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Corpus Christi: Former council member Mark Scott announced he was dropping out of the special election for mayor one day after a court ruled he was eligible to run. “The best thing for the voters is to let them focus on the issues, not on this politically motivated circus,” he said in a Facebook post. “I cannot in good conscience continue my candidacy.” Scott said he would run in 2018 as he originally intended.

Pasadena: The Pasadena Police Officer’s Union endorsed John Moon Jr. for mayor. The union also endorsed incumbent Cary Bass (DG), incumbent* Sammy Casados (DD), Don Harrison (DC), incumbent* Bruce Leamon (DB), Larry Peacock (DF), Thomas Schoenbein (DH), Daniel Vela (DA) and incumbent* Cody Ray Wheeler (DE) for council positions.

*Because a court ordered Pasadena to revert to a single-member plan, incumbent label applies to current council members irrespective of their current districts.

More Realtors’ Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Realtors’ TREPAC continued to issue local endorsements via a series of tweets today (Thursday). Endorsed candidates include:

  • Arlington – incumbent Jeff Williams (mayor), incumbent Michael Glaspie (D8), Roxanne Thalman (D3 open), incumbent Kathryn Wilemon (D4) and incumbent Lana Wolff (D5)
  • Arlington ISD – incumbent Bowie Hogg (P6) and incumbent Kecia Mays (P7)
  • Denton – Jason Cole (D3 open), Gerard Hudspeth (D1 open) and John Ryan (D4 open)
  • Grand Prairie – incumbent Jeff Copeland (P7) and incumbent Lila Thorn (D3)
  • Grand Prairie ISD – incumbent Aaron King (D4) and Christopher Riddick (AL3 open)
  • Mansfield – incumbent Larry Broseh (P7) and Mike Leyman (P6 open)
  • Mansfield ISD – incumbent Courtney Lackey Wilson (P7); and
  • Pasadena – J.R. Moon (mayor open), incumbent* Cary Bass (DG), incumbent* Sammy Casados (DD), Brad Hance (DH), Keith Neilson (DA), Larry Peacock (DF) and incumbent* Cody Ray Wheeler (DE).

*Because a court ordered Pasadena to revert to a single-member plan, incumbent label applies to current council members irrespective of their current districts.

Prior local endorsements for the May uniform election are here and here.

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