HD99: Fort Worth security solutions businessman Bo French said he would not challenge Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) again in 2020. Geren defeated French, 58%-42%, in the 2016 Republican primary and 57%-43% in the 2018 primary. French received a formal apology from a political operative working for Geren’s 2016 campaign. French sued David Sorensen in 2017, alleging Sorensen filed a false report about the French family with Child Protective Services. Geren has said he was unaware of Sorensen’s report until the lawsuit was filed.
CD10: Austin attorney Shannon Hutcheson announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin).
Maypearl: The city council unanimously named council member Jo Ann Mathers as the city’s new mayor. She succeeds the late Doc Veltman, who won re-election on May 4 despite having already passed away. Mathers has served on the council for five years and was most recently re-elected last year. The council will appoint Mathers’s successor next month.
Dallas Republicans: Former Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) was elected chair of the Dallas Co. Republican Party. He succeeds the late Missy Shorey, who passed away last month. He was elected on the third ballot.
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