# Texas Weekly List: Legislative Candidate Filings

The filing period to get on the March 1 primary ballots ended on Monday, which means we can now present you with a finalized list of candidates running for seats in the Texas House and Senate.

The final day of filing saw a few big surprises. As some had suspected, San Antonio state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer chose to try again for the Senate seat that he lost last year in a special election runoff. His decision not to hold on to his House seat set off a scramble among candidates hoping to succeed him.

Also waiting until the last day to make a decision was Abilene Republican Susan King who decided that she would enter the SD-24 GOP contest after all.

The almost entirely unexpected development was the decision by Adrian Garcia, who had resigned as Harris County sheriff in a bid for Houston mayor, to challenge Gene Green in the Democratic primary for his Houston congressional seat.

Here's the candidate filings for the Texas House:

District | Candidate | Party | Incumbent | Not Running |
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1 | VanDeaver, Gary | R | X | |

1 | Lavender, George | R | ||

2 | Flynn, Dan | R | X | |

2 | Slaton, Bryan | R | ||

3 | Bell, Cecil | R | X | |

4 | Spitzer, Stuart | R | X | |

4 | Gooden, Lance | R | ||

5 | Hughes, Bryan | R | X | X |

5 | Coggins Hayes, Holly | R | ||

5 | Davis, Randy | R | ||

5 | Hayes, Phillip | R | ||

5 | Hefner, Cole | R | ||

5 | Misenheimer, Jay | R | ||

6 | Schaefer, Matt | R | X | |

7 | Simpson, David | R | X | X |

7 | Dean, Jay | R | ||

7 | Watts, David | R | ||

8 | Cook, Byron | R | X | |

8 | McNutt, Thomas | R | ||

9 | Paddie, Chris | R | X | |

10 | Wray, John | R | ||

11 | Clardy, Travis | R | X | |

11 | Sevilla, Tony | R | ||

11 | Wright, Stephen J. | D | ||

12 | Kacal, Kyle | R | X | |

12 | Delasandro, TImothy | R | ||

12 | Stanford, Michael | R | ||

13 | Schubert, Leighton | R | X | |

13 | Webster, Cecil R. | D | ||

14 | Raney, John | R | X | |

14 | Fields, Jess | R | ||

15 | Keough, Mark | R | X | |

16 | Metcalf, Will | R | X | |

17 | Cyrier, John | R | X | |

17 | Golemon, Brent | R | ||

18 | Otto, John | R | X | X |

18 | Bailes, Ernest | R | ||

18 | Brookshire, Van | R | ||

18 | Hinch, Wesley | R | ||

18 | Morrison, James | R | ||

18 | Strahan, Keith | R | ||

18 | Turner, J. | R | ||

19 | White, James | R | X | |

20 | Farney, Marsha | R | X | |

20 | Wilson, Terry | R | ||

21 | Phelan, Dade | R | X | |

22 | Deshotel, Joe | D | X | |

23 | Faircloth, Wayne | R | X | |

23 | Criss, Lloyd | D | ||

24 | Bonnen, Greg | R | X | |

25 | Bonnen, Dennis | R | X | |

26 | Miller, D.F. "Rick" | R | X | |

26 | DeMerchant, L. "Sarah" | D | ||

27 | Reynolds, Ron | D | X | |

27 | Bartholomew, Angelique | D | ||

27 | Bryant, Ken | |||

27 | Walker, Mary | |||

27 | Brown, Steve | D | ||

27 | Henderson, Chris | D | ||

28 | Zerwas, John | R | X | |

29 | Thompson, Ed | R | X | |

29 | Floyd, John T. | D | ||

30 | Morrison, Geanie W. | R | X | |

31 | Guillen, Ryan | D | X | |

32 | Hunter, Todd | R | ||

33 | Turner, Scott | R | X | X |

33 | Holland, Justin | R | ||

