margin-top: 16px; Polls are conducted with a variety of methodologies and have margins of error or credibility intervals. letter-spacing: .04em; My biggest struggle has simply been keeping my mouth shut about things that bother me. } } } .census-table-section-header { The Oscar winner announced his decision in a three-minute video, addingthat "political leadership" is a "path that I'm choosing not to take at this moment.". [1] All statewide elected offices are currently held by Republicans. Issues that were of utmost importance to voters, according to the polls, include immigration and border control, abortion and the state economy. Texas is one of 36 states electing their top executive officials during the 2022 midterm elections. Before the election, there were 28 Republican governors and 22 Democratic governors. padding-left: 10px; O'Rourke, despite his loss, did best in Texas's urban centers. .panel-heading:hover { cursor: pointer;} The table below details the vote in the five most recent U.S. Senate races in Texas. .quote-icons { .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper { .non_result_row th { } On June 4, 2021, Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West announced his resignation as party chair. margin-top: 5px; [2] Republicans won every gubernatorial election in Texas from 1994 to 2018 by an average margin of 16.9 percentage points. max-width: 600px; Railroad Commissioner, Incumbent Greg Abbott defeated seven other candidates in the Republican primary election for governor of Texas on March 1, 2022. } } width: 50px; To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of Governor of Texas, click [show] to expand the section. Huffines received a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. } I think the Governor of TExas has a lot of authority over the legislature. } } The primary was scheduled for March 1, 2022, and a primary runoff was scheduled for May 24, 2022. .electionsectionheading { If so, was a photo or non-photo ID required? padding: 5px; $('.collapse').collapse('hide'); --title-background: #334aab; Protecting Texas Children and Families I look up to innovators and dreamers. 34 counties, in particular, gave Abbott over 90% of the vote, the most by any Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate, and the most for any candidate since Democrat Allan Shivers' 1954 re-election. West was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in 2020 and held the position until resigning in 2021 to run for governor. [1] The Houston Chronicle's Jeremy Wallace wrote about intraparty conflicts over Abbott's responses to the coronavirus, saying, "Abbott was the target of GOP-led protests for his early moves to allow mask mandates and restrict business operations."[2]. display: inline; display: block; Texas held an election for governor on November 8, 2022. text-align: center !important; padding-left: 0; } .panel-body p { For more on how we select candidates to include, click here. top: 0px; Note: Ballotpedia reserves the right to edit Candidate Connection survey responses. [7] Both West and fellow gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines were considered more conservative than Abbott. position: relative; width: 100%; What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office? border: 1px solid #DDDDDD; margin-top: 0; Rick Perry as the only Texas governors to win three four-year terms. @media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { .results_row td:first-child { Such policies have resulted in Texas designation as the number one state in America for human and sex trafficking. margin-bottom: -2px !important; .outer_percentage { The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 11. Elections in 2023 | The Texas gubernatorial election will be held on Nov. 8, 2022. Greg Abbott's reelection bid, says he believes in vaccines but opposes mandates", "Greg Abbott Loses, Then Wins, Endorsement From Texas Attorney General", "Border Patrol Council announces endorsement of Gov. It means that they must stand firm to their convictions while being willing to adapt, improvise and overcome the challenges set out before. Click on the link below for a summary of the event: On Jan. 19, 2022, Harrison, Huffines, Prather, and West participated in a candidate forum hosted by Texas Scorecard. The filing deadline was December 13, 2021. .mw-body #mw-content-text th.votebox-results-cell--text { position: absolute; There are certain areas where I will not compromise and I do not suggest compromise as a solution to polarization. } } chevron.addClass('fa-chevron-down'); [5] The history of conflict between West and Abbott included a lawsuit by West and other Republicans challenging Abbott's extension of the early voting period in 2020, as well as a protest outside the Governor's Mansion over pandemic-related shutdowns as well as mask mandates. padding:7px 8px 8px; This was one of 36 gubernatorial elections that took place place in 2022. } What was the voter registration deadline? margin-top: 5px; [36], On Jan. 17, 2022, Huffines, Prather, and West participated in a candidate forum hosted by the Denton County Conservative Coalition. background-color: #003388; Ballotpedia provides race ratings from three outlets: