Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall announced she would challenge Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) in the Republican primary. Marshall was first elected mayor in 2006 and re-elected seven times. She has led the Aledo Economic Development Corporation since 2008. Her candidacy announcement included endorsements from eight local mayors.
She is at least the third Republican challenger to enter the race, joining Aledo retired biochemist Mike Olcott and Weatherford college professor and Weatherford ISD trustee Joshua Tarbay.
Redistricting paired Rogers with Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), who is running for SD10.
Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections.
SD24 open: Temple legislative aide Lamar Lewis established a campaign committee for a potential run for an open seat currently held by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway), who is running for Land Commissioner. Lewis has been Rep. Hugh Shine’s (R-Temple) district director since 2017.
SD27: Rep. Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville) has set up an ActBlue fundraising page for a potential primary challenge of Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville). After redistricting, Dominguez was placed into a substantially altered district and paired with Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville), who is not seeking re-election.
HD19: The Combined Law Enforcement Assocs. of Texas endorsed Justin Berry (R). The group previously supported him in the 2020 Republican primary and general election for HD47.
HD41: Edinburg attorney Richard Gonzales reauthorized his campaign account for a potential primary rematch against Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission), who defeated Gonzales, 59%-41%.
HD51: Austin community activist and State Democratic Executive Committee member Jen Ramos announced she would not be a candidate for the seat if Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) vacated it to run for Congress.
HD70 open: Plano software product developer and former Texas Young Republicans chair Hayden Padgett established a campaign committee for the newly drawn HD70 in southwest Collin Co.
HD114 open: Dallas nonprofit manager Kendall Scudder amended his campaign committee for a potential run for an open seat currently held by Rep. John Turner (D-Dallas), who is not seeking re-election. Scudder unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) in the 2018 general election (41%).
CD8 open: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) endorsed Christian Collins (R).
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