With early voting underway in local elections across the state, the Texas GOP announced today the party is endorsing 25 candidates in critical city and school district races.

Since 2021, the Republican Party of Texas has been working with county parties to help elect conservative candidates in nominally “nonpartisan” school board and municipal elections.

“Democrats had been endorsing candidates in these races for years, and it was time for Republicans to fight back,” the party said in an email Tuesday announcing its latest endorsements.

Last year, the Texas GOP backed school board candidates in both the May and November elections, with mixed success.

Some county Republican parties are also endorsing in key local races.

The Texas GOP’s endorsement announcement noted that local city and school officials impact important aspects of citizens’ daily lives, including the power to raise or lower property taxes.

In addition to city and school board candidates, more than 100 school districts and 10 cities have bond propositions on the ballot that will increase local residents’ property tax burdens.

“All bonds are tax increases, so don’t forget to VOTE NO on all bonds, wherever you live in Texas, and whatever bond is on your ballot,” the Texas GOP email added.

Early voting is underway now through Tuesday, May 2. Election Day is Saturday, May 6.

Below are the local candidates endorsed by the Republican Party of Texas.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.