HD26 open: No candidates filed during the extended filing period. Three Republicans and four Democrats filed before the regular deadline, which was extended one week because of Rep. Rick Miller’s (R-Sugar Land) late withdrawal.
HD60 open: Cisco finance director Jon Francis announced he would seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) as a Republican. Lang opted to run for county office on the day of the original filing deadline, resulting in that deadline being extended until today (Monday). In a press release, Francis said he would only accept contributions from individuals. He is the finance director for Wilks Development, a commercial real estate and investment company, and son-in-law of Farris Wilks, who has contributed nearly $4.8M to conservative candidates and PACs since 2016. Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone, Graford rancher Glenn Rogers and Granbury attorney Kellye SoRelle are already in the race.
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