TAHU's Political Action Committee

2018 Election and Re-Election Candidates

Clients, Colleagues and Friends, the filing deadline for candidates running for election or re-election in 2018 has come and gone. Here’s a brief summary of the landscape for statewide elected officials and Texas lawmakers (no federal or judicial races listed):

Statewide officials
Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Land Commissioner Bush, Agriculture Commissioner Miller, and Railroad Commissioner Craddick have both primary and general election opponents. One significant development: former Land Comm. Jerry Patterson will challenge his successor, Land Comm. George P. Bush in the Republican primary. Attorney General Paxton and Comptroller Hegar have only general election opponents.

Legislators not seeking re-election
Senate (1):  V. Taylor
House (13) : Gooden, Cook, Schubert, Keough, Isaac, Larry Gonzales, Phillips, Laubenberg, Fallon, Giddings, Burkett, Straus, and Roberts

Legislators with primary opponents only
Senate (1): Seliger
House (18): Paddie, D. Bonnen, Reynolds, Guillen, Munoz, Oliveira, Shine, Sheffield, Lang, M. Gonzalez, T. King, Price, Johnson, Bernal, Huberty, Walle, Dutton, and Thierry

Legislators with primary and general election opponents
Senate (6): Hall, Schwertner, Whitmire, Huffman, Campbell, and Estes
House (30):  Flynn, Schaefer, Clardy, Raney, Metcalf, Bailes, Faircloth, Guerra, Dukes, Workman, Cosper, Stuckey, Simmons, Biedermann, K. King, Capriglione, Geren, Koop, Alonzo, R. Anderson, Villalba, Arevalo, Cortez, Uresti, Larson, Minjarez, Davis, J. Johnson, Coleman, and Swanson

Legislators with general election opponents only
Senate (6): Nichols, Bettencourt, Hancock, Burton, Watson, and Huffines
House (56):  Bell, Hefner, Wray, Kacal, Cryier, White, Wilson, G. Bonnen, Miller, Zerwas, Thompson, Morrison, Holland, Herrero, Raymond, Lozano, Kuempel, Howard, Hinojosa, Murr, Doc Anderson, Ashby, Parker, Sheehan, Leach, Sanford, Lambert, Moody, Landgraf, Craddick, Burrows, Frullo, Stephensen, Smithee, Klick, Stickland, Krause, Tinderholt, Zedler, Goldman, Anchia, Neave, Meyer, Button, Rinaldi, Gervin-Hawkins, Paul, Oliverson, Allen, Schofield, Murphy, Elkins, Dale, Bohac, Perez, and Alvarado

Legislators with no opposition
Senate(1): West
House (33): VanDeaver, Dean, Phelan, Deshotel, Hunter, Longoria, Lucio, Martinez, Canales, Israel, Rodriguez, Burns, P. King, Springer, Franks, Darby, Nevarez, Blanco, Ortega, Pickett, Romero, Collier, Turner, Rose, Davis, Gutierrez, Rodriquez, Cain, Wu, Thompson, Hernandez, Farrar, and Vo