The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, and Sabato's Crystal Ball. margin-top: 0px; On November 2, 2010, Rick Perry won re-election to the office of Governor of Texas. VoterInfobyState_Timeout_dom = setTimeout(widget_load_check_dom, 500); margin-top: 1em; widget_load_check_jquery(); Gun Rights. vertical-align: top; padding-left: 16px; .votebox-scroll-container { font-size: 0.9em; padding-bottom: 3px; If elected, Cooper said he plans to help Texas teachers and that education will be at the top of his list of priorities. float: left; Source. The table below details the vote in the five most recent gubernatorial elections in Texas. .inner_percentage.CrossFiled { Outside the Texas Triangle and Trans Pecos, the only other area O'Rourke won was the heavily Hispanic Rio Grande Valley along the U.S. border with Mexico, but his performance was worse than Valdez's and his own from 2018, which continued the trend of rural Hispanic voters away from the Democrats towards Republicans, but did slightly outperform Biden from 2020. Poll conducted for the Defend Texas Liberty PAC. I believe that the leader of a state must show poise and stand strong during times of crisisnot caving into pressure from special interest groups and national party leaders. Mayor: HISD has two optionsclose school or be taken over, Meet the Astros prospect tearing up Spring Training, Report: Houston ranked No. } }) What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about? Mark Tippetts defeated Fidel Castillo in the Libertarian convention for Governor of Texas on April 10, 2022. --link-color: #337ab7; height: 22px; padding-left: 75px; Also running in the primary were Paul Belew, Daniel Harrison, Kandy Kaye Horn, Rick Perry[9], and Chad Prather. } color: #fff; background-color: #6db24f; padding-left: 8px; .results_text { An updating average, accounting for each polls quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean. } z-index:1; if ($('#vis_xs_indicator').is(':hidden')){ Prather, 48, says he is in favor of pro-life legislation and wants to end all COVID-19 mandates and mask requirements. top: -1px; max-width: 75px; How a state's counties vote in a presidential election and the size of those counties can provide additional insights into election outcomes at other levels of government including statewide and congressional races. Democrat Beto ORourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in Americas biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in Incumbents are bolded and underlined. left: 0; Any edits made by Ballotpedia will be clearly marked with [brackets] for the public. text-align: center; chevron.removeClass('fa-chevron-up'); The table below details demographic data in Texas and compares it to the broader United States as of 2019. .results_row { a[aria-expanded=false] .fa-chevron-down { Different states require governors to have different degrees of responsibility for the state budgeting process. Heading into the 2022 elections, there were 23 Republican trifectas, 14 Democratic trifectas, and 13 divided governments where neither party held trifecta control. It has changed my life entirely. } This race was featured in The Heart of the Primaries, a newsletter capturing stories related to conflicts within each major party. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor. .results_row td { .census-table-race-disclaimer { Greg Abbott seeks a --link-color: #337ab7; height: auto; .votebox-results-cell--number { Texas State Sen Don Huffines speaks at a rally by Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at Galley's Dallas the day before Super Tuesday February 29, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Fox News Voter Analysis. border-top: 1px solid #ccc; background-color: #f4f4f4; Three years of Democratic trifectasTwenty years of Republican trifectas VoterInfobyState_Resized = true; Under what circumstances should the governor of your state be able to use emergency powers? margin-right: 10px; .multi-survey-header { letter-spacing: .04em; Abbott won by about 10.9 points, a margin slightly larger than aggregate polling, but virtually in line with the last poll conducted. font-weight: 200; float: left; } } .census-table-header { background-color: #003388; Greg Abbott in 2022 GOP primary", "South Texas Mayor Endorses Huffines for Governor, Says Border Crisis 'Far Worse Than Many People Realize', "Grassroots Leader Julie McCarty Endorses Huffines for Governor", "Gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines speaks! } 100% remote. margin: 0; I'm looking to solve the problems that affect Texas. This section includes links to debates, forums, and other similar events where multiple candidates in this race participated. width: 35px !important; .results_row.winner { Overall, Texas was Solid Republican, having voted for Mitt Romney (R) in 2012, Donald Trump (R) in 2016, and Donald Trump (R) in 2020. Govern with balance and fairness for all Texans and be free from special interest groups and their influential money trail. Was absentee/mail-in voting available to all voters? display: block; What do you perceive to be your state's greatest challenges over the next decade? } Over the next decade, our state's greatest challenge is combatting federal