Election Contests and Ballot Measures

March 1, 2016 Texas Democratic Presidential and State Primary

Texas

Note: Candidate pictures are the most current we have on file. Because this is a past election, they may not show a candidate’s likeness at the time of the election. Likewise, some of the links to websites, emails, and social media may be broken.

Only the three main presidential candidate are covered. There are several minor candidates not covered.

US President (Texas Primary) Democratic Party
Compare the candidates
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders - D
Websiteberniesanders.com
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Hillary Clinton - D
Websitewww.hillaryclinton.com
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Calvis Hawes - D
Keith Judd - D
Websitekeith-judd-for-president-of-usa-2016.blogspot.com
Star Locke - D
Websitewww.starovertexas.com/bio.html
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente - I
Websitewww.rocky2016.com
Willie L. Wilson - D
Websitewww.williewilson2016.com
US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative District 1 Democratic Party
Shirley J. McKellar - D
Websitewww.votemckellar.com
U.S. Representative District 2 Democratic Party
Pat Bryan - D
Websitewww.patbryantx2.com
U.S. Representative District 3 Democratic Party
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Adam P. Bell - D
Websitewww.voteadambell.com
Michael A. Filak - D
Websitewww.michaelfilak.com
U.S. Representative District 6 Democratic Party
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Don Jaquess - D
Websitedonjaquessforcongress.com
Jeffrey Roseman - D
Ruby Faye Woolridge - D
Websitewww.voteforruby.org
U.S. Representative District 7 Democratic Party
James Cargas - D
Websitewww.jamescargas.com
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U.S. Representative District 9 Democratic Party
Al Green - D
Websitealgreen.house.gov
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U.S. Representative District 10 Democratic Party
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Tawana W. Cadien - D
Websitetawanacadienforcongress.com
44
Scott B. Gallaher - D
U.S. Representative District 12 Democratic Party
Bill Bradshaw - D
Websitebillbradshaw.org
U.S. Representative District 14 Democratic Party
Michael K. Cole - D
Websitewww.mikecole.us
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U.S. Representative District 15 Democratic Party
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Dolly Ellizondo - D
Websitewww.dollyforcongress.com
Vicente Gonzalez - D
Websitewww.vicentegonzalez.com
Ruben Ramirez - D
Websitewww.rubenhinojosa.com
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Juan "Sonny" Palacios, Jr. - D
Websitewww.sonnyforcongress.com
Joel Quintanilla - D
Rance G. "Randy" Sweeten - D
U.S. Representative District 16 Democratic Party
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Benjamin Eloy "Ben" Mendoza
Beto O'Rourke - D
Websitewww.betoforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative District 17 Democratic Party
William Matta - D
Websitewww.billmatta.com
U.S. Representative District 18 Democratic Party
Sheila Jackson Lee - D
Websitewww.sheilajacksonlee18.com
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U.S. Representative District 20 Democratic Party
Joaquin Castro - D
Websitewww.castroforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative District 21 Democratic Party
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Tejas Vakil - D
Websitetejasforcongress.com
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Tom Wakely - D
Websitewww.wakely2016.com
U.S. Representative District 22 Democratic Party
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Mark Gibson - D
Ahmad R. Hassan - D
Websitehassanforcongress.com/site/
U.S. Representative District 23 Democratic Party
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Pete P. Gallego - D
Websitewww.petegallego.com
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Lee Keenen - D
Websiteteapartycheer.com/bios/the-south/texas/lee-keenen-tx-bio
U.S. Representative District 24 Democratic Party
Jan McDowell - D
Websitewww.janmcdowell.com
U.S. Representative District 25 Democratic Party
Kathi Thomas - D
WebsiteWWW.KathiForCongress.com
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U.S. Representative District 26 Democratic Party
Eric Mauck - D
WebsiteWww.mauck2016.com
U.S. Representative District 27 Democratic Party
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Raul "Roy" Barrera - D
Websitewww.electraulroybarrera.com
Ray Madrigal - D
Wayne Raasch - D
U.S. Representative District 28 Democratic Party
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Henry Cuellar - D
Websitehenrycuellar.com
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William R. Hayward - R
Websitehaywardforcongress.wordpress.com
