Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Lavender Seeks Rematch and Other News for November 10

The filing period begins Saturday for candidates seeking partisan nomination or intending to run as an independent candidate for the 2022 general election. Partisan candidates seeking offices and districts with territories located entirely within a single county must...

Ad, Endorsement and Other Brief News for St. Patrick’s Day

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released its first ad, “Bright Hope,” focusing on carrying on the legacy of her late husband, former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington). The Brian Harrison (R) campaign released its second ad, “Bleed Business,” focusing on...

Ad, Ad Spend and Runoff News for August 11

SD30 special (Safe Republican): In a tweet, Dallas-area salon owner Shelley Luther said she has been approached by “dozens” of people encouraging her to seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Her tweet comes a day after Rep. Jonathan Stickland...

Houston Nixes RPT Convention and Other News for July 8

Houston officials have canceled next week’s Republican state convention, which was to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mayor Sylvester Turner asked Houston First, the nonprofit manager of the convention center, to cancel the convention after David...

Cole Bucks Travis Co. Delegation, Backs Eckhardt

SD14 special: Rep. Sheryl Cole (D-Austin) endorsed former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (D). Three other members of the Travis Co. delegation – Reps. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin), Donna Howard (D-Austin) and Celia Israel (D-Austin) have previously endorsed Rep. Eddie...