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Queer the Vote, Y’all!
Queer the Vote, Y’all!

We have an opportunity to create a state that reflects our values and priorities. We must come together and fight for the state we want. Now is the time to act with your vote. It is your civil right and your civic duty. We cannot sit this out.


Equality Texas urges our members to support the following candidates in the May 22, 2018 runoff elections:

Lupe Valdez


Lupe Valdez (Dallas)

Texas Governor

Democratic Party



Lorie Burch


Lorie Burch (Plano)

US Congress District 3

Democratic Party



Gina Ortiz Jones


Gina Ortiz Jones (San Antonio)

US Congress District 23

Democratic Party



MJ Hegar


MJ Hegar (Round Rock)

US Congress District 31

Democratic Party



Colin Allred


Colin Allred (Dallas)

US Congress District 32

Democratic Party




Equality Texas urges our members to support the following candidates in the November 6, 2018 general elections:

Beto O'Rourke


Beto O’Rourke (El Paso)

US Senate

Democratic Party



Veronica Escobar


Veronica Escobar (El Paso)

US Congress District 16

Democratic Party



Justin Nelson


Justin Nelson (Austin)

Texas Attorney General

Democratic Party



Judge Steven Kirkland


Judge Steven Kirkland (Houston)

Texas Supreme Court Place 2

Democratic Party



Kendall Scudder


Kendall Scudder (Dallas)

Texas Senate District 2

Democratic Party



Mark Phariss


Mark Phariss (Plano)

Texas Senate District 8

Democratic Party



Beverly Powell


Beverly Powell (Burleson)

Texas Senate District 10

Democratic Party



Nathan Johnson


Nathan Johnson (Dallas)

Texas Senate District 16

Democratic Party



Rep Mary Gonzalez


Rep. Mary Gonzalez (Clint)

Texas House District 75

Democratic Party



Julie Johnson


Julie Johnson (Addison)

Texas House District 115

Democratic Party



Additional general election endorsements will be made following the May 22, 2018 runoff elections.

Also see the general public endorsements made by our political action committee, the Texas Equity PAC, in state and local races.

Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary Runoffs: Monday, April 23, 2018

Early Voting for the May 22 Primary Runoffs: May 14-18, 2018

Early voting takes place from Monday, May 14, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018. Check your county elections website for voting information and locations.

Primary Election Runoffs: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 

Last Day to Register to Vote in November General Election: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

General Elections: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Queer the Vote, Y’all!