HD3: Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. (R-Magnolia) announced he would seek re-election.

HD16: Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) announced he would seek re-election.

CD1: Tyler nurse Shirley McKellar has filed paperwork re-designating her federal campaign account for a fourth consecutive race against U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Tyler) as a Democrat. McKellar received 27%, 23% and 24% in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 general elections, respectively.

See our 2018 Challengers page for all 172 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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