Special Election Filing and Candidate News for August 27

HD14: Rep. John Raney (R-Bryan) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD28 special: Four candidates have filed so far for the November 5 special election to fill the unexpired term of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), who is resigning effective September...

Election News on Campaign Finance Eve

Campaign Finance Reports are due tomorrow (Monday) for federal, state and local (where required) officeholders and candidates. Federal officeholders and candidates will file July quarterly reports, which disclose contributions received and expenditures made between...

Straus Launches New PAC and Other News for June 26

Former Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced the creation of Texas Forever Forward PAC to “promote a thoughtful, conservative approach to governing and rising political leaders ready to ensure a bright future for all Texans.” The PAC will support candidates...

New Candidates and Other News for June 23

HD41: Mission physician John R. Guerra established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission), likely as a Republican. John Guerra unsuccessfully ran for Mission city council P4 in 2018 (22%) and mayor of Mission in 2014 (20%)....

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...

Candidate and Legislation News for June 11

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15 and continued in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 22. In Abilene, just under 4K people voted early in the P5 runoff between incumbent Kyle McAlister and...

Large Field Expected for HD100 and Other News for June 10

HD100 open: The Dallas Morning News’s Gromer Jeffers Jr. reported that “at least 11 people have expressed interest or have been mentioned as possible candidates” to succeed Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), who won the mayoral runoff on Saturday. Dallas attorney Lorraine...

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...