Southwest Austin 2020 Primary Election Guide

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting for the March 3 primary election began Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 28. Texas voters can vote in the Republican or Democratic primary, but not both. The following list includes candidates that could appear on the ballot for Southwest Austin residents, depending on which districts they live in. A full sample ballot is available online at

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

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U.S. president

Republican primary

  • Zoltan G. Istvan

  • Joe Walsh

  • Matthew John Matern

  • Bob Ely

  • Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra**

  • Bill Weld

  • Donald J. Trump*

Democratic primary

  • Elizabeth Warren

  • Amy Klobuchar

  • Bernie Sanders

  • Cory Booker

  • John K. Delaney

  • Julián Castro

  • Andrew Yang

  • Marianne Williamson

  • Deval Patrick

  • Pete Buttigieg

  • Michael R. Bloomberg

  • Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente

  • Tulsi Gabbard

  • Robby Wells

  • Tom Steyer

  • Joseph R. Biden

  • Michael Bennet

U.S. senator

Republican primary

  • Dwayne Stovall

  • John Cornyn*

  • Mark Yancey

  • Virgil Bierschwale

  • John Anthony Castro

Democratic primary

  • Chris Bell

  • Royce West

  • Annie “Mama” Garcia

  • Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez

  • Amanda K. Edwards

  • Michael Cooper

  • Jack Daniel Foster Jr.

  • D.R. Hunter

  • Sema Hernandez

  • Adrian Ocegueda

  • Mary “MJ” Hegar

  • Victor Hugo Harris

Texas Supreme Court

Place 6

Democratic primary

  • Larry Praeger

  • Kathy Cheng

Republican primary

  • Jane Bland*

Place 7

Democratic primary

  • Staci Williams

  • Brandy Voss

Republican primary

  • Jeff Boyd*

Place 8

Democratic primary

  • Gisela D. Triana

  • Peter Kelly

Republican primary

  • Brett Busby*

Chief justice

Democratic primary

  • Amy Clark Meachum

  • Gerald Zimmerer

Republican primary

  • Nathan Hecht*

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Place 3

Democratic primary

  • Elizabeth Davis Frizell

  • William Pieratt Demond

  • Dan Wood

Republican primary

  • Bert Richardson*

  • Gina Parker

Place 4

Democratic primary

  • Tina Clinton

  • Steven Miears

Republican primary

  • Kevin Patrick Yeary*

Place 9

Democratic primary

  • Brandon Birmingham

Republican primary

  • David Newell*

U.S. House of Representatives

District 21

Democratic primary

  • Jennie Lou Leeder

  • Wendy R. Davis

Republican primary

  • Chip Roy*

District 25

Democratic primary

  • Heidi Sloan

  • Julie Oliver

Republican primary

  • Roger Williams*

  • Keith Neuendorff

District 35

Democratic primary

  • Lloyd Doggett*

  • Rafael Alcoser III

Republican primary

  • Jenny Garcia Sharon

  • “Guillermo” William Hayward

  • Nick Moutos

State Senators

District 21

Democratic primary

  • Judith Zaffirini*

Republican primary

  • Frank Pomeroy

District 24

Democratic primary

  • Clayton Tucker

Republican primary

  • Dawn Buckingham*

Texas House

District 45

Democratic primary

  • Liliana Posada

  • Erin Zwiener*

Republican primary

  • Carrie Isaac

  • Austin Talley

  • Kent “Bud” Wymore

District 47

Democratic primary

  • Vikki Goodwin*

Republican primary

  • Justin Berry

  • Aaron Reitz

  • Jenny Roan Forgey

  • Don Zimmerman

  • Jennifer Fleck

District 48

Democratic primary

  • Donna Howard*

Republican primary

  • Bill Strieber

District 49

Democratic primary

  • Gina Hinojosa*

Republican primary

  • Charles Allan Meyer

  • Jenai Aragona-Hales

District 51

Democratic primary

  • Eddie Rodriguez*

  • Joshua Sanchez

Republican primary

  • Robert Reynolds

State Board of Education

District 5

Democratic primary

  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau

  • Letti Bresnahan

Republican primary

  • Inga Cotton

  • Lani Popp

  • Robert Morrow

District 10

Democratic primary

  • Stephen Wyman

  • Marsha Burnett-Webster

Republican primary

  • Tom Maynard*

Railroad Commissioner

Democratic primary

  • Chrysta Castaneda

  • Kelly Stone

  • Roberto R. "Beto" Alonzo

  • Mark Watson

Republican primary

  • Ryan Sitton

  • James "Jim" Wright

Travis County

District attorney

Republican primary

  • Martin Harry

Democratic primary

  • Erin Martinson

  • Jose Garza

  • Margaret Moore*

County attorney

Democratic primary

  • Laurie Eiserloh

  • Delia Garza

  • Mike Denton

  • Dominic Selvera


Democratic primary

  • John Loughran

  • Sally Hernandez*

  • Liz Donegan

Republican primary

  • Raul Vargas

Tax Assessor-Collector

Republican primary

  • Marilyn Jackson

Democratic primary

  • Bruce Elfant*

Commissioner Precinct 3

Republican primary

  • Becky Bray

Democratic primary

  • Valinda Bolton

  • Shiloh Newman

  • Sheri Soltes

  • Ann Howard

Constable Precinct 3

Democratic primary

  • Stacy Suits*

Constable Precinct 4

Democratic primary

  • George Morales III*

Judges and Courts

Chief justice, 3rd Court of Appeals District

Republican primary

  • Jeff Rose*

Democratic primary

  • Darlene Byrne

  • Keith S. Hampton

53rd District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Kennon Wooten

  • Maria Cantü Hexsel

98th District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Rhonda Hurley*

126th District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Aurora Martinez-Jones

167th District Court (criminal)

Democratic primary

  • Dayna Blazey

  • David Wahlberg*

200th District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Maggie Ellis

  • Jessica Mangrum

345th District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Jan Soifer*

353rd District Court (civil)

Democratic primary

  • Tim Sulak*

  • Madeline Conner

390th District Court (criminal)

Democratic primary

  • Julie Kocurek*

  • Albert Amado

427th District Court (criminal)

Democratic primary

  • Tamara Needles*

450th District Court (criminal)

Democratic primary

  • Brad Urrutia*

460th District Court (criminal)

Republican primary

  • Geoffrey Puryear*

Democratic primary

  • Amy Meredith

  • Selena Alvarenga

County Court at Law 4 (criminal)

Democratic primary

  • Dimple Malhotra*

  • Margaret Chen Kercher

  • Tanisa Jeffers

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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