HD46: Austin computer programmer and gay rights activist Michael Hendrix told the Austin American-Statesman’s Marty Toohey that he is considering a primary challenge of Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin).

HD47: Austin registered nurse and health policy consultant Candace Aylor has filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) as a Democrat. She is at least the fourth Democrat to take a formal step toward running for the seat, joining Austin real estate agent Vikki Goodwin, Leander business consultant Will Simpson and Austin nonprofit executive Sheri Soltes. Meanwhile, 2016 Democratic nominee Ana Jordan, who received 42% of the vote against Workman, said via Twitter that she is not running “this cycle.”

HD114: Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) announced he would seek re-election. He had been mentioned as a potential primary challenger to Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas), but Villalba’s announcement all but closes the door on that possibility.

See our 2018 Challengers page for all 169 challengers and open seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018.

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