Local candidates for Collin County, state and national elections


Presidential candidate

Vice presidential candidate

  • Tim Kaine

U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Adam P. Bell

Texas House

  • Texas District 66: Gnanse Nelson

  • Texas District 67: Scott Coleman

  • Texas District 89: Denise Hamilton


  • 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


Presidential candidate 

Vice presidential candidate

  • Mike Pence

U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Sam Johnson

Texas House

  • Texas District 66: Matt Shaheen

  • Texas District 67: Jeff Leach

  • Texas District 89: Jodie Laubenberg


  • 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

Collin County

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

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

  • District judge, 199th Judicial District: Angela Tucker

  • District judge, 380th Judicial District: Ben Smith

  • District judge, 401st Judicial District: Mark Rusch

  • District judge, 416th Judicial District: Andrea Thompson

  • District judge, 469th Judicial District: Piper McCraw

  • District judge, 470th Judicial District: Emily A. Miskel

  • Judge, County Court at Law No. 7: David Waddill

  • District clerk, unexpired term: Lynne Chupp Finley

  • Sheriff: Jim Skinner

  • Tax assessor-collector: Kenneth L. Maun

  • Justice of the peace, Precinct 3, Place 1: Chuck Ruckel

  • Constable, Precinct 3: Sammy Knapp


Presidential candidate

  • Gary Johnson

Vice presidential candidate

  • William Weld

U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Scott Jameson

Texas House

  • Texas District 66: Shawn W. Jones

  • Texas District 67: Ray Brewer

  • Texas District 89: Bob Worthington


  • 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

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


Presidential candidate

  • Jill Stein

Vice presidential candidate

  • Ajamu Baraka

U.S House

  • Texas District 3: Paul Blair


  • 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


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.



Plano ISD has extended its school closure until May 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
School year to end on schedule regardless of length of closure, Plano ISD tells parents

Instruction will still end on the scheduled date of May 22, the district informed parents this week in a mass message.

Medical professionals from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial in Frisco received a donation of masks and assorted goodies from Two Men and A Truck on April 3. (Courtesy Two Men and A Truck)
Moving company Two Men and A Truck donate face masks to Frisco, McKinney hospitals

After receiving a gift of more than 100 face masks, the North Dallas-area franchise set up a donation of 50 masks to area Baylor Scott & White hospitals.

The city of Plano has limited access to parking at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve after receiving reports that people were crowding the trails. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano limits parking access at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve to fend off crowds on trails

The move brought the total number of available parking spaces at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve down to 190 after the city received repeated complaints about crowds of people on some city trails.

The American Red Cross is urging people to continue donating blood to avoid any shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
American Red Cross avoids near-shortage of blood donations, urges donors to keep scheduling appointments

When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to rise to new levels in the nation in March, thousands of blood donors canceled appointments with the American Red Cross.

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department has been busy assisting the district with health initiatives, such as delivering meals. (Courtesy Amy Taldo)
ROUNDUP: 5 recent stories on the DFW area’s continued coronavirus response

Read the latest coronavirus updates from communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.

Drivers once lined Legacy Drive during rush hour in the Legacy West mixed-use development in Plano. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Layoffs swift in Plano as small businesses, large developments reel from coronavirus restrictions

Layoffs at Legacy West were the first big wave of Plano job losses reported to the Texas Workforce Commission, but countless businesses in the city have been hit hard by restrictions.

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion package March 27 to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.

Members of the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association have created a daily digital support meeting during the coronavirus pandemic. The group's members are working together to help one another stay in business. (Courtesy Ed Mahoney)
Coronavirus coverage roundup in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Here are some noteworthy stories from the past week dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.

Collin, Denton, Dallas and Tarrant counties have a higher response rate than the state of Texas as of Mach 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Census responses ahead of U.S. in Dallas-Fort Worth, growth highest in nation

Dallas-Fort Worth counties vary in self-response rates on the U.S. census as Census Day arrives April 1.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during a March 31 afternoon press conference. (Screenshot via livestream)
Plano nixes stay-at-home policy discussion in light of Texas governor's guidelines on essential activities

A dash to prepare a stay-at-home ordinance for the city of Plano was halted this week after the governor unveiled his own set of guidelines defining essential services.

Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.