Vote in the Republican Primary – Tuesday, March 6

Collin County IS a Republican county, and that steady and committed leadership has lead to prosperity and opportunity for all Collin County citizens. Now is the time for you to choose who will represent the Republicans in the November General Election. The table below shows the candidates who will be on the Collin County Republican Primary Ballot for the March 6, 2018 Primary Election. Get out and meet those running to serve you in the Federal, State, and County elected positions. Click here to find your specific precinct’s ballot.

Collin County March Primary Election Voting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Early Voting Locations
Election Day Voting Locations
Office SoughtBallot Name
U. S. SenatorBruce Jacobson, Jr.
U. S. SenatorGeraldine Sam
U. S. SenatorMary Miller
U. S. SenatorStefano de Stefano
U. S. SenatorTed Cruz
U. S. Representative District 3Alex Donkervoet
U. S. Representative District 3David Niederkorn
U. S. Representative District 3Van Taylor
U. S. Representative District 4John Cooper
U. S. Representative District 4John Ratcliffe
U. S. Representative District 32Paul Brown
U. S. Representative District 32Pete Sessions
GovernorBarbara Krueger
GovernorGreg Abbott
GovernorSECEDE Kilgore
Lieutenant GovernorDan Patrick
Lieutenant GovernorScott Milder
Attorney GeneralKen Paxton
Comptroller of Public AccountsGlenn Hegar
Commissioner of the General Land OfficeDavey Edwards
Commissioner of the General Land OfficeGeorge P. Bush
Commissioner of the General Land OfficeJerry Patterson
Commissioner of the General Land OfficeRick Range
Commissioner of AgricultureJim Hogan
Commissioner of AgricultureSid Miller
Commissioner of AgricultureTrey Blocker
Railroad CommissionerChristi Craddick
Railroad CommissionerWeston Martinez
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2Jimmy Blacklock
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4John Devine
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6Jeff Brown
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal AppealsDavid Bridges
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal AppealsSharon Keller
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7Barbara Parker Hervey
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8Dib Waldrip
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8Jay Brandon
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8Michelle Slaughter
Member, State Board of Education, District 12Pam Little
State Senator, District 8Angela Paxton
State Senator, District 8Phillip Huffines
State Senator, District 30Craig Carter
State Senator, District 30Craig Estes
State Senator, District 30Pat Fallon
State Representative District 33Justin Holland
State Representative District 66Matt Shaheen
State Representative District 67Jeff Leach
State Representative District 70Scott Sanford
State Representative District 89Candy Noble
State Representative District 89John Payton
Chief Justice, 5th Court of Appeals DistrictDouglas S. Lang
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 2David Evans
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 5Craig Stoddart
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 9Jason Boatright
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 10Molly Francis
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 11Dan Wyde
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 11John Browning
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 11Tom Nowak
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 12Jim Pikl
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 12Perry Cockerell
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 12William "Randy" Johnson
Justice, 5th Court of Appeals District, Place 13Elizabeth Lang Miers
District Judge, 219th Judicial DistrictGlenn Brenner
District Judge, 219th Judicial DistrictJennifer Edgeworth
District Judge, 219th Judicial DistrictMike Curran
District Judge, 219th Judicial DistrictScott Becker
District Judge, 296th Judicial DistrictJohn R. Roach, Jr.
District Judge, 366th Judicial DistrictRay Wheless
District Judge, 417th Judicial DistrictCyndi McCrann Wheless
District Judge, 429th Judicial DistrictJill Willis
Criminal District Attorney Collin CountyCasey Davis
Criminal District Attorney Collin CountyGreg Willis
County JudgeChris Hill
County JudgeRay Ricchi
County JudgeScott Johnson
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.1Corinne Mason
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.2Barnett Walker
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.3Lance S. Baxter
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.4David Rippel
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.5Dan K. Wilson
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.6Jay Bender
Judge, County Court-at-Law No.7David Waddill
Judge, County Court at Law and Probate CourtWeldon Stone Copeland
District ClerkLynne Finley
County ClerkStacey Kemp
County Commissioner Pct.2Cheryl Williams
County Commissioner Pct.2Joey Herald
County Commissioner Pct.3Darrell Hale
County Commissioner Pct.3Dr. Briana Andor
County Commissioner Pct.4Duncan Webb
Justice of the Peace Pct.1Paul Raleeh
Justice of the Peace Pct.2Jeff Graham
Justice of the Peace Pct.2Jerry Shaffer
Justice of the Peace Pct.2Mike McCandless
Justice of the Peace Pct.3 Place.2Melvin Thathiah
Justice of the Peace Pct.3 Place.2Mike Missildine
Justice of the Peace Pct.4W. M. "Mike" Yarbrough

Republican Ballot Propositions

Keep in mind that this is an opinion poll of Republican voters and not a policy referendum. When you vote YES or NO, you are telling us what you think should happen. You are not voting to make a law but merely saying you agree or disagree with the statement.

1.) Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent.

  • 2016 RPT Platform Priority #5 states that we should “replace the property tax system with an alternative other than the income tax.” The most equitable system of taxation is one based on consumption (Plank 175). View more

2.) No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval.

  • Voters would decide if toll roads should be built at all or if toll roads should receive taxpayer funds to be built. It could delay construction but also puts the decision directly into the hands of the people paying for it.

3.) Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence.

  • Before the legislative session begins, all the Texas House Republicans would hold a meeting, or caucus, and cast secret ballots to determine whom they should nominate for Speaker of the Texas House. Then at the beginning of the legislative session, all the Texas House Republicans would vote for that one nominee. As long as there is a Republican majority in the Texas House, this would ensure that Republicans, not Democrats, determine the Speaker of the Texas House.

4.) Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers.

  • E-Verify is an online system that employers can use to confirm the legal status of new hires. It compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) to data from Homeland Security and Social Security Administration. This could be an added regulatory burden but would also ensure that employers do not accidentally hire illegal aliens.

5.) Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion.

  • Instead of the parents’ tax dollars going directly to public schools, parents would be allowed to take their own tax money and use it for their children’s education in whatever setting they choose. It would not allow parents to use other people’s tax money for their own children.

6.) Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings.

  • Some schools have tried to allow boys to have access to girls’ private areas, including school showers and restrooms. This would address those concerns with a state protection for schools and government buildings. It would not add any requirements or regulations for private businesses.

7.) I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas.

  • Approximately 150 babies are aborted each day in Texas. Various approaches to ending abortion have been proposed. This is a statement that we want abortion to stop.

8.) Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections.

  • In 2017, the Texas Legislature passed laws criminalizing election fraud as a Class A misdemeanor but increasing it to a felony for specific cases (for example, repeat offenders). This would make vote fraud an automatic felony offense.

9.) Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare.

  • Congress repealed the individual mandate for Obamacare in the tax reform bill; however, Obamacare as a system of socialized medicine still exists. This would remove it and return healthcare to the free market.

10.) To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval.

  • Property taxes have been rising rapidly, especially in Texas’ larger cities. Currently, property taxes cannot be raised more than 8% each year without voter approval. This would lower the cap to 4%. Local government could still increase property taxes, but voters would have to weigh in for them to require you to pay over 4% more each year.

11.) Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams.

  • Currently, bonds have been used as a means for taxpayers to fund such stadiums. This would prohibit such use, requiring private donations to be used to build stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. This does not affect school stadiums.