overreach. .election_results_text { .census-table-census-item { text-align: left; }); Lupe Valdez defeated Andrew White in the Democratic primary runoff for Governor of Texas on May 22, 2018. width: 50%; } | West criticized Gov. As the legislature should be reflecting the priorities of the voters. margin-bottom: -2px !important; } .panel-heading:hover { cursor: pointer;} left: 0px; .votebox-scroll-container { } I admire their leadership abilities and their being able to find new and innovative solutions to very complex problems. } width: 50px; .race_header.libertarian { border: 1px solid #DDDDDD; } height: 100%; To read this candidate's full survey responses, click here. font-weight: 300; WebGovernor of Texas Democratic primary Republican primary General election Election details Filing deadline: December 13, 2021 Primary: March 1, 2022 Primary runoff: May 24, 2022 color: #aaa; Before becoming governor, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court from 1996 to 2001. A state government trifecta refers to a situation where one party controls a state's governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. } Abbott carried 235 out of 254 counties in his re-election victory, flipping the heavily Hispanic counties of Culberson and Zapata and becoming the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the latter in the state's history (though Zapata had voted Republican in the 2020 presidential election), while O'Rourke became the first Democratic gubernatorial candidate to win the county of Fort Bend since 1974. Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke make campaign stops in Houston", "Gov. height: 56px; color: #0645ad; background-color: #f0a236; color: #aaa; } [38], On Oct. 27, 2021, Huffines, Prather, and West participated in a debate hosted by the Wise County Conservatives.[42]. letter-spacing: 0.03em; .votebox_legend { This section details the results of the five most recent U.S. Senate and gubernatorial elections held in the state. He carried Travis, home to the state capital Austin (72.6% - 25.9%), his best performance in the state; El Paso, his home county, 63.4% - 35%; Dallas (62.8% - 35.9%); Bexar (57.5% - 41.1%); and Harris (54% - 44.5%). } border-radius: 0 0 7px 7px; } .panel-body p { .electionsectionheading { .multi-survey-header { Greg Abbott", "A Rick Perry no, not that Rick Perry files to run for Texas governor", "YouTuber, internet personality Chad Prather appears to be throwing hat in ring for Texas governor", "Allen West's final days as state GOP chair filled with intraparty drama", "Rusk councilman backs out of gubernatorial race following backlash over comments", "Analysis: A 2020 holiday fantasy for Texas officeholders looking to 2022", "Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller running for reelection, instead of challenging Gov. border-radius: 50%; .mw-body #mw-content-text th.votebox-results-cell--text { Such policies put the safety and security of Texans at risk. } The 2022 Texas gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the next governor of Texas. overflow-y: hidden; font-size: 20px; background-color: #f4f4f4; text-align: center !important; letter-spacing: 0.03em; Is there a book, essay, film, or something else you would recommend to someone who wants to understand your political philosophy? Whos ahead in the Texas governor race? My parents' generation were able to exit university without debt, walk into a secure job with just a bachelor's degree alone, support an entire family on one middle-class income and even buy a home to build wealth and security for their golden years. Texas presidential election results (1900-2020). Greg Abbott, who on Nov. 23 filed to run for his third consecutive term as governor. color:white; .votebox { Apply today! .race_header, .results_text, .results_table_container, .votebox_legend { Click the tabs below to view information about demographics, past elections, and partisan control of the state. padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0.25em; Turner: TEA is giving Houston ISD two optionsclose school or be taken over, Who is Justin Dirden? Texas gubernatorial election, 2022 (March 1 Republican primary), Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection survey responses, 2020 presidential results by 2022 congressional district lines. For the 11th year in a row, Texas claims the The legacy of being one who honored his oath to the constitution and safeguarded individual rights, freedoms, and liberty. color: #888; ORourkes announcement Monday kicks off a third run for office in as many election cycles. text-align: center; I am an advocate for rural Texas and rural Texas issues running on a platform that puts the needs of rural Texans on a level platform of the population centers. She enjoys binge-watching anime and films makeup tutorials in her spare time. left: 0; .votebox-scroll-container { We are the USA. The governor serves as a state's top executive official and is the only executive office that is elected in all 50 states. .votebox_legend .non_result_row { } Election Integrity If the candidate disagrees with an edit, he or she may request the full removal of the survey response from } Texas State Historical CommissionRural Revitalization Campaign. color: #6db24f; padding-left: 8px; Ballotpedia asks all federal, state, and local candidates to complete a survey and share what motivates them on political and personal levels. padding-bottom: 8px; Agriculture Commissioner He has no previous election experience. Policy: Christopher Nelson Caitlin Styrsky Molly Byrne Katharine Frey Jimmy McAllister Samuel Postell letter-spacing: 0.03em; font-weight: normal !important; Public policy, Communications: Alison Graves Carley Allensworth Abigail Campbell Sarah Groat Caitlin Vanden Boom The results have been certified. display: inline-block; margin: 0px 10px; .votebox_bp_logo {

