Job descriptionChief executive of the state of Texas. Term is four years.
Duties• Signs or vetoes bills passed by the Legislature.
• Calls special sessions of the Legislature.
• Appoints the Secretary of State and other positions that oversee state agencies and departments.
• Declares special elections to fill vacancies in state elected offices; appoints judges to vacant state and district court positions.
• Reports on the condition of the state to the Legislature at the beginning of each session; recommends a state budget.
• Grants reprieves, commutations, or pardons upon recommendation of Board of Pardons and Paroles.
• Serves as commander-in-chief for state military forces.

Annual salary$153,750

Who’s Running?

Beto O’Rourke
Website: https://betoorourke.com
Email: info@betoorourke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betoorourke
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetoORourke
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betoorourke/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk225-LnAoNFimiHBrm4OEw
Democratic Primary
Michael Cooper
Website: http://www.cooper2022.com
Email: info@cooper2022.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cooper2022-107362975115135
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCooper2022
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mcooper2022?r=nametag
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRiCr6THN4dIizDln1cGD_w
Democratic Primary
Joy Diaz
Website: https://joydiaz.com
Email: texasneedsjoy@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasNeedsJoy
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/TXNeedsjoy2022
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texasneedsjoy/
Democratic Primary
Inocencio (Inno) Barrientez
Address: PO Box 388, Seguin TX 78156
Democratic Primary
Rich Wakeland
Website: https://wakelandfortexas.com
Democratic Primary
Paul Belew
Website: https://www.paulbelewin2022.com
Email: paul@belewin2022.com
Republican Primary
Kandy Kaye Horn
Note: no information available; contact Texas Republican Party, https://texasgop.org/contact-us/
Republican Primary
Rick Perry
(Note: Not the former governor.)
Note: no information available; contact Texas Republican Party, https://texasgop.org/contact-us/
Republican Primary
Don Huffines
Website: https://donhuffines.com
Email: don@donhuffines.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Donhuffinestx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/donhuffines
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donhuffinestx
Republican Primary
Chad Prather
Website: https://prather2022.com
Email: info@prather2022.com
Republican Primary
Allen B. West
Website: https://west4texas.com
Email: info@west4texas.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/West4Texas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/West4Texas
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allenbwest/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllenBWestTX
Republican Primary
Danny Harrison
Website: https://dannyharrisonfortexas.com
Email: press@dannyharrisonfortexas.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dannyharrison4texas
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/DannyForTexas
Republican Primary
Greg Abbott (incumbent)
Website: https://www.gregabbott.com
Email: info@gregabbott.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexansForAbbott
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX
Instagram: https://instagram.com/governorabbott
Republican Primary

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