Koop, Workman Get Challengers and Other Election News

SD10: Burleson real estate developer and Burleson ISD trustee Beverly Powell announced she would challenge Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) as a Democrat. She also formally established a campaign committee. We previously reported that Powell established an ActBlue...

Election News for May 29

Early Voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) for the June 10 runoff elections in most jurisdictions holding them and runs through June 6. San Antonio: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in her runoff against council member Ron Nirenberg....

Election News for May 24

Voter ID: The House gave final approval to Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID fix, by a party-line 93-55 vote. The bill goes back to the Senate for either concurrence or a request to appoint a conference committee. LTGOV: Beaumont pastor Michael Cooper announced his...

Election News for May 23

CCA: San Antonio attorney Jay Brandon reinitiated his state judicial campaign committee for a potential race for the Court of Criminal Appeals, but his campaign treasurer appointment did not specify which seat he may be seeking. Brandon ran unsuccessfully for the...

Canon Seeks Rematch and Other Election News for May 18

Single-punch Elimination: The Senate gave final passage to House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton), sponsored by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), to end the practice of single-punch, straight-ticket voting in the state. None of the chamber’s...

Election News for May 17

Single-punch Elimination: By a 20-10 party-line vote, the Senate tentatively approved a bill that would end single-punch voting for all a political party’s candidates. Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), sponsor of House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons...

Election News for May 10

SEN: Political commentator Matthew Dowd has decided against challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as an independent. Dowd faced nearly impossible odds of winning as an independent facing headwind of Texans’ high rate of straight-party voting. CD32: Dallas “unsettling...

Election News for May 8

Voter Fraud: The Dallas Co. District Attorney has opened a criminal investigation into complaints of mail-ballot fraud that could impact two city council races. At least 670 mail-in ballots received from residents of council Districts 2 and 6 have been sequestered by...

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...