HD87: Panhandle resident and Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo).
HD109: Glenn Heights resident Casey Littlejohn established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Dallas) as a Republican.
HD127: Humble resident Kyle Brandon Stephenson established a campaign committee for a potential state representative race but did not indicate which seat he may seek. According to voter registration records, Stephenson’s residence is located in HD127, which is represented by Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble). We were unable to determine his profession and political affiliation conclusively.
HD133: Houston resident Sandra Moore established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston). We were unable to determine her profession and political affiliation conclusively.
HD144: Pasadena real estate investor and zoning commission member Keith Nielsen established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston) as a Republican. Nielsen finished third in the 2017 race for the District A seat on the Pasadena council, receiving 29% of the vote.
CD1: Lufkin former physician Roshin Rowjee announced he would challenge U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) in the Republican primary.
See our 2018 Challengers page for all 227 challengers and open-seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018.
HD46: The Austin American-Statesman called on Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) to resign. Earlier this week, Dukes rejected a deal from Travis Co. District Attorney Margaret Moore that would have dropped the criminal charges against her.
Updated August 7 to reflect that Roshin Rowjee is no longer a practicing physician.
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