Texas Senate Races 2014

† Raised includes funds raised on the indicated Ethics report PLUS funds raised in all reports since July 2013.  The COH (Cash on Hand) and Loans numbers are from the indicated report only.

* Incumbent
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Senator Tommy Williams, SD 4, resigned October 25, 2013 in order to become Vice Chancellor of Texas A&M University.  The special election to fill his unexpired term ending 2016 resulted in a runoff.  
The runoff election will take place on August 5, 2014.


SD4

RUNOFF
Election, August 5, 2014

Tommy Williams*
Resigned 10-25-13
(R-The Woodlands)
Ethics: 3276351715
January 2014
COH   800,428
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Brandon Creighton
 
(R)
45.18% in 5/10/14 Special
Announced 10/16/13
(R-Conroe)
Ethics: 5824151451
5/2/14
Raised  1,307,680
COH  547,211
Loans  50,000
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Steve Toth
 (R)

23.71% in 5/10/14 Special
Announced 10/21/13
(R-The Woodlands)
Ethics: 67717
5/2/14
Raised  224,738
COH  38,853
Loans  0
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Senator Robert Duncan, SD 28, will take over as Chancellor of Texas Tech on July 1, 2014.  A special election will be called to replace him, and it will likely coincide with the General Election on November 4, 2014.

Dist

REPUBLICAN

DEMOCRATIC

RUMORED

SD28

Robert Duncan*
(R-Lubbock)
Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 21131
January 2014
Raised  7,550
COH  417,583
Loans  0
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Charles Perry
Announced 5/19/14
(R-Lubbock)
Rep. HD 83
CPA, Land Developer
Ethics: 66066
2/24/14
Raised  251,998
COH  128,919
Loans  0

Jodey Arrington
Announced 7/9/14
(R-Lubbock)
Former TX Tech Vice Chancellor
Ethics: 70230, 70232

Delwin Jones
Announced 7/28/14
(R-Lubbock)
Former Texas Rep.
Ethics: 20196

 0000000000000000000000 John Steinmetz
(Lubbock)
Tech Regent
Bank President

Steve Massengale
(R-Lubbock)
School Board President
Opponent of Charles Perry
for HD 83 seat, 2014
Ethics: 69693
2/24/14
Raised  81,155
COH  3,173
Loans  50,000
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The following candidates will appear on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot.  This information is obtained from the Texas Secretary of State Elections Division website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml.

 

Dist

REPUBLICAN

DEMOCRATIC

 OTHER

SD2

 

Bob Hall
50.41% in May Runoff
Announced 10/14/13
(R-Canton)
Ethics: 67980
5/19/14
Raised  319,607
COH  160,679
Loans  0
 0000000000000000000000000000 Don Bates
(L-Bonham)
Ethics: 69917

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SD3

Robert Nichols*
(R-Jacksonville)
Engineer
Ethics: 35962
January 2014
Raised  374,856
COH  625,499
Loans  0
J. Tyler Lindsey
(L)
Ethics: 69918

SD5

Charles Schwertner*
(R-Georgetown)
Orthopedic Surgeon
Ethics: 6599665997
January 2014
†Raised   284,013
COH  223,982
Loans  0
Joel Shapiro
(D-Cedar Park)
Ethics: 69664
January 2014
Raised  250
COH  300
Loans  1,300
Matt Whittington
(L-Cedar Park)
Ethics: 68144

SD7

Paul Bettencourt
89.17% in March Primary
ENDORSED BY TCJLPAC
Filed 11/26/13
Announced 6/27/13
(R-Houston)
Ethics: 6933769338
2/24/14
Raised  227,250
COH  100,349
Loans  0
Jim Davis
(D-Spring)
Ethics: 69773
January 2014
Raised  1,250
COH  0
Loans  0
Whitney C. Bilyeu
Announced 10/6/13
(L-Houston)
Ethics: 69377
January 2014
Raised 4,705
COH 4,705
Loans 0

SD8

Van Taylor
Filed 11/11/13
Announced 8/2/13
(R-Plano)
Business
Ethics: 66123
January 2014
Raised  129,967
COH  108,557
Loans  1,100,000
Scott Jameson
(L-Plano)
Realtor
Ethics: 66315

SD9

Kelly Hancock*
Announced 9/30/13
(R-N. Richland Hills)
Independent Business Owner
Ethics: 578016771965026
January 2014
Raised  191,745
COH  251,207
Loans  0
Gregory Perry
(D-N. Richland Hills)
Ethics: 69573
January 2014
Raised  0
COH  1,673
Loans  0
 

SD10

 

Konni L. Burton
60.22% in May Runoff
Announced 5/15/13
(R-Colleyville)
Business
Ethics:  69199
5/19/14
Raised  300,138
COH  95,014
Loans  200,000
Libby Willis
56.48% in March Primary
Filed 11/9/13
(D-Fort Worth)
Ethics: 69678
2/24/14
Raised  114,417
COH  47,989
Loans  87,000
Gene Lord
(L)

John Tunmire
(G-Fort Worth)
Broker
Ethics: 69868

SD14

 0000000000000000000000000000000 Kirk Watson*
(D-Austin)
Attorney
Ethics: 23391
January 2014
Raised  311,567
COH  1,505,595
Loans  0
James Arthur Strohm
(L)

SD15

Ron Hale
(R-Houston)
Ethics: 69828
2/24/14
Raised  1,188
COH  228
Loans  0
John Whitmire*
75.11% in March Primary
(D-Houston)
Attorney
Ethics: 19581
2/24/14
Raised  669,854
COH  7,174,574
Loans  0
Gilberto Velasquez Jr.
(L-Houston)
Marketing

