HD67: Frisco attorney Rocio Gosewehr Hernandez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen), likely as a Democrat. She is at least the fifth Democrat to take a formal step toward challenging Leach. See our Crib Sheets for the latest candidate lists.
HD89: Plano educator and Plano ISD Trustee Angela Powell established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Candy Noble (R-Lucas).
HD92: Bedford council member Roger Fisher announced he would not seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). Fisher sought the Republican nomination for what was then open HD92 in 2012, losing the primary to Stickland, 60%-40%.
HD93: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) for re-election.
HD134: A generic ActBlue fundraising page has appeared for Houston actor and law student Sergio Figueroa, suggesting a potential challenge of Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) as a Democrat.
CD21: The campaign of former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) announced she raised more than $250K during the 24 hours following her announcement that she was challenging U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin), who raised $402K during the second quarter.
CD32: Dallas insurance agent Mark Dumdei established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) as a Republican.
Constitutional Amendments: The 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution have their proposition numbers (PDF) after today’s (Tuesday) drawing by Deputy Sec. of State Joe Esparza. Since 1979, voters have approved 87% of the 273 propositions on odd-year election ballots, rejecting only five since 1999.
Voters have approved 21 of 23 amendments on even-year ballots since 1979. Overall, the Texas Constitution has been amended 258 times in the last 40 years.
College Station: Mayor Karl Mooney filed for re-election. Incumbent P2 council member Jerome Rektorik, who also filed for re-election, is being challenged by former council member John Crompton.
Floresville: The city council voted to move its municipal elections back to May from November, reversing a 2011 decision that turns out to have been against the city charter. At the time, there should have been an election where voters would have approved (or rejected) the change, but no vote occurred. The council’s decision effectively extends members’ terms by six months. Incumbents Gloria Cantu, Gerard Jimenez and Juan Ortiz were up for re-election in November but now will not face the voters until May 2020.
Slaton: Five candidates have already filed for the November 5 special election for mayor, seeking to succeed the late Dubbin England, who passed away in May, less than a week from the passing of council member Buster Tucker. Among the mayoral candidates are John Gatica (12%) and Clifton Shaw (37%), who lost to England in May.
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