HD47: Austin conservative activist and 2016 candidate and former legislative chief of staff Jay Wiley announced he would seek a primary rematch against Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin). Workman defeated Wiley, 61%-39%, in the 2016 Republican primary.

HD62: Sherman council member and creative consultant Kevin Couch is considering challenging Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) in the Republican primary, reported the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek. Couch was first elected to an at-large position on the city council in November 2015, and his current term expires in November 2018. He would be required to resign if he were to become a candidate for the Legislature.

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