HD66: Plano education aide and community activist Sharon Hirsch formally kicked off her campaign to challenge Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano), who defeated Hirsch by fewer than 400 votes in 2018.
Runoff Dates: Several cities have previously set, or are expected to set, dates for runoffs arising from Saturday’s elections:
- June 8 – Bastrop, Beaumont, Big Spring, Dallas, Plano, San Antonio
- June 15 – Abilene
- June 22 – McAllen, Port Arthur
- TBD – Brownsville, Tyler
Early voting dates will vary by municipality and runoff date.
Dallas: Former Mayors Steve Bartlett, Ron Kirk and Tom Leppert endorsed Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) for the mayoral runoff.
Maypearl: Voters elected a new mayor on Saturday as Philip Veltman defeated council member and former Mayor John Wayne Pruitt, 62%-38%. Veltman passed away in March after the deadline to remove his name from the ballot. The city council is expected to appoint a mayor.
McAllen: Provisional ballots did not change the outcome of the D5 race, and incumbent John Ingram remained one vote shy of the outright majority needed to avoid a runoff against Seby Haddad.
Rogers: The mayoral election between incumbent Tammy Cockrum and Billy Crow ended in a tie. Each candidate received 93 votes.
Stafford: Mayor Leonard Scarcella, who was first elected to the position in 1969, won his re-election race over two challengers, including an incumbent an incumbent city council member, with 62% of the vote.
Tyler: Council member Don Warren announced he would run for mayor in 2020. Council member John Nix, who resigned March 1 when he announced his candidacy, is already in the race. Mayor Martin Heines is term-limited.
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