The Texas Classroom Teachers Association created in 2006 to help educators become more informed and more active in the political process at the state level at a time when education policy decisions in the Texas Legislature were at a turning point.

The 2006 elections demonstrated the power that educators can wield when united. More recently, lawmakers in the 2019 legislative session focused on school funding and teacher salaries, in large part because of the increased presence of educators at the polls in 2018. Despite the gains made during the session, some areas remain unaddressed: funding for health insurance, the still-too-high emphasis on state standardized testing, the need for greater teacher empowerment, and more.

We believe that the results of the 2020 elections can have an increasingly positive impact on education policy in the Texas House and Senate. Educators uniting to vote for teacher-friendly candidates can make a bigger difference than ever.

This site will help you determine what candidates are running in your area, and how you can contact them or get more information. You'll also find voting records for incumbents and information about which candidates are supported by education groups. Check out our information on what you can do to get involved, and consider planning a candidate forum in your area prior to the elections.

Note: The deadline for filing to run for a legislative office is Dec. 9, 2019. This site will provide more information after the candidate lists are finalized.



Early voting: Oct. 13-30, 2020

Election Day: Nov. 3, 2020

Last Day to Register to Vote: Oct. 5, 2020

Last Day to Request a Mail-in Ballot: Oct. 23, 2020

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