Candidates

2020 DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATES

BALLOT ORDER for the DEMOCRATIC PARTY november 2020 general election

President

Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee. Please take a look at this CNN analysis about the Presidential Candidates for 2020,


Senate

MJ Hegar

A decorated combat veteran, working mom, and Texan, MJ Hegar received 52.1% of the vote during the July 2020 Primary Runoff election to defeat candidate Sen. Royce West. Hegar previously ran for TX31 (losing by only 2.9% to John Carter)


House – Congressional District 21*

Wendy Davis 

Received nearly 85% of the Democratic vote in a contested race. Wendy Davis is a former, Fort Worth City Council-member and SD10 Senator (2009-2015). Ran for Texas governor in 2014. Founded non-profit Deeds Not Words, to give women the tools to make real progress, engaging young women in politics.

* On ballots for Comal County voting precincts 101-108, 203-208, 305, and 401-407

House – Congressional District 35*

Lloyd Doggett 

Incumbent and long-time champion of democrats and progressive values, Representative Doggett received over 66% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

* On ballots for Comal County voting precincts 201, 202, 301-304, and 306


STATE OFFICES and COURTS

Railroad Commissioner

Chrysta Casteneda

Castañeda received nearly 62% of the vote to defeat opponent Roberto “Beto” Alonzo in the Primary Runoff. Chrysta Castañeda is an engineer, a lawyer, a community leader, and a mom. She is the founding partner of her law firm in Dallas, Texas where she focuses on oil and gas litigation in the upstream sector, as well as commercial litigation and products liability disputes involving technical evidence.


Judiciary
While candidates have separate websites, here is a great website of Profiles and Comparisons for all 2020 Judicial Candidates

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

Amy Clark Meachum

Received over 86% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

 

Supreme Court Justice of Texas, Pl 6

Kathy Cheng

Received nearly 77% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

 

Supreme Court Justice of Texas, Pl 7

Staci Williams

Received almost 63% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

 

Supreme Court Justice of Texas, Pl 8

Gisela Triana

Received 74% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

 

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 3

Elizabeth Frizzell

Received over 77% of the Democratic vote in a three-way contested race.

 

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 4

Tina Clinton

Received 82% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

 

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Pl 9

Brandon Birmingham

Current, Judge, 292nd Judicial District Court in Dallas. Ran uncontested.


State Board of Education, Place 5

Rebecca Bell-Metereau

Rebecca Bell-Metereau received 64% of the Democratic vote in a contested race. Bell-Metereau is an educator and dedicated community activist.


House District 73*

Stephanie Phillips

Phillips is a teacher, an innovative small business owner, a professional musician – and a Comal County Democrat who ran for HD73 in 2018!   Stephanie Phillips ran uncontested.

* House District 73 includes Comal, Kendall and Gillespie Counties.


Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals*

Judge Darlene Byrne

Judge Byrne received over 79% of the Democratic vote in contested race. Judge Byrne is the current, presiding  judge of the 126th Judicial District Court in Travis County (since 2001).

* Includes: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coke, Comal, Concho, Fayette, Hays, Irion, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, McCulloch, Milam, Mills, Runnels. San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Tom Green, Travis, and Williamson Counties.


COUNTY OFFICEScomal county only

County Commissioner, Precinct 1*

Lindsay Poisel

Lindsay Poisel ran uncontested. Poisel has a criminal justice background, has worked with an environmental consulting firm, where she oversaw environmental impact reports for private sector clients, as well as for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Currently, Lindsay works as an award-winning executive recruiter for leading national litigation and economic firms.

* On ballots for Comal County voting precincts 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 & 108 only

County Commissioner, Precinct 3*

Colette Nies

Colette Nies ran uncontested, is a Landman, and owner of Colette Von Hanna Energy, LLC.  Nies is a professional land and energy researcher who has focused on land and food justice for over 20 years. She is also a Presbyterian Chaplain who has counseled countless citizens in Comal and Bexar County. Please take a look at Colette’s video announcing her candidacy.

* On ballots for Comal County voting precincts 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 only.


2020 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY

Comal County Election Results

March Primary: Total votes cast: 31,758. Democratic votes were 10,105 – 32% of vote, a 92% increase over 2016. Ballot by Mail had an 87% increase over 2016. Democrats increased their overall vote by 16%, whereas Republican votes at 21,653 represented 68% of vote and a decrease of 16% from 2016.

July Primary Runoff: Total votes cast: 10,445. Democratic votes were 3,920 – nearly 37% of the vote, and almost double that of the 2016 Runoff. Ballot by Mail had a significant increase from the March 2020 Primary due to the pandemic and our committed effort to ensure Seniors (65+) received an application to vote by mail.

Select THIS LINK for more information about Primary Runoff election results.