Local Incumbents Draw Challengers, Some Get Lots of Them

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the May 1 general election. Arlington: Eight people filed to succeed term-limited Mayor Jeff Williams including council member Marvin Sutton (D3) and former council member Michael Glaspie. Beaumont: Five candidates...

Voter List Hearing Begins and Other News for February 19

The federal hearing on the Secretary of State’s efforts to identify possible non-citizen voter registrations will continue tomorrow (Wednesday). During today’s hearing, an attorney representing the state said several county officials – not the state – may have...

Turnout Hits 0.5% in HD145 and Other News for January 17

HD145 special: Early voting turnout declined for the third straight day Thursday when just 75 people – 74 in person and one by mail – cast ballots. Through four days, just 359 people have voted, amounting to 0.5% of registered voters. Beaumont: Mayor Becky Ames filed...

Election News for July 9

AG: In a statement, the Ken Paxton campaign said it raised “well over $1 million in political contributions” during the final dozen days of June and has nearly $5.3M on hand. At this point in 2013, Paxton raised $279K following the end of the legislative session and...

Election News for June 29

AG: District Judge Robert Johnson did not a set a date for Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial during a preliminary hearing today in Houston. Prosecutors asked Johnson to put the case on hold until a decision is made in a separate lawsuit...

Election News for June 25

CD11: Llano rancher and former State Democratic Executive Committee member Jennie Lou Leeder has established a federal campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) as a Democrat. In 2016, she ran unsuccessfully for the open SD24...

Local Election News for May 16

Abilene: The mayoral runoff election between council member Anthony Williams and Robert Briley has been set for June 17, a week after most other entities are holding their runoff elections. Corpus Christi: The city council approved a timeline for appointing a...

May 6 Local Election Recap

Abilene: Anthony Williams (48%) and Robert Briley (46%) advanced to a runoff to succeed Mayor Norm Archibald, who won re-election over Briley three years ago. Amarillo: Ginger Nelson easily won the mayor’s race with 79% of the vote, and voters elected four new council...

Local Election News for April 23

Early Voting: Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. Abilene: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed former two-term council member Robert Briley to succeed Mayor Norm...

Voter ID Reversal and Election News for February 27

Voter ID: As many expected, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has reversed its prior participation in the years-long litigation over the state’s Voter ID bill and “will not pursue its purpose claim at this time.” Further, DoJ asks the court to grant “voluntary dismissal of...