The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ status.

Additional Filings Reported: The candidates listed below filed by Monday’s deadline, but those filings were not reported by the local or state parties until today:

  • HD95: Fort Worth consultant Stephen West (R) filed against Rep. Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth).
  • CD3 open: Dallas actuary Alex Donkervoet (R), creating a three-way primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Plano) with Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) and Richardson university professor David Niederkorn.
  • CD29 open: Pasadena investor Jaimy Blanco and Houston journalist (and former Miss Venezuela) Carmen Maria Montiel filed in the Republican primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston), creating a four-person race for the Republican nomination.

Green Party: Losing automatic access to the ballot had a dramatic effect on the Green Party’s success in candidate recruitment. According to its web site, the party has just four candidates.

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