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

Federal


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*

State

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

Local

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

Sheriff

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 jflagler@communityimpact.com


MOST RECENT

Austin government, nonprofit and business leaders recently participated in a weeks-long summit centered on unsheltered homelessness in the city. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plan to house 3,000 homeless individuals in Austin in the next three years would cost $515 million

The plan Austin City Council members discussed April 20 emerged from a weekslong community-wide summit on homelessness.

Photo of Zilker Park
Travis County establishes Civilian Conservation Corps to tackle climate, environmental projects

The program will create opportunities for residents to work on projects including wildfire prevention, solar energy promotion and park cleanups.

Residents march to the Texas Capitol in protests after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin leaders react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard speaks to reporters March 13 at the Delco Actiity Center in Northeast Austin. Residents can walk up to the Delco Center on April 22 and 23 and receive vaccines without an appointment. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health will accept walk-up vaccinations at the Delco Activity Center starting April 22

APH will also leave its registration portal open throughout most of the week.

Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 8,000 Travis County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting for the county's May 1 election began April 19 and will run through April 27.

The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin vaccine updates: Demand slows as state begins marketing push

Appointments are beginning to go unfilled, and local health officials say demand has caught up to supply. All adults in the U.S. are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Photo of two performers on an outdoor SXSW stage
South by Southwest sells ownership stake in company to Rolling Stone owner Penske Media Corp.

SXSW leadership called the sale a "lifeline" for the conference and festivals.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.

Austin Anthem watch party
Crowds of fans converge on North Austin to watch inaugural Austin FC game

Breweries around Q2 Stadium in North Austin brought in large outdoor screens and new employees to host fans of Austin FC for the team's historic first match.

Austin Police Department
UPDATE: Loop 360 closed in both directions in Northwest Austin due to a shooting incident

Residents who live in the Arboretum area in Northwest Austin are advised to shelter in place.

Early voting for the May 1 election opens April 19 at a 7 a.m. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting in Austin opens April 19: See what’s on the ballot, where to vote

City residents will be making decisions on eight propositions ranging from whether to adopt a strong mayor government system to whether to reinstate public camping bans.