Candidates & Election Information

The Democratic Primary is March 6, 2018.  Early voting starts Tuesday, February 20 and runs through Friday, March 2.

What is a primary? A primary election chooses the representatives from each party for the general election in November.
Also on the ballot are county party races such as County Chair, Precinct Chair and Party initiatives. Texas is a “semi-open” primary state.  You can choose to vote in either primary, but you can only vote in one – the Democratic or the other guys. If there is a runoff, you must vote in the same primary as you did in March.  You are basically declaring your party affiliation by which primary you cast a ballot.

Am I registered to vote? You can check your voter registration status here.

Where and when do I vote? Early voting begins Tuesday, February 20.  In Collin County, you can vote at ANY open polling location both during early voting and on election day.  Poll times vary during Early Voting. You can go here for a complete list of poll locations and times during Early Voting.

Polls are on Election Day are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Here is the list of Election Day polling locations.

What do I need to bring to the polls? You need your voter registration card and an approved form of photo ID.  This link is to the Collin County Election Administrator’s website.  This is the official information regarding voter ID laws.  You can also bring with you a sample ballot. We highly recommend printing and completing a sample ballot to take with you to the polls.  This gives you an opportunity to research the candidates before stepping into the voting booth and choosing which candidates you wish to elect.  It can help speed your voting process and make sure you are voting for your informed choices.

If you have ANY issues voting, please stop out of the voting center and call our office (972) 578-1483. DO NOT leave the voting center premises.  You should NOT be turned away from voting.

Voting with disabilities:  The Collin County Election Administrator, Bruce Sherbet, believes strongly in everyone having good access to voting.  You can find information for voters with disabilities here. Additional information can be found here.

 

Democratic Party March 6, 2018 Primary Candidates

 

Office Sought Ballot Position Name Links
U. S. Senator 1 Sema Hernandez Facebook
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U. S. Senator 2 Edward Kimbrough ewkimbro@ari201.com
U. S. Senator 3 Beto O’Rourke Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 3 1 Medrick Yhap Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 3 2 Sam Johnson Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 3 3 Lorie Burch Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 3 4 Adam P. Bell Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 4 1 Lander Bethel Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 4 2 Catherine Krantz Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 32 1 Colin Allred Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 32 2 Todd Maternowski Website
U. S. Representative District 32 3 Brett Shipp Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 32 4 Ron Marshall Website
U. S. Representative District 32 5 Lillian Salerno Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 32 6 George Rodriguez Facebook
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U. S. Representative District 32 7 Ed Meier Facebook
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Congress District Map
Governor 1 James Jolly Clark
Governor 2 Andrew White Facebook
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Governor 3 Jeffrey Payne Facebook
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Governor 4 Cedric Davis, Sr. Facebook
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Governor 5 Joe Mumbach Facebook
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Governor 6 Adrian Ocegueda Facebook
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Governor 7 Tom Wakely Website
Governor 8 Lupe Valdez Facebook
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Governor 9 Grady Yarbrough
Lieutenant Governor 1 Michael Cooper Facebook
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Lieutenant Governor 2 Mike Collier Facebook
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Attorney General Justin Nelson Website
Comptroller of Public Accounts 1 Joi Chevalier Facebook
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Comptroller of Public Accounts 2 Tim Mahoney Website
Commissioner of the General Land Office 1 Tex Morgan Facebook
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Commissioner of the General Land Office 2 Miguel Suazo Facebook
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Commissioner of Agriculture Kim Olson Facebook
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Railroad Commissioner 1 Roman McAllen Facebook
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Railroad Commissioner 2 Chris Spellmon Facebook
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2 Steven Kirkland Facebook
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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4 R.K. Sandill Facebook
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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 Kathy Cheng Website
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Maria T. (Terri) Jackson Website
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 Ramona Franklin Facebook
Member, State Board of Education, District 12 1 Laura Malone-Miller lauramalonemiller@gmail.com
Member, State Board of Education, District 12 2 Suzanne Smith Facebook
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Member, State Board of Education, District 12 3 Tina Green
SBOE District Map
State Senator, District 8 1 Brian Chaput Facebook
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State Senator, District 8 2 Mark Phariss Facebook
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State Senator, District 30 Kevin Lopez Facebook
State Senate District Map
State Representative District 33 Laura Gunn
State Representative District 66 Sharon Hirsch Facebook
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State Representative District 67 Sarah Depew Facebook
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State Representative District 70 Julie Luton Facebook
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State Representative District 89 Ray Ash Facebook
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State House District Map
Chief Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District Robert Burns Website
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 2 Robbie Partida-Kipness Facebook
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 5 Erin Nowell Facebook
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 9 Bill Pedersen Facebook
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Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 10 Amanda Reichek Facebook
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Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 11 Cory Carlyle Facebook
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Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 12 Ken Molberg Facebook
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Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 13 Leslie Lester Osborne Facebook
5th Court of Appeals District Map
County Judge Danyell Lanier Website
District Clerk Karmin Kirschner Facebook
County Clerk David Chevalier Facebook
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County Commissioner Pct.2 Tanner Do Facebook
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County Commissioner Pct.3 (unexpired term) David Azad Facebook
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County Commissioner Pct.4 Byron Bradford Facebook
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Collin County Commissioner District Map
Justice of the Peace Pct.1 Misty Irby Facebook
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Justice of the Peace Pct.2 Dian Engelman Facebook
Justice of the Peace Pct.3 Place.2 Ramona Brumfield Facebook
Justice of the Peace Pct.4 Carissa Picard Facebook
Justice of the Peace District Map
Collin County Democratic Party Chair 1 Mike Rawlins Facebook
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Collin County Democratic Party Chair 2 Stirling Morris Facebook
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Collin County Democratic Party Chair 3 Kunal Kapai Facebook

