Austin, TX — The Texas Democratic Party is proud of the Democrats who have stepped up and filed to run for the Texas State Legislature in 2020. Texas Democrats are only 9 seats away from flipping the Texas State House and are targeting 22 seats that were within 10 points in 2018. The top of the ticket won a majority of seats in 2018, giving us a clear pathway to victory in 2020.
In the State Senate, Texas Democrats are poised to break the supermajority currently held by Texas Republicans.
To view more information about the candidates running, see below:
Preliminary Texas House by the numbers:
Seats contested of 150 # of Candidates
118 (79%) 162
Preliminary Texas Senate by the numbers:
Seats contested of 16 # of Candidates
15 (94%) 23
*Note: These numbers are preliminary. Parties have up to 5 days to update the Secretary of State on candidates that filed by the deadline.
Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country. Republicans see the writing on the wall, and they’re scared. We will flip the Texas House and when we do, we will reshape our nation. With Democrats in power, this will mean millions of Texans finally having access to affordable healthcare, erasing Republican gerrymandering, and a state government that works for the people. Our Democratic candidates for Texas House are going to take us over the finish line.”