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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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, district 35

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

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DAVID SMALLING, REPUBLICAN

About the candidate: electrician & small business owner for 20 years

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LLOYD DOGGETT, DEMOCRAT

About the candidate: current Member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995

CLARK PATTERSON, LIBERTARIAN

About the candidate: wedding photographer


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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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JUSTICE, THIRD COURT OF APPEALS, PLACE 2

cindy olson bourland, republican

edward smith, democrat


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JUSTICE, THIRD COURT OF APPEALS, PLACE 3

scott field, republican

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chari kelly, democrat


CANDIDATE

TRAVIS COUNTY JUDGE

SARAH ECKHARDT, DEMOCRAT

About the candidate: current Travis County Judge


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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Martin Harry, Republican

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Sylvia Holmes, Democrat


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Judge, 289th district court

Daphne Previti Austin, republican


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MAYOR OF AUSTIN

What they do: leads city government, passes ordinances, approves budget, appoints boards

Steve Adler

About the candidate: current Mayor of Austin

laura morrison

About the candidate: former Austin councilmember

travis duncan

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1

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

Mariana Salazar

vincent harding

reedy spigner

Mitrah Avini


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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 3

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

rich depalma

bobby levinski


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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 8

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

Sabino “Pio” Renteria

Amit Motwani


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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 9

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

Kathie Tovo

About the candidate: current City Councilwoman


BALLOT MEASURES

PROPOSITION A

What it does: $250 million for affordable housing

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A yes vote means: funding will be provided for the creation, rehabilitation, and retention of affordable rental and ownership housing

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION B

What it does: $128 million for libraries, museums, and cultural centers

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A yes vote means: funding will be provided for libraries, museums, and cultural centers

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION C

What it does: $149 million for parks and recreation

A yes vote means: funding will be provided for parks and recreation

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION d

What it does: $184 million for flood mitigation, open space, and water quality protection

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A yes vote means: funding will be provided for flood mitigation, open space, and water quality protection

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION E

What it does: $16 million for health and human services

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A yes vote means: funding will be provided for health and human services

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION F

What it does: $38 million for public safety

A yes vote means: funding will be provided for public safety

A no vote means: no funding will be provided


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PROPOSITION G

What it does: $160 million for transportation infrastructure

A yes vote means: this proposition would provide funding for the City to address issues with the City’s existing transportation infrastructure including streetlights, bridges, sidewalks, etc.

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A no vote means: no funding will be provided