GOV: Houston council member Dwight Boykins has scheduled a “special announcement” for Sunday morning. He has been exploring a run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
COMP: Austin culinary entrepreneur Joi Chevalier established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Comptroller Glenn Hegar (R). We were unable to determine her political affiliation conclusively.
LAND: Former Land Comm. Jerry Patterson is expected to would challenge Land Comm. George P. Bush in the Republican primary. Patterson advised that he has scheduled a “special announcement” for Monday morning.
Patterson was elected to the office in 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2014, he finished a distant fourth in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor, receiving 12% of the vote. A former state senator, Patterson unsuccessfully ran for the office in 1998, losing the Republican primary to political newcomer David Dewhurst, 51%-42%.
Two other Republicans – Alvord surveyor Davey Edwards and Garland historian Rick Range – have already filed for the race.
SD5: Round Rock contract manager Meg Walsh filed in the Democratic primary to challenge Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown). She formed a campaign committee in July.
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