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U.S. Representative District 29 Democratic Party
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Adrian Garcia - D
Websitewww.adriangarcia.com
Dominique M. Garcia - D
Websitewww.dgarcia4congress2016.com
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Gene Green - D
Websitegenegreencampaign.com
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U.S. Representative District 30 Democratic Party
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Barbara Mallory Caraway - D
Websitebarbaramallorycarawayforuscongress.com
Eddie Bernice Johnson - D
Websiteebjohnson.house.gov
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Brandon J. Vance - D
Websitewww.democracy.com/BrandonVance
U.S. Representative District 31 Democratic Party
Mike Clark - D
Websitewww.votemikeclark.com
U.S. Representative District 33 Democratic Party
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Carlos Quintanilla - D
Websitequintanilla2012.com
Marc Veasey - D
Websitewww.marcveasey.com
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U.S. Representative District 34 Democratic Party
Filemon B. Vela - D
Websitevela.house.gov
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U.S. Representative District 35 Democratic Party
Lloyd Doggett - D
Websitevotedoggett.com
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Texas Statewide Offices
Railroad Commissioner Democratic Party
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Cody Garrett - D
Websitewww.texansforcodygarrett.com
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Grady Yarbrough - D
Lon M. Burnam - D
Websitewww.lonburnam.com
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Member State Board Of Education District 1 Democratic Party
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Georgina Perez - D
Websitewww.georginaperezsboe.com
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Joe Fierro, Jr. - D
Websitejoefierrojr.com
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Lynn Oliver - D
Member State Board Of Education District 5 Democratic Party
Rebecca Bell-Metereau - D
Websitewww.voterebecca.com
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Member State Board Of Education District 6 Democratic Party
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Jasmine L. Jenkins - D
Websitewww.jasmineljenkins.com
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Michael Jordan - D
R. Dakota Carter - D
Websitewww.dakotafortx.com
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Member State Board Of Education District 9 Democratic Party
Member State Board Of Education District 10 Democratic Party
Justice Supreme Court Place 3 Democratic Party
Mike Westergren - D
Justice Supreme Court Place 5 Democratic Party
Dori Garza - D
Websitewww.justicedori.com
Justice Supreme Court Place 9 Democratic Party
Judge Court Of Criminal Appeals Place 2 Democratic Party
Lawrence "Larry" Meyers - D
Websitewww.cca.courts.state.tx.us
Judge Court Of Criminal Appeals Place 5 Democratic Party
Judge Court Of Criminal Appeals Place 6 Democratic Party
Robert Burns - D
Websitejudgerobertburns.com
Texas Senate
State Senator District 6 Democratic Party
Sylvia R. Garcia - D
Websitewww.sylviaforsenate.com
State Senator District 13 Democratic Party
Rodney Ellis - D
Websitewww.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist13/dist13.htm
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State Senator District 19 Democratic Party
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Helen Madla - D
Carlos I. Uresti - D
Websitewww.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist19/dist19.htm
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State Senator District 20 Democratic Party
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa - D
Websitewww.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist20/dist20.htm
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State Senator District 21 Democratic Party
Judith Zaffirini - D
Websitewww.judithzaffirini.com/index.htm
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State Senator District 22 Democratic Party
Michael Collins - D
Websitewww.michaelcollinsforsenate.com
State Senator District 24 Democratic Party
Virginia "Jennie Lou" Leeder - D
Websitewww.jennielouleeder.com
State Senator District 26 Democratic Party
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Trey Martinez Fischer - D
Websitetreymartinezfischer.com
47
Jose Menendez - D
Websitewww.josemenendez.com
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State Senator District 27 Democratic Party
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O. Rodriguez Haro, III - D
Eddie A. Lucio, Jr. - D
Websitewww.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist27/dist27.htm
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State Senator District 29 Democratic Party