33 | Keating, John | R | ||

33 | Liechty, Lorne | R | ||

33 | Jacobs, Karen | D | ||

33 | Padgett, Cristin | D | ||

34 | Herrero, Abel | D | X | |

35 | Longoria, Oscar | D | X | |

36 | Muñoz Jr., Sergio | D | X | |

36 | Padron, Abraham | D | X | |

37 | Oliveira, Rene O. | D | X | |

37 | De Leon, Don | D | ||

38 | Lucio III, Eddie | D | X | |

39 | Martinez, Armando "Mando" | D | ||

40 | Canales, Terry | D | X | |

40 | De Leon, Maricela "Mari" | R | ||

41 | Guerra, Robert "Bobby" | D | X | |

41 | De Shazo, Hilda Garza | R | ||

42 | Raymond, Richard | D | X | |

43 | Lozano, Jose Manuel | R | X | |

43 | Garcia-Utley, Marisa Yvette | D | ||

44 | Kuempel, John | R | X | |

44 | Bohmfalk, Robert M. | D | ||

45 | Isaac, Jason | R | X | |

46 | Dukes, Dawnna | D | X | |

46 | Nila, Gabriel | R | ||

47 | Workman, Paul | R | X | |

47 | Wiley, Jay | R | ||

47 | Jordan, Ana | D | ||

48 | Howard, Donna | D | X | |

49 | Naishtat, Elliott | D | X | X |

49 | Dunaway, Aspen | D | ||

49 | Fischer, Huey Rey | D | ||

49 | Hinojosa, Gina | D | ||

49 | Johnson, Kenton D. | D | ||

49 | Rocap, Blake | D | ||

49 | Shrum, Matthew | D | ||

49 | Way, Heather | D | ||

50 | Israel, Celia | D | X | |

50 | Ruiz, Ceasar | R | ||

51 | Rodriquez, Eddie | D | X | |

52 | Gonzales, Larry | R | X | |

53 | Murr, Andrew | R | X | |

53 | Lochte Ertel, Stephanie | D | ||

54 | Aycock, Jimmie Don | R | X | X |

54 | Cosper, Scott | R | ||

54 | Ruiz, Austin | R | ||

54 | Smith, Larry | R | ||

54 | Blankenship, Sandra | D | ||

54 | Carter, Lan | D | ||

55 | White, Molly | R | X | |

55 | Shine, Hugh D. | R | ||

56 | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | R | X | |

57 | Ashby, Trent | R | X | |

58 | Burns, DeWayne | R | X | |

58 | Eby, Philip | R | ||

59 | Sheffield, J.D. | R | X | |

59 | Graves, Brent | R | ||

60 | Keffer, Jim | R | X | X |

60 | Downing, Kevin | R | ||

60 | Lang, Mike | R | ||

61 | King, Phil | R | X | |

62 | Phillips, Larry | R | X | |

63 | Parker, Tan | R | X | |

64 | Crownover, Myra | R | X | X |

64 | Hagen, Rick | R | ||

64 | King, Read | R | ||

64 | Stucky, Lynn | R | ||

64 | Flanagan, Connor | D | ||

64 | Greco, Paul | D | ||

65 | Simmons, Ron | R | X | |

65 | Kissling, Ben | R | ||

65 | Mendoza, Alex | D | ||

66 | Shaheen, Matt | R | X | |

66 | Nelson, Gnanse | D | ||

67 | Leach, Jeff | R | X | |

67 | Coleman, Scott | D | ||

68 | Springer, Drew | R | X | |

69 | Frank, James B. | R | X | |

70 | Sanford, Scott | R | X | |

70 | Bryant, John | D | ||

71 | King, Susan | R | X | X |

71 | Carnohan, Chris | R | ||

71 | Castro, Isaac M. | R | ||

71 | Lambert, Stan | R | ||

71 | Scaief, Stacey | R | ||

71 | Scalf, Brian | R | ||

71 | LoPachin, Pierce | D | ||

72 | Darby, Drew | R | X | |

73 | Miller, Doug | R | X | |

73 | Biedermann, Kyle | R | ||

73 | Byrd, Chris | R | ||

74 | Nevárez, Alfonso "Poncho" | D | X | |

75 | Gonzalez, Mary | D | X | |

75 | Quintanilla, Chente | D | ||

76 | Blanco, Cesar J. | D | X | |

77 | Marquez, Marisa | D | X | X |

77 | Lopez, Adolfo | D | ||

77 | Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | D | ||

78 | Moody, Joe | D | X | |

78 | Lane, Jeffrey | R | ||

