2018 TTH Endorsements & TURF Voter Guide

TURF honoredTexans Uniting for Reform & Freedom (TURF) compiled this Voter Guide to gauge candidates positions on toll roads, transportation policy (including accountability and transparency), and property rights. Based on each candidates answers to our survey, they received a grade. If an incumbent is running for office, we placed an (I) next to their name and list their average grade on TURF’s Report Cards based on their actual voting record. TURF Report Cards are published after each legislative session is completed. View the results of the 2018 Primary Voter Guide below. NOTE: We focussed on contested primary races. If you do not see a candidate’s name or race below, it’s because he/she did not return our Voter Guide candidate survey and/or they do not have a contested primary.

TURF honoredTURF Voter Guide – 2018 Primary Election

TTH endorsed Texans for Toll-free Highways Endorsements – 2018 Primary Election

U.S. Senate –

TTH endorsedTed Cruz


U.S. House –

TTH endorsedCD 5 –
Jason Wright


TTH endorsedCD 21 –
Chip Roy


Texas State Governor –

TTH endorsedGreg Abbott


Texas State Lt. Governor –

TTH endorsedDan Patrick


Texas State Senate –

TTH endorsedSD 2 –
Bob Hall


TTH endorsedSD 25 –
Donna Campbell


TTH endorsedSD 30 –
Pat Fallon


Texas State House –

TTH endorsedHD 2 –
Bryan Slaton


TTH endorsedHD 4 –
Stuart Spitzer


TTH endorsedHD 6 –
Matt Schaefer


TTH endorsedHD 8 –
Thomas McNutt


TTH endorsedHD 14 –
Sarah Laningham


TTH endorsedHD 15 –
Steve Toth


TTH endorsedHD 18 –
Emily Cook


TTH endorsedHD 23 –
Mayes Middleton


TTH endorsedHD 25 –
Damon Rambo


TTH endorsedHD 47 –
Jay Wiley


TTH endorsedHD 52 –
Jeremy Story


TTH endorsedHD 60 –
Mike Lang


TTH endorsedHD 62 –
Brent Lawson


TTH endorsedHD 65 –
Ron Simmons


TTH endorsedHD 73 –
Kyle Biedermann


TTH endorsedHD 87 –
Drew Brassfield


TTH endorsedHD 88 –
Jason Huddleston


TTH endorsedHD 99 –
Bo French


TTH endorsedHD 102 –
Scott Kilgore


TTH endorsedHD 105 –
Rodney Anderson


TTH endorsedHD 106 –
Jared Patterson


TTH endorsedHD 107 –
Deanna Metzger


TTH endorsedHD 113 –
Jonathan Boos


TTH endorsedHD 117 –
Michael Berlanga


TTH endorsedHD 121 –
Matt Beebe


TTH endorsedHD 127 –
Reginald Grant


TTH endorsedHD 134 –
Susanna Dokupil


TTH endorsedHD 150 –
Valoree Swanson


Local Offices –

TTH endorsedMontgomery County Judge –
Mark Keough


TTH endorsedMontgomery County Commissioner Precinct 2 –
Gregory Parker


TTH endorsedMontgomery County Commissioner Precinct 4 –
Bob Bagley


U.S. Congress

Senate –

Ted Cruz
A+


House –

CD 1 –
Louie Gohmert – A

CD 3 –
Van Taylor (I) – avg grade in TX lege B+


CD 5 –
Jason Wright – A+


CD 6 –
Ken Cope – A+


CD 21 –
Jason Isaac – A, (I) – avg grade in TX lege C

CD 21 –
Chip Roy – A

CD 21 –
Matt McCall – A


Texas State

Governor –

Greg Abbott
A+


Lt. Governor –

Dan Patrick
A+


Senate –

SD 2 –
Bob Hall – A+

SD 2 –
Cindy Burkett (I) – avg grade in TX lege D-


SD 8 –
Phillip Huffines – A

SD 8 –
Angela Paxton – A+


SD 25 –
Donna Campbell (I) – avg grade in TX lege B *

* Senator Campbell had a rough first session (voting against us 4 out of 5 record votes), but she has steadily improved her record fighting against toll roads and in favor of transportation funding. Her establishment, Chamber of Commerce-backed opponent will lurch heavily in favor of toll roads and higher taxes.


