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Texas State Legislative Candidates

Dear Supporter,

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for State House and Senate an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions.  The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.



  1. Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including the Real ID and Pass ID programs?
  2. Do you oppose the use of unmanned devices being used for law enforcement and used in order to fine citizens?
  3. Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit?
  4. Would you support a bill that would remove the state and local government’s power to use eminent domain to confiscate citizen’s private property to transfer it to another private party for economic development purposes?
  5. Will you support legislation that would protect citizens’ right to film public officials performing their official duties, as long as they do not interfere with official business?
  6. Will you support legislation to end the use of “no knock” warrants?
  7. Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures?


State House “Y”=Yes “N”=No “+”=Will Sponsor
District Party First Last City Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7
1 R George Lavender Texarkana
1 L Tim Eason Texarkana Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
2 R Dan Flynn Van
3 R Cecil Bell Magnolia Y Y+ Y Y+ Y Y Y
4 R Lance Gooden Terrell
5 R Bryan Hughes Mineola
6 L Charles F. Parkes Bullard
6 R Matt Schaefer Tyler
7 R David Simpson Longview
8 R Byron Cook Corsicana
8 D Charles E. Morgan Buffalo
9 R Chris Paddie Marshall
10 R Jim Pitts Waxahachie
11 R Travis Clardy Nacogdoches
12 R Kyle J. Kacal College Station
12 D Robert Stern Marlin
13 R Lois W. Kolkhorst Brenham
14 R John Raney College Station
14 L Joshua Baker College Station
14 D Judy Le Unes College Station
15 R Steve Toth The Woodlands
15 L Sterling Russell Spring Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
16 R Brandon Creighton Conroe
17 R Tim Kleinschmidt Lexington
17 D Colin J. Guerra Bastrop
18 R John Otto Dayton
19 R James White Hillister
20 R Marsha Farney Georgetown
21 R Allan Ritter Nederland
22 D Joe Deshotel Beaumont
23 D Craig Eiland Galveston
23 R Wayne Faircloth Dickinson Y Y+ Y Y+ Y Y Y+
24 R Greg Bonnen Friendswood
24 D H.C. Cates Dickinson
25 R Dennis Bonnen Angleton
26 R Rick Miller Sugar Land
26 D Vy Nguyen Houston
27 R Kris Allfrey Missouri City Y Y Y Y Y+ Y Y
27 D Ron Reynolds Missouri City
27 L John Petter Missouri City
28 R John Zerwas Fulshear
29 D Doug Blatt Pearland
29 R Ed Thompson Pearland
30 R Geanie W. Morrison Victoria
30 D Alex Hernandez Victoria
31 D Ryan Guillan Rio Grande City
31 R Ann Matthews Charlotte
32 R Todd Hunter Corpus Christi
33 R Scott Turner Frisco
33 L Michael Carrasco Rockwall
34 R Connie Scott Robstown
34 D Abel Herrero Robstown
35 D Oscar Longoria Mission
36 D Sergio Munoz Mission
37 D Rene Oliveira Brownsville
38 D Eddie Lucio Brownsville
38 R Alex Torres Harlingen
38 L Nancy Mishou Brownsville Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39 D Armando “Mando” Martinez Weslaco
39 R Joel De Los Santos Harlingen
40 D Terry Canales Edinburg
41 R Miriam Martinez Edinburg Y Y N Y Y Y Y
41 D Robert Guerra Mission
42 D Richard P. Raymond Laredo
43 R J.M. Lozano Kingsville
43 D Yvonne G. Toureilles Alice
44 R John Kuempel Seguin
45 D John Adams Dripping Springs
45 R Jason A. Isaac Dripping Springs
45 L Jim Duke Lago Vista Y Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
46 D Dawnna Dukes Austin
46 L Andy Fernandez Austin
47 R Paul Workman Spicewood
47 L Nick Tanner Spicewood Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
47 D Chris Frandsen Austin
48 D Donna Howard Austin
48 R Robert D. Thomas Austin
48 L Joe Edgar Austin
49 D Elliott Naishtat Austin
49 L Kent Phillips Austin Y+ N Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
