HD13 open: Former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman will be sworn in as the newest state representative on May 31 at 11 a.m.

Rep.-elect Ben Leman

Rep.-elect Ben Leman

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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