TREPAC-supported candidates had a strong showing November 8, with 99.4% wining their elections. Texas saw turnout decline about 7% from the 2018 midterm elections. That still puts this year at the second highest for a midterm since 1994, but less than 46% of the state’s 17.7 million registered voters cast ballots.
Republicans continued their dominance of statewide elections. The governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, railroad commissioner, and the Texas Supreme Court justices all went to Republican candidates.
The composition of the 88th Texas Legislature:
- Texas House: 86 Republicans and 64 Democrats
- Texas Senate: 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats
The composition of the Texas congressional delegation:
- U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
- U.S. House: 25 Republicans, 13 Democrats
Check out the preview of the 88th Texas Legislature on page 18.