Filing Period Enters Home Stretch

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. GOV (Likely R): The campaign of former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) released a new ad highlighting his conservative credentials....

Congressional Redistricting Heads to Conference Committee

The House approved an amended Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), on a nearly party-line, 79-56 vote yesterday (Saturday). Reps. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City) and Oscar Longoria (D-Mission) voted with Republicans for final...

House, Senate Redistricting Plans Head to Abbott’s Desk

The Senate passed House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the House’s redistricting plan for itself, with no amendments or discussion, which is traditional for passing the other chamber’s plan for itself. The House passed Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan...

Candidate and Redistricting News for October 14

HD37 open: San Benito licensed professional counselor and San Benito CISD board member Janie Lopez announced she would run as a Republican for what would be open HD37 as it is drawn in the plan approved by the House. HD38: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez announced she...

Brief Election News for October 12

At press time, the House was considering amendments to House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the chamber’s redistricting proposal for itself. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the House Redistricting Committee will consider Senate Bill 6 by Sen. Joan Huffman...

HD118 Runoff Ordered for November 2

HD118 special: As expected, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered the special runoff election to coincide with the November 2 constitutional amendment and general elections. As with those elections, early voting will begin on October 18. While the election was not ordered...

Wolff Retiring, Minjarez Exploring Run to Succeed Him

County Judge Nelson Wolff (D) announced he would not seek re-election. Wolff was appointed county judge in 2001 and re-elected five times. Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) formed an exploratory committee for the race to succeed him. HD13 open: Itasca legislative...