Run for Office

UPDATE: (12/4/19) 

We're still looking for candidates in the following priority races:

  • Texas House District 46 (Incumbent: Sheryl Cole)
  • Texas House District 48 (Incumbent: Donna Howard)
  • District Attorney

If interested please let us know at 512-302-1776 or travisgopprimary@gmail.com. Contact us.


ELECTED OFFICES

If you have a clean background, a history of honorable community service, support Republican principles and have what it takes to win an election, then we urge you consider running as a Republican candidate.

There are hundreds of elected offices Travis County residents are eligible to run for, from your local water utility district board, school board, city council, State legislature, all the way to United States Congress.  See if there's a seat you would like to run for at this link.

Please give us a call at headquarters (512-302-1776) and let's put our minds together on the best way to utilize your talents.

HOW TO FILE FOR LOCAL OFFICE WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY

See our Events calendar for filing period dates (for the 2020 Primary filing begins Saturday, Nov. 9, and ends Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, with the possibility of an extension under certain circumstances).

If you're interested in running click here for more information!

COUNTY CHAIRMAN CANDIDATES

Candidates for TCRP County and Precinct Chairman please use this form. (Note: If you are going to file for County Chairman, in addition to your application you will be required to obtain the signatures of 10 current TCRP Precinct Chairmen. Use this form to collect signatures.)

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The deadline to file for Austin City Council is different from the 2020 Primary: Saturday, July 18, 2020. More information: http://austintexas.gov/election2020
For other cities, towns, and MUD boards, please consult your local administration for details. If you run into any hassles give us a call at (512)302-1776. 
Please note that endorsement of a Republican-voter candidate for city council is not automatic nor is it guaranteed. We may endorse the only Republicans running in local, non-partisan races, but in contested races among multiple Republican voters the Executive Committee will opt whether to make an endorsement. In the bulk of local races, Travis GOP does not endorse.

APPOINTED OFFICES

A great way to build experience before putting your name on a ballot is to seek appointment to a commission or office. The City of Austin and Travis County have many, as does the State of Texas. See below for some opportunities to build your resume!

(Lists are subject to change. Some may overlap because there are multiple seats appointed by several jurisdictions.)

*CITY OF AUSTIN APPOINTED OFFICES

Updated list of vacancies: 
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/boards/vacancy.cfm

*TRAVIS COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICES

Updated list of vacancies:
https://www.traviscountytx.gov/intergovernmental-relations/board-appointments

*GOVERNOR-APPOINTED OFFICES

Full list:
http://gov.texas.gov/appointments/positions

*LT. GOVERNOR-APPOINTED OFFICES

Full list:
https://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/appointments

 

WHICH OFFICES ARE UP FOR ELECTION IN MARCH 2020? 

Good question, and that's not one easily answered by a search of the county elections website. We include a list of four-year-term races that appeared on the 2016 ballot below. Please note this is not a complete, authoritative list but may serve as a helpful guide on which races are up for election:

* = a candidate has already filed or is preparing paperwork to our knowledge

President*
District 10, U.S. Congress*
District 17, U.S. Congress*
District 21, U.S. Congress*
District 25, U.S. Congress*
District 35, U.S. Congress*
Railroad Commissioner*
Place 3, Justice, Supreme Court*
Place 5, Justice, Supreme Court*
Place 2, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals&
Place 5, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals*
Place 6, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals*

* * *
District 5, State Board of Education*
District 10, State Board of Education*
District 21, State Senator *
District 24, State Senator *

DISTRICT 46, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 47, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 48, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 49, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 50, STATE REPRESENTATIVE* 
DISTRICT 51, STATE REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT JUDGE, 53RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 98TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 126TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 167TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 200TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 345TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 353RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 390TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 427TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT JUDGE, 450TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT ATTORNEY, 53RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
JUDGE, COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT NO. 8
JUDGE, COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT NO. 9

County Attorney
Sheriff*
Tax Assessor-Collector*
Precinct 1 County Commissioner*
Precinct 3 County Commissioner*
Precinct 1 Constable
Precinct 2 Constable
Precinct 3 Constable
Precinct 4 Constable
Precinct 5 Constable
County Chairman*

PRECINCT CHAIRMEN

We expect to have a list of filed precinct chairman up on the page today on the filing deadline day. 

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