Lieutenant Governor

Current Officeholder: Dan Patrick (R)

has announced he will run for re-election


Rep. Michelle Beckley of Carrollton was elected to serve Texas House District 65 in 2018. It is comprised of the major parts of Carrollton and Lewisville in Denton County. She authored and co-authored numerous bills in the 86th legislative session involving LGBTQ equality, public health and women's reproductive health.

She serves on the International Relations and Economic Development Committee and the Elections Committee. She attended public school in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. She attended Texas A&M University, receiving a degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1992. She worked in sales immediately following college, but returned to Carrollton to manage the family business, Kookaburra Bird Shop. In 2003, she purchased the shop and continues to manage it today.


Mike Collier was the Democratic candidate for comptroller of Public Accounts in 2014 and lieutenant governor in 2018. He grew up in Georgetown and earned a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Early in his career, he was employed by Exxon. He later became an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and became CFO at Houston-based Layline Petroleum. Recently, he served as President Joe Biden’s senior advisor for Texas.


Matthew Dowd has worked in both Republican and Democratic campaigns. He began his political career as a Democrat, as a member of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen’s Senate and campaign staffs. He also worked for Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. In 1999, he switched parties to become a Republican.  During 2002 midterm elections, he was a senior advisor to the Republican National Committee and in 2004 he was chief strategist for George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. Because of the Iraq war, he left the Republican Party in 2007 and became an independent. He has been a chief political analyst on ABC’s Good Morning America and This Week. He is a co-founder of Vianovo, Inc., a media and public relations firm and has taught at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs. Author of a political bestseller, he now lives in Wimberley.