Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: March 6, 2018

Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: March 6, 2018

Last updated November 8, 2018

Texas held its state primary election on March 6, 2018. Get a quick snapshot of the progressive candidates that ran in the primary, and click on the links when you want to learn more.

Candidates are listed here because they take a strong stand on at least one of the following two priorities: big money out of politics or universal healthcare. The hub page is the “2018 Progressive Candidates: A Nationwide List” — where you’ll find general voter information, as well as the reference sources that were used to build this list of left-leaning contenders.

Election results are recorded as they become available. Follow your favorite progressive candidates right through to the 2018 General Election.

Happy voting!


The Texan Progressive Candidates of 2018

Texas on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateBeto O’Rourke (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON Democratic Primary – LOST election
— Member of the NO PAC Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.3848 – We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

2nd CD – J. Darnell Jones (D-TX) – TwitterLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

3rd CD – Lorie Burch (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary runoff – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

5th CDDan Wood (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

Dan Wood progressive Democrat for Texas CD 5

6th CD – Justin Snider (D-TX) – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign and election reform

7th CD – Laura Moser (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary runoff
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

7th CD – Ivan Sanchez (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics

7th CDJason Westin (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

9th CD – Al Green (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

10th CD – Mike Siegel (D-TX) – FacebookTwitter – YoutubeWON primary – LOST election
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Climate action
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

11th CDJennie Lou Leeder (D-TX) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Single payer
— Election reform

12th CD – Vanessa Adia (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

14th CD – Adrienne Bell (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

15th CD – Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Campaign finance reform
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

16th CD – Veronica Escobar (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Endorsed by National Nurses United
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

17th CD – Dale Mantey (D-TX) – TwitterLost primary

18th CD – Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

21st CD – Derrick Crowe (D-TX) – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

21st CD – Elliott McFadden (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

21st CD – Mary Wilson (D-TX) – FacebookLost primary runoff
— Medicare for All
Rebel HQ interview

22nd CD – Sri Preston Kulkarni (D-TX ) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube – WON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Climate action

23rd CD – Gina Ortiz Jones (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary runoff – LOST primary
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

23rd CDRick Treviño (D-TX) – TwitterLost primary runoff
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

24th CD – Josh Imhoff (D-TX) – FacebookLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Rebel HQ interview

25th CD – Julie Oliver (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary runoff – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

25th CD – Chris Perri (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary runoff
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

26th CD – Linsey Fagan (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress

26th CD – Will Fisher (D-TX) – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare

27th CD – Eric Holguin (D-TX) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary – LOST election
— Single payer healthcare
— Public schools

29th CDSylvia Garcia (D-TX) – FacebookTwitter – VimeoWON primary – WON election
— Currently serves as state senator
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

29th CD – Tahir Javed (D-TX) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

29th CD – Hector Morales (D-TX) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

31st CD – Christine Eady Mann (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary runoff
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

32nd CD – Colin Allred (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary runoff – WON election
— Healthcare reform
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Barack Obama

33rd CD – Marc Veasey (D-TX) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube WON primary – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

34th CD – Filemon Vela (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

35th CD – Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterYoutubeWON primary, unopposed – WON election
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

36th CD Dayna Steele (D-TX) – FacebookTwitterWON primary – LOST primary
— Medicare for All
— Public schools

State Senate, District 25Steven Kling (D-TX) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary – LOST election
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 46 – Jose “Chito” Vela (D-TX) – FacebookTwitter – Lost Primary
— Endorsed by Our Revolution


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