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Who's running in 2018?

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This page is meant to track which candidates are running for an elected position in the March 2018 primaries.

The ballot application period began Nov. 11 and ends Dec. 11. The Texas 2018 primary elections are on March 6, 2018.

A quick glossary of the terms used in this chart:

  • "Declared" means that a candidate has publicly announced their intention to run for the
  • "Filed with party" means a candidate has been listed as having turned in paperwork with the Texas Republican and Democratic Parties. The state GOP party publishes updated lists of their filed candidates, here. The Democratic party does not list candidates on their site
  • "Filed with state" means that candidates are listed that are listed on the Texas Secretary of State's site.
  • An (I) means the person is an incumbent. Incumbents are listed whether the person has said he or she is running again.

This page was last updated on Monday, Dec. 11.

Who's running in 2018

Galveston County Elections Republican Status Democrat Status
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry (I) Filed with state
Lonnie Cox Filed with state
Galveston County Commissioner, Pct. 2 Joe Giusti (I) Filed with state
Kevin O'Brien Filed with state
Galveston County Commissioner, Pct. 4 Ken Clark (I) Filed with state
Billy Enochs Filed with state
Jim Bulgier Filed with state
Michelle Hatmaker Filed with state
Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady (I) Filed with state
Tom Dickens Filed with state
Texas House District 24 Greg Bonnen (I) Filed with state John Y. Phelps Filed with state
County Clerk Dwight Sullivan (I) Filed with state
County Treasurer Kevin Walsh (I) Filed with state
District Clerk John D. Kinard (I) Filed with state
District Judge, 122nd Judicial District John Ellisor (I) Filed with state
District Judge, 212th Judicial District Patricia Grady (I) Filed with state
District Judge, 306th Judicial District Anne B. Darring Filed with state
Judge, County Probate Court-at-Law Kim Sullivan (I) Filed with state
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Greg Rikard Filed with state
Alison Cox (I) Filed with state
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 Jim Schweitzer (I) Filed with state
Mike Nelson Filed with state
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Kitty Allen Filed with state
Billy A. Williams, Jr. Filed with state
Penny L. Pope (I) Not running
Judge, Galveston County Court at Law No. 1 John Grady (I) Filed with state
Judge, Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Barbara Roberts (I) Retiring Kerri Pettijohn Filed with state
Kerri Foley Filed with state Ben Roeder Filed with state
Donnie Quintanilla Filed with state
Judge, Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Jack Ewing (I) Filed with state
Multi-County Elections Republican Democrat
Texas Congressional District 14 Randy Weber (I) Filed with state Adrienne Bell Filed with state
Bill "Sarge" Sargent Filed with state Levy Q. Barnes, Jr. Filed with state
Keith Casey Declared?
Texas House District 23 Wayne Faircloth (I) Filed with state Amanda Gail Jamrok Filed with state
Mayes Middleton Filed with state
Texas State Board of Education, District 7 Matt Robinson Filed with state Elizabeth "Eliz" Markowitz Filed with state
David Bradley (I) Retiring
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 2 Jane Bland (I) Filed with state Gordon Goodman Filed with state
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 6 Harvey Brown (I) Filed with state Sarah Beth Landau Filed with state
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 7 Katy Boatman Filed with state Terry Jennings (I)
Julie Countiss Filed with state
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8 Michael Massengale (I) Declared Richard Hightower Filed with state
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 9 Jennifer Caughey (I) Filed with state Peter Kelly Filed with state
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3 Brett Busby Filed with state Jerry Zimmerer Filed with state
Joseph R. Willie, II Filed with state
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 4 Marc Brown (I) Filed with state Charles Spain Filed with state
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 5 Martha Hill Jamison (I) Filed with state Frances Bourliot Filed with state
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 6 Bill Boyce (I) Filed with state Meagan Hassan Filed with state
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 8 John Donovan (I) Filed with state Michele Barber Chimene Filed with state
Margaret "Meg" Poissant Filed with state
Statewide Elections Republican Democrat
Governor Greg Abbott (I) Filed with state Adrian Ocegueda Filed with state
SECEDE Kilgore Filed with state Andrew White Filed with state
Cedric Davis Sr. Filed with state
Demetria Smith Filed with state
Grady Yarbrough Filed with state
James Jolly Clark Filed with state
Jeffrey Payne Filed with state
Joe Mumbach Filed with state
Lupe Valdez Filed with state
Tom Wakely Filed with state
Lieutenant Governer Dan Patrick (I) Filed with state Mike Collier Filed with state
Scott Milder Filed with state Michael Cooper Filed with state
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (I) Filed with state Beto O'Rourke Filed with state
Geraldine Sam Filed with state Irasema Hernandez Declared
Stefano de Stefano Declared Edward Kimbrough Filed with state
Bruce Jacobson Declared
Mary Miller Filed with state
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (I) Filed with state Justin Nelson Filed with state
Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick (I) Filed with state Roman McAllen Filed with state
Weston Martinez Declared
Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar (I) Filed with state Tim Mahoney Filed with state
Land Commissioner Davey Edwards Filed with state Miguel Suazo Filed with state
George P. Bush (I) Filed with state
Jerry Patterson Declared
Rick Range Filed with state
Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller (I) Filed with state Kim Olson Filed with state
Trey Blocker Declared
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller (I) Maria T. (Terri) Jackson Filed with state
David Bridges Declared
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7 Barbara Parker Hervey (I) Ramona Franklin Filed with state
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8 Michelle Slaughter Filed with party
Jay Brandon Filed with party
Dib Waldrip Filed with party
Elsa Alcala (I) Not seeking re-election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 2 Don Willett (I) Trump nominee for 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Steven Kirkland Filed with state
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 4 John Devine (I) Filed with state R.K. Sandill Filed with state
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6 Jeff Brown (I) Filed with state Kathy Cheng Filed with state

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