Jose R. Rodriguez - D
Websitesenatorjoserodriguez.com
Texas House
State Representative District 11 Democratic Party
Stephen J. Wright - D
Websitewww.wrightfortexas.com
State Representative District 13 Democratic Party
Cecil R. Webster - D
Websitewww.websterfortexas.com
State Representative District 22 Democratic Party
State Representative District 23 Democratic Party
Lloyd Criss - D
Websitewww.lloydcriss.com
State Representative District 26 Democratic Party
L. "Sarah" DeMerchant - D
Websitewww.sarahdemerchant.com
State Representative District 27 Democratic Party
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Angelique Bartholomew - D
Steve Brown - D
Websitewww.electstevebrown.com
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Chris Henderson - D
Ron Reynolds - D
Websitewww.ronreynolds.org
State Representative District 29 Democratic Party
John T. Floyd - D
Websitewww.johntfloyd.com
State Representative District 31 Democratic Party
State Representative District 33 Democratic Party
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Karen Jacobs - D
Websitejacobsfortexas.com
Cristin Padgett - D
State Representative District 34 Democratic Party
Abel Herrero - D
Websitewww.abelherrero.com
47
State Representative District 35 Democratic Party
Oscar Longoria - D
Websiteoscarlongoria.com
State Representative District 36 Democratic Party
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Sergio Munoz, Jr. - D
Websitewww.sergioforsouthtexas.com
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Abraham Padron - D
Websitevotepadron.com/about-abraham
State Representative District 37 Democratic Party
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Rene O. Oliveira - D
Websitewww.reneoliveira.com
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Don DeLeon - D
State Representative District 38 Democratic Party
Eddie A. Lucio, III - D
Websitewww.eddielucioiii.com
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State Representative District 39 Democratic Party
Armando "Mando" Martinez - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=39
41
State Representative District 40 Democratic Party
Terry Canales - D
Websitewww.staterepterrycanales.com
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State Representative District 41 Democratic Party
State Representative District 42 Democratic Party
Richard Peña Raymond - D
Websiterichardraymond.com
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State Representative District 43 Democratic Party
Marisa Yvette Garcia-Utley - D
State Representative District 44 Democratic Party
State Representative District 46 Democratic Party
Dawnna M. Dukes - D
Websitedawnnadukes.com
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State Representative District 47 Democratic Party
State Representative District 48 Democratic Party
Donna Howard - D
Websitewww.votedonna.com
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State Representative District 49 Democratic Party
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Aspen Dunaway - D
Websitewww.dunawayfortexas.com/about.html
Huey Ray Fischer - D
Gina Hinojosa - D
Websitewww.ginaforaustin.com
Kenton D. Johnson - D
Websitewww.votekenton.com/meet-kenton.html
Blake Rocap - D
Websitewww.blakerocap.com/about.htm
Matthew Shrum - D
Websitewww.mattshrumfortexas.com
Heather Way - D
Websitewww.voteheatherway.com/about
Elliott Naishtat - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=49
72
State Representative District 50 Democratic Party
Celia Israel - D
State Representative District 51 Democratic Party
Eddie Rodriguez - D
Websitewww.eddiefortexas.com
46
State Representative District 53 Democratic Party
Stephanie Lochte Ertel - D
Websiteertel4district53.com
State Representative District 54 Democratic Party
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Sandra Blankenship - D
Websitewww.votesandrablankenship.com
Lan Carter - D
Websitewww.lancarter.com
State Representative District 64 Democratic Party
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Connor Flanagan - D
Paul Greco - D
State Representative District 65 Democratic Party
Alex Mendoza - D
Websitewww.votealexmendoza.com
State Representative District 66 Democratic Party
Gnanse Nelson - D
Websitewww.democracy.com/gnansenelson4texas
State Representative District 67 Democratic Party
Scott Coleman - D
Websitewww.colemanfor67.org
State Representative District 70 Democratic Party
John Bryant - D
Websitedemocracy.com/bryant4texas
State Representative District 71 Democratic Party
Pierce LoPachin - D
Websitepierce2016.com
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State Representative District 74 Democratic Party
Poncho Nevárez - D
Websitewww.ponchonevarez.com
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State Representative District 75 Democratic Party
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Mary E. Gonzalez - D