, Incumbents are bolded and underlined. margin-right: 10px; background: #4c4c4c; .electionsectionheading { 1 most stressful city for U.S. workers, To get these special tacos, drive out to the Houston Ship Channel, MLB legend makes surprise appearance at Astros' Spring Training, 'This is about profit': Houston leaders condemn HISD takeover, Oops! font-size: 16px; width: 65px; height: 100%; April May June } Exit polls according to NBC News showed Abbott winning male (58% - 41%) and female voters (51% - 48%), whites (66% - 33%), voters over 45 (60% - 39%), college graduates (52% - 47%) and non-college graduates (56% - 43%), and voters who denied the results of the 2020 presidential election (94% - 5%). I love our natural resources and I believe in protecting them to the fullest. chevron = $(this).find('i.fa-pull-right'); Simple: Creating new revenue streams such as legalized gaming and recreational cannabis. WebElection and oath of Governor Governors are elected by popular ballot and serve terms of four years, with a limit of two terms, if served after November 6, 1990. margin-bottom: .75em; } background-color: #dac113; background-color: #334aab; font-size: 12px; overflow-x: auto; Life is the basis upon which all other rights exist. This section lists noteworthy endorsements issued in this election, including those made by high-profile individuals and organizations, cross-party endorsements, and endorsements made by newspaper editorial boards. West (R) completed Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection survey. Despite improving on 2018 nominee Lupe Valdez's margins in these counties, he did worse in all of them compared to his Senate campaign in 2018, and, excluding Travis and Hays, worse than Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race but that was chiefly because Greg Abbott had been much more popular than Donald Trump in the state. } Abbott highlighted his experience as governor, saying he would "[continue] to build on his record as a strong conservative leader who fights to preserve Texas values. What qualities do you possess that you believe would make you a successful officeholder? font-size: 12px; | display: inline-block; height: auto; font-style: italic; bottom: 2px With special guest Katrina Pierson! background-color: grey; .results_row td:first-child { Were all voters required to present ID at the polls?
   .placeholder {} State legislature | 		padding-top: 8px; [153][154][155], Fox News Voter Analysis exit polls showed Abbott winning male (59%-39%) and female voters (51%-48%); whites (68%-30%); voters over 45 (61%-37%); college graduates (54%-44%), non-college graduates (56%-43%) and other minorities (53%-42%); white men (70%-28%); white women (67%-32%). Below we provide results for polls that are included in polling aggregation from FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics, when available. 		.votebox {        text-align: center; margin-bottom: 25px; I believe in a balanced budget, finding new revenue streams such as legalized cannabis sales, expansion of horse racing and legalized gaming in Texas. Tech: Matt Latourelle  Nathan Bingham  Ryan Burch  Kirsten Corrao  Beth Dellea  Travis Eden  Tate Kamish  Margaret Kearney  Eric Lotto  Joseph Sanchez, What's on my ballot?    .census-table-census-item-header { "I'm running for re-election to support our police officers in the great state of Texas. 	} Click the tabs below to view information about demographics, past elections, and partisan control of the state. if (chevron.hasClass('fa-chevron-down')) { Ballotpedia does not edit or correct typographical errors unless the candidate's campaign requests it. 		top: -1px; View each candidates loan totals, if any, by clicking View More in the table below and learn more about this data here. I support a voucher or tax credit system so even low-income families can afford to send their children to private schools or home school. 		display: table; function widget_load_check_jquery() { 		font-size: 12px; .question-scroll-container { 		display: table; 		text-align: left !important; I am an advocate for rural Texas and rural Texas issues running on a platform that puts the needs of rural Texans on a level platform of the population centers. MIDLAND, Texas  Once again, a buzz is growing around Beto O'Rourke. 	} 		} In 1985, he co-founded Huffines Communities, a real-estate development company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If it were your choice, what do you believe is the appropriate degree of gubernatorial involvement with this process in your state? This is clearly not to inspire political change since Abbott is sending them to cities without any influence on federal law. 		background-color: #f9d334; What does that mean do you? 		margin-bottom: 0px; Ballotpedia features 395,557 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. 		text-align: left;  		overflow: hidden; However, in our state the legislature only meets once every two years and when the legislature is out of session the Governor has nearly complete authority to act on their own unsupervised. 100% remote. Education of the children
