See who will be on the 2018 primary election ballot in Frisco

The candidates listed in this guide will be on the 2018 primary election ballot in the communities defined by Community Impact Newspaper’s Frisco coverage area. Only contested races are listed.

** Name listed on ballot

Statewide candidates

Democratic Party

U.S. senator
Sema Hernandez
Edward Kimbrough
Beto O’Rourke

James Jolly Clark
Cedric Davis Sr.
Joe Mumbach
Adrian Ocegueda
Jeffrey Payne
Lupe Valdez
Tom Wakely
Andrew White
Grady Yarbrough

Lieutenant governor
Mike Collier
Michael Cooper

Comptroller of public accounts
Joi Chevalier
Tim Mahoney

Commissioner of the General Land Office
Tex Morgan
Miguel Suazo

Railroad commissioner
Roman McAllen
Chris Spellmon

Republican Party

U.S. senator
Ted Cruz*
Bruce Jacobson Jr.
Mary Miller
Geraldine Sam
Stefano de Stefano

Greg Abbott*
SECEDE Kilgore**
Barbara Krueger

Lieutenant governor
Scott Milder
Dan Patrick*

Commissioner of the General Land Office
George P. Bush*
Davey Edwards
Jerry Patterson
Rick Range

Commissioner of agriculture
Trey Blocker
Jim Hogan
Sid Miller*

Railroad commissioner
Christi Craddick*
Weston Martinez

Presiding judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
David Bridges
Sharon Keller*

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8
Jay Brandon
Michelle Slaughter
Dib Waldrip

Collin County and district candidates

Democratic Party

U.S. representative, District 3
Adam P. Bell
Lorie Burch
Sam Johnson
Medrick Yhap

State Board of Education, District 12
Tina Green
Laura Malone-Miller
Suzanne Smith

State senator, District 8
Brian Chaput
Mark Pharris

Republican Party

U.S. representative, District 3
Alex Donkervoet
David Niederkorn
Van Taylor

State senator, District 8
Phillip Huffines
Angela Paxton

Fifth Court of Appeals justice, Place 11
John Browing
Tom Nowak
Dan Wyde

Fifth Court of Appeals justice, Place 12
Perry Cockerelle
William “Randy” Johnson
Jim Pikl

219th District Court judge
Scott Becker*
Glenn Brenner
Mike Curran
Jennifer Edgeworth

Collin County district attorney
Casey Davis
Greg Willis*

Collin County judge
Chris Hill
Scott Johnson
Ray Ricchi

Denton County and district candidates

Democratic Party

U.S. representative, District 24
Edward “Todd” Allen
John Biggan
Josh Imhoff
Jan McDowell

U.S. representative, District 26
Linsey Fagan
Will Fisher

State representative, District 106
Michael Rhea
Ramona Thompson

Denton County judge
Willie Hudspeth
Diana Leggett

Republican Party

U.S. representative, District 24
Johnathan Davidson
Kenny E. Marchant*
U.S. representative, District 26
Veronica Birkenstock
Michael C. Burgess*

State representative, District 106
Clint Bedsole
Jared Patterson

Denton County district attorney
Brent Bowen
Paul Johnson*

County Criminal Court at Law No. 2 judge
Sean Kilgore
Susan Piel

County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 judge
Forrest Beadle
David D Garcia*

District clerk
Ronnie Anderson
William Brown
David Trantham
Mark Yarbrough

Justice of the peace, Precinct 2
James R DePiazza*
Fabian Thomas

Polling locations

Registered voters in Collin County can cast their ballots at any polling location within the county during early voting. Denton County voters must vote in their respective precincts, and polling locations are split up by political party.

Early voting locations

Collin county
Collin College Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.

Frisco Senior Center
6670 Moore St.

Denton county
Frisco Fire Station No. 4
4485 Cotton Gin Road

Frisco Fire Station No. 7
330 W. Stonebrook Parkway

Election Day locations

Collin county
Collin College Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.

Frisco Senior Center
6670 Moore St.

Heritage High School
14040 Eldorado Parkway

Hunt Middle School
4900 Legendary Drive

Liberty High School
15250 Rolater Road

Staley Middle School
6927 Stadium Drive

Denton county
Cobb Middle School (D)
9400 Teel Parkway

Frisco Fire Station No. 4 (R)
4485 Cotton Gin Road

Frisco Fire Station No. 6 (R)
3535 Eldorado Parkway

Frisco Fire Station No. 7 (R)
330 W. Stonebrook Parkway

Frisco Government Center (D)
5533 FM 423, Ste. 901

Griffin Middle School (D)
3703 Eldorado Parkway

Lone Star High School (R)
2606 Panther Creek Parkway

Pioneer Heritage Middle School (D)
1649 High Shoals Drive

Stafford Middle School (D)
2288 Little River Drive

Voter ID required

Texas voters are required to present one of seven forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballots. Voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:

  • Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

  • Texas personal ID card issued by DPS

  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

  • U.S. military ID card containing the cardholder’s photograph

  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing the cardholder’s photograph

  • U.S. passport


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