Four File for Abbreviated Race to Succeed Garcia

Four candidates filed for the December 11 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. and now U.S. Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston): Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) Houston nurse Martha Fierro (R), a Republican precinct chair and former field...

$2.5B Bond Passed by 6% of Harris County Voters

On Saturday, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, a $2.5B bond to fund flooding infrastructure projects passed overwhelmingly, 86%-14%, despite having fewer than 130K people – less than 6% of all registered voters in the county – vote for it. Fewer...

Flores, Gallego Advance to SD19 Runoff

Buoyed by a strong Election Day surge, Republican Pete Flores vaulted two high-profile Democrats into first place in the SD19 special election. He’ll face former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), whose prior representation of the district’s far flung...

SD19 Special Election Analysis

Former Sen. Carlos Uresti’s (D-San Antonio) resignation following his conviction on felony corruption charges triggered a special election to fill his unexpired term. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) decided the district should not wait until November to have “effective...

CD27: Nine File for Emergency Special Election

Nine candidates have filed for the emergency special election to fill the unexpired term of former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi): Roy Barrera (D), also a candidate in the Democratic runoff Bech Bruun (R), also a candidate in the Republican runoff...

HD13: Abbott Calls May 5 Special Election

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called a special election for May 5, the uniform election day, to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell), who resigned. Candidates must file by March 5, which is the day before the primary election. Early voting...

Election News for March 27

Voter ID: By a nearly party-line 21-10 vote, the Senate gave its preliminary approval today (Monday) to a bill to update the state’s Voter ID law. Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) was the only Democrat to vote for the bill, joining the chamber’s 20 Republicans....

HD120: Make It 99-50-1

Independent Laura Thompson captured the remainder of former Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon’s (D-San Antonio) unexpired term following a four-point, 50-vote victory over Democrat Lou Miller. Turnout was 1.3% of registered voters. Thompson will be the incumbent in November...