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Texas Weekly List: Legislative Candidate Filings

A mid-filing period compendium of who's submitted their paperwork so far to get on their respective party primary ballots.

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As of today, 10 days remain for people to get on next year's party primary ballots. To help you keep track, here are a couple of tables with an up to date list of candidates who have filed for positions in the Texas House and Senate.

We list first the incumbent for each seat, his or her party affiliation and whether the incumbent is retiring. Beyond that, we have the candidates who have filed with separate columns for each party primary.

We'll update the list next week.

Here's the candidate filings for the Texas House:

DistrictIncumbentPartyRetiring?Republican CandidateDemocrat Candidate
1 VanDeaver, Gary R N    
2 Flynn, Dan R N Dan Flynn  
3 Bell Jr., Cecil R N Cecil Bell  
4 Spitzer, Stuart R N Stuart Spitzer  
5 Hughes, Bryan R Y Jay Misenheimer; Randy Davis; Cole Hefner; Phillip Hayes  
6 Schaefer, Matt R N    
7 Simpson, David R Y Jay Dean  
8 Cook, Byron R N Byron Cook  
9 Paddie, Chris R N Chris Paddie  
10 Wray, John R N John Wray  
11 Clardy, Travis R N Travis Clardy Stephen Wright
12 Kacal, Kyle R N Kyle Kacal  
13 Schubert, Leighton R N Leighton Schubert Cecil Webster
14 Raney, John R N John Raney; Jess Fields  
15 Keough, Mark R N    
16 Metcalf, Will R N    
17 Cyrier, John R N John Cyrier; Brent Goleman  
18 Otto, John R Y J. Turner; Van Brookshire; Ernest Bailes  
19 White, James R N James White  
20 Farney, Marsha R N Marsha Farney  
21 Phelan, Dade R N Dade Phelan  
22 Deshotel, Joe D N   Joe Deshotel
23 Faircloth, Wayne R N Wayne Faircloth Lloyd Criss
24 Bonnen, Greg R N    
25 Bonnen, Dennis R N Dennis Bonnen  
26 Miller, Rick R N   L. DeMerchant
27 Reynolds, Ron D N   Ron Reynolds
28 Zerwas, John R N John Zerwas  
29 Thompson, Ed R N Ed Thompson  
30 Morrison, Geanie R N    
31 Guillen, Ryan D N   Ryan Guillen
32 Hunter, Todd R N Todd Hunter  
33 Turner, Scott R Y Justin Holland; Lorne Liechty Cristin Padgett
34 Herrero, Abel D N   Abel Herrero
35 Longoria, Oscar D N   Oscar Longoria
36 Muñoz Jr., Sergio D N   Sergio Muñoz Jr.; Abraham Padron
37 Oliveira, René D N    
38 Lucio III, Eddie D N   Eddie Lucio III
39 Martinez, Armando "Mando" D N   Armando "Mando" Martinez
40 Canales, Terry D N   Terry Canales
41 Guerra, Robert "Bobby" D N   R.D. "Bobby" Guerra
42 Raymond, Richard D N   Richard Pena Raymond
43 Lozano, Jose Manuel R N J.M. Lozano  
44 Kuempel, John R N John Kuempel  
45 Isaac, Jason R N Jason Isaac  
46 Dukes, Dawnna D N   Dawnna Dukes
47 Workman, Paul R N Paul Workman; Jay Wiley  
48 Howard, Donna D N   Donna Howard
49 Naishtat, Elliott D N   Elliott Naishtat
50 Israel, Celia D N   Celia Israel
51 Rodriguez, Eddie D N   Eddie Rodriguez
52 Gonzales, Larry R N Larry Gonzales  
53 Murr, Andrew R N Andrew Murr  
54 Aycock, Jimmie Don R Y Scott Cosper; Austin Ruiz; Larry Smith Sandra Blankenship
55 White, Molly R N Molly White; Hugh Shine  
56 Anderson, Charles "Doc" R N    
57 Ashby, Trent R N Trent Ashby  
58 Burns, Dewayne R N    
59 Sheffield, J.D. R N    
60 Keffer, Jim R Y Kevin Downing; Mike Lang  
61 King, Phil R N Phil King  
62 Phillips, Larry R N Larry Phillips  
63 Parker, Tan R N Tan Parker  
64 Crownover, Myra R Y Rick Hagen; Lynn Stucky; Read King Connor Flanagan
65 Simmons, Ron R N Ron Simmons  
66 Shaheen, Matt R N Matt Shaheen  
67 Leach, Jeff R N Jeff Leach Scott Coleman
68 Springer, Drew R N Drew Springer  
69 Frank, James R N James Frank  
70 Sanford, Scott R N Scott Sanford John Bryant
71 King, Susan R Y Isaac M. Castro; Stan Lambert Pierce LoPachin
72 Darby, Drew R N Drew Darby  
73 Miller, Doug R N Doug Miller; Kyle Biedermann  
74 Nevárez, Alfonso "Poncho" D N   Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez
75 González, Mary D N   Mary González; Chente Quintanilla
76 Blanco, César D N   César Blanco
77 Marquez, Marisa D Y   Adolfo Lopez; Evelina “Lina” Ortega
78 Moody, Joe D N Jeffrey Lane Joe Moody
79 Pickett, Joe D N   Joe Pickett
80 King, Tracy D N   Tracy King
81 Landgraf, Brooks R N Brooks Landgraf; Joshua Crawford  
82 Craddick, Tom R N Tom Craddick  
83 Burrows, Dustin R N Dustin Burrows  
84 Frullo, John R N John Frullo  
85 Stephenson, Phil R N Phil Stephenson  
86 Smithee, John R N    
87 Price, Four R N Four Price  
88 King, Ken R N Ken King  
89 Laubenberg, Jodie R N Jodie Laubenberg  
90 Romero Jr., Ramon D N   Ramon Romero
91 Klick, Stephanie R N Stephanie Klick  
92 Stickland, Jonathan R N Jonathan Stickland; Scott Fisher  
93 Krause, Matt R N Matt Krause  
94 Tinderholt, Tony R N Tony Tinderholt; Andrew Piel  
95 Collier, Nicole D N   Nicole Collier
96 Zedler, Bill R N Bill Zedler Sandra Lee
97 Goldman, Craig R N Craig Goldman  
98 Capriglione, Giovanni R N Giovanni Capriglione  
99 Geren, Charlie R N Charlie Geren; Bo French  
100 Johnson, Eric D N    
101 Turner, Chris D N Carlos “Charlie” Garza Chris Turner
102 Koop, Linda R N Linda Koop Laura Irvin
103 Anchia, Rafael D N   Rafael Anchia
104 Alonzo, Roberto D N   Roberto Alonzo
105 Anderson, Rodney R N Rodney Anderson  
106 Fallon, Pat R N Pat Fallon  
107 Sheets, Kenneth R R Kenneth Sheets Victoria Neave
108 Meyer, Morgan R N Morgan Meyer  
109 Giddings, Helen D N   Helen Giddings
110 Rose, Toni D N   Toni Rose
111 Davis, Yvonne D N Chad O. Jackson Yvonne Davis
112 Button, Angie Chen R N Angie Chen Button  
113 Burkett, Cindy R N Cindy Burkett; Jonathan Boos  
114 Villalba, Jason R N Jason Villalba; Dan Morenoff  
115 Rinaldi, Matt R N Matt Rinaldi; Bennett Ratliff  
116 Martinez Fischer, Trey D N    
117 Galindo, Rick R N Rick Galindo San Carlos Antonio; Phillip Cortez
118 Farias, Joe D Y   Thomas Uresti; Gabe Farias
119 Gutierrez, Roland D N   Roland Gutierrez
120 McClendon, Ruth Jones D Y   Byron Miller; Lou Miller; Mario Salas
121 Straus, Joe R N Joe Straus; Jeff Judson  
122 Larson, Lyle R N Lyle Larson  
123 Bernal, Diego D N    
124 Minjares, Ina D N    
125 Rodriguez, Justin D N    
126 Harless, Patricia R Y Kevin Roberts  
127 Huberty, Dan R N Dan Huberty  
128 Smith, Wayne R N Wayne Smith  
129 Paul, Dennis R N Dennis Paul  
130 Fletcher, Allen R Y Tom Oliverson; Kay Smith  
131 Allen, Alma D N   Alma Allen
132 Schofield, Mike R N Mike Schofield  
133 Murphy, Jim R N Jim Murphy  
134 Davis, Sarah R N Sarah Davis; David Palmer Ben Rose
135 Elkins, Gary R N Gary Elkins  
136 Dale, Tony R N Tony Dale  
137 Wu, Gene D N   Gene Wu
138 Bohac, Dwayne R N Dwayne Bohac  
139 Turner, Sylvester D Y   Randy Bates; Kimberly Willis
140 Walle, Armando D N   Armando Walle
141 Thompson, Senfronia D N   Senfronia Thompson
142 Dutton Jr., Harold D N    
143 Hernandez Luna, Ana D N   Ana Hernandez
144 Peña, Gilbert R N Gilbert Pena May Ann Perez
145 Alvarado, Carol D N   Carol Alvarado
146 Miles, Borris D N    
147 Coleman, Garnet D N    
148 Farrar, Jessica Cristina D N   Jessica Farrar
149 Vo, Hubert D N   Hubert Vo
150 Riddle, Debbie R N Debbie Riddle Michael Kelly

