HD37 open: San Benito licensed professional counselor and San Benito CISD board member Janie Lopez announced she would run as a Republican for what would be open HD37 as it is drawn in the plan approved by the House.
HD38: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez announced she would seek run again for HD38, which would make her a primary challenger to Rep. Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsviile) as the district is configured in the plan approved by the House. Gamez unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) in the 2020 Democratic primary for HD38, losing 54%-46%.
HD88: Rep. Ken King (R-Canadian) announced he would seek re-election.
HD107: Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas) announced she would seek re-election.
HD114 open: Dallas attorney Charles Gearing has ended his campaign for CD5 and will instead run in HD114. As the districts are drawn in the respective Congressional and state House proposals, Gearing would no longer live in CD5 (which is not a disqualifier legally), prompting his switch to the state race. He raised $112K during the second quarter for his congressional campaign, and his report for the third quarter is due tomorrow (Thursday). All or nearly all cash on hand can be transferred to a state campaign account.
TBD: Nacogdoches university development officer William Caldwell and Rowlett attorney Jordan Voor established campaign committees for potential races for undetermined state offices. Voor lost a 2011 race for Seabrook mayor, 88%-12%.
Redistricting: The House Redistricting Committee approved Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), the congressional redistricting plan, without amendments on a party-line, 8-6 vote. Tomorrow (Friday), the House will consider Senate-passed plans for the Senate and State Board of Education, and the Senate Redistricting Committee will hold a hearing on the House-passed redistricting plan for itself.
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