2016 Texas Primaries
Now that we’ve made it past the holiday season, the 2016 election cycle is in full swing.
There is a lot of information out there about these Texas legislative races, but nowhere does it exist in one place. The report that follows contains key information about each race including who is running, biographical information about each candidate, key endorsements, cash on hand, and more.
Before we get into the details, here is some high-level information we can glean now that the filing deadline has passed….
- There are 61 house members and 9 state senators who stand a very solid chance at being re-elected since these members didn’t draw either a primary or a general election opponent. Barring the unexpected, we know 70 legislators will be back.
- Two state senators and 15 house members are facing both primary and general election opponents.
- Two state senators and 30 house members have no primary opponents but do have a general election opponent to face in November.
- Two state senators and 28 house members are facing primary but no general election opponents. So, whoever wins these races in March effectively become Legislator-Elects.
It’s our hope that you find this report helpful and easy to digest. Please note that we've listed the major endorsements that we've found to date, and we will continue adding new ones as they are announced. We've only covered state legislative races this go around, but if we get positive feedback and good interest, we will expand the report in the next cycle. If you have suggestions on ways we can improve this report, if there’s something you’d like added, or if we’ve made an error you’d like corrected, just let us know.
May the best men and women win!