November 6, 2020

2020 TAB Election Round Up

TEXAS SENATE RACES 
Of the 31 Senate seats in Texas, 16 are on the ballot this November, and only one was a toss-up.
 
Competitive, Contested Incumbents 
SD 19: Pete Flores * (R) 46.5% vs. Roland Gutierrez (D) 49.86%
No Risk and Unopposed Seats – TAB supported all candidates in bold and underlined.
SD 1: Bryan Hughes * (R) vs. Audrey Spanko (D)
SD 4: Brandon Creighton * (R) vs. Jay Stittleburg (D)
SD 6: Carol Alvarado (D) – unopposed
SD 11: Larry Taylor *  (R) vs. Susan Criss (D)
SD 12: Jane Nelson * (R) vs. Shadi Zitoon (D)
SD 13: Borris Miles * vs. Melinda Morris (D)
SD 18: Lois Kolkhorst * (R) vs. Michael Antalan (D)
SD 20: Chuy Hinojosa * (D) vs. Judy Cutright (R)
SD 21: Judith Zaffirini * (D) vs. Frank Pomeroy (R)
SD 22: Brian Birdwell * (R) vs. Robert Vick (D)
SD 24: Dawn Buckingham * (R) vs. Clayton Tucker (D)
SD 26: Jose Menendez  (D)– unopposed
SD 27: Eddie Lucio, Jr. * (D) vs. Vanessa Tijerina (R)
SD 28: Charles Perry (R)– unopposed
SD 29: Cesar Blanco * (D) vs. Bethany Hatch (R)
TEXAS HOUSE RACES 
The Texas House currently has 83 Republican and 67 Democrat members. Following the 2018 Democratic sweep, Democrats were aiming to flip 9 more seats and take majority control of the House. Republicans worked to protect incumbents and recover some of the seats they lost in 2018.
Republicans have 64 unopposed or safe seats, while Democrats have 58 unopposed or safe seats. There are 28 seats with varying degrees of risk. Of the 150 Texas House seats, all 150 are on the ballot this November.
As of now, Republicans have lost one incumbent seat, Rep. Sarah Davis and have flipped one seat with Mike Schofield winning his old House seat back. The Republican majority is still 9 seats – 83 Rs and 67 Ds. We are still waiting to see the final vote tally in HD 135 between Republican Challenger Justin Ray and Democrat Incumbent Jon Rosenthal.
Competitive, Contested Incumbents – TAB supported candidates are highlighted
HD 14 (Brazos): John Raney * (R) 57.5% vs. Janet Dudding (D) 42.5%
HD 28 (Fort Bend): Gary Gates * (R) 55.6% vs. Elizabeth Markowitz (D) 44.4%
HD 45 (Blanco/Hays): Erin Zwiener * (D) 50.5% vs. Carrie Isaac (R) 49.5%
HD 47 (Travis): Vikki Goodwin * (D) 49.3% vs. Justin Berry (R) 48.3%
HD 52 (Williamson): James Talarico * (D) 51.4% vs. Lucio Valdez (R) 48.6%
HD 54 (Bell/Lampasas): Brad Buckley * (R) 53.5% vs. Keke Williams (D) 46.5%
HD 64 (Denton): Lynn Stucky * (R) 54.9% vs. Angela Brewer  (D) 45.1%
HD 65 (Denton): Michelle Beckley * (D) 51.5% vs. Kronda Thimesch (R) 48.5%
HD 66 (Collin): Matt Shaheen * (R) 49.7% vs. Sharon Hirsch (D) 48.5%
HD 67 (Collin): Jeff Leach * (R) 51.8% vs. Lorenzo Sanchez (D) 48.2%
HD 93 (Tarrant): Matt Krause * (R) 54.7% vs. Lydia Bean (D) 45.3%
HD 94 (Tarrant): Tony Tinderholt *(R) 51.0% vs. Alisa Simmons (D) 45.8%
HD 97 (Tarrant): Craig Goldman * (R) 52.8% vs. Elizabeth Beck (D) 44.9%
HD 102 (Dallas): Ana-Marie Ramos * (D) 53.9% vs. Linda Koop (R) 46.1%
HD 108 (Dallas): Morgan Meyer * (R) 49.7% vs. Joanna Cattanach (D) 48.0%
HD 112 (Dallas): Angie Chen Button * (R) 48.9% vs. Brandy Chambers (D) 48.6%
HD 113 (Dallas): Rhetta Bowers * (D) 51.8% vs. Will Douglas (R) 48.2%
HD 114 (Dallas): John Turner * (D) 53.6% vs. Luisa Del Rosal (R) 46.4%
 
