Texas state executive offices

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Ballotpedia covers 13 state executive offices in the state of Texas. The executive branch is governed by Article 4 of the Texas Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Texas are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. Article 2, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution defines the distribution of powers in the state: "The powers of the Government of the State of Texas shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are Legislative to one; those which are Executive to another, and those which are Judicial to another; and no person, or collection of persons, being of one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly attached to either of the others, except in the instances herein expressly permitted."


The following is a list of state executive offices in Texas.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Andres AlcantarNonpartisan Texas Workforce CommissionAugust 2008 - Present2008
Brandy Marty MarquezNonpartisan Public Utility Commissioner of TexasAugust 21, 2013 - presentAugust 2013
Dan PatrickEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of TexasJanuary 20, 2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
David MattaxNonpartisan Texas Commissioner of InsuranceJanuary 13, 2015January 2015
Donna NelsonNonpartisan Public Utility Commission of TexasAugust 15, 2008-presentAugust 15, 2008
George P. BushEnds.png Republican Texas Land CommissionerJanuary 2, 2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Glenn HegarEnds.png Republican Texas Comptroller of Public AccountsJanuary 2, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Greg AbbottEnds.png Republican Governor of TexasJanuary 20, 2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Hope AndradeNonpartisan Texas Workforce CommissionMarch 2013-presentMarch 2013
John KeelNonpartisan Texas State AuditorDecember 2004 - PresentDecember 2004
Ken PaxtonEnds.png Republican Attorney General of TexasJanuary 5, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Kenneth AndersonNonpartisan Public Utility Commissioner of TexasSeptember 2, 2008 - presentSeptember 2008
Michael WilliamsNonpartisan Texas Commissioner of EducationSeptember 1, 2012-Present2012
Nandita BerryEnds.png Republican Texas Secretary of StateJanuary 7, 2014 - PresentDecember 19, 2013
Ronald CongletonNonpartisan Texas Workforce CommissionOctober 2003 - PresentOctober 2003
Sid MillerEnds.png Republican Texas Agriculture CommissionerJanuary 7, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014


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There are no state executive elections in Texas in 2015.



There were no elections in Texas in 2013.


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