Four-year term. Must be at least 30 years old,
a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Texas for the five years
immediately preceding the election. Among duties as part of both the Executive
and Legislative branches: assumes powers of Governor when Governor is
absent or unable to serve; acts as President of the Senate; by statute, is a
member of several Legislative branch boards and committees. The salary is
that of a state senator when serving as President of the Texas Senate and that
of the Governor when serving as Governor.
DAVID DEWHURST (R): - No reply received
LINDA CHAVEZTHOMPSON (D): I’ve led an international union with millions of workers. I’ve negotiated contracts, developed policy papers, and secured a living wage for thousands of workers in my 28-year career as a labor organizer, culminating as the first woman of color to serve as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.
SCOTT JAMESON (L): I will not spend millions to convince everyone I should be elected. I share your financially conservative values. I will lead the Texas Senate to vastly improve education at all levels, provide a smart, affordable transportation infrastructure, while ardently defending all Texans with a shield of transparent and ethical values.
HERB GONZALES, JR (G): My experience is based on studying and being actively involved in politics and government. I have a BA in polisci and was a representative for a student group in student government. I was elected precinct chair and a delegate to Green convention. I have been campaign coordinator in city and county.