 	.votebox-results-cell--check { } At the time of the primary, no incumbent governor in Texas had lost his or her party's nomination since 1978, when Gov. Which of those do you personally consider the most important in your state? Represent All Texans With Fairness and Balance, Submitted Biography: "I am a Christian, conservative public Servant.". (function() { School districts | Who do you look up to? Are insane ticket costs pricing Astros fans out of Opening Day? 		font-size: 12px; padding-right: 20px !important; Beto O'Rourke, meanwhile, performed 8.3% worse than his 2018 Senate run, but did still win the highest share for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate since Ann Richards received 45.88% in her unsuccessful reelection bid against George W. Bush in 1994. Abbott encourages supporters to 'get out the vote' during Tyler campaign event", "SHOWDOWN! 		overflow-y: hidden; 	.indicate_scroll { Apply today! 		color: #888; ", "I am a Christian, conservative public Servant.". 	} 	} 	} 		margin-bottom:16px; U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) listens during a Tea Party Town Hall meeting February 8, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Click on a candidate's name to visit their Ballotpedia page. 	.mw-body #mw-content-text .votebox .race_header h5.votebox-header-election-type { The table below displays the partisan composition of Texas' congressional delegation as of November 2022. There were no incumbents in this race. More information about them can be found at my campaign site and $('.collapse').collapse('show'); 	} The answer isn't as easy as you think", "National Border Patrol Council Endorses Governor Greg Abbott", "National Right to Life Endorses Greg Abbott for Texas Governor", "Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Governor Abbott for Re-Election", "Texas Association of Realtors PAC releases endorsements", "Koch Latino campaign group endorses Abbott in Texas", "Former HUD Secretary Julin Castro Talks Future of Democratic Party at IOP Forum", "Obama calling Texas voters to support Beto O'Rourke for governor", "Texas Democrats Back Together in Dallas", "Thousands Join Beto O'Rourke, Houston Lawmakers in Abortion Rights Rally", "In the heart of the Third Ward with Congresswoman Jackson Lee, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, and local leaders on the ground who are ensuring Texas finally delivers for everyone in this community", "Mayor Turner speaks at Beto O'Rourke Rally for Abortion Rights in Discovery Green", "Matthew Broderick hosting star-studded NYC fundraiser for Beto campaign", "Hundreds show up to early voting event in Acres Homes", "Selena Gomez Endorses Beto O'Rourke for Texas Governor", "Luci Baines Johnson makes stops in Marshall to stump for Beto O'Rourke", "Country superstar Kacey Musgraves brings out, endorses Beto O'Rourke during Austin City Limits", "Coach Popovich joins Democrats on gun control, says Abbott, Republicans 'haven't done crap', "Gwyneth Paltrow Joins George Soros in Backing Beto O'Rourke in Texas", "Soros Backs O'Rourke's Bid for Texas Governor With $1 Million", "Beto O'Rourke shows up for endorsement from the Chicks at Houston concert", "Try Guys star hosts Beto O'Rourke fundraiser in San Antonio", "Willie Nelson endorses Beto O'Rourke at Austin campaign rally", "Harry Styles Endorses Beto O'Rourke During Texas Concert", "LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA RALLIES WITH BETO AND GARZA IN HOUSTON", "Garcia: Lionel Sosa strikes out against his old party in ad for Beto O'Rourke", "Kerry Washington Explains Why She Chooses to Talk About Politics as an Actor", "Paramore's Hayley Williams encourages fans to vote for Beto O'Rourke on TikTok", "Beto O'Rourke's Ratings and Endorsements", "Human Rights Campaign Endorses Beto O'Rourke For Texas Governor", "Giffords PAC Endorses Beto O'Rourke for Governor", "NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Beto O'Rourke for Texas Governor", "VETERANS GROUP ENDORSES BETO O'ROURKE FOR GOVERNOR", "JOLT ENDORSES STATEWIDE CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE", "Statesman Editorial Board endorsements in the November 2022 election", "2022 Gubernatorial General Election Results", "2020 Presidential General Election Results - Texas",, Articles lacking reliable references from February 2022, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with failed verification from October 2021, Articles lacking reliable references from March 2022, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, Ricky Lynn Perry, staffing agency employee, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, Dan Behrman, software engineer, internet personality, candidate for. 

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