ABC/CMEF is Pleased with the 2018 Texas State Primary Election Results of Endorsed Candidates

HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to report the results of the 2018 Texas State Primary Election that was endorsed by the Political Action Committee (PAC).

Before the final decision to endorse the selected candidates was announced, the PAC invited the candidates to attend a screening at a monthly PAC meeting and complete a questionnaire that assesses their campaign and political views as they pertain to key ABC issues. During the screening, the PAC members are open to question the candidate to find out more about them. Following the meeting, the PAC elected to endorse the candidates. From the thirty-three endorsed candidates, thirty-two were elected, resulting in a ninety-six percent win rate.

“We are pleased with the overall turnout of this election,” said Brandon Mabile, Business Development at Performance Contractors, and a member of PAC. “We need elected officials who support free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy, which are core ABC/CMEF values. We are looking forward to seeing the results these key political leaders will bring to the construction industry.”

For a full list of election results, click here.

To learn more about ABC/CMEF, please visit our website at

See below for the list of endorsed candidates.

US Senate Ted Cruz

US HD 7 John Culberson

US HD 8 Kevin Brady

US HD 10 Michael McCaul

US HD 14 Randy Weber

US HD 17 Bill Flores

US HD 22 Pete Olson

US HD 36 Brian Babin

Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar

Texas Railroad Cmsr Christi Craddick

TX SD 3 Robert Nichols

TX SD 17 Joan Huffman

TX HD 3 Cecil Bell

TX HD 12 Kyle Kacal

TX HD 14 John Raney

TX HD 16 Will Metcalf

TX HD 18 Ernest Bailes

TX HD 23 Wayne Faircloth

TX HD 24 Greg Bonnen

TX HD 25 Dennis Bonnen

TX HD 26 Rick Miller

TX HD 28 John Zerwas

TX HD 29 Ed Thompson

TX HD 127 Dan Huberty

TX HD 129 Dennis Paul

TX HD 130 Tom Oliverson

TX HD 132 Mike Schofield

TX HD 133 Jim Murphy

TX HD 134 Sarah Davis

TX HD 135 Gary Elkins

TX HD 138 Dwayne Bohac

TX HD 148 Jessica Farrar



Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy-making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.

Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) is the vehicle through which industry and craft professionals in the Houston area receive formal training. Our goal is to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through a variety of programs focused on assessment, training, and continuing education. We believe that a community approach to training is fundamental to developing a skilled and educated craft workforce within the entire industry.

Lauren Harrell

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