Filing Period Enters Final Full Week

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this to be a busy week, and we would not be surprised if a third of all candidates file on the last day. Our Crib Sheets will keep track of candidates of whose...

Fierro Wins, Morales and Noriega Advance to Runoff

Art Fierro, the chair of the El Paso Community Coll. board, won a three-way race outright to succeed former Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso). Fierro received 53% of the vote, defeating El Paso council member Michiel Noe (27%) and Republican candidate Hans Sassenfeld...

Brief Election News for January 28

Special Elections: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day in HD79 and HD145. We will have live returns and analysis beginning at 7 p.m. CST at https://txelects.wpengine.com/live. Early voting began (Monday) for the HD125 special election to fill the unexpired term of...

Expedited Special Elections Struggle to Find Voters

Three seats in the House of Representatives were vacant when the Legislature convened two weeks ago: HD79, an El Paso Co. seat vacated by former Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso), who resigned in December, citing health reasons. HD125, a Bexar Co. seat vacated by former...

Special Election and Campaign News for January 25

Early voting has concluded for the January 29 special elections in HD79 and HD145. Early voting for the February 12 special election in HD125 begins on Monday. HD79 special: Through Thursday, the last day for which numbers are available, a total of 2,198 people have...

HD145 Turnout Breaks 1% and Other News for January 22

HD79 special: Through Saturday, the last day for which numbers are available, 1,193 people have voted early, amounting to 1.4% of registered voters. Early voting ends Friday. HD145 special: Through the first eight days of early voting including today (Tuesday), just...

Special Election Turnout and Candidate News for January 20

HD79 special: Through Friday, the last day for which numbers are available, a total of 1,083 people had voted early, amounting to 1.2% of registered voters. Polls were closed today (Sunday) and will be closed tomorrow (Monday) for the holiday. HD145 special: Through...