Natural gas companies, which the commission regulates, made billions in profit from the crisis. She ran in 2020 for the 387th district court in Fort Bend County. She currently chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. The Wichita Falls native and former Texas Attorney General is seeking a third 4-year term in office. Editorial: We recommend Martina Lemond Dixon for Harris County judge in the GOP primary. Election Day is Tuesday, March 1, and early voting for the primaries runs from Monday, Feb. 14, through Friday, Feb. 25. A Houston realtor and former TV reporter and anchor, Carmen Maria Montiel is making her second bid for Congress after narrowly losing in a Republican primary runoff in 2018. Overall, 15 House incumbents lost in 2022 primariesnine Republicans and six Democrats. Osborne, elected in 2018, is seeking a second term. The Houston real estate investor is taking her third run at the 29th Congressional District seat. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Laura Jones in the general election. A political newcomer from Houston running for office for the first time. If all goes according to his plans, he wont be commuting to Austin for much longer. Additional local ballot measures may also be included. by Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune Dec. 9, 2022. So why did they try? Two Republicans are vying to replace Dan Huberty, who retired after representing this northeast Harris County district for a decade. The new map has encouraged a crowded Democratic primary field, with four candidates vying to challenge the Republican incumbent. Deer Park Republican state Rep. Briscoe Cain, who chairs the House Elections Committee, has represented this district since 2017. Rep. McCaul is fighting to end that. Hes said education and helping teachers will be his priority. When's my deadline? Gonzalez, a Houston native, served 30 years in the Harris County Sheriff's Office before retiring in 2018. He is a staunch conservative and chair of the Senates education committees whos recently pushed for a welcome overhaul of community college infrastructure and increased school safety measures. Procedures for Candidates, 2019-2021. Harris County Republican Party | 8588 Katy Freeway, Suite 445 Houston, TX 77024 | (713) 838-7900 Former District Chris Daniel was the only Republican to file. Hidalgo is the incumbent, seeking her second term after barely winning in 2018 in an upset over longtime Republican county judge Ed Emmett, Davis is a former chief of staff in the Precinct 1 Constable's Office, Mealer is a West Point graduate and former Army captaini, Dixon is the Humble ISD school board president, Kubosh is the brother of Houston Councilman Michael Kubosh. The Humble High School graduate runs Harrison Landscape and Design in Plano and is pitching himself as an independent, anti-establishment candidate who will support legalized marijuana and expanding gambling in Texas. Summers, 69, was killed in a traffic crash on Feb. 8 in Midland, where he made an afternoon campaign appearance. If Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale ruled the world, Republicans itching to unseat our first-term . Klussmann says he will make uniting the country a priority. Fill out an application for ballot by mail and turn it in to your county elections office. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber faces two lesser-known challengers in the March GOP primary as he seeks a sixth term representing this southeast Texas district. Democrats redrew his precinct to his likely political advantage. Upcoming Municipal & School Board Elections. A general contractor, Bell is known for his fights in recent years against legalizing same-sex marriage. He tends to focused on rural issues such as water and property rights. Rick Perry. Updated: 10:41 PM CST January 11, 2022. Mealer, a 37-year-old former Army captain, garnered a little over 75% of the votes in the Republican . Republicans want a precinct map that preserves their power. The state's highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, is the proving ground for death penalty appellate cases. She calls herself a "Christian constitutional conservative.". Armenta is a Houston business consultant who says he would work to improve the quality of Texas veterans homes and "fight to ensure the true history of the Alamo is preserved for future Texans. On her website, she vows to "protect our proud Texas history and fight back against the Biden Administration's assault on our state's oil and natural gas industry.". She is also calling for better technology and a more user-friendly system for the clerk's office. The law school student originally from Uganda has made his Christian faith a core part of his campaign message, and vows to defend the U.S. against socialism and Marxism. A business owner and Republican who does not appear to have a campaign website. Suh is an Austin attorney, policy advocate and the founder of Immunize Texas, which she describes as a "grassroots network dedicated to supporting pro-vaccine legislation.". Burrows, who describes herself as a mother and business woman, says she supports vouchers to offset the cost of private schools and has questioned the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. Any Harris County voter with a mentally ill family member or friend facing a felony offense would do well to land in Hilary Ungers courtroom. She won the GOP primary in 2020 but lost in the general election. (. This amendment would guarantee residents of long-term care facilities the right to designate someone as an essential caregiver. Among issues listed on her campaign website are healthier communities, flood mitigation and equipping law enforcement with the tools to keep communities safe while also holding them accountable. Vasut is a lawyer in Houston and