Sample ballot: Here are the candidates in contested races Central Austin residents can vote for in the primaries

A sign guides voters inside at the George Washington Carver branch of the Austin Public Library during the fall 2019 election. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
A sign guides voters inside at the George Washington Carver branch of the Austin Public Library during the fall 2019 election. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

A sign guides voters inside at the George Washington Carver branch of the Austin Public Library during the fall 2019 election. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting for the 2020 primary election runs through Feb. 28. Voters can vote in the Republican or Democratic primary, but not both.

Below is a list of candidates that could appear on the ballot for Central Austin residents. We have eliminated any races that are uncontested on both the Democratic and Republican side to include only races with multiple candidates in at least one of the party primaries. You can see full sample ballot at the Travis County clerk's website, including the uncontested races.

Residents in Travis County may vote at any polling location in their respective county.

*indicates incumbent


U.S. president

R: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra**

R: Bob Ely

R: Zoltan G. Istvan

R: Matthew John Matern

R: Donald J. Trump*

R: Joe Walsh

R: Bill Weld

D: Michael Bennet

D: Joseph R. Biden

D: Michael R. Bloomberg

D: Cory Booker

D: Pete Buttigieg

D: Julián Castro

D: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente**

D: John K. Delaney

D: Tulsi Gabbard

D: Amy Klobuchar

D: Deval Patrick

D: Bernie Sanders

D: Tom Steyer

D: Elizabeth Warren

D: Robby Wells

D: Marianne Williamson

D: Andrew Yang

**Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente running in the Democratic primary is the son of Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra running in the Republican primary.

U.S. senator

R: Virgil Bierschwale

R: John Anthony Castro

R: John Cornyn*

R: Dwayne Stovall

R: Mark Yancey

D: Chris Bell

D: Michael Cooper

D: Amanda K. Edwards

D: Jack Daniel Foster Jr.

D: Annie “Mama” Garcia

D: Victor Hugo Harris

D: Mary “MJ” Hegar

D: Sema Hernandez

D: D.R. Hunter

D: Adrian Ocegueda

D: Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez

D: Royce West

U.S. representative District 10

R: Michael McCaul*

D: Pritesh Gandhi

D: Shannon Hutcheson

D: Mike Siegel

U.S. representative District 21

R: Chip Roy*

D: Wendy Davis

D: Jenny Lou Leeder

U.S. representative District 25

R: Keith Neuendorff

R: Roger Williams*

D: Julie Oliver

D: Heidi Sloan

U.S. representative District 35

R: “Guillermo” William Hayward

R: Nick Moutos

R: Jenny Garcia Sharon

D: Rafael Alcoser III

D: Lloyd Doggett*


Railroad commissioner

R: Ryan Sitton*

R: James “Jim” Wright

D: Roberto Alonzo

D: Chrysta Castañeda

D: Kelly Stone

D: Mark Watson

Chief justice, Supreme Court

R: Nathan Hecht*

D: Amy Clark Meachum

D: Jerry Zimmerer

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6

R: Jane Bland*

D: Kathy Cheng

D: Larry Praeger

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7

R: Jeff Boyd*

D: Brandy Voss

D: Staci Williams

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8

R: Brett Busby*

D: Peter Kelly

D: Gisela D. Triana

Justice, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3

R: Bert Richardson*

D: Gina Parker

D: William Pieratt Demond

D: Elizabeth Davis Frizell

D: Dan Wood

Justice, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4

R: Kevin Patrick Yeary*

D: Tina Clinton

D: Steven Miears

Member, State Board of Education, District 5

D: Rebecca Bell-Metereau

D: Letti Bresnahan

R: Inga Cotton

R: Robert Morrow

R: Lani Popp

Member, State Board of Education, District 10

R: Tom Maynard*

D: Marsha Burnett-Webster

D: Stephen Wyman

Texas representative District 49

R: Jenai Aragona-Hales

R: Charles Allan Meyer

D: Gina Hinojosa*

Texas representative District 51

R: Robert Reynolds

D: Eddie Rodriguez*

D: Joshua Sanchez


Travis County district attorney

R: Martin Harry

D: Jose Garza

D: Margaret Moore*

D: Erin Martinson

County attorney

D: Mike Denton

D: Laurie Eiserloh

D: Delia Garza

D: Dominic Selvera


D: Liz Donegan

D: Sally Hernandez*

D: John Loughran

R: Raul Vargas

Commissioner Precinct 3

R: Becky Bray

D: Valinda Bolton

D: Ann Howard

D: Shiloh Newman

D: Sheri Soltes

Constable Precinct 1

D: Michael Carter

D: Sam Holt

D: Tonya Nixon

D: Janie Serna

Judges and Courts

Chief justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District

R: Jeff Rose*

D: Darlene Byrne

D: Keith S. Hampton

53rd District Court (civil)

D: Maria Cantú Hexsel

D: Kennon Wooten

167th District Court (criminal)

D: David Wahlberg*

D: Dayna Blazey

200th District Court (civil)

D: Maggie Ellis

D: Jessica Mangrum

353rd District Court (civil)

D: Madeline Conner

D: Tim Sulak*

390th District Court (criminal)

D: Julie Kocurek*

D: Albert Amado

460th District Court (criminal)

R: Geoffrey Puryear*

D: Selena Alvarenga

D: Amy Meredith

County Court at Law 4 (criminal)

D: Margaret Chen Kercher

D: Dimple Malhotra*

D: Tanisa Jeffers
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at


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