The November general election is approaching, and the deadline for candidates to file for a place on the ballot passed Aug. 22.

Below are the candidates running in the congressional, Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate districts that cover parts of the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University areas. Check back for future coverage of races taking place at the county level.


7th District

Lizzie Fletcher (D): incumbent

Johnny Teague (R): pastor/rancher

9th District

Al Green (D): incumbent

Jimmy Leon (R): educator

Texas Senate

District 13

Borris L. Miles (D): incumbent

District 15

George Brian Vachris (R): teacher

John Whitmire (D): incumbent

Texas House of Representatives

District 134

Carol Unsicker (I): maintenance mechanic

Ann Johnson (D): incumbent

Ryan McConnico (R): businessman

District 146

Shawn Nicole Thierry (D): incumbent