The 2022 Texas Primary Is MARCH 1. Yikes!
A list of the noncorporate Texas candidates
Texas begins the 2022 Midterm Election Season. By Midnight, March 1, Texan voters will have done the deed—launching a series of irretrievable outcomes that impact, not just Texas, but the entire United States. Yikes!
What can you do at this late date? Maybe you’ll…
Remind Texan friends and family to mark their calendar. Primary elections are more important than general elections. Voters get to choose who runs in the race.
Help people vet the candidates. There are amazing, unbought, unbossed, noncorporate candidates running for office in Texas. Every one of them aims to serve The People, instead of wealthy donors (oligarchs).
Noncorporate Candidates Running in 2022
U.S. House, CD-04 - Russell Foster (D)
U.S. House, CD-18 - Charles Thompson (D)
U.S. House, CD-21 - David Anderson (D)
U.S. House, CD-21 - Scott Sturm (D)
U.S. House, CD-21 - Claudia Zapata (D)
U.S. House, CD-28 - Tannya Benavides (D)
U.S. House, CD-28 - Jessica Cisneros (D)
U.S. House, CD-30 - Shenita Cleveland (D)
U.S. House, CD-30 - Jasmine Crockett (D)
U.S. House, CD-30 - Jessica Mason (D)
U.S. House, CD-31 - Donna Imam (D)
U.S. House, CD-34 - Beatriz Reynoso (D)
U.S. House, CD-35 - Greg Casar (D)
Governor - Delilah Barrios (G)
Attorney General - Lee Merritt (D)
Land Commissioner - Jinny Suh (D)
Railroad Commissioner 1 - Hunter Wayne Crow (G)
State Senate, District 15 - Molly Cook (D)
State House, District 13 - Josh Tutt (D)
State House, District 79 - Claudia Ordaz-Perez (D) incumbent
State House, District 102 - Ana-Maria Ramos (D) incumbent
State House, District 105 - Terry Meza (D) incumbent
State House, District 134 - Ann Johnson (D) incumbent
State House, District 142 - Candis Houston (D)
Austin City Council, District 9 - Zohaib Qadri (NA)
Austin Justice of the Peace, District 1 - Andrew Hairston (NA)
De Soto City Council, Place 5 - Dinah Marks, incumbent (NA)
Harris County Judge - Lina Hidalgo, incumbent (NA)
Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2 - Bob Libal (D)
Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 4 - Susanna Ledesma-Woody (D)
Travis County Court Judge, Law #6 - Leslie Boykin (NA)
The Texas candidate list includes every noncorporate candidate running for national office—occasionally more than one per contest. (YOU be the judge.) And there’s a bonus: some noncorporate down-ticket candidates are listed, too.
(It is often hard to discern whether a down-ballot candidate is noncorporate, or not. I’m encouraged to list them if they’re endorsed by the Working Families Party, for instance, but WPF is not as strict on campaign funding as other political endorsing groups. Use YOUR best judgement.)
Spread the Word
You know what to do. Vote early (if you’re Texan), spread the word, and cross your fingers—for a more progressive Texas and a much less conflicted* U.S. Congress.
*Here, “conflicted” refers to corporate-induced conflicts of interest. (Just saying!)
Did I miss anyone? If you know of an uncompromised, noncorporate state or local candidate who should be added to the list, tell us in the comments. (You need to be a free subscriber to comment… so, subscribe already!)