate

The Texan Tumbler

  • District 1 – Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola)*
  • District 6 – Carol Alvarado (D-Houston)*
  • District 7 – Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)*
  • District 10 – Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • District 11 – Mayes Middleton (R-Galveston)
  • District 13 – Borris Miles (D-Houston)*
  • District 23 – Royce West (D-Dallas)*
  • District 28 – Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)*
  • District 30 – Drew Springer (R-Muenster)*
  • District 31 – Kevin Sparks (R-Midland)

House

  • District 1 – Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston)*
  • District 2 – Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City)*
  • District 3 – Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-Magnolia)*
  • District 5 – Cole Hefner (R-Mt. Pleasant)*
  • District 7 – Jay Dean (R-Longview)*
  • District 10 – Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian)*
  • District 11 – Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches)*
  • District 12 – Kyle Kacal (R-College Station)*
  • District 16 – Will Metcalf (R-Conroe)*
  • District 18 – Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd)*
  • District 21 – Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont)*
  • District 25 – Cody Vasut (R-Angleton)*
  • District 29 – Ed Thompson (R-Pearland)*
  • District 30 – Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria)*
  • District 32 – Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi)*
  • District 36 – Sergio Muñoz, Jr. (D-Palmview)*
  • District 38 – Erin Gamez (D-Brownsville)*
  • District 40 – Terry Canales (D-Edinburg)*
  • District 43 – J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville)*
  • District 58 – DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne)*
  • District 59 – Shelby Slawson (R-Stephenville)*
  • District 60 – Glenn Rogers (R-Graford)*
  • District 62 – Reggie Smith (R-Sherman)*
  • District 64 – Lynn Stucky (R-Denton)*
  • District 68 – David Spiller (R-Jacksboro)*
  • District 72 – Drew Darby (R-San Angelo)*
  • District 77 – Lina Ortega (D-El Paso)*
  • District 78 – Joe Moody (D-El Paso)*
  • District 79 – Claudia Ordaz Perez (D-El Paso)*
  • District 80 – Tracy King (D-Uvalde)*
  • District 81 – Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa)*
  • District 82 – Tom Craddick (R-Midland)*
  • District 83 – Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)*
  • District 84 – Carl Tepper (R-Lubbock)
  • District 86 – John Smithee (R-Amarillo)*
  • District 88 – Ken King (R-Canadian)*
  • District 89 – Candy Noble (R-Lucas)*
  • District 90 – Ramon Romero, Jr. (D-Fort Worth)*
  • District 91 – Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth)*
  • District 96 – David Cook (R-Mansfield)*
  • District 101 – Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie)*
  • District 104 – Jessica González (D-Dallas)*
  • District 106 – Jared Patterson (R-Frisco)*
  • District 109 – Carl Sherman (D-DeSoto)*
  • District 110 – Toni Rose (D-Dallas)*
  • District 113 – Rhetta Bowers (D-Dallas)*
  • District 116 – Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio)*
  • District 126 – Sam Harless (R-Spring )*
  • District 127 – Charles Cunningham (R-Humble)
  • District 130 – Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress)*
  • District 139 – Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston)*
  • District 140 – Armando Walle (D-Houston)*
  • District 141 – Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)*
  • District 142 – Harold Dutton (D-Houston)*
  • District 143 – Ana Hernandez (D-Houston)*
  • District 144 – Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston)*
  • District 146 – Shawn Thierry (D-Houston)*
  • District 147 – Jolanda Jones (D-Houston)*

*Denotes an incumbent.

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