Here are some of the 2018 primary election candidates on the ballot in Spring, Klein

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2018 primary election candidates
Editor's note: This list is not comprehensive. Ballots vary by location.

Statewide candidates


Democratic Party

U.S. senator

  • Sema Hernandez

  • Edward Kimbrough

  • Beto O’Rourke


Governor

  • James Jolly Clark

  • Cedric Davis Sr.

  • Joe Mumbach

  • Adrian Ocegueda

  • Jeffrey Payne

  • Lupe Valdez

  • Tom Wakely

  • Andrew White

  • Grady Yarbrough


Lieutenant governor

  • Mike Collier

  • Michael Cooper


Comptroller of public accounts

  • Joi Chevalier

  • Tim Mahoney


Commissioner of the General Land Office

  • Tex Morgan

  • Miguel Suazo

  • Railroad commissioner

  • Roman McAllen

  • Chris Spellmon


Republican Party

U.S. senator

  • Ted Cruz*

  • Bruce Jacobson Jr.

  • Mary Miller

  • Geraldine Sam

  • Stefano de Stefano


Governor

  • Greg Abbott*

  • SECEDE Kilgore**

  • Barbara Krueger

  • Lieutenant governor

  • Scott Milder

  • Dan Patrick*


Commissioner of the General Land Office

  • George P. Bush*

  • Davey Edwards

  • Jerry Patterson

  • Rick Range


Commissioner of agriculture

  • Trey Blocker

  • Jim Hogan

  • Sid Miller*


Railroad commissioner

  • Christi Craddick*

  • Weston Martinez


Presiding judge, Court of Criminal Appeals

  • David Bridges

  • Sharon Keller*


Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8

  • Jay Brandon

  • Michelle Slaughter

  • Dib Waldrip


County and district candidates


Democratic Party

U.S. representative, District 2

  • J. Darnell Jones

  • Ali A. Khorasani

  • Todd Litton

  • Silky Malik

  • H.P. Parvizian


U.S. representative, District 10

  • Richie DeGrow

  • Madeline K. Eden

  • Matt Harris

  • Kevin Nelson

  • Mike Siegel

  • Tami Walker

  • Tawana Walter-Cadien


U.S. representative, District 18

  • Richard Johnson

  • Sheila Jackson Lee*

  • State senator, District 15

  • Damian Lacroix

  • Hank Segelke

  • John Whitmire*


State representative, District 15

  • Lorenza Perez McGill


State representative, District 126

  • Undrai F. Fizer

  • Natali Hurtado


State representative, District 150

  • Michael Shawn Kelly


Harris County judge

  • Line Hidalgo


Precinct 4 commissioner

  • Penny Shaw

  • Jeff Stauber


Harris County clerk

  • Gayle Young Mitchell

  • Diane Trautman

  • Nat West


Republican Party

U.S. representative, District 2

  • David Balat

  • Dan Crenshaw

  • Jonny Havens

  • Justin L. Lurie

  • Kevin Roberts

  • Jon Spiers

  • Rick Walker

  • Kathaleen Wall

  • Malcolm Whittaker


U.S. representative, District 10

  • John W. Cook

  • Michael T. McCaul*


U.S.representative, District 18

  • Ava Reynero Pate


State senator, District 15

  • Randy Orr


State representative, District 15

  • Steve Toth

  • Jackie Waters


State representative, District 126

  • Kevin Fulton

  • E. Sam Harless

  • Gail Stanart


State representative, District 150

  • Valoree Swanson*

  • James Richard Wilson


Harris County judge

  • Ed Emmett*


Precinct 4 commissioner

  • Jack Cagle*


Harris County clerk

  • Stan Stanart*

  • Noemi Valdez


*Incumbent
**Name listed on ballot




Voter ID required


Texas voters are required to present one of seven specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballots. Voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:

  • Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

  • Texas personal ID card issued by DPS

  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

  • U.S. military ID card containing the cardholder’s photograph

  • U.S. citizenship certificate containing the cardholder’s photograph

  • U.S. passport


With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented at the polling place. Voters can apply for an Election Identification Certificate at no cost at any driver’s license office. Details on how to apply for an EIC are available on the DPS website, www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/electionID.htm.

Voters who cannot obtain one of the seven acceptable forms of photo ID due to a reasonable impediment may present a supporting form of identification and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter’s reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification and stating the voter is the same person on the presented supporting form of identification.

Supporting forms of ID that can be presented for voters with a reasonable impediment are:

  • Valid voter registration certificate

  • Original certified birth certificate

  • Copy of or original current utility bill

  • Copy of or original bank statement

  • Copy of or original government check

  • Copy of or original paycheck

  • Copy of or original government document with voter’s name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)


For additional information regarding voter ID laws, go to the Secretary of State Office’s website, www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html.
By Zac Ezzone
Zac Ezzone began his career as a journalist in northeast Ohio, where he freelanced for a statewide magazine and local newspaper. In April 2017, he moved from Ohio to Texas to join Community Impact Newspaper. He worked as a reporter for the Spring-Klein edition for more than a year before becoming the editor of the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition.


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