Cedar Park-, Leander-area candidates file for state primary elections

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Election Day is March 1 for the 2022 primary elections for federal, state and county elections. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Election Day is March 1 for the 2022 primary elections for federal, state and county elections. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Election day is March 1 for the primary elections for federal, state and county elections. The deadline for candidates to register was Dec. 13.

Winners of the March 1 primary will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.

Early voting will run Feb. 14-25. The final day to register for the March 1 election is Jan. 31.

Other statewide elected positions up for election include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, land commissioner, commissioner of agriculture and Texas Supreme Court justices.

Many Cedar Park and Leander residents will vote in newly redrawn districts starting in 2022 as approved by state legislators this fall. The new districts are based on 2020 census data, which showed large population increases in the Cedar Park and Leander areas.




The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging these new maps in a lawsuit against Texas. The lawsuit states the new maps disenfranchise Black and Latino voters through a process called “vote dilution,” which spreads voters of color through several districts to reduce their voting power. Additional lawsuits, including one from Voto Latino, allege the new maps increase the number of majority-white districts.

New maps of the Texas House, Texas Senate, U.S. House and State Board of Education districts can be viewed online. Below are candidates for the state and federal districts that are within the Cedar Park-Leander area.

Texas House

District 19

Democrat:

  • Pam Baggett


Republican:


  • Justin Berry

  • Nubia Devine

  • Ellen Troxclair


District 20

Democrat:

  • Raul Camacho


Republican:


  • Terry Wilson (incumbent)


District 52

Democrat:

  • Luis Echegaray


Republican:


  • Caroline Harris

  • Nelson Jarrin

  • Patrick McGuinness

  • Jonathan Schober


District 136

Democrat:

  • John Bucy III (incumbent)


Republican:


  • Michelle Evans

  • Amin Salahuddin




Texas Senate

District 5

Democrat:

  • None


Republican:


  • Charles Schwertner (incumbent)


District 24

Democrat:

  • Kathy Jones-Hospod

  • Jeremy Kohlwes


Republican:


  • Pete Flores

  • Raul Reyes


District 25

Democrat:

  • Robert Walsh


Republican:


  • Channon Cain

  • Donna Campbell (incumbent)




U.S. House

District 10

Democrat:

  • Linda Nuno


Republican:


  • Micheal McCaul (incumbent)


District 31

Democrat:

  • None


Republican:


  • John Carter (incumbent)

  • Abhiram Garapati

  • Mike Williams




Texas State Board of Education

District 5

Democrat:

  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau (incumbent)

  • Kevin Guico

  • Juan Juarez


Republican:


  • Mark Loewe


District 10

Democrat:

  • None


Republican:


  • Tom Maynard (incumbent)

By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.