Local Incumbents Draw Challengers, Some Get Lots of Them

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the May 1 general election. Arlington: Eight people filed to succeed term-limited Mayor Jeff Williams including council member Marvin Sutton (D3) and former council member Michael Glaspie. Beaumont: Five candidates...

Johnson, Nirenberg Triumph in Runoff Elections

Today (Saturday) was the first of several rounds of runoff elections for races not decided by the May 4 uniform election. Dallas: Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) defeated council member Scott Griggs, 56%-44%, to become the city’s next mayor. Griggs fared best in the Oak...

Brief Election News for May 30

Early voting continues in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. Early voting begins Monday in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15. Through today (Thursday), the third day of early voting, nearly 2.2% of registered voters in Dallas Co....

Turnout Hits 0.5% in HD145 and Other News for January 17

HD145 special: Early voting turnout declined for the third straight day Thursday when just 75 people – 74 in person and one by mail – cast ballots. Through four days, just 359 people have voted, amounting to 0.5% of registered voters. Beaumont: Mayor Becky Ames filed...

Local Election News for April 23

Early Voting: Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. Abilene: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed former two-term council member Robert Briley to succeed Mayor Norm...

Election News for February 21

CD7: Houston cancer physician Jason Westin is considering challenging U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Houson) as a Democrat. Beaumont: A candidate filed for two offices on the May 6 ballot has dropped his bid to run for city council. Kevin Reece will instead run for...

Local Election News for February 16

Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after...