Two candidates have filed to run in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the Senate District 7 position in 2018. Incumbent Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, is seeking the Republican nomination and David Romero is seeking the Democratic nomination.

The deadline for candidates to file for the 2018 primary election in March was Dec. 11.

Additional names could be added to this list, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Secretary of State. Party chairpersons have until Dec. 21 to update the list with the final ballot order.

The Texas Secretary of State's list of candidates here.