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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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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Laredo City Council, District 6

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

Francisco “Frank“ Castillo

About the candidate: Webb County Juvenile Probation Officer

“Vish” Viswanath

About the candidate: small business owner


ballot measure

city of Laredo, proposition A

What it does: partial relocation of TAMIU sports complex project & finance additional project using existing venue tax

A yes vote means: City partially relocates sports complex approved by voters in 2014 from TAMIU and uses existing venue tax to pay for sports complex venue project

A no vote means: no changes to the original project approved by voters in 2014


ballot measure

city of Laredo, proposition b

What it does: authorizing the finance of a new convention center through new motor vehicle and hotel occupancy tax

A yes vote means: City will finance and build a new convention center through a 5% motor vehicle tax and a 2% hotel tax (16% combined total hotel occupancy tax)

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A no vote means: no new convention center will be built