is finishing out his first term in the House. Stanart served as county clerk until 2018, when Democrat Diane Trautman beat him. The attorney and municipal judge thinks the all-Republican court could use "more diversity of experience.". He is the chair of the Texas Progressive Caucus and vice chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. This year's GOP primary in House District 138 pits freshman state Rep. Lacey Hull against Josh Flynn, a GOP activist and former Harris County Department of Education trustee, for the second cycle in a row. Harris County assistant district attorney hoping to try his hand on the state's top criminal court. Rep. Johnson, first elected to represent this northwest Houston district in a 2016 special election, is running unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Tuesday's sweep . He's endorsed by Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group. A justice on the Dallas-based Fifth Court of Appeals and chairman of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Schenck had already announced his candidacy before Young was appointed. Martinez describes herself as a "mental wellness policy advocate" who was born and raised in San Antonio, where she still resides. Harris County Republican Voting Center Check voter status Register to vote Request mail ballot Find precinct chair Find polling place Report Election Fraud become an election worker Upcoming Election Information Early Voting Begins Monday, October 24, 2022 Early Voting Ends Friday, November 4, 2022 Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 2022 One of the most conservative members of Congress, he is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and serves on two House committees: Science, Space, and Technology, and Transportation and Infrastructure. He has framed himself as an "outsider who is unafraid to take on the establishment. Republican incumbents bring more experience and their own diverse backgrounds. Democrat Michelle Palmer, who narrowly lost to Hickman in 2020, will face the winner of the GOP primary. Cody Vasut is running unopposed in this newly redrawn Republican district, which encompasses Lake Jackson. But that changed as Democrats . Unlike many of his fellow Republicans in the legislature, he thinks the state should expand Medicaid. The former Harris County criminal court judge who was voted out in a 2018 Democratic sweep was appointed to the court in 2020. Travis, a commercial litigation lawyer, represented District G on Houston City Council for six years before resigning to run for House District 133. All nine judges are Republicans. Case Details Parties Documents Dockets. It takes a special kind of resolve to spend your professional life prosecuting child homicides, but Andrea Beall has willingly taken on that responsibility for the past eight years, fighting on behalf of murder victims who have experienced Editorial: Heather Hudson for the 208th Criminal District Court. Wakeland is an engineer, attorney and Navy Reserve veteran who has never held public office. Allen currently serves as a Democratic member on the state Board of Education, a position he has held since 2005. He is a self-described "strict conservative constructionist. She has called for diversifying the state's revenue stream by legalizing marijuana, which has brought in new tax dollars in other states. State Sen. 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McKaughan is a former Navy helicopter pilot who works as the vice president of a family construction business. GOP state Rep. Jacey Jetton narrowly won this seat in 2020, even though residents elected Democratic President Joe Biden by about 3 percentage points. Shaw is an attorney who previously worked for the NAACP legal clinics and helped lobby Congress for the International Violence Against Women Act. He lists border security as a top issue and says he wants to fight for the sovereignty of the United States.. A handful of GOP activists and candidates had asked the state's highest civil court to rule . Franklin is a managing director for Lime Rock Partners, a private equity investment firm in the oil and gas sector, who is making his first foray into politics. Still, Democratic challenger Linda Nuno is vying to unseat the nine-term congressman, who won 53 percent of the vote in 2020. She cites crime and border security as her top issues. He ran in 2020 to serve on Texas 505th District Court. Houston is president of the Aldine ISD chapter of the American Federation of Teachers and has received the support of the Texas AFL-CIO and Annie's List, a group that supports progressive women running for office in Texas. Riddle, elected to the House in 2002 and viewed for years as a staunch conservative, drew the ire of hardline members of her party after becoming an ally of moderate Republican Speaker Joe Straus. This case was filed in Harris County District Courthouse, Harris County District Courthouse located in Harris, Texas. He says America is being systematically dismantled from our classrooms to open borders by forces that hate America and the liberties she stands for.. Branch previously served as commissioner of the Port of Houston. In his campaign, he emphasizes the need to build out the state's Bitcoin infrastructure. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He will face the GOP nominee in November. County to finance Development Through Bonds, This would allow a county to issue debt to finance transportation infrastructure, excluding toll roads, in underserved parts of the county.State Republican Executive Committee has issued a resolution against this proposition 62-0. Previously, she served in the Texas House for 13 years. Dan Patrick boosts 5 Texas Senate candidates in unprecedented bid to extend his reach, Trump wades deeper into Texas politics with 20 endorsements in 2022 primaries, Bandit signs already are illegal. Current Board Member Audrey Young is the only candidate who filed in either party's primary for this solidly Republican seat, which she has held since last year. Using the Verity Duo is a 2-step process. He has faced scrutiny from the Texas Rangers on several occasions for allegedly mixing his personal and political interests. This would mean a governmental entity could not limit or prohibit religious services. Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked). Dass is a Tyler native who argues that most voters in the district are politically independent and that without Gohmert on the ballot, there's a chance Democrats could pull off an upset. It covers Wharton, Austin, Fayette and Colorado counties, where Donald Trump got 66 percent of the vote in 2020. March 2022 marks an unusually crowded primary season for Harris County politics, with three Harris County leaders facing reelection challenges from a number of candidates. Other County officials. Bettencourt is effectively re-elected in this district concentrated in western Harris County. Dutton has been embroiled in several intra-party clashes in recent years, mostly arising from his support for charter schools and a state takeover of Houston ISD's school board. Hes received early support from key members of Congress, including potential House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Casey, an accountant, is challenging Weber in the Republican primary for the third time in the last four cycles, most recently winning 5 percent of the vote in 2018. A 20-year veteran of Harris Countys budget office and Universal Services Department, Wyatt is pledging greater transparency and a streamlining of services in the county treasurers office via improved technology to allow online payments to the county as well as the timely payment of vendors. Daniel, who served as district clerk before being defeated in 2018, is vying for his old job. We can only hope that once in office, shed effectively address crime, tend to basic services and restore civility on the court by governing Editorial: Brandon Creighton for Texas Senate District 4. Ashley participates in Wake County and North Carolina Republican Party as a delegate to respective Conventions as well as gives to the work of the Party through personal and volunteer contributions. Keller, a businessman and longtime Republican activist, represented much of this area on Houston City Council in the early 2000s. Editorial: Josh Hill for the 232nd Criminal District Court. Warford is a recent chief strategist for the Texas Democratic Party and has focused his campaign on the blackouts last year, which killed hundreds of Texans and left millions in freezing conditions. Troy Nehls, a Republican and former sheriff of Fort Bend County, was elected to Congress in 2020, Texas Republicans shored up his district by dramatically reshaping it. Republicans are suing and Democrats want a full review after Harris County missed deadlines to . The New Jersey native is a comedian and entertainer who is campaigning as a political outsider. Garcia, the incumbent, is seeking a second term after barely winning in 2018. Babin, a Woodville dentist and one of the most conservative members of Congress, has pushed consistently to bolster funding for NASA during his time in the House. Two largely unknown Republicans will battle first before embarking on the uphill battle of unseating a Democrat in a district that turned a deeper shade of blue during redistricting last year. Beckley, a pet shop owner from Carrollton, is a two-term member of the Texas House of Representatives. Lehrmann joined a dissenting opinion in March urging her colleagues to make a decision on whether the state's electric grid operator can be sued, and in June, she wrote the majority opinion ruling that families of the victims of the 2017 Sutherland Springs shooting could not sue Academy Sports and Outdoors for negligence. You can vote by mail if you: will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted; are sick or disabled; are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or you are in jail. Lopez is a San Antonio attorney who handles real estate, probate and personal injury cases. Greg Abbott and joined the court in January 2021. Harris County crime rates have skyrocketed under the Democrats' leadership. Editorial: Stephanie Morales for Texas House District 138, Stephanie Morales for Texas House District 138, Editorial: Dan Crenshaw in the 2nd Congressional District. The Verity Duo system is now in use. Harris County Republican Party | 8588 Katy Freeway, Suite 445 Houston, TX 77024 | (713) 838-7900 The winner of the GOP primary will face Democrat Mohamad Maarouf in November. Cagle, the incumbent, faces no primary opponents. Walker, who won his last general election by 1.2 million votes, seeks a second term. Thomas, 30, is a native Houstonian Editorial: Andrea Beall for the 185th Criminal District Court. Flynn, a former member of the Harris County Department of Education board of trustees, sought the Republican nomination for House District 138 in 2020. .css-2b097c-container{position:relative;box-sizing:border-box;}. Martinez is a conservative activist from San Antonio who has twice run unsuccessfully for the Texas Raildroad Commission. A community activist and critic of Houston ISD seeks to bring his mission of improving Texas schools to the statehouse. A bilingual telecommunications professional who has promised to give a 10 percent cost-of-living wage increase for all public school faculty and staff over the next four years, if elected. Houston Rep. Senfronia Thompson is Democrats' breakout star in D.C. Texas is first state to make buying sex a felony, Democratic clones and Republican clones': Rep. Dutton doesn't mind getting slammed by his own