Texas House Primary Elections: Dallas-Forth Worth, East Texas
As is the case every two years, all 150 Texas House seats are up for election in 2018. However, only 70 of those seats will include primary election races, while 49 seats will have general elections only. There are also 31 seats this year with candidates running completely unopposed (10 Republicans and 21 Democrats).
Of the 70 primary elections on the 2018 ballot, 32 primary races contain Republicans only; 28 primary races contain Democrats only; and 10 races have both Republican and Democratic primaries.
Over the next three weeks, AGC TBB will outline all 70 House primary elections by region. These candidates are running in primary election races in the following regions: the greater Dallas-Forth Worth area and East Texas.
PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE MARCH 6.
DALLAS-FORTH WORTH AREA
District 89 - The seat has been vacated by Republican Rep. Jodie Laubenberg. Republicans John Payton and Candace T. Noble will square off in the primary.
District 102 - Republican Rep. Linda Koop will face Scott T. Kilgore and Chad Carnahan in the party primary.
District 104 - Democratic Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo will face Jessica Gonzalez in the primary. There is no Republican candidate.
District 105 - Republican Rep. Rodney Anderson will face Dinesh Mali in the Republican primary. Two Democrats - Thresa "Terry" Meza and A.D. Jenkins - will vie for their party candidacy.
District 107 - Three Republicans - Deanna Maria Metzger, Brad Perry, and Joe Ruzicka - will battle for their party's primary spot, and the winner will face Democratic Rep. Victoria Neave in the general election.
District 108 - Two Democrats - William "Zac" Duffy and Joanna Cattanach - will face off in the primary election, and the winner will face Republican Rep. Morgan Meyer in the general.
District 109 - The seat has been vacated by Democratic Rep. Helen Giddings. Four Democrats - Carl Sherman, Christopher Graham, Victoria Walton,and Deshaundra Lockhart-Jones - will square off in the primary election.
District 113 - The seat has been vacated by Republican Rep. Cindy Burkett. Three Republicans - Jim Phaup, Charlie Lauersdorf, and Jonathan Boos - will compete in the party primary; meanwhile, two Democrats - Rhetta Bowers and Billy F. Ingram - will vie over their party's primary candidacy.
District 114 - Republican Rep. Jason Villalba will face a primary challenge from Lisa Luby Ryan.
District 115 - Two Democrats - Rock Bower and Julie Johnson - will compete in the primary. The winner will try to unseat Republican Rep. Matt Rinaldi in the general election.
District 63 - Two Democrats - Laura Haines and Richard Wolf - will square off in the primary, and the winner will take on Republican Rep. Tan Parker in the general election.
District 64 - Republican Rep. Lynn Stucky will face a primary challenge from Mark Roy. Three Democrats - Matt Farmer, Andrew D. Morris, and Mateo "Mat" Pruneda - will fight over their party nomination.
District 65 - Republican Rep. Ron Simmons will face challenger Kevin Simmons in the primary.
District 106 - The seat has been vacated by Republican Rep. Pat Fallon. Two Republicans - Clinton A. Bedsole and Jared L. Patterson - will fight over Republican primary candidacy. Meanwhile, two Democrats - Michael Rhea and Ramona Thompson - will face off in the Democratic primary election.
District 93 - Two Democrats - Nancy Bean and Nisha Mathews - will face off in the primary in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Matt Krause in the general election.
District 98 - Republican Rep. Giovanni Capriglione will face a primary challenger in Armin Mizani.
District 99 - Republican Rep. Charlie Geren will face a challenge from Bo French in the primary election.
GREATER DALLAS-FORTH WORTH / EAST TEXAS REGIONS
District 2 - Republican Rep. Dan Flynn will face a primary election challenger in Bryan L. Slaton.
District 4 - The seat has been vacated by Republican Rep. Lance Gooden. Four Republicans - Ashley McKee, Stuart K. Spitzer, Earl Brunner, and Keith Bell - will compete for the party nomination in the primary.
District 6 - Republican Rep. Matt Schaefer will face a primary election challenge from Ted Kamel.
District 8 - The seat has been vacated by Republican Rep. Byron Cook. Three Republicans - Cody Harris, Linda Timmerman, and Thomas McNutt - will compete in the primary election.
District 9 - Republican Rep. Chris Paddie will face a primary challenger in Garrett Boersma.
District 11 - Republican Rep. Travis Clardy will face a primary election challenge from Danny Ward.
District 60 - Republican Rep. Mike Lang will face two challengers in the primary election - Jim Largent and Gregory Risse.