Filing Deadline: Wednesday is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. Entering this weekend, there were seven, two and seven candidates filed for those races, respectively. See our Crib Sheets for the latest filed and prospective candidates.
RRC: Austin journalist and political consultant Robert Cody Garrett reauthorized his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Comm. Ryan Sitton (R). Garrett unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for RRC in 2016, losing the runoff to Grady Yarbrough, 54%-46%.
CCA4: Amarillo attorney Steven Denny amended his campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Judge Kevin Yeary (R). Denny unsuccessfully ran for JD320 in 2018, losing the Republican runoff, 58%-42%. He unsuccessfully challenged the incumbent district attorney for the 47th district in the 2016 Republican primary (34%).
HD52: Hutto retired police officer and former council member Lucio Valdez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock).
HD100 special: Dallas attorney Paul Stafford (D) filed. He is the second candidate to do so, joining Dallas attorney Lorraine Birabil. Dallas securities broker James Armstrong III held a campaign kickoff event on Saturday.
HD148 special: Houston community advocate Anna Eastman (D), Houston attorney Chris Carmona (R) and attorney Alva Treviño (D) filed for the race to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), who is resigning effective September 30.
Houston paralegal Adrian Garcia established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by as a Democrat. He is not the former Harris Co. Sheriff and current Harris Co. commissioner of the same name. Houston attorney Chris Watt also established a campaign committee for the race, likely as a Democrat.
Houston Navy veteran Luis LaRotta, one of two Republicans in the race, will hold a campaign kickoff tomorrow (Tuesday).
TBD: Dallas attorney and Democratic strategist Chrysta Castaneda established a campaign committee for a state race but did not appear to indicate which office she may seek. She unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for open CD33 in 2012, finishing 7th out of an 11-candidate field with 2% of the vote.
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