Local candidates for Collin County, state and national elections

Local election guide

Local election guide

DEMOCRATIC PARTY


Presidential candidate

Vice presidential candidate

  • Tim Kaine


U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Adam P. Bell


Texas House

  • Texas District 70: John Bryant


Statewide

  • Texas Railroad Commission: Grady Yarbrough

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 3: Mike Westergren

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 5: Dori Contreras Garza

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 9: Savannah Robinson

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 2: Lawrence "Larry" Meyers

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 5: Betsy Johnson

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 6: Robert Burns

  • 5th Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4: Gena Slaughter

  • 5th Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7: Dennise Garcia






 REPUBLICAN PARTY


Presidential candidate 




Vice presidential candidate

  • Mike Pence


U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Sam Johnson


Texas House

  • Texas District 70: Scott Sanford


Statewide

  • Texas Railroad Commission: Wayne Christian

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 3: Debra Lehrmann

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 5: Paul Green

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 9: Eva Guzman

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 2: Mary Lou Keel

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 5: Scott Walker

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 6: Michael E. Keasler

  • 5th Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4: Lana Myers

  • 5th Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7: David John Schenck


Collin County

  • Sheriff: Jim Skinner

  • Constable, Precinct 1: Shane Williams

  • District judge, 416th Judicial District: Andrea Thompson






LIBERTARIAN PARTY

Presidential candidate

  • Gary Johnson


Vice presidential candidate

  • William Weld


U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Scott Jameson


Texas House

  • Texas District 70: Rachel Wester


Statewide

  • Texas Railroad Commission: Mark Miller

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 3: Kathie Glass

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 5: Tom Oxford

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 9: Don Fulton

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 2: Mark Ash

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 5: William Bryan Strange III

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 6: Mark W. Bennett


Collin County

  • Sheriff: Daniel St. Clair

  • Constable, Precinct 1: Mark Wester 

  • District judge, 416th Judicial District: Daniel R. Correa






GREEN PARTY

Presidential candidate

  • Jill Stein


Vice presidential candidate


  • Ajamu Baraka


U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Paul Blair


Texas House

  • Texas District 70: Emmett Merwin


Statewide

  • Texas Railroad Commission: Martina Salinas

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 3: Rodolfo Rivera Munoz

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 5: Charles E. Waterbury

  • Texas Supreme Court, Place 9: Jim Chisholm

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 2: Adam King Blackwell Reposa

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge, Place 5: Judith Sanders-Castro






POLITICAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS


Texas House
State House representatives are elected to serve two-year terms.

Texas Railroad Commission
Railroad commissioners are elected to six-year terms.

State Justices
State justices are elected to six-year terms.

Source: Collin County/Community Impact Newspaper


Candidates were selected based on the elections taking place within this newspaper’s coverage area. Uncontested races are not listed. Collin County voters are allowed to vote on Election Day at any polling location in Collin County. Go to co.collin.tx.us for a complete list of polling locations.



By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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