Endorsed Candidates 2020

 

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Endorsed Candidates

The following candidates are endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network for the 2020 General Election.

We choose to endorse these candidates based on four major criteria:

  1. The candidate's overall voting record and platform;
  2. The candidate's performance on animal protection issues as an incumbent;
  3. The candidate's prospect of mounting a credible, competitive campaign; and
  4. The candidate’s previous animal welfare record at the local level.

The Network mainly endorses 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 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. 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 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

The following individuals have general election races and meet our criteria for:

Senate

Sen. Carol Alvarado Image

Sen. Carol Alvarado
SD6

Sen. Larry Taylor Image

Sen. Larry Taylor
SD11

Sen. Jane Nelson

Sen. Jane Nelson
SD12

Sen. Boris Miles

Sen. Borris Miles
SD13

Sen. Lois Kolkhorst

Sen. Lois Kolkhorst
SD18

Sen. Chuy Hinojosa

Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
SD20

Sen. Judith Zaffirini

Sen. Judith Zaffirini
SD21

Sen. Brian Birdwell

Sen. Brian Birdwell
SD22

Sen. Dawn Buckingham

Sen. Dawn Buckingham
SD24

Rep. César Blanco

Rep. César Blanco
SD29

House

Rep. Travis Clardy

Rep. Travis Clardy
HD11

Rep. John Raney

Rep. John Raney
HD14

Rep. Steve Toth

Rep. Steve Toth
HD15

Rep. John Cyrier

Rep. John Cyrier
HD17

Rep. Joe Deshotel

Rep. Joe Deshotel
HD22

Rep. Greg Bonnen

Rep. Greg Bonnen
HD24

Rep. Ron Reynolds

Rep. Ron Reynolds
HD27

Rep. Ed Thompson

Rep. Ed Thompson
HD29

Ryan Guillen

Rep. Ryan Guillen
HD31

Rep. Todd Hunter

Rep. Todd Hunter
HD32

Rep. Abel Herrero

Rep. Abel Herrero
HD34

Rep. Bobby Guerra

Rep. Bobby Guerra
HD41

Rep. Donna Howard

Rep. Donna Howard
HD48

Rep. Gina Hinojosa

Rep. Gina Hinojosa
HD49

Rep. Celia Israel

Rep. Celia Israel
HD50

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
HD51

Rep. James Talarico

Rep. James Talarico
HD52

Rep. Brad Buckley

Rep. Brad Buckley
HD54

Rep. Trent Ashby

Rep. Trent Ashby
HD57

Rep. DeWayne Burns

Rep. DeWayne Burns
HD58

Rep. Phil King

Rep. Phil King
HD61

Rep. Reggie Smith

Rep. Reggie Smith
HD62

Rep. Tan Parker

Rep. Tan Parker
HD63

Rep. Lynn Stucky

Rep. Lynn Stucky
HD64

Rep. Matt Shaheen

Rep. Matt Shaheen
HD66

Rep. Jeff Leach

Rep. Jeff Leach
HD67

Rep. Scott Sanford

Rep. Scott Sanford
HD70

Rep. Stan Lambert

Rep. Stan Lambert
HD71

Rep. Joe Moody

Rep. Joe Moody
HD78

Rep. Candy Noble

Rep. Candy Noble
HD89

Rep. Ramon Romero

Rep. Ramon Romero
HD90

Rep. Stephanie Klick

Rep. Stephanie Klick
HD91

Rep. Matt Krause

Rep. Matt Krause
HD93

Rep. Craig Goldman
HD97

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
HD98

Rep. Rafael Anchia

Rep. Rafael Anchia
HD103

Rep. Terry Meza

Rep. Terry Meza
HD105

Rep. Jared Patterson

Rep. Jared Patterson
HD106

Rep. Victoria Neave

Rep. Victoria Neave
HD107

Rep. Morgan Meyer

Rep. Morgan Meyer
HD108

Rep. Carl Sherman, Jr.

Rep. Carl Sherman, Sr.
HD109

Rep. Angie Chen Button
HD112

Rep. John Turner

Rep. John Turner
HD114

Rep. Julie Johnson

Rep. Julie Johnson
HD115

Trey Martinez Fischer

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer
HD116

Rep. Phillip Cortez

Rep. Philip Cortez
HD117

Rep. Leo Pacheco

Rep. Leo Pacheco (D)
HD118

Rep. Steve Allison

Rep. Steve Allison (R)
HD121

Rep. Lyle Larson

Rep. Lyle Larson
HD122

Rep. Sam Harless

Rep. Sam Harless
HD126

Rep. Tom Oliverson

Rep. Tom Oliverson
HD130

Rep. Gina Calanni

Rep. Gina Calanni
HD132

Rep. Jim Murphy

Rep. Jim Murphy
HD133

Rep. Sarah Davis

Rep. Sarah Davis
HD134

Rep. Jon Rosenthal

Rep. Jon Rosenthal
HD135

Rep. John Bucy

Rep. John Bucy
HD136

Rep. Christina Morales

Rep. Christina Morales
HD145