Texas

Texas

  Voting Population

Eligibility (63.7% eligible to vote)
Texas became a state in December 1845, participating in its first presidential election in 1848. Texas seceded from the Union in 1861 and was not included in the 1864 or 1868 elections. From 1872 through 1976, Texas went Democratic in the vast majority of elections. However, that changed in 1980, and Texas has sided with the Republicans ever since. Having a Bush on the ticket each election from 1980 through 2004 (except 1996) helped make Texas a reliably “red” state. In 2016, Donald Trump won the state by a margin of 52 percent to 43 percent over Hillary Clinton. Two of the state's Electors were faithless that year, one each voting for Ron Paul and John Kasich.

Texas has 38 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Austin, TX   •   2020 Population: 29,472,295   •   US Representatives: 36

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
58%
Republican
2016 Presidential (27.3% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (19.3% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Texas. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
John Cornyn Profile Picture
 John Cornyn
U.S. Senator
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-2934
     
Ted Cruz Profile Picture
 Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator
127A
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-5922
     
Greg Abbott Profile Picture
 Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428

Austin, TX 78711-2428
 (512) 463-2000
     
Dan Patrick Profile Picture
 Dan Patrick
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Lieutenant Governor's Office
P.O. Box 12068

Austin, TX 78711
 (512) 463-0001
 ltgconstituent.affairs@ltgov.texas.gov
     
Nathan L. Hecht Profile Picture
 Nathan L. Hecht
TX Supreme Court Chief Justice  (512) 463-1312
   
Glenn Hegar Profile Picture
 Glenn Hegar
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts  (512) 463-4444
     
George P. Bush Profile Picture
 George P. Bush
TX Commissioner of General Land Office  (512) 463-5001
     
Ken Paxton Profile Picture
 Ken Paxton
TX Attorney General  (512) 463-2100
     
Sid Miller Profile Picture
 Sid Miller
TX Commissioner of Agriculture  (512) 463-7476
     
Jeffrey S. Boyd Profile Picture
 Jeffrey S. Boyd
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
     
Brett Busby Profile Picture
 Brett Busby
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
     
Jane Bland Profile Picture
 Jane Bland
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
     
Eva Guzman Profile Picture
 Eva Guzman
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
     
John Phillip Devine Profile Picture
 John Phillip Devine
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
   
Debra Lehrmann Profile Picture
 Debra Lehrmann
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
     
Jimmy Blacklock Profile Picture
 Jimmy Blacklock
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
   
Rebeca Huddle Profile Picture
 Rebeca Huddle
TX Supreme Court Associate Justice  (512) 463-1312
   
Bert Richardson Profile Picture
 Bert Richardson
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Kevin Patrick Yeary Profile Picture
 Kevin Patrick Yeary
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Sharon Keller Profile Picture
 Sharon Keller
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Barbara Hervey Profile Picture
 Barbara Hervey
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Jesse F. McClure, III Profile Picture
 Jesse F. McClure, III
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Mary Lou Keel Profile Picture
 Mary Lou Keel
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
David Newell Profile Picture
 David Newell
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Scott Walker Profile Picture
 Scott Walker
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Michelle Slaughter Profile Picture
 Michelle Slaughter
TX Court of Criminal Appeals Judge  (512) 463-1551
   
Jim Wright Profile Picture
 Jim Wright
TX Railroad Commissioner  (737) 900-3367
 kate.zaykowski@rrc.texas.gov
   
Wayne Christian Profile Picture
 Wayne Christian
TX Railroad Commissioner  (512) 463-7131
 wayne.christian@rrc.texas.gov
   
Christi Craddick Profile Picture
 Christi Craddick
TX Railroad Commissioner  (512) 463-7140
 christi.craddick@rrc.state.tx.us
   

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Texas will cast 38 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Joseph R. Biden Profile Picture
 Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
   
Kamala D. Harris Profile Picture
 Kamala D. Harris
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
   

 Elected Role Descriptions

Associate Justice:

An associate judge has the same judicial responsibilities with respect to cases as the chief judge, but typically has fewer or different administrative responsibilities.

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

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