party, Forced into runoff, Rep. Harold Dutton investigates opponent he says may not exist, Rep. Dutton battles to extend career in primary defined by Houston ISD takeover clash, In Senate District 6 race, leading contenders agree on policy, differ in legislative approach, Watchdog calls for stronger safeguards of industrial storage tanks, Texas lawmakers call on state to move toward canceling next years STAAR tests, After 30 years, Rep. Coleman retires for health reasons, Texas Supreme Court clears way for civil arrests of AWOL Democrats, Swanson faces familiar foe in suburban Houston district, Bill targeting transgender student athletes headed to Gov. Four Republicans are vying for the nomination after incumbent board member Matt Robinson declined to run for reelection in this red-leaning district. Democratic District Clerk Marilyn Burgess faces one primary challenger, Desiree Broadnax. Editorial: Guiney for the 183rd Criminal District Court. A crowded field of Republicans is vying to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, in the newly configured 8th Congressional District. This mechanical engineer who was first elected in 2019 and named Freshman of the Year by the Legislative Study Group, a caucus of the Texas House. The Democratic redistricting likely will have a great effect on the race for Precinct 4 commissioner, to the detriment of incumbent Republican Jack Cagle. Two-term comptroller and longtime state politician Glenn Hegar goes after a third term, hoping his record of fiscal conservancy will vault him over a field of mostly Democratic challengers. Four Republicans and a Democrat are running for House District 23 in the hopes of succeeding state Rep. Mayes Middleton, a Wallisville Republican who is running for an overlapping state senate seat. Incumbent Ernest Bailes is facing a four-way primary race as he goes for a fourth term in this Republican district, which runs north of Houston. Guillory, a hotel developer and born-and-raised Houstonian, says it's time for change and plans to focus on how the state can help improve public schools. The Pasadena-born pastor touts his conservative credentials and lists issues on his campaign website simply as defending police, education, environment, infrastructure/flooding, government overreach, mismanagement of taxpayers money, keep property taxes down and voter registration integrity. The retired Navy SEAL who grew up in Katy is seeking his third term in Congress. Retired law enforcement officer and educator who does not appear to have a campaign website. Hickman, the incumbent, has worked for years with the Republican Party and is known as a supporter of charter schools who pushes to ensure courses are relevant to today's work force. Rick Perry in 2010. Hays is an attorney from rural West Texas who advised prospective Texas hemp producers after the law changed to allow the crop in 2019, and she is centering her campaign around anger at Sid Miller after his political aide was arrested in May 2021 for allegedly soliciting thousands in cash and campaign donations in exchange for hemp production licenses. Harris County Republican Party November 2021 Election Endorsements . He has been calling for tougher border policies and the abolition of property taxes. District Name Email Website; U.S. Representative District 2: District: Name: Email: Website: CD 2: Dan Crenshaw [email protected] . Bailes grew up on a dairy and cattle ranch and now runs an artificial insemination business. Currently, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct may only handle complaints against existing judges. Jones, 44, an Army veteran and self-described socialist, seemed the right Editorial: Lori DeAngelo for the 184th Criminal District Court. Wednesday, March 1, 2023 . Deer Park Republican Rep. Briscoe Cain has drawn one Democratic challenger, Charles "Chuck" Crews of Baytown, in his campaign for another term representing this solidly red eastern Harris County district. Exempt from School tax surviving spouse of disabled if 55+. An energy attorney from Midland, Stogner is self-funding her campaign to show independence from wealthy oil and gas contributors. No Republican Party candidates filed to run. The Harris County Republican Party may endorse candidates in contested non-partisan elections and general elections. He had run for several offices before winning in 2020, and largely self-funded his campaign. She was raised in Mexico where her parents were American missionaries. Vance is a retired Marine and Purple Heart recipient who most recently worked at an Austin cable news station. Four Republicans and four Democrats are vying to represent this deep-red East Texas district long held by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who is retiring to run for attorney general. A Houston native, Republican Tina Blum Cohen is campaigning on protecting borders, a powerful energy sector, efficient entitlement programs and more. Willing to critique his own partys extremists, the representative is a consistent conservative voice who has delivered federal funding for projects that benefit the district. White, a Texas House member, heated up the race with intense criticism of incumbent Miller for his history of ethical scrutiny from the Texas Rangers. John Whitmire has spent nearly 40 years representing Senate District 15, which includes parts of north Houston and Harris County. Democrat Carol Alvarado is effectively re-elected in this district centered in the East End of Houston. Resolutions passed by Executive Committee. This Houston-area district, comprising most of the land between Houston and San Antonio, is reliably red. Democrat Crews is lone challenger to incumbent Rep. Cain in 2022; he did not respond to an interview request and doesn't have a campaign website.
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