Endorsed Candidates

The following candidates are endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network for the 2018 General Elections.  We choose to endorse these candidates based on three major criteria: 

THLNC4_approved1.png1. The candidate's overall voting record and platform,

2. The candidate's performance on animal protection issues as an incumbent, and

3. The candidate's prospect of mounting a credible, competitive campaign.

The Network is only endorsing in contested races in which an incumbent had a voting record to evaluate, thus there are many races where we were not able to produce reliable scoring criteria and therefore did not endorse for that race. Please also note we only issue endorsements of candidates for state offices and make no endorsements for federal offices. Our goal is for Texas to be a more humane place for animals and for our state legislature to pass necessary laws to protect animals and eliminate cruelty. Thus, we encourage those who care deeply about these issues to consider and be guided by our endorsements, and to support candidates who will advance a humane agenda. 


To learn more about the Network's priority legislation to end cruel forms of dog tethering and support our campaign click here. 

To learn more about previous legislative successes referenced over the last four decades click here.


Name Counties Served

Senate District 5
Charles Schwertner (R)

Brazos, Freestone, Grimes. Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker, Williamson

Senate District 15
John Whitmire (D)

Harris (part)

Senate District 17
Joan Huffman (R)

Brazoria (part), Ford Bend (part), Harris (part)

Senate District 19
Pete Gallego (D)

Brewster, Crockett, Dimmitt, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala, Bexar (part), and Atascosa (part)

Senate District 25
Donna Campbell (R)

Bexar (part), Travis (part), Comal, Hays, Kendall

Senate District 30
Pat Fallon (R) 

Denton (part)

Senate District 31
Kel Seliger (R)

Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Cochran, Collingsworth, Coke, Coleman, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Gray, Hall, Hartley, Hemphill, Hansford, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Lipscomb, Loving, Lynn, Martin

House District 11
Travis Clardy (R)

Cherokee, Nacagdoches, Rusk

House District 27
Ron Reynolds (D)

Fort Bend (part)

House District 28

John Zerwas (R)

Fort Bend (part)

House District 31
Ryan Guillen (D)

Atascosa, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, La Sallae, Live Oak, McMullen, Starr, Willacy

House District 41
Bobby Guerra (D)

Hidalgo (part)

House District 59
J.D. Sheffield (R)

Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba, Somervell

House District 61
Phil King (R)

Parker, Wise

House District 64
Lynn Stucky (R)

Denton (part)

House District 66

Matt Shaheen (R)


House District 75
Mary Gonzalez (D)

El Paso (part)

House District 78

Rep. Joe Moody (D)

El Paso (part)

House District 87
Four Price (R)

Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter, Sherman

House District 98
Giovanni Capriglione (R)

Tarrant (part)

House District 99
Charlie Geren (R)

Tarrant (part)

House District 100
Eric Johnson (D)

Dallas (part)

House District 101
Chris Turner (D)

Tarrant (part)

House District 102
Linda Koop (R)

Dallas (part)

House District 105
Rodney Anderson (R) 

Dallas (part)

House District 107
Victoria Neave (D) 

Dallas (part)

House District 112
Angie Chen Button (R) 

Dallas (part)

House District 117
Philip Cortez (D)

Bexar (part)

House District 124
Ina Minjarez (D)

Bexar (part)

House District 127
Dan Huberty (R)

Harris (part)

House District 134
Sarah Davis (R)

Harris (part)

House District 142
Harold Dutton Jr. (D)

Harris (part)

House District 147
Garnet Coleman (D)

Harris (part)

House District 148
Jessica Farrar (D)

Harris (part)