HD13 open: Former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman will be sworn in as the newest state representative on May 31 at 11 a.m.
He is the lone remaining candidate in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell). Leman defeated Jill Wolfskill, 57%-43%, in the Republican runoff on Tuesday. Wolfskill on Wednesday withdrew from the special runoff election.
Leman faces Democratic nominee Cecil Webster in the general election. Webster received 20% of the vote in the three-way special election on May 8.
GOV: Annie’s List endorsed challenger Lupe Valdez. Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle’s Mike Ward reported that Valdez owes more than $12K in back property taxes, and she appears to have inconsistencies on her personal financial disclosure reports. A campaign spokesperson said Valdez has been making monthly payments to Dallas and Ellis Cos., and she intends to file an amended personal financial disclosure form.
COMP: Annie’s List endorsed challenger Joi Chevalier.
AGRIC: Annie’s List endorsed challenger Kim Olson.
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