Corpus Christi: Mayoral candidates, minus former council member Mark Scott, drew for positions on the May 6 ballot this morning (Tuesday). The city council previously determined Scott to be ineligible, and Scott has filed a petition with the 13th Court of Appeals seeking to overturn that determination. A decision on his petition is still pending.
Empower Texans: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans has made endorsements in several Metroplex-area city and school board races on the May 6 ballot.
Allen: challenger Naomi Emmett (mayor)
Arlington: Pablo Frias (D3 open)
Carrollton: Kyle Falconer (mayor open) and Cynthia Northrop (P6 open)
Colleyville: George Dodson (P4 open) and Kathy Wheat (P3 open)
Dallas: challenger Candy Evans (P11) and challenger Linus Spiller (P6)
Denton: Donald Duff (P3 open)
Garland: Robert John Smith (D8 open)
Grapevine: challenger Cory Huddleston (P6)
Keller: Rick Barnes (mayor open)
McKinney: Derek Baker (AL open) and Dusttin Pearson (D1 open)
Plano: challenger Lily Bao (mayor), Ed Acklin (P4 open), Anthony Ricciardeli (P2 open) and challenger Rick Smith (P8)
Aledo ISD: David Denman (P6 open)
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD: challenger Nic Rady (Cum.)
Coppell ISD: challenger Ron Hansen (P4)
Dallas ISD: incumbent Dustin Marshall (D2)
Denton ISD: challenger Justin Bell (P7)
Frisco ISD: challenger Bryan Powell (P5) and challenger Jeff Snowden (P4)
McKinney ISD: challenger Curtis Rath (P7)
Plano ISD: Angela Powell (P2 open) and challenger Nathan Rylander (P3)
Since 2014, 37% of the group’s Metroplex-area endorsed candidates have prevailed. According to the group’s web site, endorsements will also be made in school board and council races in Cameron and Hidalgo Cos. and in San Antonio council races.
Frisco: Former council member and former Texas House candidate John Keating won a runoff to fill an unexpired council term, 55%-45%, over business consultant Brandon Burden. Turnout for the election was just south of 5%. Keating led Burden, 46%-19%, in the February election. Burden outspent Keating 4-to-1 since the special election, but combined they raised just $1,575.