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Texas Parent PAC Announces Its Endorsed Candidates for the 2022 General Election

Our candidates will be effective advocates for children and public education at the State Capitol.

Early Voting: October 24-November 4
Election Day: Tuesday, November 8

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

SD=Texas Senate District | HD=Texas House District | SBOE=State Board of Education

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

ENDORSED CANDIDATES

Statewide Officials

  • Governor: DON’T VOTE FOR GREG ABBOTT!! Vote for someone else or leave that office blank on your ballot
  • Lieutenant Governor: Mike Collier, D-Houston
  • Land Commissioner: Jay Kleberg, D-Austin

 

Texas Senate

  • SD 16: Senator Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas
  • SD 21: Senator Judith Zaffirini D-Laredo
  • SD 27: Morgan LaMantia, D-Brownsville
  • SD 29: Senator Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso

 

Texas House of Representatives

  • HD 1: Representative Gary VanDeaver, R-New Boston
  • HD 3: Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., R-Magnolia
  • HD 4: Representative Keith Bell, R-Forney
  • HD 8: Representative Cody Harris, R-Palestine
  • HD 9: Representative Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin
  • HD 12: Representative Kyle Kacal, R-College Station
  • HD 14: Representative John Raney, R-Bryan
  • HD 16: Representative Will Metcalf, R-Conroe
  • HD 18: Representative Ernest Bailes, R-Shepherd
  • HD 21: Representative Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont
  • HD 29: Representative Ed Thompson, R-Pearland
  • HD 33: Representative Justin Holland, R-Rockwall
  • HD 34: Representative Abel Herrero, D-Robstown
  • HD 41: Representative Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen
  • HD 45: Representative Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood
  • HD 46: Representative Sheryl Cole, D-Austin
  • HD 47: Representative Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin
  • HD 48: Representative Donna Howard, D-Austin
  • HD 49: Representative Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin
  • HD 50: Representative James Talarico, D-Austin
  • HD 51: Lulu Flores, D-Austin
  • HD 55: Representative Hugh Shine, R-Temple
  • HD 58: Representative DeWayne Burns, R-Cleburne
  • HD 60: Representative Glenn Rogers, R-Graford
  • HD 61: Frederick Frazier, R-McKinney
  • HD 62: Representative Reggie Smith, R-Van Alstyne
  • HD 64: Representative Lynn Stucky, R-Sanger
  • HD 68: Representative David Spiller, R-Jacksboro
  • HD 71: Representative Stan Lambert, R-Abilene
  • HD 72: Representative Drew Darby, R-San Angelo
  • HD 75: Representative Mary E. Gonzaléz, D-Clint
  • HD 76: Suleman Lalani, MD, D-Sugar Land
  • HD 77: Representative Lina Ortega, D-El Paso
  • HD 78: Representative Joe Moody, D-El Paso
  • HD 87: Representative Four Price, R-Amarillo
  • HD 88: Representative Ken King, R-Canadian
  • HD 92: Salman Bhojani, D-Euless
  • HD 95: Representative Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth
  • HD 96: Representative Chris Turner, D-Burleson
  • HD 99: Representative Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth
  • HD 100: Venton D. Jones, D-Dallas
  • HD 105: Representative Terry Meza, D-Irving
  • HD 113: Representative Rhetta Bowers, D-Garland
  • HD 114: John Bryant, D-Dallas
  • HD 115: Representative Julie Johnson, D-Farmers Branch
  • HD 117: Representative Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio
  • HD 118: Frank Ramirez, D-San Antonio
  • HD 121: Representative Steve Allison, R-San Antonio
  • HD 123: Representative Diego Bernal, D-San Antonio
  • HD 125: Representative Ray Lopez, D-San Antonio
  • HD 126: Representative Sam Harless, R-Spring
  • HD 134: Representative Ann Johnson, D-Houston
  • HD 135: Representative Jon Rosenthal, D-Houston
  • HD 136: Representative John H. Bucy III, D-Austin
  • HD 137: Representative Gene Wu, D-Houston
  • HD 144: Representative Mary Ann Perez, D-Houston
  • HD 149: Representative Hubert Vo, D-Houston
  • HD 150: Rev. Ginny Brown Daniel, D-Spring

 

State Board of Education

  • SBOE 5: Rebecca Bell-Metereau, D-Austin
  • SBOE 14: Tracy Fisher, D-Coppell

 

Of Note: 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, along with other reasons. Endorsement of a select number allows the PAC to concentrate its financial resources and volunteer time.

About 50 parents and grandparents were involved in candidate research and interviews, and they carefully selected amazing, qualified candidates. Please vote for them!

Please donate to Texas Parent PAC to support great candidates!

Abbott info

Greg Abbott is failing our kids and neighborhood schools and does not deserve re-election as governor. Texas Parent PAC urges citizens to cast a vote for another candidate or leave the governor’s race blank on their ballots. Abbott cannot be trusted to protect and strengthen neighborhood schools, whether urban, suburban, or rural, that serve 5.4 million Texas children.

  • Abbott advocates for harmful taxpayer-funded voucher schemes.
  • Abbott’s hostile actions toward educators have contributed to a severe statewide teacher shortage.
  • Abbott has failed to protect Texas schoolchildren from gun violence. He has done little of substance to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.
  • Under Abbott’s watch, Texas schools continue to be underfunded and rank 49th in per-student funding for public education.
  • Abbott supports over-testing children with high-stakes standardized tests.
  • Abbott is driving a harmful wedge between parents and educators for his own political gain.

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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.

Endorsed candidates reflect traditional mainstream American values that honor and support families, quality public education, strong communities, unlimited opportunities, and maximum citizen participation in our democracy.

Since its founding in 2005, Texas Parent PAC has helped to elect more than 85 state legislators, including 65 lawmakers currently serving. It has been ranked as one of the top “Power PACs” in Texas.

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