All major party candidates in the following races were invited to film a video for this series.
The candidates who participated are featured below.

Harris County Judge

This position is the chief executive and director the county’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The Harris County Judge also works with four county commissioners to oversee the budget, tax rates, and more for the most populous county in the state of Texas. The position has been held by Ed Emmett since 2007.

Lina Hidalgo, Democratic Candidate for Harris County Judge

Lina Hidalgo

Click Here
Ed Emmett, Republican Candidate for Harris County Judge

Ed Emmett

Click Here
Eric Gatlin, Libertarian Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Eric Gatlin

Click Here

TX 2nd Congressional District

Texas has 36 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates in this race are seeking to represent the state’s 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from the Texas-Louisiana border, through northern Houston, and into eastern Harris County. Ted Poe has held the position since 2005. He is not seeking re-election.

Todd Litton, Democratic Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Todd Litton

Click Here
Dan Crenshaw, Republican Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Dan Crenshaw

Click Here
Scott Cubbler, Independent Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Scott Cubbler

Click Here
Patrick Gunnels, Libertarian Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Patrick Gunnels

Click Here

TX 7th Congressional District

Texas’s 7th Congressional District is one of the wealthiest districts in the state of Texas. It consists of suburbs in western Harris County, including Bellaire and West University. John Culberson has represented the district in Congress since 2001.

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for TX 7th Congressional District

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

Click Here
John Culberson, Republican Candidate for TX 7th Congressional District

John Culberson

Click Here

TX 18th Congressional District

Since 1973, this district has elected Democratic representatives. Texas’s 18th Congressional District includes downtown Houston and stretches into the northern sections of Harris County. Sheila Jackson Lee has held the seat since 1995.

Sheila Jackson Lee, Democratic Candidate for TX 18th Congressional District

Sheila Jackson Lee

Click Here
Ava Pate, Republican Candidate for TX 18th Congressional District

Ava Pate

Click Here
Luke Spencer, Libertarian Candidate for TX 18th Congressional District

Luke Spencer

Click Here

TX 29th Congressional District

A majority of the Texas’s 29th Congressional District identifies as Hispanic or Latino/Latina. The district contains portions of northern and eastern Harris County, including sections of Pasadena and Jacinto City. Gene Green is the current representative for the district. He is not seeking re-election.

Sylvia Garcia, Democratic Candidate for TX 29th Congressional District

Sylvia Garcia

Click Here
Phillip Aronoff, Republican Candidate for TX 29th Congressional District

Phillip Aronoff

Click Here
Cullen Burns, Libertarian Candidate for TX 2nd Congressional District

Cullen Burns

Click Here

Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Among many tasks, Harris County Commissioners work with the Harris County Judge to help set the county budget. Precinct 2 includes portions of northern and eastern Harris County, including most of Pasadena. Jack Morman is the current Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 2.

Adrian Garcia, Democratic Candidate for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Adrian Garcia

Click Here
Jack Morman, Republican Candidate for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Jack Morman

Click Here

U.S. Senate

Each state has two representatives in the U.S. Senate, and they each serve a six-year term. The current office holders for Texas are John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. A Democrat hasn't served in the U.S. Senate for the state since 1993.

Beto O'Rourke, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Beto O'Rourke

Click Here
Ted Cruz, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

Ted Cruz

Click Here
Neal Dikeman, Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate

Neal Dikeman

Click Here
Bob McNeil, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate

Bob McNeil

Click Here

TX Governor

The Governor is the highest office in the executive branch of the Texas government. There have been 48 governors elected in the state of Texas since 1845. The 48th and current governor is Greg Abbott. The seat has been held by Republicans since 1995.

Lupe Valdez, Democratic Candidate for TX Governor

Lupe Valdez

Click Here
Greg Abbott, Republican Candidate for TX Governor

Greg Abbott

Click Here
Mark Tippetts, Libertarian Candidate for TX Governor

Mark Tippetts

Click Here
Janis Richards, Green Party Candidate for TX Governor

Janis Richards

Click Here

TX Lt. Governor

The Lieutenant Governor helps lead the Texas State Senate and the state’s Legislative Budget Board. Dan Patrick has held the seat since 2015.

Mike Collier, Democratic Candidate for TX Lt. Governor

Mike Collier

Click Here
Dan Patrick, Republican Candidate for TX Lt. Governor

Dan Patrick

Click Here
Kerry McKennon, Libertarian Candidate for TX Lt. Governor

Kerry McKennon

Click Here

TX Attorney General

Texas is one of 43 states that elects their Attorney General by public vote. This position is the head legal advisor for the state. Ken Paxton is the current Attorney General for Texas.

Justin Nelson, Democratic Candidate for TX Attorney General

Justin Nelson

Click Here
Ken Paxton, Republican Candidate for TX Attorney General

Ken Paxton

Click Here
Michael Ray Harris, Libertarian Candidate for TX Attorney General

Michael Ray Harris

Click Here
Jamar Osborne, Green Party Candidate for TX Attorney General

Jamar Osborne

Click Here

TX Agriculture Commissioner

The Agriculture Commissioner oversees the Texas Department of Agriculture. The department head serves a four-year term; however, the longest-serving commissioner held the seat for 26 years. Sid Miller was elected to the position in 2015.

Kim Olson, Democratic Candidate for TX Agriculture Commissioner

Kim Olson

Click Here
Sid Miller, Republican Candidate for TX Agriculture Commissioner

Sid Miller

Click Here
Richard Carpenter, Libertarian Candidate for TX Agriculture Commissioner

Richard Carpenter

Click Here