SD 30 –
Pat Fallon – A, (I) – avg grade in TX lege B

SD 30 –
Craig Estes (I) – avg grade in TX lege D


House –

HD 2 –
Bryan Slaton – A+

HD 2 –
Dan Flynn (I) – avg grade in TX lege C-


HD 4 –
Stuart Spitzer – A, (I) – avg grade in TX lege B+


HD 6 –
Matt Schaefer (I) – avg grade in TX lege B *

* Chairs House Freedom Caucus that led the way to our getting 6 out of 7 of our bills passed as amendments to SB 312.


HD 8 –
Thomas McNutt – A+


HD 9 –

HD 9 –
Chris Paddie (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 13 –
Jill Wolfskill – A

HD 13 –
David Stall – B+ *

* David Stall and his wife Linda founded Corridor Watch and helped galvanize the grassroots across the state to stop the Trans Texas Corridor – a network of foreign-owned toll roads. David received a Star of Texas Award from TURF in 2011 when we finally achieved the full repeal of the Trans Texas Corridor from state statute.


HD 14 –
Sarah Laningham – A+

HD 14 –
John Raney (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 15 –
Steve Toth – A+, (I) – avg grade in TX lege B+


HD 18 –
Emily Cook – A+

HD 18 –
Earnest Bailes (I) – avg grade in TX lege C


HD 23 –
Mayes Middleton – A+

HD 23 –
Wayne Faircloth (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 25 –
Damon Rambo – A+

HD 25 –
Dennis Bonnen (I) – avg grade in TX lege D


HD 47 –
Jay Wiley – A+

HD 47 –
Paul Workman (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 52 –
Jeremy Story – A+


HD 55 –
Brandon Hall – A+

HD 55 –
CJ Grisham – A+

HD 55 –
Hugh Shine (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 59 –
Chris Evans – A+

HD 59 –
JD Sheffield (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 60 –
Mike Lang (I) – avg grade in TX lege A+ *

* Member of House Freedom Caucus that led the way to our getting 6 out of 7 of our bills passed as amendments to SB 312.


HD 62 –
Brent Lawson – A+


HD 64 –
Mark Roy – A+

HD 64 –
Lynn Stucky (I) – avg grade in TX lege A+


HD 65 –
Ron Simmons (I) – avg grade in TX lege B


HD 73 –
Kyle Biedermann (I) – avg grade in TX lege A+ *

* Member of House Freedom Caucus that led the way to our getting 6 out of 7 of our bills passed as amendments to SB 312.


HD 87 –
Drew Brassfield – A

HD 87 –
Four Price (I) – avg grade in TX lege D-


HD 88 –
Jason Huddleston – A+

HD 88 –
Ken King (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 98 –
Armin Mizani – A+

HD 98 –
Giovanni Capriglione (I) – A-


HD 99 –
Bo French – A+

HD 99 –
Charlie Geren (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 102 –
Scott Kilgore – A

HD 102 –
Linda Koop (I) – avg grade in TX lege D-


HD 105 –
Rodney Anderson (I) – avg grade in TX lege B

* His opponent will lurch in favor of toll roads and higher taxes.


HD 106 –
Jared Patterson – A+


HD 107 –
Deanna Metzger – A+


HD 113 –
Jonathan Boos – A+


HD 114 –

HD 114 –
Jason Villalba (I) – avg grade in TX lege D-


HD 117 –
Michael Berlanga – A+


HD 121 –
Matt Beebe – A

HD 121 –
Carlton Soules – A


HD 122 –
Chris Fails – A

HD 122 –
Lyle Larson (I) – avg grade in TX lege C-


HD 124 –
Ina Minjarez (I) – avg grade in TX lege D *

* While Rep. Minjarez’s grade is based on her overall voting record, she authored and fought aggressively for the best toll collection reform we’ve ever had. It passed and became law as SB 312 in 2017. She also did not vote in favor of handing Loop 1604 and 20 other Texas highways over private toll operators. Though these two actions were not enough to bring up her overall score, our supporters need to be aware of these two key actions that made a big difference.


HD 127 –
Reginald Grant A+

HD 127 –
Dan Huberty (I) – avg grade in TX lege D


HD 134 –
Susanna Dokupil – A

HD 134 –
Sarah Davis (I) – avg grade in TX lege F


HD 150 –
Valoree Swanson (I) – avg grade in TX lege A+ *

* Member of House Freedom Caucus that led the way to our getting 6 out of 7 of our bills passed as amendments to SB 312.


Local Offices –

Montgomery County Judge –
Mark Keough A+


Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 2 –
Gregory Parker A+


Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 4 –
Bob Bagley A