HD125 special: Fred Rangel, who unsuccessfully sought the vice chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas last year, announced he would seek the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio). Rangel unsuccessfully ran for San Antonio council D7 in 2015 (15%).

Former Rep. Art Reyna (D-San Antonio) reauthorized his campaign committee, dormant since 2006, for the race.

San Antonio education policy advocate Coda Rayo-Garza established a campaign committee for the race.

Former San Antonio council member Cris Medina and San Antonio brewer Scott Metzger are believed to be considering the race. Metzger’s campaign has a blank Facebook page and web site (scott4texas.com). Monday is the filing deadline.

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