SD24 open: Castroville homebuilder Raul Reyes Jr. announced he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway). Reyes unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for CD23 in 2020, losing the runoff to eventual U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-San Antonio) by 45 votes. Former Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) has previously declared his candidacy.

HD44: Rep. John Kuempel (R-Seguin) announced he would seek re-election.

HD57 open: Denton attorney and former Denton Co. Republican chair Richard Hayes announced he would run in reconfigured HD57.

HD61 open: McKinney council member Frederick Frazier told the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek that he is considering running for the seat.

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