Campaign and Election News for March 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the special runoff election for the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D). Republican Fred Rangel (38%) faces Democrat Ray Lopez (19%). The 18.6 percentage point gap between the runoff...

Election News for December 16

HD150: Spring university student Michael Walsh established a campaign committee and a Facebook page for a potential challenge of Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring), likely as a Democrat. El Paso: Incumbent D1 council member Peter Svarzbein won Saturday’s runoff election...

Election News for May 21

Early Voting begins tomorrow (Monday) in jurisdictions holding June 3 runoff elections. Most cities and other local jurisdictions have set June 10 runoffs, so early voting in those jurisdictions begins a week later. Voter ID: The House set Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID...

Local Election News for May 16

Abilene: The mayoral runoff election between council member Anthony Williams and Robert Briley has been set for June 17, a week after most other entities are holding their runoff elections. Corpus Christi: The city council approved a timeline for appointing a...

May 6 Local Election Recap

Abilene: Anthony Williams (48%) and Robert Briley (46%) advanced to a runoff to succeed Mayor Norm Archibald, who won re-election over Briley three years ago. Amarillo: Ginger Nelson easily won the mayor’s race with 79% of the vote, and voters elected four new council...

Election News for San Jacinto Day

Early Voting: Monday is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. CD21: The first of five planned Democratic candidate forums has been set for May 1 in San Marcos. At least eight candidates...

Redistricting Ruling and Local Endorsements for April 20

Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and...

Local Election News for February 17

Today (Friday) was 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...

Election News for January 22

Voter ID: A continuance requested by the U.S. Dept. of Justice has been granted, delaying until February 28 the start of Tuesday’s trial to determine whether the state passed its Voter ID law with discriminatory intent. The motion for continuance cited “the...