Attorney General

Current officeholder: Ken Paxton (R)

Republican Primary candidates: George P. Bush (R)

Judge Eva Guzman (R)


Joe Jaworski is a former mayor of Galveston, Texas. A third generation Texas trial attorney, he earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina’s Davidson College and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He owns The Jaworski Law Firm, headquartered in Galveston. He specializes in mediating Defense Base Act claims, mediating hundreds of claims annually domestically and abroad; these are the claims brought by military contractors for personal injuries His grandfather, Leon Jaworski, was a special prosecutor in the Watergate episode in the Nixon Administration.


Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt of Dallas has represented several families of Black victims killed by police officers including Botham Jean, a Dallas man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in his own apartment, and Atatiana Jefferson, a Fort Worth woman who died after an officer shot her through the back window of her home where she was playing video games with her nephew. Merritt graduated cum laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Temple James Beasley School of Law, graduating in 2012. Merritt founded the Merritt Law Firm, which represents victims of police brutality, official corruption, corporate discrimination and hate based crimes. Based in Philadelphia, the firm takes on civil rights cases nationwide.

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