2018 MIDTERM ELECTION

VOTER GUIDE

Click on candidate photos for their full questionnaire responses.

Candidates were invited to complete a questionnaire — if they did not respond, answers were derived from public statements.


CANDIDATES

U.S. SENATOR

What they do: set national policy agenda, develop legislation, vote on bills, make laws

TED CRUZ, REPUBLICAN

About the candidate: Current Junior U.S. Senator for Texas

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BETO O’ROURKE, DEMOCRAT

About the candidate: Current member of the U.S. House representing El Paso

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Neal Dikeman, Libertarian

About the candidate: Jane Capital founder & Chairman of cleantech.org

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U.S. Representative, District 21

What they do: introduce bills & resolutions, offer amendments, serve on committees

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Joseph Kopser, Democrat

About the candidate: former Pentagon staffer

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Chip Roy, Republican

About the candidate: former Chief of Staff for Ted Cruz


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Governor of Texas

What they do: set state priorities, sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature

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Greg Abbott, Republican

About the candidate: current Governor of Texas

Lupe Valdez, Democrat

About the candidate: former Sheriff of Dallas County

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lieutenant governor of texas

What they do: “second in command,” leads the Senate, controls budgeting process

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dan patrick, republican

About the candidate: current Lt. Governor of Texas

mike collier, democrat

About the candidate: accountant

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KERRY MCKENNON, LIBERTARIAN

About the candidate: served in United States Navy

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ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

KEN PAXTON, REPUBLICAN

About the candidate: Attorney General of Texas since 2015

justin nelson, democrat

About the candidate: Former Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; Founder and former President of the non-profit One Nation One Vote

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michael ray harris, libertarian

About the candidate: attorney

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jamar osborne, green party

About the candidate: attorney


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TEXAS SENATOR, DISTRICT 25

What they do: introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments, serve on committees

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DONNA CAMPBELL, REPUBLICAN

About the candidate: current Texas Senator, medical doctor

STEVEN KLING, DEMOCRAT

About the candidate: Amy veteran, small business owner

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Texas house, district 45

What they do: introduces bills and resolutions, offer amendments, and serves on committees

ken strange, republican

About the candidate: Director, Wimberley EMS

erin zwiener, democrat

About the candidate: conservationist, author, and editor

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hays COUNTY JUDGE

What they do: “Mayor” of the county, passes ordinances, allocates budget, appoints boards

ruben beccera, DEMOCRAT

About the candidate: small business owner

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WILL CONLEY, REPUBLICAN

About the candidate: Hays County Commissioner, Precinct 3; small business owner

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CANDIDATE

San Marcos city council, district 4

What they do: approves budget, passes ordinances, appoints boards and commissions

mark rockeymoore

About the candidate: high school English teacher and Army veteran

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Shane scott

About the candidate: former City Councilman

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griffin spell

About the candidate: Chairman of the San Marcos Historic Preservation Commission


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San Marcos city council, district 5

What they do: approves budget, passes ordinances, appoints boards and commissions

rich henderson

About the candidate: Senior Lecturer, Political Science, Texas State University

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jocabed marquez

About the candidate: research analyst, Texas State University