Johnson Takes Oath in Dallas and Other News for June 17

Correction: We mischaracterized a Wichita Falls ISD election in two recent reports. It was a tax ratification election, not a bond election. We relied on several local news reports that referred to it as a bond election. Since we were more interested in the nature of...

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...

Early Voting Begins and Other News for May 28

Early voting began today (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. Turnout today (including mail ballots) in Dallas Co. was 0.9% of eligible registered voters, which includes all of Dallas and portions of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Grand Prairie,...

Election News for Memorial Day Weekend

Early voting begins Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. The 86th Legislature adjourns sine die tomorrow (Monday). LTGOV: Addressing the continued rumors that he may join the Trump Administration, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he will seek...

Congressional Candidate and Local Election News for May 22

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously referred to Ron Nirenberg as a “mayoral challenger.” He is the Mayor of San Antonio. We regret the error and have corrected it. CD8: Spring resident Jacob Osborne established a campaign committee for a potential...

Jones Opts for Rematch and Other News for May 14

CD23: 2018 Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones announced she would seek a rematch against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Jones lost to Hurd, 49.2%-48.7%, in the general election after out-raising the incumbent, $5.2M to $3.6M, and outspending him, $5.9M to...

Congressional Challenger and Local Election News for May 12

CD14: Dickinson Democratic activist Sanjanetta Barnes established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) as a Democrat. 705459 CD26: Denton attorney Neil Durrance established a campaign committee for a potential challenge...

Candidate and Local Election News for May 8

HD45: San Marcos veterans nonprofit officer and unsuccessful 2018 Republican candidate Austin Talley announced he would challenge Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood). Talley received 7% of the vote in the five-way Republican primary last year. HD47: Lakeway attorney Aaron...