Texas Parent PAC Announces Its Endorsed Candidates for the 2018 Primary Election

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Our candidates will stand up for children and be effective advocates for public education at the State Capitol. About 50 parents and grandparents were involved in candidate research and interviews, and they carefully selected amazing, qualified candidates. Please vote for them!

Early Voting: February 20-March 2
Election Day: Tuesday, March 6

Candidates with Representative or Senator in front of their names are incumbent legislators in highly contested races. Most of them were elected with support from Texas Parent PAC when they first ran for the Legislature.

SD=Texas Senate District | HD=Texas House District

To find your Texas House and Senate District numbers, click here.


Statewide Officials

Lt. Gov. Scott Milder, R-Rockwall Web Site

Texas Senate

SD 2: Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale  Web Site
SD 5: Dr. Harold Ramm, R-Groesbeck Web Site
SD 17: Kristin Tassin, R-Missouri City Web Site
SD 25: Shannon McClendon, R-Dripping Springs Web Site
SD 31: Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo Web Site

Texas House of Representatives

HD 4: Dual endorsement: Ashley McKee Web Site, R-Eustace; Keith Bell, R-Forney Web Site
HD 6: Ted Kamel, R-Tyler Web Site
HD 8: Dr. Linda Timmerman, R-Corsicana Web Site
HD 9: Representative Chris Paddie, R-Marshall Web Site
HD 13: David Stall, R-Fayetteville Web Site
HD 14: Representative John Raney, R-Bryan Web Site
HD 18: Representative Ernest Bailes, R-Shepherd Web Site
HD 15: Jackie Waters, R-The Woodlands Web Site
HD 41: Representative Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen Web Site
HD 45: Ken Strange, R-Wimberley Web Site
HD 54: Representative Scott Cosper, R-Killeen Web Site
HD 55: Representative Hugh Shine, R-Temple Web Site
HD 59: Representative J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville Web Site
HD 60: Dr. Jim Largent, R-Granbury  Web Site
HD 62: Reggie Smith, R-Van Alstyne Web Site
HD 64: Representative Lynn Stucky, R-Denton Web Site
HD 73: Dave Campbell, R-Fredericksburg Web Site
HD 75: Representative Mary González, D-Clint Web Site
HD 87: Representative Four Price, R-Amarillo Web Site
HD 88: Representative Ken King, R-Canadian Web Site
HD 99: Representative Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth Web Site
HD 100: Representative Eric Johnson, D-Dallas Web Site
HD 102: Representative Linda Koop, R-Richardson Web Site
HD 106: Clint Bedsole, R-Frisco Web Site
HD 113: Jim Phaup, R-Sunnyvale Web Site
HD 117: Representative Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio Web Site
HD 118: Representative Tomás Uresti, D-San Antonio Web Site
HD 121: Steve Allison, R-San Antonio Web Site
HD 126: Sam Harless, R-Houston Web Site
HD 150: James Wilson, R-Spring Web Site

Of Note: Candidates are endorsed only in contested races. Additional endorsements will be announced for the primary runoff and general election. Texas Parent PAC is bipartisan.

Texas Parent PAC endorses only a select number of candidates because in some races: (1) there is more than one strong education advocate; (2) there is no candidate who we believe would be a consistent supporter for public education; (3) the preferred candidate does not have a viable campaign effort; (4) candidates did not seek Texas Parent PAC’s endorsement, as well as other reasons. Endorsement of a select number allows the PAC to concentrate its financial resources and volunteer time.

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Texas Parent PAC is a bipartisan political action committee for parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, and anyone who supports high quality public education. Our statewide group has a track record of success, helping to elect 48 legislators who are currently serving at the Texas Capitol.

Endorsed candidates reflect traditional mainstream American values that honor and support children and their families, quality public education, strong communities, unlimited opportunities, and maximum citizen participation in our democracy. All endorsed candidates support the Texas Parent PAC Guiding Principles.