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HD116: As expected, former Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) announced he would seek his old seat and challenge freshman Rep. Diana Arévalo (D-San Antonio) in the Democratic primary. “It’s not anyone’s seat,” Martinez Fischer said during his announcement. “It’s your seat.” HD116 voters sent Martinez Fischer to Austin eight times until he unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio) in the 2016 Democratic primary. Martinez Fischer endorsed Martin Golando, his former chief of staff, to succeed him, but Arévalo won the three-way race without a runoff, taking 53% of the vote.
SD3: Conroe resident David Fannin established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) as a Democrat.
HD16: Conroe retired educator Mike Midler established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) as a Democrat.
HD96: Crowley attorney and Crowley ISD board member Ryan Ray filed as a Democrat to challenge Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington).
CD2: Houston dog trainer Hamid “H.P.” Parvizian established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) likely as a Democrat.
CD27: Corpus Christi security officer and 2016 Democratic nominee Roy Barrera filed for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), who defeated Barrera, 62%-38%, in the 2016 general election.
Williamson Co.: Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell (R) announced he would run for county judge. Williamson Co. Sheriff Robert Chody and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross attended the announcement. Gravell faces Round Rock council member Frank Leffingwell. Incumbent Dan A. Gattis (R), father of former Rep. Dan Gattis (R-Georgetown), is not seeking re-election.
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