BOR Elections Weekly Round Up, Dec. 2 – 8: A Busy Final Week of Filing

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It has been a busy final week of filing for office for the 2014 general election. Over 130 candidates have filed in the last week. Today is the filing deadline and the last chance for new candidates to emerge for the 2014 general election. Democrats have filed in 24 congressional districts with at least 3 more expected to file later today while the Republicans have filed in 27 congressional districts with at least one more expected today. For Texas Senate, the Democrats have filed in 7 districts with at least one more expected, while the Republicans have filed in 14 of the 15 districts up in 2014. In the race for Texas House, Democrats have filed in 75 districts with at least 7 more districts expected to be contested by the end of today, while the Republicans have filed in 101 districts. Democrats have filed in 6 of the 7 State Board of Education races and the Republicans have filed in 4.

Three incumbents have yet to file for re-election: State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), State Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood), and State Board of Education Member Mavis Knight (D-Dallas). It is possible any of these incumbents may decide today not to file and a hand picked replacement may be waiting to file in their stead.

Democrats are hoping today for candidates to emerge in a few key races. Republican Congressmen Mike McCaul (District 10, Austin), Lamar Smith (District 21, San Antonio), Blake Farenthold (District 27, Corpus Christi), and Pete Sessions (District 32, Dallas) do not have announced Democratic challengers to date. In Collin County's Senate District 8, State Rep. Van Taylor (R) currently lacks any opposition and in North Dallas' Senate District 16, no Democrat is yet to file should Sen. John Carona lose to TEA Party primary challenger Don Huffines. In the Texas House, Democrats are still looking for a challenger to file in Bell County against Republican incumbent Jimmie Don Aycock (District 54, Killeen). Democrats are also still looking for candidates to run against Reps. Angie Chen Button (District 112, Dallas), Jason Villalba (District 114, Dallas), Jason Isaac (District 45, San Marcos), Todd Hunter (District 32, Corpus Christi), and Paul Workman (District 47, Austin).

Today is going to be a busy day! Click after the jump to see who filed in the last week!The following candidates have filed to run for office in the last week.

US Senate

Ken Cope – R

Linda Vega – R

David Alameel – D

Kesha Rodgers – D

Tanuja Paruchuri – L

US Congress

1 – Louie Gohmert (I) – R

1 – Clark Patterson  – L

2 – Niko Letos – D

4 – Brent Lawson – R

4 – Tony Arterburn, Jr – R

5 – Ken Ashby – L

6 – Joe Barton (I) – R

6 – Frank Kuchar – R

7 – James Cargas – D

7 – Gerald Fowler – L

9 – Johnny Johnson – L

11 – Ryn T. Lange  – L

13 – Mike Minter – D

13 – Emily Pivoda – L

14 – Don Brown – D

14 – Buck Willis – D

14 – John Wieder – L

15 – Ross Leone – L

17 – Nick Haynes – D

17 – Bill Oliver – L

19 – Donald May – R

20 – Joaquin Castro (I) – D

21 – Matt McCaul – R

21 – David Cunningham – L

21 – Ryan Shields – L

22 – Frank Briscoe – D

22 – Mark Gibson – D

23 – Pete Gallego (I) – 23

23 – Robert Lowry – R

23 – Aaron Sheppard II – L

24 – Patrick McGehearty – D

25 – Stuart Gourd – D

25 – John Betz – L

26 – Divenchy Watrous – R

27 – Roxanne Simonson – L

28 – Will Aikens – L

29 – James Stanczak – L

30 – Max Koch III – L

31 – Louie Minor – D

32 – Katrina Pierson – R

34 – Fileman Vela (I) – D

34 – Doug Purl – L

36 – Steve Stockman (I) – R

Governor

Gene Chapman – L

Lieutenant Governor

Dan Patrick – L

Comptroller

Raul Torres – R

Agriculture Commissioner

Kinky Friedman – D

Joe Cotten – R

Kenneth Kendrick – G

Railroad Commissioner

Becky Berger – R

Ryan Sitton – R

Dale Henry – D

Supreme Court, Place 6

Mark Ash  – L

Supreme Court, Place 7

Don Fulton – L

Court Of Criminal Appeals, Place 3

Bert Richardson – R

Barbara Walther – R

Court Of Criminal Appeals, Place 4

Jani Jo Wood – R

Kevin Yeary – R

Court Of Criminal Appeals, Place 9

W.C. “Bud” Kirkendall – R

David Newell – R

Texas Senate

2 – Bob Hall – R

7 – Michael Shawn Kelly – D

7 – James Wilson – R

9 – Gregory R. Perry – D

10 – Mark Skinner – R

10 – George Boll – D

10 – Gene Lord – L

10 – Gene Woodard III – L

16 – Don Huffines – R

23 – Royce West (I) – D

23 – John Lawson – R

25 – Brandon Lea – L

Texas House

4 – Frederick Stralow – L

6 – Joel Gardner – L 

10 – T. J. Fabby – R

11 – Tony Sevilla – R

15 – Mark Keough – R

16 – Jason Millsaps – R

16 – Michael Hayles, Sr. – D

17 – Carolyn Banks – D

21 – Judy Nichols – R

22 – Joe Deshotel (I) – D

23 – Susan Criss – D 

23 – Andrew “Moose” Johnson – L

25 – Randall Goodson – L

27 – David Hamilton – R

49 – Daniel Karwisz – L

56 – Charles “Doc” Anderson (I) – R

58 – Dewayne Burns – R

59 – Howard “Eddie” Ray

60 – Cullen Crisp – R

66 – Matt Shaheen – R

77 – Lyda Ness-Garcia – D

83 – Charles Perry (I) – R

85 – Cynthia Drabek – D

86 – John Smithee (I) – R

89 – Sameena Karmally – D

90 – Ramon Romero Jr. – D

91 – David L. Ragan – D

92 – Tina Penney – D

95 – Albert G. McDaniel – R

105 – Rodney Anderson – R

108 – Court Aley – R

108 – Chart Westcott – R

116 – Trey Martinez-Fischer (I) – D

117 – Phillip Cortez (I)- D

117 – John Garza – R

123 – Mike Villareal (I) – D

124 – Jose Mendez (I) – D

129 – Briscoe Cain – R

129 – Mary Huls – R

129 – Jeff Larson – R

130 – Allen Fletcher (I) – R

131 – Azuwuike Okorafor – D

132 – Michael Franks – R

133 – Laura Nicol – D

137 – Morad H. Fiki – R

149 – Nghi T. Ho – R

SBOE

3 – Steve Hernandez – L

4 – Lawrence Allen (I) – D

7 – David Bradley (I) – R

7 – Megan DaGata – L

11 – Patricia Hardy – (I) – R

11 – Nancy Bean – D

11 – Craig Sanders – L

13 – A. Denise Russell – D

All of this information and more can be viewed at the following links:

– Statewide Offices

– US Congress

– Texas Senate

– Texas House

– State Board of Education

Did we miss something? Is something incorrect? Please help complete the 2014 database by sending an e-mail to joseph@burntorangereport.com with a linked source on what is missing. The filing deadline for the 2014 elections is December 9, 2013.

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Joseph Vogas

Joseph was raised in Friendswood, Texas in North Galveston County. He went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Political Science. After working for multiple campaigns, Joseph was able to work in the 83rd legislature in Austin in 2013. While retired from professional campaign work, Joseph enjoys sharing his knowledge of campaign data how to win elections in naturally unfriendly turf with others. Joseph is an avid archer and enjoys all things geek including Star Wars and DC Comics.

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