Number of sitting state representatives to win a statewide race since 1990.

It’s been three decades since a House member last won statewide office. Then Reps. Dan Morales (D-San Antonio) and Rick Perry (R-Haskell) won their races for Attorney General and Agriculture Commissioner, respectively. Since then, eight House members (bolded below) have lost races for statewide office.

Reps. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) and James While (R-Hillister) are running for those same offices, respectively.

State senators have fared relatively better, splitting the last eight bids for statewide office. Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) is running for Land Commissioner. Incumbent George P. Bush (R) is running for Attorney General.

Incumbent Legislators Seeking Statewide Office

TBD – Krause (AG), Sen. Dawn Buckingham (LAND), White (AGRIC)

WON – Sen. Dan Patrick (LTGOV), Sen. Ken Paxton (AG), Sen. Glenn Hegar (COMP)
LOST – Sen. Wendy Davis (GOV), Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (LTGOV), Rep. Dan Branch (AG), Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (COMP)

LOST – Rep. Warren Chisum (RRC)

LOST – Rep. Rick Noriega (SEN)

WON – Sen. Todd Staples (AGRIC)

LOST – Sen. David Bernsen (LAND), Rep. Kenn George (LAND), Rep. Tom Ramsay (AGRIC)

LOST – Sen. Jerry Patterson (LAND), Rep. Richard Raymond (LAND), Rep. Pete Patterson (AGRIC)

WON – Rep. Dan Morales (AG), Rep. Rick Perry (AGRIC)
LOST – Sen. Hugh Parmer (SEN), Sen. Buster Brown (AG)

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