The following candidates are endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network for the 2020 General Elections.
We choose to endorse these candidates based on four major criteria:
- The candidate's overall voting record and platform;
- The candidate's performance on animal protection issues as an incumbent;
- The candidate's prospect of mounting a credible, competitive campaign; and
- The candidate’s previous animal welfare record at the local level.
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.
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THLN DRAFT PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS
The following individuals have primary races and meet our criteria for:
Rep. Roland Gutierrez
Sen. Borris Miles
Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.
Rep. Chris Paddie
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
Rep. Ron Reynolds
Rep. Geanie Morrison
Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr.
Rep. Eddie Lucio III
Rep. Bobby Guerra
Rep. J.D. Sheffield
Rep. Drew Darby
Rep. Claudia Ordaz Perez
Rep. Jared Patterson
Rep. Carl Sherman, Sr.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer
Rep. Dan Huberty
Rep. Alma Allen
Rep. Jarvis Johnson
Rep. Senfronia Thompson
Rep. Shawn Thierry
Rep. Garnet Coleman
Harris County District Attorney
Van Zandt County Sheriff