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.
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
$7,200/year $221/day. Set by the ethics commission.
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
Counties: Bowie (100%), Cass (100%), Lama (100%), Morris (100%), and Red River (100%)
Counties: Hopkins (100%), Hunt (100%), and Van Zandt ((100%)
Counties: Montgomery (27%), and Waller (100%)
Counties: Henderson(84%), and Kaufman (100%)
Counties: Camp (100%), Morris (100%), Rains(100%), Smith (24%), Titus (100%), Upshur (100%), and Wood (100%)
Counties: Smith (76%)
Counties: Gregg (100%), and Upshur (100%)
Counties: Anderson (100%), Freestone (100%), Hill (100%), and Navarro (100%)
Counties: Cass (100%), Harrison (100%), Marion (100%), Panola (100%), and Sabine (100%)
Counties: Ellis (100%), and Henderson (16%)
Counties: Cherokee (100%), Nacogdoches (100%), and Rusk (100%)
Counties: Brazos (16%), Falls (100%), Limestone (100%), McLennan (29%), and Robertson (100%)
Counties: Brazos (84%)
Counties: Montgomery (37%)
Counties: Montgomery (36%)
Counties: Bastrop(100%), Caldwell (100%), Gonzales (100%), Karnes (100%), and Lee (100%)
Counties: Liberty (100%), San Jacinto (100%), and Walker (100%)
Counties: Hardin (100%), Jasper (100%),Newton (100%), Polk (100%), Tyler (100%)
Counties: Burnet (100%), Milam (100%), and Williamson (100%)
Counties: Jefferson (93%), Orange (100%)
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.
Counties: Chambers (100%), and Galveston (43%)
Counties: Galveston (57%)
Counties: Brazoria (39%), and Matagorda (100%)