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State House Candidates

Note to the Voter: Remember that you are the HR person choosing who is best qualified to be a Texas State House Representative. Check out their educational background, their work history, and Community Service. If they are an Incumbents (IN) who Candidates up for re-election what I their voting record. Make sure it matches up with your core beliefs and what they are saying from the campaign trail they support. Which candidate is best qualified over all and lines up best with your beliefs? That is who you should vote for.

About the office: 

The Texas House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Texas State Legislature. Alongside the Texas State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Texas state government and works alongside the governor of Texas to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Texas House of Representatives include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. Members serve two year terms and are not subject to term limits. They assume office at the beginning of the legislative session in January. Look up Incumbents who are current members to see their bills they wrote or cowrote plus their voting record and more by going to: https://house.texas.gov/members/. It is very telling how the voted. See if it lines up with their campaign promises and your personal beliefs. 

Qualifications

To be eligible to seek office a candidate must be:

A U.S. citizen

21 years old before the general election

A two-year resident of Texas before the general election

A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election

Salaries

$7,200/year $221/day. Set by the ethics commission.

Pension

The highest a legislature can earn for retirement is $125,000, with an average of $17,526 annually. 

                                                                                          Sources: Ballotpedia https://ballotpedia.org/; Texas_House_of_Representatives, https://house.texas.gov/about-us/

Texas House of Representatives elected Members by District 

Unofficial Results 2022 General Election

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District 1 

Counties: Bowie (100%), Cass (100%), Lama (100%), Morris (100%), and Red River (100%)

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District 2 

Counties: Hopkins (100%), Hunt (100%), and Van Zandt ((100%)

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District 3 

Counties: Montgomery (27%), and Waller (100%)

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District 4 

Counties: Henderson(84%), and Kaufman (100%)

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District 5 

Counties: Camp (100%), Morris (100%), Rains(100%), Smith (24%), Titus (100%), Upshur (100%), and Wood (100%)

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District 6 

Counties: Smith (76%)

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District 7 

Counties: Gregg (100%), and Upshur (100%)

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District 8 

Counties:  Anderson (100%), Freestone (100%), Hill (100%), and Navarro (100%)

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District 9 

Counties: Cass (100%), Harrison (100%), Marion (100%), Panola (100%), and Sabine (100%)

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District 10 

Counties:  Ellis (100%), and Henderson (16%)

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District 11 

Counties: Cherokee (100%)Nacogdoches (100%), and Rusk (100%)

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District 12 

Counties: Brazos (16%), Falls (100%), Limestone (100%), McLennan (29%), and Robertson (100%)

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District 13 

Counties: Austin (100%), Burleson (100%), Colorado (100%), Fayette (100%), Grimes (100%), Lavaca (100%), and Washington (100%),

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District 14 

Counties: Brazos (84%)

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District 15 

Counties: Montgomery (37%)

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District 16 

Counties: Montgomery (36%)

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District 17

Counties: Bastrop(100%), Caldwell (100%), Gonzales (100%), Karnes (100%), and Lee (100%) 

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District 18 

Counties: Liberty (100%), San Jacinto (100%), and Walker (100%)

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District 19

Counties: Hardin (100%), Jasper (100%),Newton (100%), Polk (100%), Tyler (100%)

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District 20

Counties: Burnet (100%), Milam (100%), and  Williamson (100%)

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District 21

Counties: Jefferson (93%), Orange (100%)

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District 22 Counties: Jefferson (61%)

Christian "Manuel" Hays

Government Chief of Staff, Manuel started working in politics under State Representative Joe Deshotel in 2004 as a case worker. Manuel quickly moved up to a District Director and Assistant Committee Clerk. Finally, he has been Deshotels Chief of Staff for the last 10 years. 

 

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District 23

Counties: Chambers (100%)and Galveston (43%)

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District 24

Counties: Galveston (57%)

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District 25 

Counties: Brazoria (39%), and Matagorda (100%)

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District 26 

Counties: Fort Bend (23%)

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District 27 Counties: Fort Bend (24%)

Rep.Ron Reynolds (IN) 

Texas Southern U BS in Public Affairs Magna Cum Laude, JD for Texas Tech U School of Law. First African American Elected State Rep in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction.  Ron is currently serving his sixth term in the Texas House. Reynolds was named 2021 87th Session Legislator of the Year by both Fort Bend United and The Young & the Politics. He was voted by his House colleagues as “Freshman Legislator of the Year” and “Public Servant of the Year” by the Houston Minority Contractors Association. He served as the House Minority Whip during the 83rd & 84th Legislative sessions. Reynolds is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and 100 Black Men of America. Currently, Reynolds is the Chair, Texas Progressive Caucus, Vice Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and Vice Chair of the House Caucus on Climate, Environment, and the Energy Industry. He also serves as the Legislative Leader for the Texas State NAACP and the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. Reynolds serves as the ranking member on the House Committee on Environmental Regulation, and serves on the powerful Energy Resources Committee. Prior to being elected State Representative Reynolds was an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Houston, Past President of the Houston Lawyers Association and Past President of the Missouri City & Vicinity NAACP. He is a recipient of the “Honorary Doctorate of Divinity”. 

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District 28 

Counties: Fort Bend (36%)

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District 29 

Counties: Brazoria (61%)

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