Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election concludes Monday. Applications must be received by the relevant party official by 6 p.m. that day.
Our Crib Sheets are updated throughout the day to reflect the latest filings and announcements. As of 9 p.m. today (Thursday), we are tracking 864 statewide, legislative and congressional candidates. Of those, at least 543 have filed, and others likely have, but those filings have not been reported by their respective parties.
AGRIC (Likely R): Austin attorney and hemp advocate Susan Hays filed for the Democratic nomination to challenge Comm. Sid Miller (R).
SD10 (Likely R): Sen. Beverly Powell (D-Burleson) filed for re-election.
HD23 (Likely R): Texas City school security consultant and Texas City ISD trustee Mike Matranga established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville). Matranga was elected to an at-large position on the school board in May. Kemah psychologist Gina Smith, who had been challenging U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) for the CD14 seat, announced she would run for open HD23 instead. Former Mont Belvieu city manager Nathan E. Watkins established a campaign committee for the race. We were unable to determine his political affiliation conclusively.
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