2020 Primary Endorsements

Our Democratic Primary endorsement meeting will be January 7, 2020 at the AFL-CIO at 5:30pm.

This meeting will run long. As such, CAPD will be providing food and drinks.

We will be endorsing in all contested primaries for local office (including Chief Justice for the Third Court of Appeals), congressional candidates, and statewide candidates.

Only local and congressional candidates were required to submit a questionnaire. Statewide candidates will be listed on the CAPD ballot. All questionnaire are now public. Only candidates who submitted a questionnaire will be listed on the CAPD endorsement ballot.


Each candidate will receive 2 minutes to introduce themselves. Each race will be allocated 3 minutes for Q&A. For example, if there are two people running for one office, that office will be allocated 7 minutes. Candidates do not have to leave the room when their opponent is speaking.

Voting will end at the end of the Q&A for the last race, or at 8:09pm, whichever is later.

For endorsement rules and voting eligibility click here to read the bylaws.

Bianca Garcia
Vice-Chair for Endorsements

All Contested Statewide Races

Congressional District 10

Pritesh Gandhi

Shannon Hutchenon

Mike Siegel

Congressional District 17

David Jaramillo

Congressional District 21

Wendy Davis

Jennie Lou Leeder

Congressional District 25

Julie Oliver

Heidi Sloan

Congressional District 35

Rafel Alcoser III

Lloyd Doggett

Texas House District 51

Eddie Rodriguez

3rd Court of Appeals, Chief Justice

Darlene Byrne

Keith Hampton

53rd District Court Judge

Maria Cantú Hexsel

Kennon Wooten

167th District Court Judge

Dayna Blazey

David Wahlberg

200th District Court Judge

Maggie Ellis

Jessica Mangrum

353rd District Court Judge

Tim Sulak

390th District Court Judge

Albert Amado

Julie Kocurek

460th District Court Judge

Selena Alvarenga

Amy Meredith

County Court at Law No. 4  Judge

Margaret Chen Kercher

Tanisa Jeffers

Dimple Malhotra

Travis County District Attorney

Jose Garza

Erin Martinson

Margaret Moore

Travis County Attorney

Mike Denton

Laurie Eiserloh

Delia Garza

Travis County Sheriff

Liz Donegan

Sally Hernandez

Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Valinda Bolton

Ann Howard

Sheri Soltes

Travis County Constable, Precinct 1

Tonya Nixon

Janie Serna

Travis County Constable, Precinct 2

Adan Ballesteros