Beto O’Rourke of El Paso has been a small business owner there and served on the El Paso City Council from 2005 to 2011. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and served until 2019. In 2019, he ran for the U.S. Senate, narrowly losing to incumbent Ted Cruz. He also sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for U.S. president. He founded and currently leads Powered by People, a Texas-based organization that works to expand democracy through voter registration and direct voter engagement. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Columbia University.

Republican Candidate:

Gov. Greg Abbott

Delilah Barrios, Green Party

Deirdre Gilbert, Independent

Patrick Wynne, Reform Party