Texas Primary Season Ends with Strong Gains for Faith and Family Candidates

May 23, 2018

Yesterday, Texans voted in the primary runoff election which closed a great overall primary season for pro-faith and family candidates across Texas.  Not only do we have continued leadership from strong conservative statewide officials and a stronger Texas Senate, but also, with the victories throughout the primary season, the number of pro-family conservatives in the Texas House continues to grow.

Texas Values Action congratulates our endorsed candidates that won their Republican primary runoff elections last night: Chip Roy for Congress, Mike Toth for the Third Court of Appeals, Place 6, and Jim Pikl for the Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 12, and Deanna Maria Metzger, for State Representative in House District 107. Deanna Maria Metzger is a strong pro-family conservative Latina who looks to win back a seat held by liberal Democrat Victoria Neave in Dallas County in the November general election.

“When you take the entire primary season into view, there have been strong gains for faith and family candidates across Texas,” said Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values Action. “With every Texas Values Action endorsed incumbent that supported the Texas Privacy Act winning and several important gains made in the Texas House, we look forward to continuing the fight in defense of faith and family values in the general election in November.”

We are thankful for the good men and women who answered the call to serve, ran honorable races, and fought hard for faith and family values, no matter the results of their election this primary season. Texas voters can rest assured knowing that the Texas House is moving in a more conservative direction and that two of the biggest obstacles to protecting life, religious liberty, and privacy in the Texas House, Speaker Straus and Chairman Byron Cook, will not be in office come the start of the legislative session next year. The general election in November and the coming 2019 Texas Legislative Session will provide great opportunities to promote faith, family, and freedom in Texas.

Texas Values Action Endorsement Victories (Primary and Runoff):


Governor: Greg Abbott
Lt. Governor: Dan Patrick
Attorney General: Ken Paxton
Agriculture Commissioner: Sid Miller
Supreme Court of Texas, Place 2: Jimmy Blacklock
Supreme Court of Texas, Place 4: John Devine
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8: Michelle Slaughter


U.S. Senate: Ted Cruz
U.S. Representative, District 3: Van Taylor
U.S. Representative, District 21: Chip Roy

Texas Senate

District 2: Bob Hall
District 7: Paul Bettencourt
District 8: Angela Paxton
District 9: Kelly Hancock
District 10: Konni Burton
District 16: Don Huffines
District 17: Joan Huffman
District 25: Donna Campbell

Texas House

District 5: Cole Hefner
District 6: Matt Schaefer
District 15: Steve Toth
District 23: Mayes Middleton
District 24: Greg Bonnen
District 26: Rick Miller
District 60: Mike Lang
District 61: Phil King
District 65: Ron Simmons
District 66: Matt Shaheen
District 67: Jeff Leach
District 68: Drew Springer
District 69: James Frank
District 70: Scott Sanford
District 73: Kyle Biedermann
District 89: Candy Noble
District 91: Stephanie Klick
District 92: Jonathan Stickland
District 93: Matt Krause
District 94: Tony Tinderholt
District 96: Bill Zedler
District 106: Jared Patterson
District 107: Deanna Maria Metzger
District 113: Jonathan Boos
District 114: Lisa Luby Ryan
District 115: Matt Rinaldi
District 128: Briscoe Cain
District 129: Dennis Paul
District 130: Tom Oliverson
District 132: Mike Schofield
District 138: Dwayne Bohac
District 150: Valoree Swanson

Other Endorsements

1st Court of Appeals, Place 7: Terry Yates
3rd Court of Appeals, Place 6: Mike Toth
5th Court of Appeals, Place 11: John Browning
5th Court of Appeals, Place 12: Jim Pikl
Montgomery County Judge: Mark Keough
Collin County Judge: Chris Hill
Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law #2: Erin Swanson

Full runoff election results are available here.

About Texas Values Action

Texas Values Action is the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of Texas Values, a non-profit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at

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