The Primary Candidates

Local and statewide candidates hit the campaign trail

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill White opened his Austin campaign office Jan. 16 on West 13th Street.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill White opened his Austin campaign office Jan. 16 on West 13th Street. (Photo by Jana Birchum)

There were several late filings for the March 2 primaries that didn't make it into our Jan. 8 chart. This updated list of contested races includes those of the Libertarian Party of Texas (which selects nominees in a series of conventions). Contested primaries are in italics.



D: Bill White, Farouk Shami, Star Locke, Felix Alvarado, Alma Ludivina Aguado, Bill Dear, Clement Glenn

R: Rick Perry*, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina

L: Jeff Daiell, Steve Nichols, M.J. "Smitty" Smith, Edward Tidwell, Katherine Youngblood Glass

Lieutenant Governor

D: Ronnie Earle, Marc Katz, Linda Chavez-Thompson

R: David Dewhurst*

L: Scott Jameson, Todd Minor

Agriculture Commissioner

D: Hank Gilbert, Kinky Friedman

R: Todd Staples*

Land Commissioner

D: Hector Uribe, Bill Burton

R: Jerry Patterson*

Supreme Court Place 3

D: Jim Sharp

R: Jeff Brown, Rick Green, Debra Lehrmann, Jim Moseley, Rebecca Simmons, Rick Strange

L: William Strange

Supreme Court Place 9

D: Blake Bailey

R: Eva Guzman*, Rose Vela

L: Jack Armstrong

Railroad Commission

D: Jeff Weems

R: Victor Carrillo*, David Porter


Congressional District 10

D: Ted Ankrum

R: Michael McCaul*, Joe Petronis, Rick Martin

L: Jeremiah "JP" Perkins

CD 21

D: Lainey Melnick

R: Lamar Smith*, Stephen Schoppe

L: James Arthur Strohm

CD 25

D: Lloyd Doggett*

R: Donna Campbell, George Morovich

L: Cory W. Bruner, Jim Stutsman


Senate District 14

D: Kirk Watson*

R: Mary Lou Serafine

L: Kent Phillips, Ron Bennett, Sid Atkinson Jr.

SD 25

R: Jeff Wentworth*

L: Arthur Maxwell Thomas IV

House District 46

D: Dawnna Dukes*

L: George E. Emery

HD 47

D: Valinda Bolton*

R: Holly Turner, Paul Workman, David Sewell

L: Joe Edgar, Kris Bailey

HD 48

D: Donna Howard*

R: Dan Neil

L: Ben Easton

HD 49

D: Elliott Naishtat*

L: Nathan Kleffman, Norman Horn

HD 50

D: Mark Strama*

R: Ryan Lambert, Patrick McGuinness

L: Emily Cowan

HD 51

D: Eddie Rodriguez*

R: Marilyn Jackson

L: Arthur DiBianca


Place 4


Scott Field, Melissa Goodwin


147th District Court

D: Cliff Brown, Bill Gammon

201st District Court

D: Jan Patterson, Amy Clark Meachum

299th District Court

D: Leonard Martinez, Mindy Montford, Eve Schatelowitz Alcantar, Karen Sage

331st District Court

D: David Crain, Keith Lauerman

County Court at Law 3

D: John Lipscombe, Olga Seelig


Precinct 1

D: Daniel Bradford, Yvonne M. Williams

Precinct 2

D: Fidel "Ace" Acevedo, Karin Crump

Precinct 3

D: Susan Steeg*

R: Michael Barré, Madeleine Connor

Precinct 5

D: Richard Glasheen, Herb Evans*


County Judge

D: Sam Biscoe*

R: Mike McNamara

Commissioner, Precinct 2

D: Sarah Eckhardt*

R: David Buttross

L: Matthew Finkel

Commissioner, Precinct 4

D: Margaret Gómez*, Raul Alvarez

L: David Dreesen


District 5

D: Robert Bohmfalk, Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Josiah Ingalls, Daniel Boone

R: Ken Mercer*, Tim Tuggey

District 10

D: Judy Jennings

R: Rebecca Osborne, Brian Russell, Marsha Farney

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