HD15: The Woodlands educator and Republican activist Jackie Waters formed a campaign committee for a potential race for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) as a Republican.
HD62: Sherman council member and creative consultant Kevin Couch formed a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman). Yesterday, we reported he was considering the race.
HD66: Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) announced he would seek re-election, ending speculation that he might seek the Senate seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano).
HD72: Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) announced he would seek re-election.
HD106: Frisco resident and former Sachse council member Jared Patterson updated his campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco). Patterson lost the 2014 Republican primary for HD112 to Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Richarson), 54%-46%. Empower Texans endorsed Patterson in that race.
See our 2018 Challengers page for all 243 challengers and open-seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018.
Filing Deadling: Monday is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the November 2017 ballot.
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