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Your Ballot 2018: Who Is Running (So Far)?

In an effort to update voters on your choices for the 2018 state and local elections, The Amarillo Pioneer will be bringing you regularly updated lists of the candidates who are running to represent you.

According to lists from the Texas Secretary of State's office, here are the candidates currently vying for spots in Amarillo and statewide:

*Some candidates may not be officially declared but may have appointed a treasurer for a potential run for office. Candidates who have not officially announced a bid for office but have filed a treasurer appointment or have a current treasurer filing will be noted with an asterisk.

~Statewide Candidates who have announced bids for office but have not filed a treasurer appointment will be marked with a tilde.

U.S. Senate

Ted Cruz (Republican)

Beto O'Rourke (Democrat)

~Dan McQueen (Republican)

Stefano de Stefano (Republican)

U.S. Congress, District 13

Mac Thornberry (Republican)

~Greg Sagan (Democrat)


Danny Harrison (Independent)

Jeffrey A. Payne (Democrat)

Thomas J. "Tom" Wakely (Democrat)

Daniel Ray Wooten* (Unknown)

Kory D. Watkins (Libertarian)

Bryon A. Bradford* (Unknown)

Edward Lee Nash* (Unknown)

Yvette Y. Gbalazeh (Unknown)

~Thor Harris (Unknown)

Greg Abbott (Republican)

Joseph Mumbach* (Unknown)

Larry SECEDE Kilgore (Republican)

Demetria Y. Smith (Unknown)

Lieutenant Governor

Miriam E. Martinez* (Republican)

Mike Collier (Democrat)

Dan Patrick (Republican)

Allen R. Vaught* (Democrat)

David Dewhurst* (Republican)

Michael Cooper (Democrat)

Attorney General

W. Ken Paxton (Republican)

Agriculture Commissioner of Texas

Thomas D. Caudle (Democrat)

Sid Miller (Republican)

Kim D. Olson (Democrat)

Land Commissioner of Texas

George P. Bush (Republican)

~ Davey Edwards (Republican)

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Benjamin D. Sanders (Libertarian)

Tim Mahoney (Democrat)

Glenn Hegar (Republican)

Railroad Commissioner

Roman McAllen (Democrat)

Mark Miller (Libertarian)

Christi L. Craddick (Republican)

State Senator, District 31

Victor E. Leal (Republican)

Mike Canon (Republican)

Kel Seliger (Republican)

State Representative, District 87

Four Price (Republican)

Drew Brassfield (Republican)

State Representative, District 88

John T. Smithee (Republican)

Potter County Court at Law #2

Wade Overstreet (Republican)

Matthew Hand (Republican)

Potter County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2

Rich Herman (Republican)

Randall County Court at Law #2

Matt Martindale (Republican)

Stewart Werner (Republican)

James Abbott (Republican)

Ronnie Walker (Republican)

Photo by Delmarva Public Radio

Photo by Delmarva Public Radio

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