Candidates

2020 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY

Comal County election Results

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

PRESIDENT – Please take a look at this CNN analysis about Candidates for 2020, There are two Democratic candidates in the race:

  1. Former Vice President Joe Biden
  2. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

SENATE – There are two candidates in the May 26, 2020 run-off:

  1. MJ Hegar– ran for TX31 (lost by only 2.9% to John Carter)
  2. Sen. Royce West, (Dallas) – Current SD23 Senator

HOUSE

Congressional District 21 (TX21)

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.

Congressional District 35 (TX35)

Lloyd Doggett – incumbent and long-time champion of democrats and progressive values received over 66% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.

STATE OFFICES and COURTS

Railroad Commissioner There are two candidates in the May 26, 2020 run-off:

  1. Roberto Alonzo – Retired State Representative (HD104) now running for RR commissioner.
  2. Chrysta Casteneda   Chrysta 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 – NOTE:  While some of the candidates have separate websites (see hyperlinks below), here’s a great website of Profiles and Comparisons for all 2020 Judicial Candidates

  1. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas  – Amy Clark Meachum received over 86% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.
  2. Supreme Court Justice of Texas, Pl 6 (unexpired term) — Kathy Cheng received nearly 77% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.
  3. Supreme Court Justice of Texas Pl 7 – Staci Williams received almost 63% of the Democratic vote in a contested race
  4. Justice, Supreme Court of Texas Pl 8 – Gisela Triana, incumbent, received 74% of the Democratic vote in a contested race.
  5. Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 3  – Elizabeth Frizzell received over 77% of the Democratic vote in a three-way contested race.
  6. Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 4 –  Tina Clinton received 82% of the vote in a contested race
  7. Justice, 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, received 64% of the Democratic vote in a contested race. Rebecca Bell-Metereau is an educator and dedicated community activist.

House District (HD73)

Stephanie 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.

Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals (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, Williamson)

Judge Darlene 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)

County Commissioner, Precinct 1

Lindsay Poisel – Lindsay ran uncontested. She 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.

County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Colette Nies – Colette ran uncontested, is a Landman, and owner of Colette Von Hanna Energy, LLC.  She 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.