2022 Election Endorsements

Electing pro-public school — and pro-school employee — candidates is our top priority.

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Texas March 1 Primary Election Endorsements
All endorsements have been approved by our Texas AFT Committee on Political Education (COPE), and our state federation’s executive council.

A note on endorsements: Texas AFT does not endorse/recommend in all races. If your district is not represented in our list, we urge you to ask the candidate questions about the issues below to help make a decision.

Important Dates

Jan. 31: Voter registration deadline

Feb. 14–25: Early voting

Feb. 18: Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot

March 1: Primary Election Day

Texas AFT Primary Endorsements

You can expect this page to update with subsequent endorsements, as the primary and general elections get closer.

Here’s a key for the acronyms below:

  • D = Democratic
  • R = Republican
  • CD = Congressional District (federal)
  • HD = Texas House District (state)
  • SD = Texas Senate District (state)

Need to know who represents you now? Use this online lookup.

Texas House

  • Ernest Bailes, R-HD 18
  • Justin Berry, R-HD 19
  • Ron Reynolds, D-HD 27
  • Todd Hunter, R-HD 32
  • Abel Herrero, D-HD 34
  • Oscar Longoria, D-HD 35
  • Sergio Muñoz, D-HD 36
  • Ruben Cortez, D-HD 37
  • Erin Gamez, D-HD 38
  • Armando “Mando” Martinez, D-HD 39
  • Terry Canales, D-HD 40
  • R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-HD 41
  • Jorge “JD” Delgado, D-HD 42
  • Erin Zwiener, D-HD 45
  • Sheryl Cole, D-HD 46
  • Vikki Goodwin, D-HD 47
  • Donna Howard, D-HD 48
  • Gina Hinojosa, D-HD 49
  • Hugh D. Shine, R-HD 55
  • Drew Darby, R-HD 72
  • Barron Casteel, R-HD 73
  • Mary E. González, D-HD 75
  • Evelina “Lina” Ortega, D-HD 77
  • Joe Moody, D-HD 78
  • Tracy O. King, D-HD 80
  • Four Price, R-HD 87
  • Ramon Romero Jr., D-HD 90
  • Nicole Collier, D-HD 95
  • Charlie L. Green, R-HD 99
  • Chris Turner, D-HD 101
  • Ana-Maria Ramos, D-HD 102
  • Jessica González, D-HD 104
  • Thresa “Terry” Meza, D-HD 105
  • Victoria Neave, D-HD 107
  • Carl O. Sherman, D-HD 109
  • Toni Rose, D-HD 110
  • Yvonne Davis, D-HD 111
  • Rhetta A. Bowers, D-HD 113
  • Chris Leal, D-HD 114
  • Julie Johnson, D-HD 115
  • Trey Martinez Fischer, D-HD 116
  • Philip Cortez, D-HD 117
  • Diego Bernal, D-HD 123
  • Ray Lopez, D-HD 125
  • Alma Allen, D-HD 131
  • Ann Johnson, D-HD 134
  • Jon E. Rosenthal, D-HD 135
  • John H. Bucy III, D-HD 136
  • Gene Wu, D-HD 137
  • Jarvis D. Johnson, D-HD 139
  • Armando L. Walle, D-HD 140
  • Senfronia Thompson, D-HD 141
  • Candis Houston, D-HD 142
  • Ana Hernandez, D-HD 143
  • Mary Ann Perez, D-HD 144
  • Christina Morales, D-HD 145
  • Shawn Thierry, D-HD 146
  • Penny Morales Shaw, D-HD 148
  • Hubert Vo, D-HD 149

Texas Senate

  • Carol Alvarado, D-SD 6
  • Borris L. Miles, D-SD 13
  • John Whitmire, D-SD 15
  • Nathan Johnson, D-SD 16
  • Roland Gutierrez, D-SD 19
  • Royce West, D-SD 23
  • José Menéndez, D-SD 26
  • César Blanco, D-SD 29

State Board of Education

  • Laura Márquez, D-SBOE 1
  • Thomas Garcia, D-SBOE 2
  • Coretta Mallet-Fontenot, D-SBOE 4

Nueces County Party Chair

Becky Moeller, D

Harris County Justice of the Peace

Sonia Lopez, Precinct 1, Place 2

Pol. adv. paid for by Texas AFT COPE