Here are the 64 candidates running to represent Tarrant County in 2024

dfwnewsa | December 11, 2023 | 1 | Fort Worth , Fort Worth News

Here are the 64 candidates running to represent Tarrant County in 2024

Voters wait in line to cast their ballot at the White Settlement Public Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Sandra Sadek | Fort Worth Report)
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Tarrant County voters will have a crowded ballot in the 2024 primaries. 

Alongside a high-profile presidential race, the ballot will be filled with more than 25 local, state and federal races with direct ties to Tarrant County. Of the 64 candidates who have filed to be on the ballot, there are 15 contested races.


The party-specific primary election in March precedes the general election in November. Winning candidates from each party will face off in the general election. 

Retirements of several longtime Democrat and Republican incumbents set the stage for competitive races for the county commissioners court, Texas legislature and Congress. 

Among the most prominent contests will be the one for the seat of longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger, U.S. House District 12. Granger announced in October she would not run for reelection. Six people announced they would vie for the seat in the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Granger was among the most senior members of Texas’ congressional delegation.

Primaries are coming up. Here are some key dates 

Dec. 11: Filing deadline for primary candidates Feb. 5: Deadline to register to voteFeb. 20: First day of early voting March 1: Last day of early votingMarch 5: Election Day 

The Democratic primary for Precinct 1, which stretches from far southwest Tarrant County to the northeast, also boasts a crowded field. Three Democrats with prior political experience are running for the seat. 

Another highly contested race will likely unfold in southwest Tarrant County. The seat is currently without an incumbent after Craig Goldman filed a bid to replace Granger in the U.S. House District 12. 

The Fort Worth Report has compiled a list of candidates running for some of Tarrant County’s most consequential races. 

Tarrant County Sheriff

Patrick Moses (D)

Bill Waybourn (R)

Precinct 1 Commissioner

Michael Barber (R)

Mia Hall (D)

Kathleen Hicks (D)

Roderick Miles (D)

Precinct 3 Commissioner

Matt Krause (R)

Laura Leeman (D)

Tax-assessor collector

Rick Barnes (R)

Wendy Burgess (R, incumbent)

U.S. House District 6

James Buford (R)

Jake Ellzey (R, incumbent)

Cliff Wiley (R)

John Love III (D)

U.S. House District 12

Shellie Gardner (R)

Sebastian Gehrig (D)

Craig Goldman (R)

Anne Henley (R)

Trey Hunt (D)

John O’Shea (R)

U.S. House District 24

Beth Van Duyne (R)

Sam Eppler (D)

Francine Ly (D)

U.S. House District 25

Matthew Lucci (R)

Roger Williams (R, incumbent)

U.S. House District 26

Scott Armey (R)

Brandon Gill (R)

John Huffman (R)

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Luisa Del Rosal (R)

Joel A Krause (R)

Doug Robison (R)

Ernest Lineberger III (D)


U.S. House District 30

Jasmine Crockett (D, incumbent)

Jarred Davis (D)

U.S. House District 33

Marc Veasey (D, incumbent)

Patrick David Gillespie (R)

Kurt Schwab (R)

State Board of Education District 11

Brandon Hall (R)

Pat Hardy (R, incumbent)

Rayna Glasser (D)

Texas Senate District 10

Phil King (R, incumbent)

Andy Morris (D)

Texas Senate District 12

Tan Parker (R, incumbent)

Stephanie Draper (D)

Texas House District 90

Ramon Romero, Jr (D, incumbent)

Texas House District 92

Salman Bhojani (D, incumbent)

Texas House District 101

Chris Turner (D, incumbent)

Texas House District 95

Nicole Collier (D, incumbent)

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Texas House District 91

Stephanie Klick (R, incumbent)

David Lowe (R)

Texas House District 93

Nate Schatzline (R, incumbent)

Perla Bojorquez (D) 

Texas House District 94

Tony Tinderholt (R, incumbent) 

Denise Wilkerson (D)

Texas House District 96

David Cook (R, incumbent)

Texas House District 97

Cheryl Bean (R)

Diane Symons (D)

Leslie Robnett (R)

Carlos Walker (D)

John McQueeney (R)

Texas House District 98

Giovanni Capriglione (R, incumbent)

Scott Bryan White (D) 

Texas House District 99

Jack Reynolds (R)

Charlie Geren (R, incumbent)

At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

Rachel Behrndt is a government accountability reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at or via Twitter. 

Emily Wolf is a government accountability reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at or via Twitter. 

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