HD 121 (Bexar): Steve Allison * (R) 53.5% vs. Celina Montoya (D) 46.5%
 
HD 126 (Harris): Sam Harless * (R) 53.5% vs. Natali Hurtado (D) 46.5%
 
HD 132 (Harris): Gina Calanni * (D) 48.2% vs. Mike Schofield (R) 51.8%
 
HD 133 (Harris): Jim Murphy * (R) 57.2% vs. Sandra Moore (D) 41.1%
 
HD 134 (Harris): Sarah Davis * (R) 47.7% vs. Ann Johnson (D) 52.3%
HD 135 (Harris): Jon Rosenthal * (D) 49.1% vs. Justin Ray (R) 48.6%
Competitive, Open (Vacated) Seats 
HD 26 (Ft. Bend): Sarah DeMerchant * (D) 48.1% vs. Jacey Jetton (R) 51.9%
HD 92 (Tarrant): Jeff Cason * (R) 51.1% vs. Jeff Whittfield (D) 47.0%
HD 96 (Tarrant): David Cook * (R) 51.2% vs. Joe Drago (D) 46.1%
HD 138 (Harris): Akilah Bacy * (D) 48.5% vs. Lacey Hull (R) 51.5%
Republican No Risk or Unopposed Seats – all were supported by TAB
HD 1 Gary VanDeaver – unopposed
HD 2 Bill Brannon v. Bryan Slaton
HD 3 Cecil Bell * v. Martin Shupp
HD 4 Keith Bell – unopposed
HD 5 Cole Hefner * v. LaWyanda Prince
HD 6 Matt Schaefer * v. Julie Gobble
HD 7 Jay Dean – unopposed
HD 8 Cody Harris – unopposed
HD 9 Chris Paddie – unopposed
HD 10 Jake Ellzey – unopposed
HD 11 Travis Clardy * v. Alec Johnson
HD 12 Kyle Kacal – unopposed
HD 13 Ben Leman – unopposed
HD 15 Steve Toth * v. Lorena Perez McGill
HD 16 Will Metcalf – unopposed
HD 17 John Cyrier * v. Madeline Eden
HD 18 Ernest Bailes – unopposed
HD 19 James White – unopposed
HD 20 Terry Wilson * v. Jessica Tiedt
HD 21 Dade Phelan – unopposed
HD 23 Mayes Middleton * v. Jeff Antonelli
HD 24 Greg Bonnen * v. Brian Rogers
HD 25 Patrick Henry v. Cody Vasut
 
HD 29 Ed Thompson * v. Travis Boldt
HD 30 Geanie Morrison – unopposed
HD 32 Todd Hunter * v. Eric Holguin
HD 33 Justin Holland * v. Andy Rose
HD 43 JM Lozano – unopposed
HD 44 John Kuempel * v. Robert Bohmfalk
 
HD 53 Andrew Murr * v. Joe Herrero
HD 55 Hugh Shine – unopposed
HD 56 Doc Anderson * v. Katherine Turner-Pearson
HD 57 Trent Ashby * v. Jason Rogers
HD 58 Dewayne Burns * v. Cindy Rocha
HD 59 Shelby Slawson – unopposed
HD 60 Glenn Rogers – unopposed
HD 61 Phil King * v. Christopher Cox
HD 62 Reggie Smith * v. Gary Thomas
HD 63 Tan Parker * v. Leslie Peeler
HD 68 Drew Springer * v. Patsy Ledbetter
HD 69 James Frank – unopposed
HD 70 Scott Sanford * v. Angie Bado
HD 71 Stan Lambert * v. Sam Hatton
HD 72 Drew Darby – unopposed
HD 73 Kyle Biedermann * v. Stephanie Phillips
HD 81 Brooks Landgraf – unopposed
HD 82 Tom Craddick – unopposed
HD 83 Dustin Burrows * v. Addison Perry-Franks
HD 84 John Frullo * v. John Gibson
HD 85 Phil Stephenson * v. Joey Cardenas III
HD 86 John T. Smithee – unopposed
HD 87 Four Price – unopposed
HD 88 Ken King – unopposed
HD 89 Candy Noble * v. Ray Ash
HD 91 Stephanie Klick * v. Jeromey Sims
HD 98 Giovanni Capriglione * v. Debra Edmondson
HD 99 Charlie Geren – unopposed
HD 106 Jared Patterson * v. Jennifer Skidonenko
 
