Political Profile for Texas

Limits to Campaign Contributions

Non-judicial candidates are allowed to receive unlimited contributions per individual donor, per election cycle. Judicial candidates are limited to accepting maximum contributions of $5,000 per donor.

Candidates are allowed to receive unlimited contributions per political action committee (PAC), per election cycle.

Candidates may make unlimited contributions to their own campaign from their personal funds.

Candidates may not accept contributions from a super PAC, corporation, or union.

2020 Filing deadlines

 Candidates are required to file detailed reports of their campaign donations and expenditures. Transparency USA provides accurate, searchable data within days of its release by the Texas Ethics Commission.

July 5, 2020 – Runoff Election Reports

July 10, 2020 – 2nd Quarter Lobbying Reports

July 15, 2020 – Semi-Annual Data

October 5, 2020 – 30 Days Pre-Election Reports

October13, 2020 – 3rd Quarter Lobbying Reports

October 26, 2020 – 8 Days Pre-Election Reports

January 11, 2021 – 4th Quarter Lobbying Data

Texas Statewide Office Holders 

Texas statewide office holders serve four-year terms and are up for reelection in non-presidential election years. 

The Texas State Legislature 

The Texas state legislature meets every two years in odd numbered years for a six-month session. 

Texas House Representatives serve two-year terms. 

Texas State Senators serve four-year terms.

Term Limits

Texas has no limits on the number of terms a politician may serve.