One new candidate declares in Texas

Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in Texas between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10. This was one fewer candidate than the prior week. 

The candidate is a Democrat and is running for state legislature in 2024.

Details on the candidate are below: 

  • Karthik Soora (D) is running for Texas State Senate District 15. Soora said, “I am running for Texas State Senate District 15 because we can’t solve 21st-century problems with a 19th-century system. We need real reform, and change starts with ensuring that ALL Texans, not just the billionaires and MAGA Republicans, are heard in the halls of power.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 33 candidates for state-level office in Texas. Seven hundred and fifty candidates ran for state-level office in Texas in 2022, while 582 ran in 2020. In 2022, 277 were Democratic, while 384 were Republican. In 2020, 270 were Democratic and 249 were Republican. Nationally, Ballotpedia has tracked 666 Democrats and 823 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 144 Democrats and 187 Republicans running in 2024. 

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