2018 Democratic Primary Ballot Propositions

  1. Right to a 21st Century Public Education: Should everyone in Texas have the right to quality public education from pre-k to 12th grade, and affordable college and career training without the burden of crushing student loan debt?
  2. Student Loan Debt: Should everyone in Texas have the right to refinance student loan debt with the Federal Reserve at a 0% interest rate, as relief for the crushing burden of debt and an investment in the next generation of Americans?
  3. Right to Healthcare: Should everyone in Texas have a right to healthcare, guaranteed by a universal, quality Medicare-for-all system?
  4. Right to Economic Security: Should everyone in Texas have the right to economic security, where all workers have earned paid family and sick leave and a living wage that respects their hard work?
  5. National Jobs Program: Should the Democratic Party promote a national jobs program, with high wage and labor standards, to replace crumbling infrastructure and rebuild hurricane damaged areas, paid for with local, state, and federal bonds financed through the Federal Reserve at low interest with long term maturities?
  6. Right to Clean Air, Safe Water, and a Healthy Environment: Should everyone in Texas have the right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment?
  7. Right to Dignity & Respect: Should everyone in Texas have the right to a life of dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment anywhere, including businesses and public facilities, no matter how they identify, the color of their skin, who they love, socioeconomic status, or from where they come?
  8. Right to Housing: Should everyone in Texas have the right to affordable and accessible housing and modern utilities including high speed internet, free from any form of discrimination?
  9. Right to Vote: Should every eligible Texan have the right to vote, made easier by automatic voter registration, the option to vote by mail, a state election holiday, and no corporate campaign influence, foreign interference, or illegal gerrymandering?
  10. Right to a Fair Criminal Justice System: Should everyone in Texas have the right to a fair criminal justice system that treats people equally and puts an end to the mass incarceration of young people of color for minor offenses?
  11. Immigrant Rights: Should there be a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?
  12. Right to Fair Taxation: Should everyone in Texas have the right to a fair tax system, where all interests (business, corporations, and individuals) pay their share, so that state government meets its obligations?