Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Election Eve Candidate and Endorsement News

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day across the state. In HD118 (Special), former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) faces Frank Ramirez (D) for the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio). Lujan is seeking his second special election win for the seat...

Early Voting, Endorsement and Candidate News for October 28

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), 455K Texans have voted early in person or by mail statewide, representing 2.7% of registered voters. In HD118 (Special),...

Lujan Nears $500K as Statewide Turnout Surpasses 2%

Early voting continues through Friday for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of early voting, statewide turnout inched over 2% of registered voters. A little over 350K of the state’s...

Murphy Announces Retirement as Senate Tees Up Redistricting

Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston), the House Republican Caucus chair, announced he would not seek re-election, saying he is “looking forward to life’s next great opportunity.” Murphy becomes the 13th House member elected to the 87th Legislature who will not be returning....

Israel, Paddie Decide Not to Seek Re-election

Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Chris Paddie (R-Marsahll) announced they would not seek re-election to the House. “After four legislative sessions and all the special sessions that came with them, I am ready for a new challenge,” Israel said in a statement...

Redistricting Session, Special Election Early Voting Begin

The Third Called Session of the 87th Texas Legislature convened today (Monday). The Senate Special Redistricting Committee will consider Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), which would draw new Senate districts, and Senate Bill 7 by Huffman, which would...