Candidates

Mike Collier
Lt. Governor

As a business leader, financial professional, and Texas Democrat concerned about our future, Mike will be the kind of independent Lt. Governor we need fighting for us.

Mike is a graduate of Georgetown High School in Williamson County and the University of Texas, where he received his undergraduate degree and MBA, and played the trumpet in the Longhorn Band. Mike and Suzanne live in the Houston area, and their two sons graduated from UT in Austin. Learn More…

Beto O’Rourke
State Senator

Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.“My name is Beto O’Rourke. First and foremost I’m a fourth-generation Texan, dad to three beautiful kids, and husband to Amy. I’m a former business owner proudly representing my hometown as a member of Congress and running for Senate.And like you, I believe that Texas can do better. I’ve traveled all over this state listening to you and other Texans, and have come to the conclusion that whether we live in cities or on farms, East Texas or West, we all believe that we should achieve something better for ourselves, our state and our country. Now is the time for Texas to step-up and lead.” Learn More…

Kim Olson
Commissioner of Agriculture

Kim Olson, farmer, veteran, pilot and champion of education, is dedicated to influencing the future of sustainable food production through her Community Supported Agriculture at the 4K River Ranch, Mineral Wells, Texas. Learn More…

Greg Sagan
House of Representatives

Greg Sagan made his announcement a that he is running as a Democrat, but plans on aiming his campaign at everyone across the political spectrum.“I’m not your usual Democrat,” said Sagan, “I’ve only been a member of the Democratic Party since last November. I’ve never been a member of a political party before that, but I’m aiming my campaign at not just Democrats, but also Independents and Republicans.” Learn More…

Roman McAllen
Railroad Commissioner

Roman McAllen announced via social media Tuesday that he plans to run as a Democratic candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. 

The mis-named state agency is the primary regulator of the oil and gas industry in Texas. Three elected commissioners oversee the agency. 

McAllen came to Denton in February 2016 to serve as the city’s historic preservation officer, after serving in a similar post in Brownsville. He launched a Facebook page with a five-minute video declaring his candidacy. Learn More…

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