Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status.
SD8 open: Texas Values Action endorsed Angela Paxton.
SD25: Dripping Springs attorney and five-time gubernatorial appointee Shannon McClendon announced she would challenge Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) in the Republican primary. We previously reported she had established a campaign committee but did not indicate which office she would seek. Former Gov. Rick Perry (R) appointed McClendon to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board and the Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Campbell defeated a pair of challengers, former Houston council member Elisa Chan and former Bexar Co. Comm. Mike Novak, outright in the 2014 Republican primary. She ousted longtime Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) in the 2012 Republican primary runoff following a three-way primary that included former Railroad Comm. Elizabeth Ames Jones (R).
HD36: McAllen insurance agent and 2016 Democratic primary challenger Abraham Padron has re-established his campaign committee, indicating he may seek a rematch against Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Edinburg). Padron raised more than $300K and spent nearly $400K for the 2016 primary, which he lost to Muñoz, 60%-40%.
Subscribers can read the rest of this report, which includes candidate filings for HD53, HD106, HD117, SEN, CD5 and CD18.
©2017 Texas Election Source LLC