Candidates for Governor:
Greg Abbott (R)
Wendy Davis (D)
Kathie Glass (Libertarian Party)
David Alameel (D)
John Cornyn (R)
Brandon Parmer (Green Party)
Gregory Wayne Abbott, known as Greg Abbott (born November 13, 1957), is anAmerican lawyer and politician. He is the 50th Attorney General of Texas and theRepublican gubernatorial nominee in the general election scheduled on November 4, 2014.
Abbott is only the second Republican to serve as Attorney General of Texas sinceReconstruction. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following fellow Republican John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully advocating the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.
Wendy Russell Davis (born Wendy Jean Russell, May 16, 1963) is anAmerican lawyer and Democratic politician from Fort Worth, Texas. Davis representsDistrict 10 in the Texas Senate. She previously served on the Fort Worth city council. She is her party's nominee for Texas governor in the Texas gubernatorial election in 2014.
On June 25, 2013, Davis held an eleven-hour-long filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, a measure which included more restrictive abortion regulations for Texas. The filibuster played a major role in Senate Democrats' success in delaying passage of the bill beyond the midnight deadline for the end of the legislative session, though it ultimately passed in a second session. The filibuster brought Davis national attention, leading to speculation about a run for governor. In October 2013, she announced that she would run for governor in 2014 to succeed the retiring Republican Rick Perry.
Kathie Glass is a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Texas in the 2014 elections.
Glass was also the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Texas in 2010.
Glass stated that she was the only candidate in the race who would take effective action to protect Texas sovereignty through the use of nullification and secure the border using the Texas State Guard.
Glass was born in Buford, Georgia. She moved to Texas in 1977, and began her involvement in the Libertarian Party in 1978. She served on the Texas Libertarian Party state executive committee from 1982 to 1984. She has practiced law in Houston.
Glass served on the Texas Libertarian Party state executive committee from 1982 to 1984. She ran as the Libertarian candidate for Attorney General of Texas in 1982 and for Governor of Texas in 2010.
Brandon Parmer is a Green Party candidate for Governor of Texas in the 2014 elections.
Parmer was a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Texas. He was defeated by Republican incumbent Joe Barton on November 6, 2012.
John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the senior United States Senator forTexas, serving since 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party and the currentSenate Minority Whip for the 113th Congress. Cornyn previously served as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2007 to 2011.
Born in Houston, Cornyn is a graduate from Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law, receiving his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Cornyn was a Judge on Texas' 37th District Court from 1985 to 1991, until he was elected an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court, where he served 1991 to 1997. In 1998, Cornyn was elected Attorney General of Texas, serving one term until winning a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2002. He was re-elected to a second term in 2008 and he is running for a third term in 2014.
Alameel ran for Congress in 2010 in Texas's 33rd congressional district, finishing fourth in the Democratic primary. Alameel is running for the Senate in 2014. Alameel's bid was endorsed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
Alameel has also contributed heavily to candidates of both parties, contributing to Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, David Dewhurst, John Cornyn, and others. Alameel's donations to Republicans were criticized by fellow Texas Democrat Maxey Scherr, who is also running for the Senate.