Local Incumbents Draw Challengers, Some Get Lots of Them

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the May 1 general election. Arlington: Eight people filed to succeed term-limited Mayor Jeff Williams including council member Marvin Sutton (D3) and former council member Michael Glaspie. Beaumont: Five candidates...

Brockhouse Launches Rematch Against Nirenberg

The filing period for the May 1 general election ballot ends on Friday. San Antonio: Former council member Greg Brockhouse kicked off his mayoral campaign, setting up a rematch against Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who narrowly defeated Brockhouse, 51%-49%, in the 2019 runoff....

Brownsville, Port Arthur Voters Elect New Mayors

Runoffs continued to be dangerous places for incumbents on Saturday as voters in a handful of local jurisdictions settled the last few races left undecided by the May 4 elections: In Brownsville, Trey Mendez won the open mayoral runoff, 59%-41%, over Charlie Cabler....

Johnson, Nirenberg Triumph in Runoff Elections

Today (Saturday) was the first of several rounds of runoff elections for races not decided by the May 4 uniform election. Dallas: Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) defeated council member Scott Griggs, 56%-44%, to become the city’s next mayor. Griggs fared best in the Oak...

Local Election News for August 27

Several jurisdictions held special elections on Saturday, and one election was delayed because of Hurricane Harvey. Desoto: Kenzie Moore won a three-way race outright to claim an unexpired council term. Rowlett: Tammy Dana-Bashian won a five-way mayoral race outright,...

Local Election News for August 16

Filing for local offices on the November 2017 ballot continues through August 21. Edinburg: Council member and Mayor Pro Tem J.R. Betancourt announced he would not seek re-election. He is the second incumbent not seeking re-election. Council member Richard Molina is...