Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13.
SD11 open (Likely R): Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville) for the seat being vacated by Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) endorsed Robin Armstrong (R).
SD25 (Likely R): Spicewood financial advisor Channon Cain filed as a primary challenger to Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels).
HD23 open (Likely R): League City council member Nick Long said he will not seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville) and will instead run for mayor.
HD65 (Likely R): Argyle real estate agent and investor Peyton Inge established a campaign committee for a potential run for an open Denton Co. seat, likely as a Republican. Inge has served on the Denton Co. Housing Finance Corp. board since 2012.
HD68 (Safe R): Nocona boot manufacturer and Craig Carter filed as a primary challenger to Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro), who defeated Carter, 68%-32%, in a 2021 special runoff election for the seat. Carter unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for SD30 in 2018 (15%). Carter is at least the second primary challenger for Spiller, joining Forestburg pilot Mark Middleton.
HD76 open (Likely D): Katy educator Eliz Markowitz, the 2020 Democratic nominee and special election candidate for HD28, announced she would not run for the House this cycle. She had been considering a run for this open Fort Bend Co. seat.
HD81 (Safe R): Odessa U.S. Army retiree Casey L. Gray (R) filed as a primary challenger to Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa), who filed for re-election. Gray unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for open CD11 in 2020 (4%).
HD84 open (Likely R): Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, who previously announced he would not seek re-election, said on the Chad Hasty Show that he would not run for anything else this cycle, ruling out a run for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock).
HD100 open (Safe D): Dallas nonprofit executive Venton Jones filed as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Dallas), who is running for Congress. Dallas resident Joseph W. Roberts re-authorized his campaign committee, which has been dormant since 2002, for the race. We could not identify him conclusively.
HD121 (Likely R): San Antonio community organizer Gabrien W. Gregory established a campaign committee to challenge Rep. Steve Allison (R-San Antonio) as a Democrat. Gregory unsuccessfully ran for San Antonio council D10 in May (6%).
CD1 open (Safe R): Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) endorsed Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran (R). Former Smith Co. Comm. Jeff Warr (R), who was considering the race, endorsed Moran.
CD15 open (Toss Up): Wilson County Justice of the Peace Sara Canady established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen), who is running in adjacent CD34 (Likely D). Canady was first elected in 2010.
CD35 open (Safe D): Former San Antonio council member Rebecca Viagran established a campaign committee for a potential run for an open Congressional seat as a Democrat. Viagran was first elected to the council in 2013 and re-elected three times.
CD38 open (Safe R): Houston educational diagnostician Diana Martinez Alexander established a campaign committee for a potential run for this Harris Co.-based open seat. Alexander lost the 2020 Democratic nomination for Harris Co. Comm. P3 (43%).
Bexar County: Ivalis Meza Gonzalez, chief of staff for San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, announced she would run for county judge as a Democrat. She faces Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) and likely others.
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