2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

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2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

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All 36 Texas seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 23 13

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the 36 U.S. Representatives from the state of Texas, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

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District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is based in northern and western Houston. The incumbent is Republican Dan Crenshaw, who was elected with 52.8% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Elisa Cardnell, U.S. Navy veteran[2]
Potential[edit]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based in the suburbs north and northeast of Dallas. The incumbent is Republican Van Taylor, who was elected with 54.2% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 7[edit]

The 7th district covers western Houston and its suburbs. The incumbent is Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who flipped the district and was elected with 52.5% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
  • Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star[7]
  • Sarah Davis, state representative[8]
Declined[edit]

District 10[edit]

The 10th district stretches from Greater Houston to northern Austin. The incumbent is Republican Michael McCaul, who was re-elected with 51.1% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 13[edit]

The 13th district encompasses most of the Texas Panhandle, containing the cities of Amarillo and Wichita Falls. The incumbent is Republican Mac Thornberry, who was re-elected with 81.5% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 17[edit]

The 17th district covers central Texas, including Waco to Bryan-College Station. The incumbent is Republican Bill Flores, who was re-elected with 56.8% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 20[edit]

The 20th district covers the western half of San Antonio. The incumbent is Democrat Joaquin Castro, who was re-elected with 80.9% of the vote in 2018 without major-party opposition.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]

District 21[edit]

The 21st district extends from north San Antonio to central and south Austin. The incumbent is Republican Chip Roy, who was elected with 50.2% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

District 22[edit]

The 22nd district encompasses the south-central Greater Houston metropolitan area, including Sugar Land, Pearland, and Webster. The incumbent is Republican Pete Olson, who was re-elected with 51.4% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]
Withdrawn[edit]
  • Joe Walz, U.S. Army veteran and businessman[20][21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 23[edit]

The 23rd district covers southwestern Texas, including the Big Bend, the southern and western San Antonio suburbs, and the southwestern El Paso suburbs. The incumbent is Republican Will Hurd, who was re-elected with 49.2% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 24[edit]

The 24th district encompasses the suburbs between Fort Worth and Dallas. The incumbent is Republican Kenny Marchant, who was re-elected with 50.6% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
  • Julie Johnson, state representative[8]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Steve Kuzmich, insurance defense attorney[33]

District 31[edit]

The 31st district encompasses northern Austin to Temple, including Williamson and Bell counties. The incumbent is Republican John Carter, who was re-elected with 50.6% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

District 32[edit]

