The filing period begins Saturday for candidates seeking partisan nomination or intending to run as an independent candidate for the 2022 general election.

Partisan candidates seeking offices and districts with territories located entirely within a single county must file with their county party. Offices and districts with territories located in more than one county must file with their state party. All filings will eventually be reported to the Secretary of State, but the process is not automatic. We track state and local party websites and social media for their latest filings as well as watch the Secretary of State’s lists.

The filing deadline is December 13.

LTGOV (Lean R): The Texas Apartment Assoc. PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R).

RRC (Likely R): Former Texas Democratic Party chief strategist Like Warford announced he would challenge Comm. Wayne Christian (R).

HD1 (Safe R): Former Rep. George Lavender (R-Texarkana) announced he would seek a second rematch against Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston). Lavender was seeking a third term when VanDeaver defeated him, 54%-46%, in the 2014 Republican primary. Lavender unsuccessfully challenged VanDeaver in the 2016 primary, losing 62%-38%.

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