State Level Candidates
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About the Texas Governor
The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of the state of Texas and is elected by the citizens every four years. The governor has the power to: sign and veto bills passed by the state legislature, serve as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, convene special sessions of the legislature, grant reprieves and pardons, and fill vacant positions via appointment. Additionally, the governor is responsible for delivering the "State of the State" address and an annual state budget report and budget recommendation.The Governor's powers, term of office, qualifications, and installation are established by Article 4 of the Texas Constitution. For more information about the job responsibilities of the Lt. Governor see Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Governor_of_Texas
He shall be at least thirty years of age, a citizen of the United States, and shall have resided in this State at least five years immediately preceding his election. Article 4 of the Texas Constitution...shall not hold any other office: civil, military or corporate; nor shall he practice any profession, and receive compensation, reward, fee, or the promise thereof for the same; nor receive any salary, reward or compensation or the promise thereof from any person or corporation, for any service rendered or performed during the time he is Governor, or to be thereafter rendered or performed. Article 6 of the Texas Constitution.
Texas Governor Candidates
Larry Baggett Conservative Democrat
Michael Cooper Bachelor's degree in business and social studies from Lamar University Beaumont. Cooper's career
experience includes working as a pastor at his local church, president of the South East Texas Toyota Dealers and in
executive management with Kinsel Motors.
Deirdre Dickerson-Gilbert -Former Candidate Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Fort Bend County, Author, Founder of National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association, Entrepreneur, Former Radio & TV Host, Entrepreneur
About the Texas Lieutenant Governor
Texas Lieutenant Governor is the second-highest executive office in the government of Texas. The office of the lieutenant governor is part of both the executive and legislative branches. According to the Texas Constitution the lieutenant governor is also the President of the Texas State Senate. The lieutenant governor becomes governor if the elected governor resigns or dies while in office. Texas elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.Though a member of the executive branch, the lieutenant governor's only executive duty is to assume the governorship in the event the office becomes vacant or the governor temporarily leaves the state. As President of the Texas State Senate, the lieutenant governor has the authority to decide all parliamentary questions and to use discretion in following senate procedural rules. The lieutenant governor has the power to set up standing or special committees and appoint committee chairpersons and individual members. The lieutenant governor also determines the order in which bills are considered by the state senate. As the president of senate, the lieutenant governor may cast tie-breaking votes. The Constitution also names the lieutenant governor to the five-member Legislative Redistricting Board, which apportions the state into senatorial and representative districts in the event the full legislature is unable to do so.
For more information about the job responsibilities of the Lt. Governor see Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Lieutenant_Governor_of_Texas
Article 4, Section 16 of the Texas Constitution establishes the qualifications of office as the same as those of the governor are that he has to be at least 30 years old, a resident of Texas for at least five years, and a United States citizen.
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512) 463-0001
Texas Lt.Governor Candidates
Mike Collier-Auditor, energy expert, and financial watchdog
Texas Attorney General
The Attorney General of Texas is the chief lawyer and legal officer for the state of Texas. According to the Texas Constitution, the attorney general defends the laws and the constitution of the state of Texas, represents the state in litigation, and approves public bond issues. The attorney general is elected to serve for a four-year term. There is no term limit for this office.
at least 18 years of age
a citizen of the United States
a resident of Texas for at least 12 months
Joe Jaworski- bachelor’s N. Carolina’s Davidson College and law degree UT. Trial Attorney and former Mayor of Galveston, drummer for 4 years with a National band North Carolina’s “Other
Bright Colors"Joe owns The Jaworski Law Firm and his practice is 100% mediation. He
specializes in mediating Defense Base Act claims, mediating hundreds of claims annually
domestically and abroad; these are the claims brought by military contractors for personal
injuries arising from the War on Terror.
Lee Merritt -Civil rights attorney and community organizer, and dedicated to tackling the
issues of police brutality, hate crimes, and corporate discrimination.
The Texas Railroad Commission is a state executive agency in the Texas state government. Despite its name, the commission does not regulate railroads, but instead regulates the oil and gas business in Texas. Historically, the railroad commission has been a very powerful office.
The Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Texas state government. The commissioner heads the Texas Department of Agriculture. You