Brief Election News for August 18

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the November 5 general election ballot. Special election candidates have later deadlines. HD28 special: Houston anesthesiologist Anna Allred established a campaign committee for a...

Rangers to Lead Bonnen Inquiry and Brief News for August 12

House Speaker: Following an hourlong executive session, the House General Investigating Committee voted unanimously to request that the Texas Rangers conduct an inquiry into a June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)...

Marchant Retires and Other News for August 5

CD24 open: U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell) announced he would not seek re-election to an eighth term. “I want to thank the constituents of the 24th District of Texas for letting me serve,” Marchant said in a statement. “I look forward to being back in Texas...

West, Davis Officially Running and Other News for July 22

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) formally kicked off his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He established a campaign committee on Friday. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, himself a former Democratic nominee for...

Moody to Seek Re-election and Other News for July 18

HD78: Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) announced he would seek re-election to a sixth term. Moody was considering running for District Attorney for the 34th Judicial District, which includes El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Cos. “My current role in the House gives me...

Lopez Advances to Runoff and Other News for February 14

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s lead over Coda Rayo-Garza increased by six votes to 28 after the Bexar Co. Elections Department counted the last mail ballots. In a statement, Rayo-Garza said her campaign has “done our due diligence and...

Candidate and Special Election News for February 10

HD93: Arlington sociologist and author Lydia Bean established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) as a Democrat. Bean is the daughter of Nancy Bean, the Arlington school counselor who unsuccessfully challenged Krause in...

Six File as Write-ins and Other News for August 21

Six individuals filed applications and signatures with the Secretary of State for congressional and legislative offices. CD3 open: Jeff Simmons CD5: Phil Gray CD16 open: Sam Williams CD29 open: Johnathan Garza HD109 open: Casey Littlejohn HD138: Demetrius Walker Later...

Clardy Files for Speaker and Other News for August 20

Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission establishing his Speaker campaign. He is the fifth member of the House to do so, joining Reps. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and John...