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Voter Information

Offices up for Election in 2018

Note: This is a preliminary list that is subject to change as we are notified about vacancies and newly-created offices. Also, visit our website for an unofficial list of candidates once filing is underway.

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Office Term

United States Senator

  • Ted Cruz

6 yr. term

All 36 United States Representatives

2 yr. term

Governor 4 yr. term
Lieutenant Governor 4 yr. term
Attorney General 4 yr. term
Comptroller of Public Accounts 4 yr. term
Commissioner of General Land Office 4 yr. term
Commissioner of Agriculture 4 yr. term

Railroad Commissioners

  • Christi Craddick

6 yr. term

3 members of the Supreme Court

  • Don Willett, Place 2
  • John Devine, Place 4
  • Jeff Brown, Place 6

6 yr. term

3 members of the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Sharon Keller, Presiding Judge, Place 1
  • Barbara Parker Hervey, Place 7
  • Elsa Alcala, Place 8

6 yr. term

7 Members, State Board of Education

  • Ruben Cortez Jr., District 2
  • Marisa Perez, District 3
  • Lawrence A. Allen Jr., District 4
  • David Bradley, District 7
  • Patricia "Pat" Hardy, District 11
  • Geraldine "Tincy" Miller, District 12
  • Erika Beltran, District 13

4 yr. term

15 State Senators

  • Bob Hall, District 2
  • Robert Nichols, District 3
  • Charles Schwertner, District 5
  • Paul Bettencourt, District 7
  • Van Taylor, District 8
  • Kelly Hancock, District 9
  • Konni Burton, District 10
  • Kirk Watson, District 14
  • John Whitmire, District 15
  • Don Huffines, District 16
  • Joan Huffman, District 17
  • Royce West, District 23
  • Donna Campbell, District 25
  • Craig Estes, District 30
  • Kel Seliger, District 31

4 yr. term

All 150 State Representatives

2 yr. term

5 Chief Justice of Courts of Appeals

  • Terrie Livingston, 2nd Court of Appeals
  • Carolyn Wright, 5th Court of Appeals
  • Tom Gray, 10th Court of Appeals
  • Jim R. Wright, 11th Court of Appeals
  • Roy Valdez, 13th Court of Appeals

6 yr. term

Various Court of Appeals Justices

6 yr. term

Various District Judges

4 yr. term

Various Criminal District Judges

4 yr. term

Various Family District Judges

4 yr. term

District Attorneys

4 yr. term

Criminal District Attorney 4 yr. term
County Judge 4 yr. term

County Court at Law

4 yr. term

Judge, County Court-at-Law

4 yr. term

Judge, County Criminal Ct. 4 yr. term
Judge, County Probate Ct. 4 yr. term

District Clerk

4 yr. term

District & County Clerk 4 yr. term
County Clerk 4 yr. term
County Treasurer 4 yr. term
County Surveyor 4 yr. term

County Commissioners

4 yr. term

Justices of the Peace

4 yr. term

Constable

4 yr. term

NOTE: Incumbent office holders appear where listed. This is not a list of current candidates or those who have filed a candidate application for the office.

NOTE: For many years, article XVI, Section 65 of the Texas Constitution set out which county offices would be up for election. This language (setting up the staggering scheme) was omitted in 1999 in "clean-up" legislation. Our office requested an attorney general opinion, expressing our concern about the omitted staggering scheme. The attorney general opined that because the staggering scheme was removed, any newly-created offices would be on the next ballot for the full four-year term. See Texas Attorney General Opinion Number JC-0519 (2002). You will need to check your county records to see if your county created new offices since the 1999 constitutional change.