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...

Local Election News for February 17

Today (Friday) was the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after...

80 File for San Antonio Mayor, Council

Fourteen San Antonio residents filed for mayor and another 66 filed for the 10 city council positions.This is 20% more than the number who filed in 2015. Much of the increase can be attributed to four open seats, all of which attracted at least six candidates. The...

Local Election News for February 16

Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after...

Local Election News for February 12

The deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the May 6 uniform election ballot is Friday in most jurisdictions. A list of what municipal offices are on the ballot for the state’s 100 most populous cities can be found here. Corpus Christi: Former council...

San Antonio City Candidates So Far

An updated version of this post with the final roster of candidates can be found here. With a little over a week to go to file for municipal offices on the May 6 ballot, 44 San Antonioians have already filed for mayor and city council. Others have announced their...