A few things we wanted to share with you today:
Geren Draws Challenger. Fort Worth businessman Bo French filed a campaign treasurer appointment with the Ethics Commission today to become a candidate for HD99. French was a co-founder of Craft International LLC, a defense and security solutions company, along with the late Chris Kyle, who was the subject of the film American Sniper. On his Twitter profile, French identifies himself as an “authentic conservative committed to changing the direction of our nation.”
On his LinkedIn page, French said “We need leaders who believe in the empowerment of the individual, not in the over-reaching laws and burdensome regulations which strangle innovation and job creation. As other states move towards more government power, we should be standing firm in our determination to increase the freedoms of our citizens.”
Geren was unopposed in the 2012 and 2014 Republican primaries. He received 55%, 58% and 58% in the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Republican primaries, respectively.
HD124 Special Election. The Bexar Co. Commissioners Court will canvass the results of the March 31 special election during its meeting tomorrow. Gov. Abbott will then be able to set the date for the runoff election. By statute, the runoff election for an expedited special election must be held on a Tuesday or Saturday no earlier than the 12th day or later than the 25th day after the date the election is ordered. The earliest date the runoff could be held is April 21.
Meanwhile, San Antonio City Council member Ray Lopez endorsed Ina Minjarez,
San Antonio Mayor. The four leading candidates — Tommy Adkisson, Ivy Taylor, Leticia Van de Putte and Mike Villarreal — participated in a forum hosted by Trinity University, the first of at least six forums this week. Ten other candidates are running but have been typically left out of these forums. At least one of those outsiders, Paul Martinez, was working the crowd before the forum started.