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Statewide Elections 2022

On Tuesday, November 8th, voters will go head to the polls to vote on candidates for State representative positions.

Visit our voting page to learn how to vote on or before Election Day.

Scroll below to learn more about each of the positions up for grabs on November 8th. More information on each candidate will be provided as we get closer to election day

Texas State Legislature

State Congress

Texas State Senate

The Texas State Senate makes up the upper chamber of the Texas State Legislature. The State Senate works alongside the Governor of Texas to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative duties include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering state taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. The Texas Senate is comprised of 31 representatives who each represent separate geographical districts within the state.

On November 8th, Bexar County will have 4 districts with State Senate seats up for election. Visit this link if you are unsure which Texas Senate District you are registered in.

Texas State Senate District 19

Candidates:

Roland Gutierrez (i) – Democrat

Robert Garza – Republican

Texas State Senate District 21

Candidates:

Judith Zaffirini (i) – Democrat

Julie Dahlberg – Republican

Arthur DiBianca – Libertarian

Texas State Senate District 25

Candidates:

Donna Campbell (i) – Republican

Robert Walsh – Democrat

Travis Eubanks

Texas State Senate District 26

Candidates:

Jose Menendez (i) – Democrat

Ashton Murray – Republican

Texas House of Representatives

The Texas House of Representatives accounts for the lower chamber of the Texas State Legislature. Legislative powers of State Representatives include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. The Texas House is composed of 150 members.

On November 8th, Bexar County will have 12 districts with Texas House seats up for election. Please note that in 2020, the Texas political boundaries were redrawn. Visit this link if you are unsure which Texas House District you are registered in.

Texas House District 53

Candidates:

Andrew Murr (i) – Republican

Joe P. Herrera – Democrat

Texas House District 73

Candidates:

Carrie Isaac – Republican

Justin Calhoun – Democrat

Texas House District 116

Candidates:

Trey Martinez Fischer (i) – Republican

Texas House District 117

Candidates:

Philip Cortez (i) – Democrat
Aaron Schwope – Republican

Texas House District 118

Candidates:

John Lujan (i) – Republican
Frank Ramirez – Democrat

Texas House District 119

Candidates:

Elizabeth Campos (i) – Democrat

Texas House District 120

Candidates:

Barbara-Gervin Hawkins (i) – Democrat
Ronald Payne – Republican

Texas House District 121

Candidates:

Steve Allison (i) – Republican
Becca DeFelice – Democrat

Texas House District 122

Candidates:

Mark Dorazio – Republican

Angi Aramburu – Democrat

Stephanie Berlin – Libertarian

Texas House District 123

Candidates:

Diego Bernal (i) – Democrat

Charlotte Valdez – Republican

Texas House District 125

Candidates:

Ray Lopez (i) – Democrat

Carlos Antonio Raymond – Republican


Texas State Executive Officials

Statewide Offices

On November 8th, a number of statewide offices will be up for election. Review the links below to see what’s on the local ballot and the responsibilities of each position.

Governor of Texas

Candidates:

Greg Abbott (i) – Republican

Beto O’Rourke – Democrat

Delilah Barrios – Green Party

Mark Tippetts – Libertarian

Raul Cortina – Independent

Justin Cunneen – Independent

Jal Dennis – Independent

Dierdre Dickson-Gilbert – Independent

Jorge Franco – Independent

Reginald Jennings II – Independent

Chioma Okoro – Independent

Jeremy Rios – Independent

Sean Sharp – Independent

Ricardo Turullols Bonilla – Independent

Demetra Wysinger – Independent

Lieutenant Governor of Texas

The Texas lieutenant governor has more than eighty (80) statutory duties, including administering oaths, and creating emergency interim succession. The lieutenant governor also statutorily serves as a member or joint chair of or appoints members to more than 70 boards and commissions. For a complete list of duties, click here.

Candidates:

Dan Patrick (i) – Republican

Mike Collier – Democrat

Shanna Steele – Libertarian

Deauc Dentean – Independent

Jason Withers – Independent

Attorney General of Texas

What are the functions of the Attorney General?

The Attorney General is the lawyer for the State of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:

  • defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas
  • represent the State in litigation
  • approve public bond issues

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes, sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Learn More

Candidates:

Ken Paxton (i) – Republican

Rochelle Garza – Democrat

Mark Ash – Libertarian

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

The Comptroller’s office serves virtually every citizen in the state. As Texas’ chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator, treasurer and purchasing manager, the agency is responsible for writing the checks and keeping the books for the multi-billion-dollar business of state government.

As chief financial officer, the Comptroller’s office collects taxes and fees owed the state. Most of the office’s duties and powers are enumerated in the Texas Tax Code and in Chapter 403 of the Texas Government Code. As guardian of the state’s fiscal affairs, agencies depend on the Comptroller’s office to pay their bills and issue paychecks to state employees. Legislators rely on the Comptroller’s office to chart the course of the Texas economy, produce annual financial reports and estimate future state revenues. Local officials and businesses look to the agency for economic development guidance and data analysis. Taxpayers rely upon it for assistance and guidance regarding compliance with tax laws. And all Texas residents depend on the Comptroller’s office to safeguard their tax dollars and ensure they are handled wisely.

As the state’s cashier, the Comptroller’s office receives, disburses, counts, safeguards, records, allocates, manages and reports on the state’s cash. In addition, the Texas Comptroller chairs the state’s Treasury Safekeeping Trust, which invests, manages and oversees more than $50 billion in assets.

The Comptroller’s office is also the state’s purchasing manager, awarding and managing hundreds of statewide contracts on behalf of more than 200 state agencies and 1,600 cooperative purchasing members. The agency is committed to cultivating a healthy economic environment in Texas by providing a variety of services to business owners, taxpayers, local officials, HUBs and everyday Texans.

The Comptroller’s office also administers a variety of programs, including the State Energy Conservation Office, Texas college savings plans, statewide procurement initiatives, and more.

Candidates:

Glenn Hegar (i) – Republican

Janet Dudding – Democrat

V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garza – Libertarian

Michael Berlanga – Independent

Texas Commissioner of Agriculture

Candidates:

Sid Miller (i) – Republican

Susan Hays – Democrat

Texas Land Commissioner

What are the functions of the Land Commissioner?

The oldest state agency in Texas, the GLO was formed to determine who owned what and where after the Texians and Tejanos won independence. Today the General Land Office manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast.

Dawn Buckingham – Republican

Jay Kleberg – Democrat

Alfred Molison – Green Party

Texas Railroad Commission

What are the functions of the Texas Railroad Commission?

The Railroad Commission of Texas was established in 1891 under a constitutional and legislative mandate to prevent discrimination in railroad charges and establish reasonable tariffs. It is the oldest regulatory agency in the state and one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. The Railroad Commission of Texas no longer has any jurisdiction or authority over railroads in Texas, a duty which was transferred to other agencies, with the last of the rail functions transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation in 2005.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is the state agency with primary regulatory jurisdiction over the oil and natural gas industry, pipeline transporters, natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, natural gas utilities, the LP-gas industry, and coal and uranium surface mining operations. The Commission exists under provisions of the Texas Constitution and exercises its statutory responsibilities under state and federal laws for regulation and enforcement of the state’s energy industries. The Commission also has regulatory and enforcement responsibilities under federal law including the Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Pipeline Safety Acts, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and Clean Water Act.

Candidates:

Wayne Christian (i)- Republican

Luke Warford – Democrat

Jaime Díez – Libertarian

Hunter Crow – Green Party

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