Candidate News for November 13

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. HD6: Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) announced he would seek re-election. HD27: Missouri City attorney Wilvin Carter filed as a...

Candidate Filings and Other Election News for October 24

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout has been very light across most of the state. Just 0.3% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or by mail on Monday, the first...

Dukes Cleared as Felony Charges Dropped

All felony charges against Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) have been dismissed, and Dukes and the state have resolved the misdemeanor cases out of court, leading to their dismissal. District Judge Brad Urrutia signed all dismissals, ending the more than yearlong criminal...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...

Election News for September 8

Voter ID: Plaintiffs have asked the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear and overturn a three-judge panel’s decision staying a lower court’s Voter ID ruling. Earlier this week, a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel stayed District Judge Nelva...

Six New Challengers Establish Campaign Committees

HD87: Panhandle resident and Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo). HD109: Glenn Heights resident Casey Littlejohn established a campaign committee for a potential...

Election News for August 1

SD15: Houston attorney Damian LaCroix said via Twitter that he is considering a primary rematch against Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston). LaCroix received 26% of the vote against Whitmire in the 2014 Democratic primary. HD46: In a statement, Travis Co. District Attorney...

Dukes Deal and a Duo of Redistricting News

HD46: The Austin-American Statesman’s Ryan Autullo reported that Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) has been offered a deal to drop the criminal charges against her if she resigns by Tuesday. “It is truly not dignifying this new low that such character assassination has hit...

Paxton Gets Trial Date and Other Election News for July 27

AG: The first criminal securities fraud trial of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton will begin in Houston on December 11 before state District Judge Robert Johnson (D). The date had been recommended by Paxton’s legal team and agreed to by the state. That date is also the deadline...