The 32nd district covers northern and eastern Dallas and its inner northern suburbs. The incumbent is Democrat Colin Allred, who flipped the district and was elected with 52.3% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Tania Burgess, paralegal, former businesswoman, and activist[35][36]
Potential[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Wasserman, David; Flinn, Ally (November 7, 2018). "2018 House Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Wallace, Jeremy (February 8, 2019). "Navy veteran challenges fellow Navy veteran Rep. Dan Crenshaw in Houston Congressional District". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Scherer, Jasper (December 25, 2018). "Democrats eye repeat runs for Harris County congressional seats". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Pramanik, Aayushi (January 31, 2019). "Lorie Burch announces 2020 candidacy for U.S. Congress in TX-3". Local Profile. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Abrahams, Tom (April 1, 2019). "Combat veteran to challenge Fletcher for Congressional seat". KTRK. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Begley, Dug (April 9, 2019). "Former Bellaire mayor Cindy Siegel signals 7th district run, resigns Metro seat". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Livingston, Abby (April 16, 2019). "Pierce Bush, grandson of George H.W. Bush, is considering running for Congress in his grandfather's old district". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Wasserman, David (March 1, 2019). "2020 House Overview: Can Democrats Keep Their Majority?". Cook Political Report. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Hoffman, Ken (May 6, 2019). "Ken Hoffman gets to the bottom of whether or not Ed Emmett will run for office". CultureMap Houston. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  10. ^ @PatrickSvitek (April 5, 2019). "Leaving Pence event in Houston, @RepMcCaul confirms he's running for re-election in 2020. #TX10" (Tweet). Retrieved April 8, 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Gandhi, Pritesh [@priteshgandhimd] (March 5, 2019). "This morning, I announced my campaign for #TX10. I'm running for Congress to bring a voice to working families of Texas. This campaign is about renewing our collective commitment to core American values of dignity, fairness, opportunity, and duty. Join us:" (Tweet). Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Svitek, Patrick [@PatrickSvitek] (May 20, 2019). "New — Another Democrat is entering the #TX10 primary: Austin lawyer Shannon Hutcheson" (Tweet). Retrieved May 21, 2019 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Downey, Renzo (January 21, 2019). "Mike Siegel running again in North Austin congressional district". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Greg Sagan Running for Congress 2020". KAMR/KCIT. March 2, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  15. ^ Kennedy, Rick [@RickKennedyTX17] (April 2, 2019). "Today I announce my 2020 challenge to long-time incumbent Bill Flores. With your support in last year's election, I finished with the closest margin of any Democrat since TX17 was drawn in 2011. I'll be out in the district soon. See you then!" (Tweet). Retrieved April 3, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Livingston, Abby; Svitek, Patrick (May 1, 2019). "Joaquin Castro won't challenge John Cornyn for U.S. Senate seat". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  17. ^ a b c Garcia, Gilbert (March 30, 2019). "Van de Putte seriously considering a run for Castro's congressional seat". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  18. ^ Svitek, Patrick [@PatrickSvitek] (April 5, 2019). ".@WendyDavis in new podcast: "I'm looking very seriously at Congressional District 21." #TX21" (Tweet). Retrieved April 5, 2019 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Svitek, Patrick [@PatrickSvitek] (March 23, 2019). "New: @JosephKopser emails supporters that he won't run for office in 2020. Had been considering #TXSEN campaign or #TX21 rerun" (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "Walz to seek Congressional seat". Fort Bend Star. January 22, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  21. ^ Walz, Joe (February 28, 2019). "Due to the high likelihood of a military deployment of an immediate family member, we are cancelling all campaign activities for US Congress in 2020. Due to operational security, we will not be providing any further details. Joe will be spending time with his wife and three daughters and is unable to commit the time necessary to campaign. Thank you for everyone's support to this point". Facebook. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  22. ^ Scherer, Jasper (April 3, 2019). "Kulkarni launches second bid for Texas' 22nd Congressional District". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  23. ^ @Politics1com (January 23, 2019). "TX CD-22: Atty and TV political analyst Nyanza Moore (D) enters race vs Cong Pete Olson (R)" (Tweet). Retrieved March 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ McGuinness, Dylan (May 14, 2019). "Gina Ortiz Jones will again challenge Rep. Will Hurd in San Antonio-based congressional district". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  25. ^ Wallace, Jeremy (January 2, 2019). "Congressional candidates in Texas already getting a jump on 2020 races". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  26. ^ Bowman, Bridget (December 13, 2018). "With Minority Looming, Could More Republicans Be Headed for the Exits?". Roll Call. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  27. ^ a b c d e f Jeffers Jr., Gromer (April 10, 2019). "Dallas Rep. Colin Allred raises $530K for 2020 re-election bid. Who could GOP target to face him?". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  28. ^ Biggan, John [@Biggan4Congress] (April 4, 2019). "Lauren and I are so excited to announce my candidacy for #TX24. We love this district. How's the 24th impacted your life? #Biggan2020" (Tweet). Retrieved April 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  29. ^ Fisher, Will [@WillFisherTX] (February 26, 2019). "The grandson of a janitor, and the son of two first generation college graduates, and I believe that America is at its best when it is fair and equitable, and provides opportunity for EVERYONE. My name is Will Fisher and I'm running for Congress in #TX24" (Tweet). Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ McDowell, Jan (December 21, 2018). "In case you were wondering, your District 24 representative, Kenny Marchant, voted in favor of Trump's border wall bill today. Big surprise. And yes, I would have voted NO. Marchant has consistently said that his approach to immigration focuses on "securing the border and enforcing measures to prevent illegal entries." I would rather address the issue in a more comprehensive way, and listen to people on the border who say a wall would be an ineffective waste of money". Facebook. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  31. ^ Drusch, Andrea (March 11, 2019). "Democrats line up for new Texas target". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  32. ^ Drusch, Andrea (April 15, 2019). "34-year-old school board member enters race against Texas Rep. Marchant". McClatchy. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  33. ^ Kuzmich, Steve [@KuzIndependent] (February 1, 2019). "Our two major parties are no longer able to effectively solve our Country's problems. Americans have taken notice. I'm Steve Kuzmich and this is why I am running for U.S. House of Representatives #TX24 as an #Independent" (Tweet). Retrieved April 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ a b c Svitek, Patrick [@PatrickSvitek] (April 23, 2019). "With @mjhegar announced for #txsen, spotlight grows a bit brighter on #TX31 Dem field. Former countywide candidate Omar Kadir is already in, 2018 runoff runner-up @DrChristineMann has said she's very likely to run again" (Tweet). Retrieved April 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  35. ^ Drusch, Andrea (March 26, 2019). "Colin Allred draws a challenge from "Republican America First Candidate"". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  36. ^ "Tania Burgess - Litigation Paralegal - Contract". LinkedIn. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  37. ^ Svitek, Patrick (May 21, 2019). "Looks like Demetrick Pennie, Dallas police sergeant who runs fallen officer charities, is running for #TX32 as a Republican: http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/forms/C00707059/1332129/ …" (1130913645880324098). Unknown parameter |user= ignored (help); External link in |title= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  38. ^ Drusch, Andrea (February 19, 2019). "Texas GOP searches for candidate to take on Colin Allred". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  39. ^ Benning, Tom (December 19, 2018). "'I got tattooed': Pete Sessions blames 'mischaracterization' for decisive loss to Colin Allred". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 15, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 3rd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 7th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 10th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 13th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 17th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 20th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 22nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 23rd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 24th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 31st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 32nd district candidates