Ballot guide: What Plano residents need to know before voting Nov. 8

As the Nov. 8 election approaches, it is important to know who is on the ballot. Along with the presidential and vice presidential candidates, Collin County voters will find candidates for justice of the peace, sheriff, district judge and Texas Supreme Court seats, among others.

Nov. 8 is election day. Here is a ballot rundown for Plano voters. Nov. 8 is election day. Here is a ballot rundown for Plano voters.[/caption]

To download a sample ballot, visit here and to determine you precinct, visit here.

Here is a list of candidates Plano residents can expect to see on the ballot. (D-Democrat, R-Republican, L-Libertarian, G-Green Party)


Presidential and vice presidential candidates:

  • Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence, R

  • Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, D

  • Gary Johnson and William Weld, L

  • Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, G

US House

Texas District 3 candidates:

  • Sam Johnson, R

  • Adam P. Bell, D

  • Scott Jameson, L

  • Paul Blair, G


Railroad commissioners, state justices and appeals court justices are elected to six-year terms.

Texas Railroad Commission candidates:

  • Wayne Christian, R

  • Grady Yarbrough, D

  • Mark Miller, L

  • Martina Salinas, G

Texas Supreme Court, Place 3:

  • Debra Lehrmann, R

  • Mike Westergren, D

  • Kathie Glass, L

  • Rodolfo Rivera Munoz, G

Texas Supreme Court, Place 5:

  • Paul Green, R

  • Dori Contreras Garza, D

  • Tom Oxford, L

  • Charles E. Waterbury, G

Texas Supreme Court, Place 9:

  • Eva Guzman, R

  • Savannah Robinson, D

  • Don Fulton, L

  • Jim Chisholm, G

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge Place 2:

  • Mary Lou Keel, R

  • Lawrence “Larry” Meyers, D

  • Mark Ash, L

  • Adam King Blackwell Reposa, G

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge Place 5:

  • Scott Walker, R

  • Betsy Johnson, D

  • William Bryan Stranger III, L

  • Judith Sanders-Castro, G

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presiding judge Place 6:

  • Michael E. Keasler, R

  • Robert Burns, D

  • Mark W. Bennett, L

Texas House

Texas District 66:

  • Matt Shaheen, R

  • Gnanse Nelson, D

  • Shawn W. Jones, L

Texas District 67:

  • Jeff Leach, R

  • Scott Coleman, D

  • Ray Brewer, L

Texas District 89:

  • Jodie Laubenberg, R

  • Denise Hamilton, D

  • Bob Worthington, L

Collin County

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 4:

  • Lana Myers, R

  • Gena Slaughter, D

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 7:

  • David John Schenck, R

  • Dennise Garcia, D

District judge, 199th Judicial District:

  • Angela Tucker, R

District judge, 380th Judicial District:

  • Ben Smith, R

District judge, 401st Judicial District:

  • Mark Rusch, R

District judge, 416th Judicial District:

  • Andrea Thompson, R

  • Daniel R. Correa, L

District judge, 469th Judicial District:

  • Piper McCraw, R

District judge, 470th Judicial District:

  • Emily A. Miskel, R

Judge, County Court at Law No. 7:

  • David Waddill, R

District clerk, unexpired term:

  • Lynne Chupp Finley, R


  • Jim Skinner, R

  • Daniel St. Clair, L

Tax assessor-collector:

  • Kenneth L. Maun

Justice of the peace, Precinct 3, Place 1:

  • Chuck Ruckel, R

  • Ramona Brumfield, D

Constable, Precinct 3:

  • Sammy Knapp, R

By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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