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Early Voting Ends Friday for November 6 Election
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, November 01, 2018

Early voting ends on Friday for the November 6 General Election, with races on tickets for federal and state level races as well as county and local offices and referendums.

Topping the federal race ballot is the campaign for United States Senator. Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke and Neal M. Dikeman are on the ballot.

House races include United States Representative for District 12, a four-way race between Dan Crenshaw, Todd Litton, Patrick Gunnels and Scott Cubbler. John Culberson and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher are on the ballot for District 7. Kevin Brady, Steven David and Chris Duncan will compete for District 8. In District 9, voters will choose Al Green, Phil Kurtz, Benjamin Hernandez and Kesha Rogers.

District 10 is a race between Michael T. McCaul, Mike Siegel and Mike Ryan. The five districts represent portions of Harris County.

District 14, which includes portions of Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Jefferson County, is a contest between Randy Weber, Adrienne Bell and Don E. Conley, III.

District 18, representing Harris County, has Ava Reynero Pate, Sheila Jackson Lee, Luke Spencer and Vince Duncan on the ballot.

Pete Olson, Sri Preston Kulkami, John B. McElligott and Kellen Sweny are in the runing for United States Representative District 22, which represents portions of Brazoria County, Fort Bend County and Harris County.

Other district races representing Harris County include District 29, with Phillip Aranoff, Syliva R. Garcia, Cullen Burns, and a write-in candidate, and District 36, which is a race between Brian Babin and Dayna Steele.

Texas state contests kick off with the race for Governor between Greg Abbott, Lupe Valdez and Mark Jay Tippetts.

Dan Patrick, Mike Collier and Kerry Douglas McKennon have filed to run for Lieutenant Governor. The Attorney General's race includes Ken Paxton, Justin Nelson and Michael Ray Harris. Glenn Hegar, Joi Chevalier and Ben Sanders are on the ticket for the office of Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Commissioner of the General Land Office is a contest between George P. Bush, Miguel Suazo and Matt Pina. Commissioner of Agriculture is a three-candidate race between Sid Miller, Kim Olson and Richard Carpenter.

Christi Craddick, Roman McAllen and Mike Wright are seeking the office of Railroad Commissioner.

Voters will also select three positions on the Texas Supreme Court. Jimmy Blacklock and Steven Kirkland will face off for Place 2, John Devine and R.K. Sandill for Place 4, and Jeff Brown and Kathy Chen for Place 6.

Sharon Keller Maria T. (Terri) Jackson, and William Bryan Strange, III will compete for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Barbara Parker Hervey and Romana Franklin are on the ballot for Place 7 on the Court of Criminal Appeals, while Michelle Slaughter and Mark Ash will seek election to Place 8.

Matt Robinson and Elizabeth “Eliz” Markowitz will face off for District 7 on the State Board of Education.

Voters in the region will cast their ballots on three seats on the Texas State Senate. Paul Bettencourt, David Romero and Tom Glass are on the ticket for District 7, while Randy Orr, John Whitmire and Gilberto “Gil” Velasquez, Jr. will compete for District 15, both of which represent Harris County. District 17, which represents Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties, will be a race between Joan Huffman, Rita Lucido and Lauren LaCount.

Races for positions in the Texas House of Representatives includes District 23, between Mayes Middleton and Amanda Jamrock. The district represents Galveston County.

D.F. “Rick” Miller and L. Sarah Demerchant are on the ballot for District 27, which represents Fort Bend County. District 28, also representing Fort Bend County, will be between John Zerwas and Meghan Scoggins.

Ed Thompson and James Presley will face off for District 29, representing Brazoria County.

District 85, also a Fort Bend County seat, is a race between Phil Stephenson and Jennifer Cantu.

Several districts representing Harris County are on the ballot. E. Sam Harless and Natali Hurtado will compete for District 126, and Dan Huberty and Ryan Woods for District 127.

District 129 is a three-candidate race between Dennis Paul, Alexander Jonathan Karjerker and Joseph Majsterski.

Tom Oliverson, Fred Infortunio and Roy Eriksen have filed to run for District 130. District 131 is a race between Syed S. Ali and Alma A. Allen, while Mike Schofield, Gina Galanni and Daniel Arevalo are seeking the District 132 seat.

Jim Murphy and Mary Schexnayder have filed for District 133, and Sarah Davis and Allison Lami Sawyer are on the ballot for District 134.

In District 135, voters will decide between Gary Elkins, Joe E. Rosenthal and Paul Bilyeu, while in District 138, the ballot includes Dwayne Bohac, Adam Milasincic and a write-in candidate.

District 139 is a race between Jarvis D. Johnson and Shohn Trojacek, District 144 a contest between Ruben Villarreal and Mary Ann Perez, and in District 145 Carol Alvarado will face off against Clayton Hunt.

Shawn Nicole Thierry and J.J. Campbell will be on the ballot for District 146, while Thomas Wang and Garnet F. Coleman compete for District 147 and Ryan T. McConnico and Jessica Cristina Farrar are in the running for District 148.

Hubert Vo will face Aaron Close for District 149, and Valoree Swanson and Michael Shawn Kelly are on the ballot for District 150.

Voters will also decide several places on the 1st Court of Appeals District.

Jane Bland and Gordon Goodman are on the ballot for Place 2, Harvey Brown and Sarah Beth Landau for Place 6, and Terry Yates and Julie Countiss for Place 7.

Place 8 is a race between Michael Messengale and Richard Hightower, while Jennifer Caughney and Peter Kelly will seek election to Place 9.

Contested seats are also on the ballot for the 14th Court of Appeals District.

Brett Busby and Jerry Zimmerer are seeking election to Place 3, and Marc Brown and Charles Spain will vie for Place 4.

Martha Hill Jamison will run against Frances Bourliet for Place 5. Billy Boyce and Meagan Hassan are on the ticket for Place 6 and John Donovan and Margaret “Meg” Poissant for Place 8.

Election Day is November 6. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For a complete list of all races, including uncontested positions, Click Here

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