HD54: At Billy Bob’s Burgers in Killeen, Salado veterinarian and former Killeen ISD trustee Brad Buckley announced he would challenge Rep. Scott Cosper (R-Killeen) in the Republican primary. We previously reported that Buckley had formed a campaign committee for the race.
HD64: Sanger retired Marine Corps colonel and Republican precinct chair Mark Roy announced he would challenge Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger) in the Republican primary. We previously reported that Roy had established a campaign committee for the race.
HD89 open: Candy Noble, a Lucas community organizer and State Republican Executive Committee member, announced she would run to succeed Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Wylie) as a Republican. Reps. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco), Mike Lang (R-Granbury), Scott Sanford (R-McKinney), Pat Shaheen (R-Plano) and Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville) and former Rep. Scott Turner (R-Frisco) have endorsed her campaign. We previously reported that Noble established a campaign committee for the race.
CD3 open: Plano portfolio manager Robert Mason established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Plano) as an independent.
Constitutional Amendments: The Texas Legislative Council published its analyses of the seven proposed amendments (pdf) to the Texas constitution on the November general election ballot.
McLennan Co.: Waco ISD trustee Norman Manning formed a campaign committee to succeed seven-term Comm. Lester Gibson, who is not seeking re-election. He is the fourth to enter the race, joining Mart law enforcement officer D.L. Wilson, Axtell animal clinic manager Gina Ford and Bellmead council member Travis Gibson, son of the incumbent. Gibson and Manning are running for the Democratic nomination. Ford is seeking the Republican nomination. We were unable to determine which nomination Wilson may seek.
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