SC2: 334th District Judge Steven Kirkland announced he would run as a Democrat for the Supreme Court seat currently held by Justice Don Willett (R), who has been nominated to the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals by President Trump. Willett is expected to seek re-election while his nomination is pending in the U.S. Senate. Kirkland was elected to JD215 in 2008 but lost his re-election bid in the 2012 Democratic primary (39%). He was elected to JD334 in 2016 (52%). He seeks to become the first openly gay judge elected to the state’s highest court.
HD75: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribal empowerment director MarySue Louisa Femath formed a campaign committee and announced she would challenge Rep. Mary Gonzalez (D-Clint) in the Democratic primary.
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