Dowd Ends LTGOV Run and Other Candidate News for December 7

Note: We apologize that our Crib Sheets were unavailable for a big chunk of the day today (Tuesday). It was connected to the widespread AWS outage that affected numerous websites and app providers. They are back online and fully updated with the latest filings. Filing...

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...

Beckley Enters LTGOV Race, Deshotel Rumored to Retire

LTGOV (Lean R): Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) announced she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Beckley had been running for Congress but suspended her campaign shortly after the new maps were approved. No sitting state...

Cyrier Announces Retirement on Eve of Filing Period

Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he would not seek re-election to a fifth term. “Serving the communities throughout District 17 has truly been a privilege and something I will always cherish,” he said in a statement. “I am immensely proud of the work we have...

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...

Redistricting Session, Special Election Early Voting Begin

The Third Called Session of the 87th Texas Legislature convened today (Monday). The Senate Special Redistricting Committee will consider Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), which would draw new Senate districts, and Senate Bill 7 by Huffman, which would...

Redistricting Prepares to Take the Stage

The Third Called Session of the 87th Texas Legislature convenes at noon tomorrow (Monday). Redistricting and a handful of other items are on Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) proclamation (PDF) calling the session. Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) pre-filed Senate Bill 4, that...

Runoff and Candidate News for September 14

HD10 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a September 28 runoff election to fill the unexpired state House term of U.S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie). Early voting begins Monday. Former U.S. Health and Human Services official Brian Harrison (R) faces former Rep....