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 Heights, River Oaks and Montrose 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

18th District

Vince Duncan (I): builder/carpenter

Sheila Jackson Lee (D): incumbent

Phil Kurtz (L): semiretired

Carmen Maria Montiel (R): Realtor

38th District

Joel Dejean (I): retired electrical engineer

Wesley Hunt (R): consultant

Duncan F. Klussmann (D): education

Texas Senate

District 6

Carol Alvorado (D): incumbent, consultant

District 15

George Brian Vachris (R): teacher

John Whitmire (D): incumbent

Texas House of Representatives

District 134

Ann Johnson (D): incumbent

Ryan McConnico (R): business owner

Carol Unsicker (I): maintenance mechanic

District 145

Michael Mabry (R): Mabry Management

Christina Morales (R): incumbent, funeral director

District 147

Jolanda Jones (D): lawyer