SD16

Donald Huffines
50.63% in March Primary
(R-Dallas)
Real Estate
Ethics: 69651
2/24/14
Raised  823,393
COH  174,594
Loans  1,605,000
Mike Dooling
(L-Dallas)
Business
Ethics: 69926

SD17

Joan Huffman*
81.08% in March Primary
ENDORSED BY TCJLPAC
Announced 7/30/13
(R-Southside Place)
Attorney
Ethics: 3751065047
2/24/14
Raised  250,645
COH   799,757
Loans   620,000
Rita Lucido
(D-Houston)
Attorney
Ethics: 69650
January 2014
Raised  41,625
COH  29,829
Loans  3,000
George Hardy
(L-Sugar Land)
Ethics: 69927

David Courtney
(G-Houston)
Ethics: 68184

SD23

John Lawson
(R-Dallas)
Bishop
Ethics: 68310
January 2014
Raised  2,500
COH  1,050
Loans  657
Royce West*
(D-Dallas)
Attorney
Ethics: 20990
January 2014
Raised  267,467
COH  1,398,446
Loans  0
Jonathan Erhardt
(L-Dallas)
Ethics: 69851
Raised 0
COH 250
Loans 250

SD25

Donna Campbell*
55.39% in March Primary
(R-New Braunfels)
ER Physician
Ethics: 6780968678
2/24/14
Raised  724,824
COH  119,056
Loans  90,000
Daniel Boone
(D-Canyon Lake)
Ethics: 60066
January 2014
Raised  375
COH  1,170
Loans  3,250
Brandin Lea
(L)
Ethics: 69928

SD30

Craig Estes*
(R-Wichita Falls)
Ethics: 33299
January 2014
Raised  115,822
COH  130,108
Loans  0
Cory Lane
(L)
Ethics: 69929

SD31

Kel Seliger*
52.43% in March Primary
ENDORSED BY TCJLPAC
Filed 11/16/13
(R-Amarillo)
Business Owner
Ethics: 52862
2/24/14
Raised  731,889
COH  1,415,664
Loans  0
Steven Gibson
(L-Midland)
Ethics: 69930

These Senators drew 4 year terms that expire in 2016, and will not appear on the 2014 ballot.

Texas Senate Races 2016

REPUBLICAN

DEMOCRATIC

RUMORED

SD1

Kevin Eltife*
(R-Tyler)
Eltife Properties
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 36573
January 2013
Raised  16,5000
COH  1,867,743
Loans  0

NA

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SD6

NA

Sylvia Garcia*
(D-Houston)
Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 68741
July 2013
Raised  597,193
COH  140,290
Loans  0

SD11

Larry Taylor*
(R-Friendswood)
Independent Insurance Agent
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 3703651862
July 2013
Raised  1,000
COH  132,579
Loans  0

NA

SD12

Jane Nelson*
(R-Flower Mound)
Businesswoman
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 20673
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  1,075,757
Loans  0

NA

SD13

NA

Rodney Ellis*
(D-Houston)
Attorney/Investment Banker
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 19940
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  2,039,200
Loans  0

SD18

Glenn Hegar*
Candidate for Comptroller
(R-Katy)
Farmer
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 51286
July 2013
Raised  221,462
COH  1,802,687
Loans  0

NA

Should Senator Hegar win the November 2014 election for Comptroller, he will resign his Senate seat prior to taking the oath of office for Comptroller.  A special election will be called to fill this unexpired term in SD 18.

Announced Candidates:
Charles Gregory (R)

Likely Candidates:
Lois Kolkhorst (R)

Rumored Candidates:
Gary Gates
Geanie Morrison
Phil Stephenson
Debra Medina
Ben Zeller

Rumored but NOT running:
Todd Hunter
Todd Hunter Jr.
John Zerwas
Allen Fletcher
Bill Callegari
Rick Figueroa

SD19

NA

Carlos Uresti*
(D-San Antonio)
Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 35921
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  70,406
Loans  598

SD20

NA

Juan Hinojosa*
(D-McAllen)
Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 13805
July 2013
Raised  21,937
COH  246,731
Loans  0

SD21

NA
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Judith Zaffirini*
(D-Laredo)
Comm. Specialist/Former Educator
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 20971
July 2013
Raised  70,910
COH  866,893
Loans  0

SD22

Brian Birdwell*
(R-Granbury)
Retired Military
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 62137
July 2013
Raised  15,000
COH  350,672
Loans  0

NA
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SD24

Troy Fraser*
(R-Horseshoe Bay)
Businessman
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 3250916469
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  1,399,856
Loans  0

NA

SD26

NA

Leticia Van De Putte*
Candidate for Lt. Governor
(D-San Antonio)
Pharmacist
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 20909
July 2013
Raised  15,808
COH  300,096
Loans  0

SD27

NA

Eddie Lucio Jr.*
(D-Brownsville)
Advertising Executive
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 20257
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  60,591
Loans  0

SD28

Robert Duncan*
TX Tech System Chancellor
Announced 5/19/2014
Effective 7/1/2014
(R-Lubbock)
Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 21131
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  566,117
Loans  0

NA

SD29
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NA

Jose’ Rodriguez*
(D-El Paso)
Former El Paso County Attorney
Term expires 2016
Ethics: 66091
July 2013
Raised  0
COH  168,367
Loans  0
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