The Senate passed House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the House’s redistricting plan for itself, with no amendments or discussion, which is traditional for passing the other chamber’s plan for itself.
The House passed Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), the Senate’s redistricting plan for itself, without adopting any amendments.
Both plans head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk in plenty of time to keep the filing period and primary elections on schedule.
The House will take up Senate Bill 6 by Huffman, the congressional redistricting plan, tomorrow (Saturday).
Early voting begins Monday for the November 2 constitutional, general and special elections.
HD61 open: McKinney council member Frederick Frazier announced he would seek the seat, which the House-passed proposal would shift to Collin Co. Frazier won one of McKinney’s at-large council seats in 2019.
HD114 open: Dallas attorney Alexandra Guio, who had been planning to challenge Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) in HD108, announced she would seek open HD114, where she lives under the House-passed proposal.
CD10: Manor Mayor Larry Wallace has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination, citing redistricting.
CD35/CD37: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) said he will announce his re-election bid on Monday. “Republicans have now created District 37, which for now reunites many of the Austin neighborhoods I was first elected to represent,” he said in a statement.
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