Democratic primary elections for 109 of 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place on March 1, 2022. Of the 109 seats up for election in 2022, 31 had a primary election with more than one candidates.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $5.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $167,831 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $42,751 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 42||$576,290||Richard Raymond (D)||Richard Raymond and Jorge Delgado|
|District 114||$496,440||John Turner (D)||Alexandra Guio, John W. Bryant, Kendall Scudder, Chris Leal, and Charles Gearing|
|District 51||$417,300||Eddie Rodriguez (D)||Maria Luisa Flores, Cynthia Valadez-Mata, Matthew Worthington, Claire Campos-O’Neal, Albino Cadenas, Mike Hendrix, and Cody Arn|
|District 147||$367,261||Garnet Coleman (D)||Jolanda Jones, Danielle Keys Bess, Reagan Flowers, Aurelia Wagner, Namrata Subramanian, Somtoochukwu Ik-Ejiofor, and Akwete Hines|
|District 50||$361,879||James Talarico (D)||James Talarico and David Alcorta|
#1. District 42 – $576,290
Incumbent Richard Raymond raised $509,459 and Jorge Delgado raised $66,830.
Richard Raymond advanced to the general election with 63% of the vote and Jorge Delgado received 37% of the vote.
#2. District 114 – $496,440
Charles Gearing raised $219,545, Kendall Scudder raised $97,442, John W. Bryant raised $75,815, Alexandra Guio raised $59,898, and Chris Leal raised $43,739.
Alexandra Guio advanced to a runoff election with 25 percent of the vote, John W. Bryant advanced to a runoff election with 21% of the vote, Kendall Scudder received 19% of the vote, Chris Leal received 18% of the vote, and Charles Gearing received 17% of the vote.
#3. District 51 – $417,300
Maria Luisa Flores raised $212,971, Matthew Worthington raised $115,344, Mike Hendrix raised $62,410, Claire Campos-O’Neal raised $13,713, Cynthia Valadez-Mata raised $11,076, Cody Arn raised $1,785, and Albino Cadenas raised $0.
Maria Luisa Flores advanced to the general election with 60% of the vote, Cynthia Valadez-Mata received 11% of the vote, Matthew Worthington received 11% of the vote, Claire Campos-O’Neal received 7% of the vote, Albino Cadenas received 5% of the vote, Mike Hendrix received 4% of the vote, and Cody Arn received 2% of the vote.
#4. District 147 – $367,261
Jolanda Jones raised $122,707, Reagan Flowers raised $103,644, Danielle Keys Bess raised $90,689, Namrata Subramanian raised $33,529, Aurelia Wagner raised $16,045, Somtoochukwu Ik-Ejiofor raised $647, and Akwete Hines raised $0.
Jolanda Jones advanced to a runoff election with 41% of the vote, Danielle Keys Bess advanced to a runoff election with 20% of the vote, Reagan Flowers received 18% of the vote, Aurelia Wagner received 9% of the vote, Namrata Subramanian received 7% of the vote, Somtoochukwu Ik-Ejiofor received 3% of the vote, and Akwete Hines received 2% of the vote.
#5. District 50 – $361,879
Incumbent James Talarico raised $360,465 and David Alcorta raised $1,414.
James Talarico advanced to the general election with 78% of the vote and David Alcorta received 22% of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/18/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)||1/31/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)||2/22/2022|
|2022 Primary Runoff||5/16/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (30 Days)||10/11/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (8 Days)||10/31/2022|
|2022 Semiannual Data||1/17/2023|