HD 122 Lyle Larson * v. Claire Barnett
 
HD 127 Dan Huberty – unopposed
HD 128 Briscoe Cain * v. Mary Williams
HD 129 Dennis Paul * v. Kayla Alix
HD 130 Tom Oliverson * v. Bryan Henry
 
 
HD 150 Valoree Swanson * v. Michael Walsh
 
Democrat No Risk or Unopposed Seats – all were supported by TAB
HD 22 Joe Deshotel * v. Jacorion Randle
HD 27 Ron Reynolds * v. Tom Virippan
HD 31 Ryan Guillen * v. Marian Knowlton
HD 34 Abel Herrero * v. James Hernandez
HD 35 Oscar Longoria – unopposed
HD 36 Sergio Munoz – unopposed
HD 37 Alex Dominguez – unopposed
HD 38 Eddie Lucio III * v. Erasmo Castro
HD 39 Mando Martinez – unopposed
HD 40 Terry Canales – unopposed
HD 41 Bobby Guerra * v. John Guerra
HD 42 Richard Pena Raymond – unopposed
HD 46 Sheryl Cole – unopposed
HD 48 Donna Howard * v. Bill Strieber
HD 49 Gina Hinojosa * v. Charles Meyer
HD 50 Celia Israel * v. Larry Delarose
HD 51 Eddie Rodriguez * v. Robert Reynolds
HD 74 Ruben Falcon v. Eddie Morales Jr. 
HD 75 Mary Gonzalez – unopposed
HD 76 Claudia Ordaz Perez – unopposed
HD 77 Lina Ortega – unopposed
HD 78 Joe Moody * v. Jeffrey Lane
HD 79 Art Fierro – unopposed
HD 80 Tracy King – unopposed
HD 90 Ramon Romero Jr. * v. Elva Camacho
HD 95 Nicole Collier – unopposed
HD 100 Jasmine Crockett – unopposed
HD 101 Chris Turner – unopposed
HD 103 Rafael Anchia * v. Jeff Fortenberry
HD 104 Jessica Gonzalez – unopposed
HD 105 Terry Meza * v. Gerson Hernandez
HD 107 Victoria Neave * v. Samuel Smith
HD 109 Carl Sherman Sr. * v. Eugene Allen
HD 110 Toni Rose – unopposed
HD 111 Yvonne Davis – unopposed
HD 115 Julie Johnson * v. Karyn Brownlee
HD 116 Trey Martinez-Fischer * v. Robert Litoff
HD 117 Philip Cortez * v. Carlos Antonio Raymond
HD 118 Leo Pacheco * v. Adam Salyer
HD 119 Liz Campos v. George Garza
HD 120 Barbara Gervin-Hawkins * v. Ronald Payne
HD 123 Diego Bernal – unopposed
HD 124 Ina Minjarez – unopposed
HD 125 Ray Lopez – unopposed
HD 131 Alma Allen – unopposed
HD 136 John Bucy III * v. Mike Guevara
HD 137 Gene Wu – unopposed
HD 139 Jarvis Johnson – unopposed
HD 140 Armando Walle – unopposed
HD 141 Senfronia Thompson – unopposed
HD 142 Harold Dutton Jr. * v. Jason Rowe
HD 143 Ana Hernandez – unopposed
HD 144 Mary Ann Perez * v. Tony Salas
HD 145 Christina Morales * v. Martha Elena Fierro
HD 146 Shawn Thierry – unopposed
HD 147 Garnet Coleman – unopposed
HD 148 Luis LaRotta v. Penny Shaw
HD 149 Hubert Vo * v. Lily Truong