50 D Mark Strama Austin
51 D Eddie Rodriguez Austin
51 L Arthur DiBianca Austin Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
52 R Larry Gonzales Round Rock
52 L Lillian M. Simmons Round Rock
53 R Harvey Hildebran Kerrville
54 R Jimmie D. Aycock Killeen
54 D Claudia L. Brown Killeen Y+ Y+ N Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
55 R Ralph Sheffield Temple
56 R Charles “Doc” Anderson Waco
56 L Neil Snider Waco Y+ Y+ Y Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
57 R Trent Ashby Lufkin
58 R Rob Orr Burleson
59 R J.D. Sheffield Gatesville
59 D Bill Norris Dublin
60 R Jim Keffer Eastland
61 G Matthew Britt Decatur
61 R Phil King Weatherford
62 R Larry Phillips Sherman
62 D Eristeo Perez Sherman
63 R Tan Parker Flower Mound
63 L Bruce Hermann Argyle
64 R Myra Crownover Denton
64 D Mary Brown Denton
64 L Ian Kull Denton
65 R Ron Simmons Lewisville
65 G Alex Mendoza Lewisville
65 D Gary E. Brown Lewisville Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
66 R Nicholas Taylor Plano
67 R Jeffrey Leach Plano
68 R Drew Springer Muenster
69 R James Frank Witchita Falls
69 L Richard Brown Holliday Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
70 R Scott Sandford McKinney Y Y+ Y Y+ Y Y Y
71 R Susan L. King Abilene
72 R Drew Darby San Angelo
73 R Doug Miller New Braunfels
73 L Rex Black Bulverde Y+ Y+ N Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
74 R Thomas C. Kincaid Fort Stockton
74 D Poncho Nevarez Eagle Pass
75 D Mary E. Gonzalez Clint
76 D Naomi R. Gonzalez El Paso
77 D Marisa Marquez El Paso
78 R Donald R. “Dee” Margo El Paso
78 D Joe Moody El Paso
79 D Joe C. Pickett El Paso
80 D Tracy O. King Batesville
81 R Tryon D. Lewis Odessa
82 R Tom Craddick Midland
83 R Charles Perry Lubbock
84 R John Frullo Lubbock
84 G Leanne Lamb-Vines Lubbock
85 R Phil Stephenson Wharton
85 D Dora Olivo Richmond
86 R John Smithee Amarillo
87 R Four Price Amarillo
87 D Abel Bosquez Amarillo
88 R Ken King Canadian
89 R Jodie Laudenberg Wylie
90 D Lon Burnam Fort Worth
91 R Stephanie Klick Fort Worth
92 R Jonathan Stickland Bedford
92 L Sean Fatzinger Euless Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
93 R Matt Krause Fort Worth
93 D Shane Hardin Keller
93 L Bruce Beckman Haslet Y Y Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
94 R Diane Patrick Arlington
94 L David Eyerly Arlington
95 R Monte Mitchell Fort Worth Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
95 D Nicole Collier Fort Worth
96 R Bill Zedler Arlington
96 L Max W. Kock Mansfield
97 R Craig Goldman Fort Worth
97 D Gary Grassia Fort Worth
97 L Rod Wingo Fort Worth
98 R Giovanni Capriglione Southlake
98 L Michael Goolsby Fort Worth
99 R Charlie Geren Fort Worth
99 D Michael McClure Fort Worth
99 L Dan Hawkins Fort Worth Y Y+ Y Y+ Y Y Y
100 D Eric Johnson Dallas
101 L Carl Nulsen Arlington
101 D Chris Turner Arlington
102 R Stefani Carter Dallas
102 D Rich Hancock Richardson
103 D Rafael M. Anchia Dallas
104 D Roberto R. Alonzo Dallas
105 R Linda H. Brown Irving
105 D Rosemary Robbins Irving
105 G Saul Arechar Irving
106 R Pat Fallon Frisco
106 L Rodney Caston Plano
107 R Kenneth Sheets Dallas
107 D Robert Miklos Mesquite
108 R Dan Branch Dallas
108 L Jarrett Rab Woods Dallas
109 D Helen Giddings Desoto
109 L Dexter Jackson Lancaster Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
110 D Toni Rose Dallas
111 D Yvonne Davis Dallas
112 R Angie C. Button Garland
113 R Cindy Burkett Sunnyvale
113 G Angela Sarlay Rowlett
114 R Jason Villalba Dallas
114 D Carol Kent Dallas
115 R Bennett Ratliff Coppell
115 L Preston Poulter Dallas
115 D Mary C. Fabishak Coppell
116 D Trey M. Fischer San Antonio
117 R John V. Garza San Antonio
117 D Philip Cortez San Antonio
118 R Robert A. Casias San Antonio
118 D Joe Farias San Antonio
119 D Roland Gutierrez San Antonio
119 R Anna Campos San Antonio
120 D Ruth J. McClendon San Antonio
120 G Gregory Fox San Antonio
