Do you know what candidates will be on the 2018 primary election ballot?

The candidates listed in this guide will be on the 2018 primary election ballot in the communities defined by Community Impact Newspaper’s Sugar Land/Missouri City coverage area. Only contested races are listed. Early voting will take place Feb. 20-March 2, and election day is March 6. To view full sample ballots organized by precinct in Fort Bend County, click here.

Statewide candidates

Democratic Party

U.S. senator

  • Sema Hernandez

  • Edward Kimbrough

  • Beto O’Rourke


  • 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


  • 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

State representative, District 28

  • Meghan Scoggins

  • Durward White

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 3

  • Joseph R. Willie II

  • Jerry Zimmerer

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 8

  • Michele Barber Chimene

  • Margaret “Meg” Poissant

State Representative, District 27

  • Wilvin Carter

  • Ron Reynolds*

State Senator, District 17

  • Ahmad R. Hassan

  • Rita Lucido

  • Fran Watson

U.S. Representative, District 22

  • Steve Brown

  • Mark Gibson

  • Margarita Ruiz Johnson

  • Sri Preston Kulkarni

  • Letitia Plummer

Republican party

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 7

  • Katy Boatman

  • Terry Yates

District judge, 268th Judicial District

  • Mike Hartman

  • John “Hawk” Hawkins

District Attorney, 268th  Judicial District

  • Shawn McDonald

  • Cliff Vacek

Judge, County Court at Law No. 3

  • Jennifer C. Chiang

  • Harold Kennedy

  • Tricia Krenek

Judge, County Court at Law No. 6

  • Dean Hrbacek

  • Lewis White

County Treasurer

  • Tina Gibson

  • Bill Rickert

  • Wes Vela

U.S. Representative, District 22

  • James Green

  • Danny Nguyen

  • Pete Olson*

  • Eric Zmrhal

State Senator, District 17

  • Joan Huffman*

  • Kristin Tassin

**Name listed on ballot
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.