Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect the week of Thanksgiving to be a fairly quiet one.

HD3: Montgomery resident Martin Shupp established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. (R-Magnolia). Social media activity suggests he would run as a Democrat.

HD22: Beaumont university student and Republican precinct chair Jacorion Randle established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont). Randle is chair of the Golden Triangle Young Republicans.

HD25 open: Bay City Chamber of Commerce president Mitch Thames re-established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as a Republican.

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