Websitewww.votemarygonzalez.com
Chente Quintanilla - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/dist75/quintanilla.php
State Representative District 76 Democratic Party
Cesar J. Blanco - D
Websitecesarforelpaso.com
State Representative District 77 Democratic Party
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Adolfo Lopez - D
Websitewww.adolfolopez.org
Evelina "Lina" Ortega - D
Websitewww.linafortexas.com
State Representative District 78 Democratic Party
Joe Moody - D
Websitewww.moodyforelpaso.org
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State Representative District 79 Democratic Party
Joseph C. "Joe" Pickett - D
Websitewww.joepickett.com
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State Representative District 80 Democratic Party
Tracy O. King - D
Websitetracyoking.com
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State Representative District 85 Democratic Party
John Davis - D
Websitewww.johnldavis2016.com/home.html
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State Representative District 89 Democratic Party
Denise Hamilton - D
Websitewww.denisehamiltonforhd89.com/about.html
State Representative District 90 Democratic Party
Ramon Romero, Jr.
Websitewww.ramonromerojr.com
State Representative District 92 Democratic Party
State Representative District 93 Democratic Party
State Representative District 95 Democratic Party
Nicole Collier - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=95
State Representative District 96 Democratic Party
State Representative District 97 Democratic Party
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Andrew T. McKernon - D
Elizabeth Tarrant - D
State Representative District 98 Democratic Party
Maricela Sanchez Chibli - D
Websitewww.maricelafortexas.com
State Representative District 100 Democratic Party
Eric Johnson - D
Websitewww.johnsonfortexas.com
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State Representative District 101 Democratic Party
Chris Turner - D
Websitevotechristurner.com
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State Representative District 102 Democratic Party
Laura Irvin - D
Websitelaurairvinfortexas.com
State Representative District 103 Democratic Party
Rafael M. Anchia - D
Websiterafaelanchia.com
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State Representative District 104 Democratic Party
Roberto R. Alonzo - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=104
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State Representative District 105 Democratic Party
Terry Meza - D
Websitewww.voteterrymeza.com
State Representative District 107 Democratic Party
Victoria Neave - D
Websiteannieslist.com/candidate/victoria-neave-for-texas-hd-107
State Representative District 108 Democratic Party
State Representative District 109 Democratic Party
Helen Giddings - D
Websitewww.helengiddings.net
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State Representative District 110 Democratic Party
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Toni Rose - D
Websitevotetonirose.ngpvanhost.com
Sandra Crenshaw - D
State Representative District 111 Democratic Party
Yvonne Davis - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=111
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State Representative District 112 Democratic Party
State Representative District 113 Democratic Party
Rhetta Andrews Bowers - D
Websiterhetta-bowers.ruck.us
State Representative District 114 Democratic Party
State Representative District 115 Democratic Party
Dorotha M. Ocker - D
Websitewww.democracy.com/dorothaocker/bio.aspx
State Representative District 116 Democratic Party
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Diana Aravalo - D
Websitewww.dianaarevalo.com
Martin Golando - D
Websitewww.martingolando.com
Ruby Resendez - D
State Representative District 117 Democratic Party
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San Carlos Antonio - D
Websitecarlosantoniomcfighter.com
Philip Cortez - D
Websitewww.philipcortez.com
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State Representative District 118 Democratic Party
State Representative District 119 Democratic Party
Roland Gutierrez - D
Websitewww.rolandgutierrez.com
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State Representative District 120 Democratic Party
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Latronda Darnell - D
Websitewww.darnell4tx.org
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins - D
Websitewww.votegervin-hawkins.com/tour
Art Hall - D
Websitearthallfortexas.com
Byron "Educator" Miller - D
Websitevotebyronmiller.com
Lou Miller - D
Websitewww.loumiller.org
Mario Salas - D
State Representative District 123 Democratic Party
State Representative District 124 Democratic Party
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Sergio Contreras - D
Ina Minjarez - D
