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Texas Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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Voters line up to cast their ballots on Super Tuesday March 1, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Getty)

Texas voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. House seats and its state House and Senate seats.

Five parties have lines on the ballot in Texas. In order of how they appear on the ballot, they are the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, and the Independent Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates.

You can find a full list of Texas state candidates here. You can download a sample ballothere, and you can also find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

There are no U.S. Senate elections in Texas this year; they will take place in 2018.

U.S. House

Click here for a list of towns in each of the state’s 36 congressional districts and a map of congressional districts.

First District

  • Incumbent Louie Gohmert of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Shirley McKellar of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Phil Gray of the Libertarian Party

Second District

  • Incumbent Ted Poe of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Pat Bryan of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger James Veasaw of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Joshua Darr of the Green Party

Third District

  • Incumbent Sam Johnson of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Adam Bell of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Scott Jameson of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Paul Blair of the Green Party
  • Challenger Billy Wayne Engle Jr of the Independent Party (write-in)

Fourth District

  • Incumbent John Ratcliffe of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Cody Wommack of the Libertarian Party

Fifth District

  • Incumbent Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Ken Ashby of the Libertarian Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Joe Barton of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Ruby Fay Woolridge of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Darrel Smith Jr of the Green Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent John Culberson of the Republican Party
  • Challenger James Cargas of the Democratic Party

Eighth District

  • Incumbent Kevin Brady of the Republican Party (uncontested)

Ninth District

  • Incumbent Al Green of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeff Martin of the Republican Party

Tenth District

  • Incumbent Michael McCaul of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tawana Cadien of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Bill Kelsey of the Libertarian Party

Eleventh District

  • Incumbent Mike Conaway of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Nicholas Landholt of the Libertarian Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Kay Granger of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Bill Bradshaw of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ed Colliver of the Libertarian Party

Thirteenth District

  • Incumbent Mac Thornberry of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Calvin DeWeese of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Rusty Tomlinson of the Green Party

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Randy Weber of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Michael Cole of the Democratic Party

Fifteenth District

  • Vicente Gonzalez of the Democratic Party
  • Tim Westley of the Republican Party
  • Ross Lynn Leone of the Libertarian Party
  • Vanessa Tijerina of the Green Party

Sixteenth District

  • Incumbent Beto O’Rourke of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mary Gourdoux of the Green Party
  • Challenger Jaime Perez of the Libertarian Party

Seventeenth District

  • Incumbent Bill Flores of the Republican Party
  • Challenger William Matta of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Clark Patterson of the Libertarian Party

Eighteenth District

  • Incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Lori Bartley of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Thomas Kleven of the Green Party

Nineteenth District

  • Jodey Arrington of the Republican Party
  • Troy Bonar of the Libertarian Party
  • Mark Lawson of the Green Party

Twentieth District

  • Incumbent Joaquin Castro of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paul Pipkin of the Green Party
  • Challenger Jeffrey Blunt of the Libertarian Party

Twenty-First District

  • Incumbent Lamar Smith of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Thomas Wakely of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mark Loewe of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Antonio Diaz of the Green Party

Twenty-Second District

  • Incumbent Pete Olson of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mark Gibson of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Third District

  • Incumbent Will Hurd of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Pete Gallego of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ruben Corvalan of the Libertarian Party

Twenty-Fourth District

  • Incumbent Kenny Marchant of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jan McDowell of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mike Kolls of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Kevin McCormick of the Green Party

Twenty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Roger Williams of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Kathi Thomas of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Loren Marc Schneiderman of the Libertarian Party

Twenty-Sixth District

  • Incumbent Michael Burgess of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Eric Mauck of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mark Boler of the Libertarian Party

Twenty-Seventh District

  • Incumbent Blake Farenthold of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Paul (Roy) Barrera of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Eighth District

  • Incumbent Henry Cuellar of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Zeffen Hardin of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Michael Cary of the Green Party

Twenty-Ninth District

  • Incumbent Gene Green of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Julio Garza of the Republican Party
  • Challenger N Ruben Perez of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger James Partsch-Galvan of the Green Party

Thirtieth District

  • Incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Charles Lingerfelt of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jarrett Woods of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Thom Prentice of the Green Party

Thirty-First District

  • Incumbent John Carter of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mike Clark of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Scott Ballard of the Libertarian Party

Thirty-Second District

  • Incumbent Pete Sessions of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Ed Rankin of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Gary Stuard of the Green Party

Thirty-Third District

  • Incumbent Marc Veasey of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger M Mark Mitchell of the Republican Party

Thirty-Fourth District

  • Incumbent Filemon Vela of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Rey Gonzalez Jr of the Republican Party

Thirty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Lloyd Doggett of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Susan Narvaiz of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Rhett Rosenquest Smith of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Scott Trimble of the Green Party

Thirty-Sixth District

  • Incumbent Brian Babin of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Hal Ridley Jr of the Green Party

State Legislative Races

Republicans have a government trifecta in the state of Texas, with majorities in both the state House of Representatives and Senate along with control of the governor’s mansion. In the state Senate, Republicans hold 20 of 31 total seats, with 16 seats up for election this fall. In the state House of Representatives all seats are up for election, with Republicans holding 99 of 150 total seats (with one Independent). Republican Greg Abbott has served as Governor of Texas since 2015 and is up for re-election in 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House and the Senate. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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