Members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) are getting ready for the upcoming Texas Primary Runoff Elections.

If you voted in the Primary Election, please be sure to vote in the runoff if you have one taking place in your district! Texas election law requires that you vote in the same party runoff as the party primary you voted in for the Primary Election.

Please recall that a Primary Runoff Election determines who will represent a specific party in the November General Election. Many of the runoff elections listed below only mention Republican candidates because there is no runoff election for the Democratic candidate in that district, or vice versa. If you voted in a Primary but there are no candidates facing each other in a runoff, please continue researching the candidates who will face each other in the November general election.

Voter turnout is historically low in the Texas Primary Election, and even lower in Primary Runoff Elections. Early voting for the Primary Runoff Election begins May 19 and ends May 23. Please put this on your schedule if there is a primary runoff in your district! Primary Runoff Election day is May 27.

Please review the following list of Primary Runoff Elections below. We have included statewide races, as well as all Texas State Senate and Texas State House races where a runoff election is occurring.

Statewide Office Primary Runoff Elections

  • Current Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and State Senator Dan Patrick face each other for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
  • State Representative Dan Branch and State Senator Ken Paxton face each other for the Republican nomination for Attorney General.
  • Richard Kinky Friedman and Jim Hogan face each other for the Democratic nomination for Agriculture Commissioner.
  • Tommy Merritt and Sid Miller face each other for the Republican nomination for Agriculture Commissioner.
  • Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton face each other for the Republican nomination for Texas Railroad Commission Place 2.

Texas State Senate Primary Runoff Elections

Senate District 2

Incumbent Senator Robert “Bob” Deuell faces challenger Bob Hall for the Republican nomination.

Senate District 10

Challengers Konni Burton and Mark Shelton face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by State Senator Wendy Davis.

Texas State House Primary Runoff Elections

House District 10

Challengers T.J. Fabby and John Wray face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Jim Pitts.

House District 16

Challengers Will Metcalf and Ted Seago face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Brandon Creighton.

House District 53

Challengers Rob Henneke and Andrew Murr face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Harvey Hilderbran.

House District 58

Challengers Dewayne Burns and Philip Eby face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Rob Orr.

House District 66

Challengers Glenn Callison and Matt Shaheen face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Van Taylor.

House District 76

Challengers Cesar Blanco and Norma Chavez face each other for the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by Representative Naomi R. Gonzalez.

House District 102

Incumbent Representative Stefani Carter faces challenger Linda Koop for the Republican nomination.

House District 105

Challengers Terry Meza and Susan Motley face each other for the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by Linda Harper-Brown.

House District 108

Challengers Morgan Meyer and Chart Westcott face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Dan Branch.

House District 129

Challengers Sheryl Berg and Dennis Paul face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by John E. Davis.

House District 132

Challengers Ann Hodge and Mike Schofield face each other for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Bill Callegari.

Please remember that EVERY VOTE MATTERS! If you have the opportunity to vote in a Primary Runoff Election, please do so!

Please feel free to use the valuable Teach the Vote resource from the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) to review candidates’ responses to important questions about education and TRS. Teach the Vote can be found by clicking here.

We will continue providing information about the upcoming Primary Runoff Election throughout the next several weeks. Thank you for being a member of TRTA! If you are not a member of TRTA and want more information about joining, contact us at 1.800.880.1650.