After primary runoff, here is a look at the November 2020 ballot in Austin

A sign directs voters inside at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in North Central Austin on July 14. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
A sign directs voters inside at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in North Central Austin on July 14. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

A sign directs voters inside at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in North Central Austin on July 14. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The July 14 primary runoff elections filled the last few gaps on the Nov. 3 ballot, setting the final Democratic and Republican nominees for federal, state and county offices.

While many candidates are locked into place on the ballot, there is still much to be determined on the local level. Austin City Council will be considering later this summer whether to call a tax rate election to finance Project Connect, Capital Metro’s plan to revamp public transportation in the area.

Five of the 10 council seats are up for re-election, as are four Austin ISD school board seats and three seats on the Austin Community College board of trustees. The deadline for those candidates to file for a place on the ballot is Aug. 17.

FEDERAL OFFICES


Beyond the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, John Cornyn is running against Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar to retain a U.S. Senate seat he has held since he was first elected in 2002.

U.S President


  • D: Joe Biden

  • R: Donald Trump*


U.S. Senate


  • D: M.J. Hegar

  • R: John Cornyn*


U.S. House District 10


  • D: Mike Siegel

  • R: Michael McCaul*


U.S. House District 17


  • D: Rick Kennedy

  • R: Pete Sessions


U.S. House District 21


  • D: Wendy Davis

  • R: Chip Roy*


U.S. House District 25


  • D: Julie Oliver

  • R: Roger Williams*


U.S. House District 35


  • D: Lloyd Doggett*

  • R: Jenny Garcia Sharon


* incumbent

STATE OFFICES


Sarah Eckhardt has officially been sworn in as Texas Senator representing District 14, meaning Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, who challenged Eckhardt in the senate race, will be running for re-election to his Texas House seat in District 51.

Uncontested race


  • House District 46: Sheryl Cole (D)


Senate District 21


  • D: Judith Zaffirini*

  • R: Frank Pomeroy


Senate District 24


  • D: Clayton Tucker

  • R: Dawn Buckingham*


House District 47


  • D: Vikki Goodwin*

  • R: Justin Berry


House District 48


  • D: Donna Howard*

  • R: Bill Strieber


House District 49


  • D: Gina Hinojosa*

  • R: Charles Allan Meyer


House District 50


  • D: Celia Israel*

  • R: Larry Delarose


House District 51


  • D: Eddie Rodriguez*

  • R: Robert Reynolds


Railroad commissioner


  • D: Chrysta Castañeda

  • R: Jim Wright


Chief justice: Texas Supreme Court


  • D: Amy Clark Meachum

  • R: Nathan Hecht*


Justice, Place 6: Texas Supreme Court


  • D: Kathy Cheng

  • R: Jane Bland*


Justice, Place 7: Texas Supreme Court


  • D: Staci Williams

  • R: Jeff Boyd*


Justice, Place 8: Texas Supreme Court


  • D: Gisela D. Triana

  • R: Brett Busby*


Justice, Place 3: Texas Criminal Court of Appeals


  • D: Elizabeth Davis Frizell

  • R: Bert Richardson*


Justice, Place 4: Texas Criminal Court of Appeals


  • D: Tina Clinton

  • R: Kevin Patrick Yeary*


Justice, Place 9: Texas Criminal Court of Appeals


  • D: Brandon Birmingham

  • R: David Newell*


State Board of Education: Place 5


  • D: Rebecca Bell-Metereau

  • R: Lani Popp


State Board of Education: Place 10


  • D: Marsha Burnett-Webster

  • R: Tom Maynard*


* incumbent

COUNTY OFFICES


José Garza’s July 14 win with 68% of the vote to defeat incumbent District Attorney Margaret Moore advances the director of the Workers Defense Project to a November contest with Republican candidate Martin Harry. Just one of the 14 district and county judge positions on the ballot is contested.


Uncontested races


  • Travis County attorney: Delia Garza (D)

  • Travis County constable, Precinct 1: Tonya Nixon

  • Travis County constable, Precinct 2: Adan Ballasteros (D)

  • Travis County constable, Precinct 3: Stacy Suits (D)

  • Travis County constable, Precinct 4: George Morales III (D)

  • Travis County constable, Precinct 5: Carlos B. Lopez (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 53: Maria Cantü Hexsel (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 98: Rhonda Hurley (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 126: Aurora Martinez Jones (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 167: Dayna Blazey, D

  • Travis County judge, District 200: Jessica Mangrum, D

  • Travis County judge, District 345: Jan Soifer (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 353, Madeleine Connor (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 390: Julie Kocurek (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 427: Tamara Needles (D)

  • Travis County judge, District 450: Brad Urrutia (D)

  • Travis County Court at Law No. 4 judge: Dimple Malhotra (D)

  • Travis County Court at Law No. 8 judge: Carlos Barrera (D)

  • Travis County Court at Law No. 9 judge: Kim Williams (D)


District attorney


  • D: José Garza

  • R: Martin Harry


Sheriff


  • D: Sally Hernandez*

  • R: Raul Jackson


Tax assessor-collector


  • D: Bruce Elfant*

  • R: Marilyn Jackson


Travis County Judge


  • D: Andy Brown

  • R: Michael Lovins


County commissioner, Precinct 1


  • D: Jeffrey Travillion*

  • R: Solomon Arcoven


County commissioner: Precinct 3


  • D: Ann Howard

  • R: Becky Bray


Travis County judge, District 460


  • D: Selena Alvarenga

  • R: Geoffrey Puryear*


* incumbent

LOCAL OFFICES


Four of the five open Austin City Council seats have incumbents looking to keep their position on the dais. The lone exception is District 2: Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza is running unopposed as the Democratic nominee for Travis County attorney, leaving her council position open to a newcomer.

Austin City Council


  • District 2

  • District 4

  • District 6

  • District 7

  • District 10


Austin ISD board of trustees


  • District 2

  • District 3

  • District 5

  • At-Large Position 8


Austin Community College board of trustees


  • Place 1

  • Place 2

  • Place 3




Editor's Note: This article has been update to remove a reference to a runoff election in Texas Senate District 14 that will no longer take place.
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


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