State Representative District 125 Democratic Party
Justin Rodriguez - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=125
State Representative District 126 Democratic Party
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Joy Dawson-Thomas - D
Cris Hernandez - D
Websitewww.hernandezfortexas.com
State Representative District 131 Democratic Party
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Alma A. Allen - D
Websitewww.almaallen.org/main
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John Shike - D
State Representative District 134 Democratic Party
State Representative District 135 Democratic Party
State Representative District 136 Democratic Party
Paul R. Gordon - D
Websitewww.gordonfortexas.com
State Representative District 137 Democratic Party
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Edward Pollard - D
Websitepollardfortexas.com
Gene Wu - D
Websitegenefortexas.com
State Representative District 139 Democratic Party
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Randy Bates - D
Websiterandybates2016.com
Jerry Ford, Jr. - D
Kimberly Willis - D
Websitewww.willisfortexas.com
Jarvis Johnson - D
Websitewww.jarvis4tx.com
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State Representative District 140 Democratic Party
Armando Lucio Walle - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=140
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State Representative District 141 Democratic Party
Senfronia Thompson - D
Websitesenfroniathompson.com
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State Representative District 142 Democratic Party
Harold V. Dutton, Jr. - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=142
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State Representative District 143 Democratic Party
State Representative District 144 Democratic Party
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Bernie Aldape, III - D
Websitewww.berniealdape.com/about
Mary Ann Perez - D
Websitevotemaryannperez.com
Cody Ray Wheeler - D
Websitewww.codyraywheeler.com
State Representative District 145 Democratic Party
Carol Alvarado - D
Websitewww.carolalvarado.com
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State Representative District 146 Democratic Party
Borris L. Miles - D
Websitewww.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=146
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State Representative District 147 Democratic Party
Garnet F. Coleman - D
Websitegarnetcoleman.com
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State Representative District 148 Democratic Party
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Jessica Christina Farrar - D
Websitewww.jessicafarrar.org
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Dave Wilson - D
State Representative District 149 Democratic Party
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Hubert Vo - D
Websitewww.hubertvo.com
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Demetria Smith - D
State Representative District 150 Democratic Party
Michael Shawn Kelly - D
Websitewww.campaigntexas.com
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Item # 1 on Economic Security & Prosperity
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass an economic security and prosperity plan for families that includes higher incomes by raising the state minimum wage to a livable wage, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work, guaranteeing paid family leave to care for a child or ill loved one, fully funding public neighborhood schools, and making a debt-free community college education a reality for hardworking students?
Item # 2 on a Fair Criminal Justice System
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress pass criminal justice reform legislation that ensures equal justice throughout our society without respect to race, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or other factors unrelated to behavior, ensuring as well common sense policies to protect the rights of law enforcement officers, the community, and defendants in the criminal justice system?
Item # 3 on Climate
Should the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress encourage the transition to renewable, non-polluting energy as a means to slow down climate change and its impact on the planet?
Item # 4 on the Voting Rights Act
Should the United States Congress pass the new Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect all American voters?
Item # 5 on Campus Carry
Should the Texas Legislature allow each public institution of higher education (not only private universities) to opt out of the ability to carry guns on campus?
Item # 6 on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Should the United States Congress pass a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?
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