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...

Local Election News for May 16

Abilene: The mayoral runoff election between council member Anthony Williams and Robert Briley has been set for June 17, a week after most other entities are holding their runoff elections. Corpus Christi: The city council approved a timeline for appointing a...

May 6 Local Election Recap

Abilene: Anthony Williams (48%) and Robert Briley (46%) advanced to a runoff to succeed Mayor Norm Archibald, who won re-election over Briley three years ago. Amarillo: Ginger Nelson easily won the mayor’s race with 79% of the vote, and voters elected four new council...

Local Election News for May 3

Saturday is Election Day for jurisdictions holding municipal, school district, special district, bond and/or special elections. Early voting ended yesterday (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions. Turnout: As we have previously mentioned, there is no requirement for counties...

Local Election News for April 23

Early Voting: Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. Abilene: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed former two-term council member Robert Briley to succeed Mayor Norm...

Local Election News for April 9

Amarillo: The Amarillo Police Officer’s Assoc. endorsed Ginger Nelson (Mayor open) and challenger Elaine Hays (P1), Freda Powell (P2 open) and Eddy Sauer (P3 open) for city council. For Place 1, the group previously endorsed Elisha Demerson, the current incumbent, in...

Local Election News for March 28

Corpus Christi: Mayoral candidates, minus former council member Mark Scott, drew for positions on the May 6 ballot this morning (Tuesday). The city council previously determined Scott to be ineligible, and Scott has filed a petition with the 13th Court of Appeals...

Local Election News for March 21

San Antonio: The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Assoc. endorsed challenger Manuel Medina. The group previously endorsed former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the 2015 mayoral race against Mayor Ivy Taylor. Medina was also endorsed by local Tea Party leaders Jeff...

11 of 14 Dallas Council Incumbents Face Challengers

Thirty-eight Dallas residents filed for the 14 city council positions on the May 6 uniform election ballot, including all 14 incumbents. Three of those incumbents – Jennifer Staubach Gates, Sandy Greyson and Adam McGough – are unopposed. For Greyson, this is the third...