79 | Pickett, Joseph | D | X | |

80 | King, Tracy | D | X | |

81 | Landgraf, Brooks | R | X | |

81 | Crawford, Joshua | R | ||

82 | Craddick, Tom | R | X | |

83 | Burrows, Dustin | R | X | |

84 | Frullo, John | R | X | |

84 | Landtroop, Jim | R | ||

85 | Stephenson, Phil | R | X | |

85 | Davis, John | D | ||

86 | Smithee, John | R | X | |

87 | Price, Four | R | X | |

88 | King, Ken | R | X | |

89 | Laubenberg, Jodie | R | X | |

89 | Lytle, Dalton | R | ||

89 | Hamilton, Denise | D | ||

90 | Romero Jr., Ramon | D | X | |

91 | Klick, Stephanie | R | X | |

92 | Stickland, Jonathan | R | X | |

92 | Fisher, Scott | R | ||

92 | Leach, Kim | D | ||

93 | Krause, Matt | R | X | |

93 | Bean, Nancy | D | ||

94 | Tinderholt, Tony | R | X | |

94 | Piel, Andrew | R | ||

95 | Collier, Nicole | D | X | |

95 | McDaniel, Albert G. | |||

96 | Zedler, Bill | R | X | |

96 | Nelson, Wesley | R | ||

96 | Lee, Sandra | D | ||

97 | Goldman, Craig | R | X | |

97 | McKernon, Andrew T. | D | ||

97 | Tarrant, Elizabeth | D | ||

98 | Capriglione, Giovanni | R | X | |

98 | Sanchez Chibli, Maricela | D | ||

99 | Geren, Charlie | R | X | |

99 | French, Bo | R | ||

100 | Johnston, Eric | D | X | |

101 | Turner, Chris | D | X | |

101 | Garza, Carlos "Charlie" | R | ||

102 | Koop, Linda | R | X | |

102 | Irvin, Laura | D | ||

103 | Anchia, Rafael M. | D | X | |

104 | Alonzo, Roberto R. | D | X | |

105 | Anderson, Rodney | R | X | |

105 | Meza, Terry | D | ||

106 | Fallon, Pat | R | X | |

106 | Trubenbach, Trent | R | ||

107 | Sheets, Kenneth | R | ||

107 | Neave, Victoria | D | ||

108 | Meyer, Morgan | R | X | |

108 | Farkus, Joe | D | ||

109 | Giddings, Helen | D | X | |

109 | Russell, A. Denise | R | ||

110 | Rose, Toni | D | X | |

110 | Crenshaw, Sandra | D | ||

111 | Davis, Yvonne | D | X | |

111 | Jackson, Chad O. | R | ||

112 | Chen Button, Angie | R | X | |

112 | DeHart, Chris | R | ||

112 | Blackshear, Jack | D | ||

113 | Burkett, Cindy | R | X | |

113 | Boos, Jonathan | R | ||

113 | Bowers, Rhetta Andrews | D | ||

114 | Villalba, Jason | R | X | |

114 | Morenoff, Dan | R | ||

114 | Burke, Jim | D | ||

115 | Rinaldi, Matt | R | X | |

115 | Ratliff, Bennett | R | ||

115 | Ocker, Dorotha M. | D | ||

116 | Martinez Fischer, Trey | D | X | X |

116 | Arevalo, Diana | D | ||

116 | Golando, Martin | D | ||

116 | Resendez, Ruby | D | ||

117 | Galindo, Rick | R | X | |

117 | Antonio, San Carlos | D | ||

117 | Cortez, Phillip | D | ||

118 | Farias, Joe | D | X | X |

118 | Farias, Gabe | D | ||

118 | Uresti, Tomas | D | ||

118 | Casias, Robert A. | R | ||

118 | Lujan, John | R | ||

119 | Gutierrez, Roland | D | X | |

120 | McClendon, Ruth Jones | D | X | X |

120 | Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara | D | ||

120 | Hall, Art | D | ||

120 | Miller, Byron | D | ||

120 | Miller, Lou | D | ||

120 | Salas, Mario | D | ||

121 | Straus, Joe | R | X | |

121 | Bean, Sheila | R | ||

121 | Judson, Jeff | R | ||

122 | Larson, Lyle | R | X | |

123 | Bernal, Diego | D | X | |

124 | Minjarez, Ina | D | X | |

124 | Contreras, Sergio | D | ||

125 | Rodriguez, Justin | D | X | |