121 R Joe Straus San Antonio
121 L Arthur Thomas San Antonio Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y Y+
122 R Lyle Larson San Antonio
123 D Mike Villareal San Antonio
123 G Chuck Robinson San Antonio
124 D Jose Menendez San Antonio
124 G Herb Gonzales San Antonio
125 R Alma P. Jackson San Antonio
125 G Timothy Giddens San Antonio
125 D Justin Rodriguez San Antonio
126 R Patricia Harless Spring
127 R Dan Huberty Houston
127 D Cody Pogue Humble
128 R Wayne Smith Baytown
129 R John Davis Houston
130 R Allen Fletcher Tomball
130 G Art Browning Cypress
131 D Alma Allen Houston
131 G Alfred Molison Houston
131 L Alfred Montestruc Houston
132 R Bill Callegari Katy
132 L Phil Kurtz Katy
133 R Jim Murphy Houston
133 L Gerald W. LaFleur Houston
134 R Sarah Davis Houston
134 D Ann Johnson Houston
135 R Gary Elkins Jersey Village
135 D Paul Morgan Houston Y N N Y Y Y Y
136 R Anthony Dale Cedar Park
136 L Matthew Whittington Cedar Park
136 D Matt Stillwell Austin
137 R M.J. Khan Houston
137 D Gene Wu Houston
138 R Dwayne Bohac Houston
138 L Lee Coughran Houston
139 D Sylvester Turner Houston
139 R Sam Brocato Houston
140 D Armando L. Walle Houston
141 D Senfronia Thompson Houston
141 R Michael Bunch Houston
142 D Harold Dutton Houston
143 D Ana Hernandez Luna Houston
143 R Doug Weiskopf Houston
144 R David Pineda Houston
144 D Mary Ann Perez Houston
144 L Robb Rourke Deer Park
145 D Carol Alvarado Houston
146 D Borris Miles Houston
147 D Garnet Coleman Houston
147 G Deb Shafto Houston Y+ Y N N Y+ Y+ Y
148 D Jessica Cristina Farrar Houston
148 G Henry Cooper Houston
149 D Hubert Vo Alief
149 R Dianne Williams Houston
150 R Debbie Riddle Houston
150 D Brad Neal Spring  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+  Y+
State Senate
1 R Kevin Eltife Tyler
1 D Stephen H. Russell Tyler
2 R Bob Deuell Greenville
3 R Robert Nichols Jacksonville
4 R Tommy Williams The Woodlands
4 L Bob Townsend Conroe Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
5 R Charles Schwertner Georgetown
5 L Jeffrey Fox Taylor
6 D Mario Gallegos Galena Park
6 R R.W. Bray Houston
7 R Dan Patrick Cypress
7 D Sam Tejas Houston Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
8 R Ken Paxton McKinney
8 D Jack G. B. Ternan Plano
8 L Ed Kless Allen Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
9 R Kelly Hancock North Richland Hills
9 L Dave Mcelwee Arlington
9 D Pete Martinez Hurst
10 D Wendy Davis Fort Worth
10 R Mark Shelton Fort Worth
11 R Larry Taylor Friendswood
11 D Jacqueline Acquistapace Pearland
12 R Jane Nelson Flower Mound
12 L John A. Betz Fort Worth Y Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ N
13 D Rodney G. Ellis Houston
14 D Kirk Watson Austin
14 L Ryan M. Dixon Austin
15 D John Whitmire Houston
15 R Bill Walker Houston
16 R John Carona Dallas
17 R Joan Huffman Houston
17 L Austin Page Sugar Land
17 G David Courtney Houston Y Y N Y Y Y Y
18 R Glenn Hegar Katy
19 D Carlos I. Uresti San Antonio
19 R Michael Berlanga San Antonio
20 D Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa McAllen
20 R Raul Torres Corpus Christi
21 D Judith Zaffirini Laredo
21 R Grant Rostig Lockhart Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
21 L Joseph Morse Austin Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
22 D Lyndon Laird Grandview
22 L Tom Kilbride Waco
23 D Royce West Dallas
23 R John Lawson Dallas Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
24 R Troy Fraser Austin
25 R Donna Campbell New Braunfels
25 D John Courage San Antonio
26 D Leticia Van De Putte San Antonio
26 L N. Ruben Flores Perez San Antonio Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
26 G Chris Christal San Antonio
27 D Eddie Lucio Brownsville
28 R Robert Duncan Lubbock
28 L M.J. “Smitty” Smith Lubbock
29 D Jose R. Rodriguez El Paso
29 R Dan Chavez El Paso Y N Y Y Y Y Y
30 R Craig Estes Wichita Falls
30 L Richard Forsythe Alvord
31 R Kel Seliger Amarillo