Spiller Wins HD68 Runoff Election

Jacksboro attorney David Spiller (R) defeated Craig Carter (R), 62%-38%, in today’s (Tuesday) special runoff election to serve the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Spiller won all but three of the district’s 22 counties. He took 85% of the vote...

Redistricting Data Release Delayed Again

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would deliver redistricting data to the states by September 30, six months later than originally planned. The bureau will release the data all at once, rather than on a rolling state-by-state basis as in the past. The new...

West Assails Presumptive House Speaker as Pre-filing Begins

Republican Party of Texas chair Allen West said the party “will not support, nor accept” the Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) as House Speaker. “It is utterly absurd and demonstrably idiotic that any Republican would join with Democrats to lead our Republican-majority...

Candidate and Legislation News for June 11

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15 and continued in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 22. In Abilene, just under 4K people voted early in the P5 runoff between incumbent Kyle McAlister and...

Criss Clarification and Sine Die Election News for May 27

To Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. SD11: Galveston attorney and former District Judge Susan Criss let us know that she is challenging Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). We previously reported Criss...

Candidate and Legislation News for May 21

HD83: Snyder actress and transgender activist Addy Perry-Franks established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat. CD16: El Paso substitute teacher Jorge Artalejo established a campaign committee for a...

Election and Legislation News for May 20

HD99: Fort Worth security solutions businessman Bo French said he would not challenge Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) again in 2020. Geren defeated French, 58%-42%, in the 2016 Republican primary and 57%-43% in the 2018 primary. French received a formal apology from...

SB9 Hits Snag and Other Election News for May 16

Legislation: The House Elections Committee did not meet today (Thursday) to vote on pending business, including Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). The House is in recess until 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday). Saturday is the deadline for House committees to...