happen when Texas citizens vote for the person who will best represent
their interests at the State Capitol.
Do you vote for class president at your school? State elections are very
similar to school elections. At school, students decide who they would
like to speak for them at school meetings, just as adults decide who they
want to speak for them at the Capitol. The individual who receives the
most votes wins the election.
This: Tex is running for office. Move your mouse over the red
question marks (?) to see what Voters might ask on election
If someone is interested in becoming a Texas State Representative, they
would run in the State
elections held every other year*.
Before people vote, candidates, the people that want to be elected, share
their ideas with the community. This is done through visits to schools
and businesses and meeting with as many people as possible to discuss
what's important to them. You may even hear a candidate on the radio or
see them on TV.
voters go to the polls, or places to vote, they will have a good idea
about who the candidates are and what they will stand up for in the House
State Representatives are in office for only two years. After two years,
they need to run again if they want to keep their job.