Sources: Texas Secretary of State, Republican Party of Texas, Texas Weekly Research

And here's the candidate filings for the Texas Senate:

DistrictIncumbentPartyRetiring?Republican CandidateDemocrat Candidate
1 Eltife, Kevin R Y James "Red" Brown; David Simpson; Bryan Hughes  
2 Hall, Bob R N    
3 Nichols, Robert R N    
4 Creighton, Brandon R Y Brandon Creighton  
5 Schwertner, Charles R N    
6 Garcia, Sylvia D Y   Sylvia Garcia
7 Bettencourt, Paul R N    
8 Taylor, Van R N    
9 Hancock, Kelly R N    
10 Burton, Konni R N    
11 Taylor, Larry R Y    
12 Nelson, Jane R Y Jane Nelson  
13 Ellis, Rodney D Y   Rodney Ellis
14 Watson, Kirk D N    
15 Whitmire, John D N    
16 Huffines, Donald R N    
17 Huffman, Joan R N    
18 Kolkhorst, Lois R Y Lois Kolkhorst  
19 Uresti, Carlos D Y   Carlos Uresti
20 Hinojosa, Juan "Chuy" D Y   Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
21 Zaffirini, Judith D Y   Judith Zaffirini
22 Birdwell, Brian R Y    
23 West, Royce D N    
24 Fraser, Troy R Y Dawn Buckingham; Jon Cobb; Brent Mayes; Reed Williams  
25 Campbell, Donna R N    
26 Menendez, Jose D Y   Jose Menendez
27 Lucio, Eddie D Y   Eddie Lucio Jr.; O. Rodriguez Haro III
28 Perry, Charles R Y    
29 Rodriguez, Jose D Y   Jose Rodriguez
30 Estes, Craig R N    
31 Seliger, Kel R N

 

Sources: Texas Secretary of State, Republican Party of Texas, Texas Weekly Research

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