126 | Harless, Patricia | R | X | X |

126 | Roberts, Kevin | R | ||

126 | Hernandez, Cris | D | ||

126 | Dawson-Thomas, Joy | D | ||

127 | Huberty, Dan | R | X | |

127 | Bosworth, Mitchell | R | ||

128 | Smith, Wayne | R | X | |

128 | Cain, Briscoe | R | ||

128 | McDaniel, Melody | R | ||

129 | Paul, Dennis | R | X | |

130 | Fletcher, Allen | R | X | X |

130 | Oliverson, Tom | R | ||

130 | Smith, Kay | R | ||

131 | Allen, Alma A. | D | X | |

131 | Shike, John | D | ||

132 | Schofield, Mike | R | X | |

133 | Murphy, Jim | R | X | |

134 | Davis, Sarah | R | X | |

134 | Palmer, David L. | R | ||

134 | Rose, Ben | D | ||

135 | Elkins, Gary | R | X | |

135 | Ybanez, Jesse A. | D | ||

136 | Dale, Tony | R | X | |

136 | Gordon, Paul R. | D | ||

137 | Wu, Gene | D | X | |

137 | Pollard, Edward | D | ||

137 | Baker, Kendall L. | R | ||

138 | Bohac, Dwayne | R | X | |

139 | Turner, Sylvester | D | X | X |

139 | Bates, Randy | D | ||

139 | Ford Jr., Jerry | D | ||

139 | Johnson, Jarvis D. | D | ||

139 | Willis, Kimberly | D | ||

140 | Walle, Armando | D | X | |

141 | Thompson, Senfronia | D | X | |

142 | Dutton Jr., Harold V. | D | X | |

143 | Hernandez, Ana | D | X | |

144 | Pena, Gilbert | R | X | |

144 | Aldape III, Bernie | D | ||

144 | Perez, Mary Ann | D | ||

144 | Wheeler, Cody Ray | D | ||

145 | Alvarado, Carol | D | X | |

146 | Miles, Borris L. | D | X | |

147 | Coleman, Garnet F. | D | X | |

147 | Murphy, Matt | R | ||

148 | Farrar, Jessica | D | X | |

148 | Wilson, Dave | D | ||

149 | Vo, Hubert | D | X | |

149 | Chu, Bryan | R | ||

149 | Smith, Demetria | D | ||

150 | Riddle, Debbie | R | X | |

150 | Hearn-Haynes, Theresa | R | ||

150 | Swanson, Valoree | R | ||

150 | Zolli, Al | R | ||

150 | Kelly, Michael Shawn | D |

^{Sources: Texas Secretary of State, Republican Party of Texas, Texas Weekly Research}

Here's the candidate filings for the Texas Senate:

District | Candidate | Party | Incumbent | Not Running |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Eltife, Kevin | R | X | X |

1 | Simpson, David | R | ||

1 | Hughes, Bryan | R | ||

1 | Brown, James K. "Red" | R | ||

1 | Lee, Mike | R | ||

4 | Creighton, Brandon | R | X | |

6 | Garcia, Sylvia | D | X | |

11 | Taylor, Larry | R | X | |

12 | Nelson, Jane | R | X | |

13 | Ellis, Rodney | D | X | |

18 | Kolkhorst, Lois W. | R | X | |

19 | Uresti, Carlos I. | D | X | |

19 | Madla, Helen | D | ||

19 | Flores, Peter P. | R | ||

20 | Hinojosa, Juan "Chuy" | D | X | |

20 | Arellano, Velma A. | R | ||

21 | Zaffirini, Judith | D | X | |

22 | Birdwell, Brian | R | X | |

22 | Collins, Michael | D | ||

24 | Fraser, Troy | R | X | X |

24 | Buckingham, Dawn | R | ||

24 | Cobb, Jon | R | ||

24 | Downton, Ryan | R | ||

24 | King, Susan | R | ||

24 | Mayes, Brent | R | ||

24 | Williams, Reed | R | ||

24 | Leeder, Virginia "Jennie Lou" | D | ||

26 | Menendez, Jose | D | X | |

26 | Martinez Fischer, Trey | D | ||

27 | Lucio Jr., Eddie | D | X | |

27 | Haro III, O. Rodriguez | D | ||

28 | Perry, Charles | R | X | |

29 | Rodriguez, Jose | D | X |

^{Sources: Texas Secretary of State, Republican Party of Texas, Texas Weekly Research}