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Offices up for Election in 2022

Note: This is a preliminary list that is subject to change as we are notified about vacancies and newly-created offices. Also, visit our website for an unofficial list of candidates once filing is underway

Office Term

All 38 United States Representatives

2 yr. term

Governor

4 yr. term

Lieutenant Governor

4 yr. term

Attorney General

4 yr. term

Comptroller of Public Accounts

4 yr. term

Commissioner of General Land Office

4 yr. term

Commissioner of Agriculture

4 yr. term

Railroad Commissioners

  • Wayne Christian

6 yr. term

3 members of the Supreme Court

  • Debra Lehrmann, Place 3
  • Rebeca Huddle, Place 5
  • Place 9

6 yr. term

3 members of the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Mar Lou Keel, Place 2
  • Scott Walker, Place 5
  • Jesse McClure, Place 6

6 yr. term

All 15 Members, State Board of Education 1

2 yr. or
4 yr. term 1

All 31 State Senators 2

2 yr. or
4 yr. term 2

All 150 State Representatives

2 yr. term

Chief Justice of Courts of Appeals

  • Sherry Radack, 1st Court of Appeals
  • Josh Morriss, 6th Court of Appeals

6 yr. term

Various Court of Appeals Justices

6 yr. term

Various District Judges, Criminal District Judges

4 yr. term

Family District Judges

4 yr. term

District Attorneys

4 yr. term

County Judges

4 yr. term

County Courts at Law

4 yr. term

County Attorneys

4 yr. term

District and County Clerks

4 yr. term

District Clerks

4 yr. term

County Clerks

4 yr. term

County Treasurer

4 yr. term

County Surveyors

4 yr. term

County Commissioners

4 yr. term

Justices of the Peace

4 yr. term

Constable

4 yr. term

1 All State Board of Education positions are up for election in 2022 following redistricting in 2021. In the first post-redistricting election seven members shall serve two-year terms and eight members shall serve four-year terms. Members shall draw lots to determine who serves which terms. [Educ. Code § 7.104]

2 All State Senate seats are up for election in 2022 following redistricting in 2021. In the first post-redistricting election members are divided into two classes; one class shall serve a 2-year term and the other class shall serve a 4-year term. Members shall draw lots to determine who serves which terms. [Tex. Const. art. 3, § 3].

NOTE: Incumbent office holders appear where listed. This is not a list of current candidates or those who have filed a candidate application for the office.

NOTE: For many years, article XVI, Section 65 of the Texas Constitution set out which county offices would be up for election. This language (setting up the staggering scheme) was omitted in 1999 in "clean-up" legislation. Our office requested an attorney general opinion, expressing our concern about the omitted staggering scheme. The attorney general opined that because the staggering scheme was removed, any newly-created offices would be on the next ballot for the full four-year term. See Texas Attorney General Opinion Number JC-0519 (2002). You will need to check your county records to see if your county created new offices since the 1999 constitutional change.

NOTE: Under Article V, Section 1-a of the Texas Constitution, certain judicial offices are subject to a mandatory retirement age of 75. This may lead some additional judicial offices being listed on the ballot for an unexpired term due to a mid-term vacancy.