Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Hunter Introduced House Redistricting Proposal

The draft map redrawing House districts was introduced today and scheduled for a public hearing on Monday. House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) is the first step in the legislative process and is less likely to be a final product than the other...

By the Numbers: Sitting Legislators Running Statewide

0 Number of sitting state representatives to win a statewide race since 1990. It’s been three decades since a House member last won statewide office. Then Reps. Dan Morales (D-San Antonio) and Rick Perry (R-Haskell) won their races for Attorney General and...

Early Voting Underway for CD6 Runoff

CD6 special: Early voting began today (Monday) and runs through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In Tarrant Co., nearly 3,700 people have voted early in person or by mail, comprising 1.1% of registered voters in the Tarrant Co. portion of the district....

White Retiring, Possibly Eying Statewide Office

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced he would not seek re-election. White, who is serving his sixth term, was first elected in 2010. “I’m a term limit guy by nature,” White said during an appearance on KTRE-TV’s East Texas Now’s Legislative...

Election News for April 13

Note: This will be our last update before the Easter weekend. Updates will resume next week. AG: District Judge George Gallagher’s spokeswoman said he “anticipates remaining the judge” to preside over the case. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal team asked that a new...

AG Trial Update and Other Election News for April 12

AG: District Judge George Gallagher scheduled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial to begin in Harris Co. on September 12. Jury selection will begin the day before, and Gallagher expects the trial to conclude by September 22. HD16: A Nathan...