Quick Guide to Chronicle Endorsements for 2024 Primary Election

Going to the polls? This handy list of our recommendations might help.

The Chronicle Editorial Board provides the following endorsements to Democrats in advance of early voting (Feb. 20 through March 1) and election day, Tuesday, March 5. We urge readers to be thorough with their ballots and cast a vote in every contest. See the original version of these endorsements with explanations for our choices in each race.

Note: We only issue endorsements in contested races, so if you don’t see an endorsement for a given position, that’s because a candidate is running uncontested. We have limited resources and conducted interviews in every race we could manage. In nine of these 14 races, we invited candidates to interview. Those races are noted with an asterisk. The Chronicle is not issuing endorsements in precinct chair races.

Federal Offices

President: Joe Biden

United States Senator: Roland Gutierrez *

United States Representative, District 10: Theresa Boisseau

United States Representative, District 37: Lloyd Doggett

State Offices

Railroad Commissioner: Bill Burch *

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2: Randall “Randy” Sarosdy *

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6: Bonnie Lee Goldstein *

State Representative, District 19: Dwain Handley

State Representative, District 50: James Talarico

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 2: Edward Smith *

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 5: Thomas Baker *

District Judge, 353rd Judicial District: Sherine Thomas *

District Attorney, 53rd Judicial District: José Garza *

County Offices

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5: Tanisa Jeffers *

An asterisk (*) denotes that we invited candidates to interview.

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