A few things we’d like to share with you today:
Election Day. We’ll be sending live election results and analysis beginning a little after 7 p.m. tomorrow, focusing on the constitutional amendment and Houston mayoral elections. If there are any specific races, bond elections or local propositions of interest to you, please let us know and we’ll keep our eye on them.
Early Voting. In the state’s 15 most populous counties, just under 500K, or 5.55%, of registered voters cast ballots early. This is the highest percentage turnout voting early since at least 2003. Predictably, early voting was highest in Harris Co., where 9.4% of RVs voted early. Keep in mind that not all of those 194K voters live in Houston.
Cobb Withdraws. Citing family medical concerns, Bee Cave businessman Jon Cobb suspended his campaign for SD24. Six declared Republican candidates remain in the race.
Stucky Enters. Sanger veterinarian Lynn Stucky announced his campaign for the Republican nomination to succeed Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton) in HD64. Stucky, a former Sanger ISD board president, had filed a campaign treasurer appointment in late October.
New CTAs. Two new campaign treasurer appointments of note have been filed since our last report:
- HD11: Nacogdoches resident Stephen Wright, who we believe is a school teacher and the Nacogdoches Co. Democratic Party chair, for what we expect will be a general election challenge against Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches).
- HD71: Abilene resident Pierce LoPachin, to run as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene).
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