Endorsement and Special Election News for January 10

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session beings one year from today (Monday). LAND (Likely R): Sen. Dawn Buckingham’s (R-Lakeway) campaign released a list of endorsements from 44 Republican state representatives including Rep. James White (R-Hillister), who is...

Coleman Latest to Retire as Whitmire Eyes City Hall

Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), the fifth most senior member of the House, announced he will not seek re-election, and the Dean of the Senate confirmed he would run for mayor of Houston in 2023. “I am proud to have represented the people of District 147 for the last...

Travis Announces for HD133 and Other News for October 27

Houston council member Greg Travis announced he would seek the Republican nomination for HD133 (Likely R), the seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston). Travis was first elected to the council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. His council district nearly...

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...

King Announces Senate Bid, Patrick Endorsement

Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced he would run for SD10 if it is redrawn as proposed by the Senate’s current redistricting plan, and he was promptly endorsed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). An amendment filed by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) to her redistricting...

Murphy Announces Retirement as Senate Tees Up Redistricting

Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston), the House Republican Caucus chair, announced he would not seek re-election, saying he is “looking forward to life’s next great opportunity.” Murphy becomes the 13th House member elected to the 87th Legislature who will not be returning....

Israel, Paddie Decide Not to Seek Re-election

Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Chris Paddie (R-Marsahll) announced they would not seek re-election to the House. “After four legislative sessions and all the special sessions that came with them, I am ready for a new challenge,” Israel said in a statement...

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...