SD19: San Antonio attorney Xochil Pena Rodriguez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) as a Democrat.
SD21: Seguin pastor Frank Pomeroy established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) as a Republican. Pomeroy is the pastor at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, site of a 2017 mass shooting in which more than two dozen people, including Pomeroy’s daughter Annabelle, were killed.
HD9: Rep. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term.
HD64: Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger) has drawn a primary challenger in Denton financial advisor James Trombley. We previously reported Trombley had established a campaign committee, but we could not identify him at the time. Appraisal district records indicate Trombley has a homestead exemption applied to a home in Frisco, which is outside the district. State law requires representatives to have been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to their election, which would be November 3.
HD66: Plano resident Aimee Garza Lopez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano). We were unable to identify her conclusively.
HD83: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) for re-election less than a week after Burrows resigned as Republican Caucus chair.
HD106: Savannah activist Jennifer Skidonenko established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) as a Democrat. Skidonenko is a volunteer with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national group which advocates for public safety measures to combat gun violence.
HD114: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Republican challenger Luisa del Rosal over Rep. John Turner (D-Dallas).
HD148 special: Houston physician Terah Isaacson established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) as a Democrat.
Houston resident Lui LaRotta established a campaign committee for the race as a Republican. LaRotta chairs the Houston area chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Republican Caucus: Thirty members of the House Republican Caucus signed a letter to Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), the caucus chair, requesting an in-person meeting to elect a new vice chair. The signatories included all 10 members identified by Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan as being acceptable for his group to target in the primary during a June meeting with Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) and Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), the former caucus chair.
CD23 open: San Antonio resident Ben Van Winkle established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) as a Republican.
Bexar Co.: Kevin Wolff, the lone Republican on the Bexar Co. Commissioners Court, announced he would not seek re-election. He has been a commissioner since 2008.
Joshua: Mayor Kenny Robinson resigned just three months into his term, citing stress caused by disagreement with other city leaders over issues of growth and density. Robinson had campaigned on a platform of preserving “country living.”
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