FOR U.S. SENATOR FOR TEXAS (To Unseat Ted Cruz)
A fourth-generation Texan, dad to three beautiful kids, and husband. A former business owner proudly representing his hometown of El Paso as a member of Congress and running for U.S. Senate.
He believes that Texas can do better. Having traveled all over this state listening to Texans, and has come to the conclusion that whether we live in cities or on farms, East Texas or West, we all believe that we should achieve something better for ourselves, our state and our country. Now is the time for Texas to step-up and lead.
FOR U.S. CONGRESS DIST 21 (To Unseat Lamar Smith)
From joining the military at West Point to creating good-paying jobs right here in Texas, I’ve dedicated my life to service. I served in the Army for 20 years, earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab, and Bronze Star. I’ve dedicated my post-military career to building innovative companies and empowering workers. In Congress, I’ll put your interests ahead of the special interests, and I’ll hold the powerful accountable.
FOR GOVERNOR (To Unseat Greg Abbott)
In 2004, Lupe Valdez shook the political establishment in Dallas County, becoming one of the first Democrats elected countywide in many years. Lupe was ultimately elected to four terms as Sheriff of Dallas County and served from 2005-2017. She was the only Latina Sheriff in the United States and one of very few LGBTQ Americans serving in public office.
The daughter of migrant farmworkers and the youngest child in a family of ten — Lupe learned the value of a strong work ethic and the opportunity that comes with education. Educar para elevar, educate to elevate, are words she has lived by. She put herself through college to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University, sometimes working two jobs to pay for her education. Later, while working as a federal agent, she completed her Master’s in Criminology from UT-Arlington.
FOR LT. GOVERNOR (To Unseat Dan Patrick)
Mike Collier started his career at Exxon, but soon found his way to PriceWaterhouseCoopers – one of the biggest accounting firms in the world, with tens of thousands of employees. He served in the audit practice for 10 years, eventually becoming a top aide to the PwC World Chairman. Finally, he served in Houston as a Partner for ten years, leading a team of two dozen professionals providing due diligence, structuring, and valuation services to some of PwC’s largest and most sophisticated energy clients. Then, Mike helped build a successful Texas oil company, serving as its CFO.
FOR TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL (To Unseat Ken Paxton)
Houston native Justin Nelson, 43, is the son of a labor union lawyer and a travel agent.
He and his wife Elizabeth live in Austin, Texas with their three children.
Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Nelson is the founder and former president of One Nation One Vote, a non-profit dedicated to replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote and fighting gerrymandering.
Under the organization’s plan, that could be accomplished in time for the 2020 presidential election without a constitutional amendment if enough states agreed to cast their electoral votes for the national popular vote winner.
COMPTROLLER (To Unseat Glen Hegar)
For 17 years, Joi Chevalier worked as an e-commerce product manager and marketing director for Internet venture startups and Fortune 50 companies. She specialized in developing innovative Internet products, applications and customer experiences; establishing new markets; leading large multinational teams; launching new products into global markets, marketing through real-time use of data analytics and user-behavioral activity, with the goal of providing the best customer experiences online. She’s received Best New Product awards for MatrixInsight, and the Vice-President’s Soul of Dell Award for PartnerDirect Online, Dell’s online channel business launch that earned over $5b in its first year.
TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER (To Unseat George P. Bush)
Miguel Suazo is an energy and natural resources attorney with a decade of experience in energy, natural resources, government, and business. Now he’s running for Land Commissioner to bring new leadership and innovative solutions to the Texas General Land Office.
My wife and I live in Central Texas where I am the Managing Shareholder of the Suazo Legal Group, PLLC, a tri-state business and energy law practice serving Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. My experience includes work as an energy attorney in Houston. My expertise also extends into policy, having previously served as a staff member to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) who served on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. I am a graduate of Georgetown University and University of New Mexico School of Law.
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER (To Unseat Sid Miller)
Kim Olson’s farming background, 28-year military career, and public service make her exceptionally qualified to lead the economic engine that is Texas agriculture.
U.S. Air Force – 25 years service, retired Colonel. Among first generation of female military pilots, commanded troops in combat zones, including Iraq, and volunteered 3 years with Texas State Guard.
Director of HR for Dallas ISD – Oversaw 22,000 employees and 1 billion dollar budget.
Weatherford ISD Trustee – Earned Texas Outstanding Board of the Year.
CEO of Grace After Fire – Helped over 6,000 Veteran families and ensured equitable access to care.
Texas Women’s Hall of Fame – Inducted in 2014 for her public service to Texans.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONER (To Unseat Ryan Sitton)
Tell the truth. Return what you borrow. History matters. Respect your fiduciary duties, and when you know you are right, be fearless.
I grew up often at one end of a table saw helping my father, who taught me these values, to build things. He also taught me to trust the bubble of a level, to use leverage, and to fasten things well. My mother, among so many other things, taught me to be sensitive to the plight of others, and to help people.
FOR TEXAS SENATE SD25 (To Unseat Donna Campbell)
Steven, a fifth-generation Texan, grew up in San Angelo attending Central High School, and graduating from Texas A&M University in 1995. Steven answered the call to service before, joining the Army Reserve in 2004 at the age of 32 to serve two combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. He left the reserve after 11 years of distinguished service in 2015.
HD 73 (to Unseat Kyle Biedermann)
Stephanie Phillips was born in Nebraska and moved to Texas in third grade from Wisconsin. Her father’s first parish had been in the Panhandle town of Friona and when the opportunity came to become the pastor of a small UCC Church in Lockhart he began telling his girls epic sagas of the wonders of Texas to prepare for the big move.
“The people of Comal, Gillespie, and Kendall Counties give me optimism and hope. I know that we are stronger when we stand up for each other and for our mutual values.
Let’s work together to build the shared dream of our future in our magnificent Hill Country. Our parks and waterways, the great beauty of our land, and the big hearts of our people attract visitors from around the world. I believe we can come together to protect our natural resources, to manage growth, and to develop a common vision of the future of South Central Texas.
COUNTY COMMISSION, PRECINCT 3 DISTRICT
Benjamin has been a resident of the Hill Country for 15 years, living on his family’s ranch in Kendall and Bandera Counties before moving to Boerne in 2016. Born and raised in Dallas, Ben graduated from the Episcopal School of Dallas and attended Hobart & William Smith Colleges, where he studied Environmental Science, English Literature and Religious Studies.
After graduating from college, Ben managed his family’s ranch on the border of Bandera and Kendall County. This provided practical experience in grazing and wildlife management, hunting and tourism, and business operations.
As a representative of the people of Kendall County, Eldredge will work to safeguard the rights of property owners, protect the quality of life of its citizens and be a fervent advocate for local control. He will ensure that the Development Rules & Regulations are updated to protect the County from the negative impacts of unplanned growth while safeguarding the county’s natural resources. Eldredge proposes that Kendall County develop a community vision to guide its future and inform decision making. He will also partner with neighboring counties to advocate for local control and collaborate on regional issues.
According to Ben, “We’ve got to be proactive, not reactive. Kendall County is our home and the citizens of this county should determine its future.”
TEXAS SUPREME COURT - Place 2
R. K. Sandill
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TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS - Presiding Judge
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4th COURT OF APPEALS - Place 2
Patricia O'Connell Alvarez
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Luz Elena Chapa
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