We continue to review available information on candidate filings and are updating our Crib Sheets accordingly. We hope to be able to load final candidate rosters soon. We still have not seen candidate lists from the Libertarian and Green Parties, and we also have not seen a list of independent candidates who filed their declarations of intent.
HD60 open: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jon Francis for the Republican nomination to succeed Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury), who is running for county office.
HD138 open: Former Harris Co. Dept. of Education trustee Josh Flynn has filed suit against the Harris Co. Republican Party and its chair, Paul Simpson, for his decision to declare Flynn ineligible for the primary. Flynn’s attorney in the case is former Harris Co. Republican Chair Jared Woodfill, who was successfully challenged by Simpson in 2014. Meanwhile, the HCDE board appointed Andrea Duhon to Flynn’s seat. Flynn defeated Duhon by less than 2K votes in the 2018 general election.
CD22 open: Former U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) endorsed Pierce Bush for the Republican nomination to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land).
Robstown: Mayor Amanda Barrera lost her re-election bid to Gilbert Gomez, 59%-41%, in Tuesday’s runoff. Incumbent council member Cezar Martinez defeated challenger Jeannette Morales by 54 votes.
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