Endorsement and Other Election News for September 15

SD12 open: The campaign of Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) released a new list of endorsements including the entire Denton Co. Commissioners Court, Denton Co. Sheriff Tracy Murphree (R), Tarrant Co. Sheriff Bill Waybourn (R), and the mayors of Lewisville, Ponder,...

5 File to Succeed Pacheco

Five candidates filed for the September 28 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio): San Antonio legislative aide Katie Farias (D) Former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) San Antonio attorney Desi Martinez (D) San Antonio...

Abbott Signs Election Bill Already Facing 5 Lawsuits

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the session’s main election bill into law today (Tuesday) in Tyler, and it already faces at least five lawsuits. Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) does not take effect until December 2, which means the changes in law it makes...

Early Voting to Begin in HD10 Special Election

An abbreviated early voting period begins tomorrow (Monday) for the HD10 special election and ends on Friday. August 31 is Election Day. The frontrunners appear to be former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) and former U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. official Brian...

State Officials, Legislators Raise $36M in 10 Days

Statewide and legislative elected officials and candidates on the ballot in 2022 raised $42.9M, almost all of which was raised in the last 10 days of June. Collectively, they reported having more than $175M on hand. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R)...

Special Session and Campaign Finance News for July 13

By an 18-4 parry-line vote, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). Nine of the chamber’s 13 Democrats were in Washington, D.C., with more than 50 House Democrats to advocate for federal election legislation. Seven amendments were added to...

Parker Announces Bid to Succeed Nelson

SD12 open: Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) announced he would seek to succeed the retiring Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound). Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) is considering the race. HD65: Lewisville landscaping business owner and 2020 Republican nominee Kronda...

Nelson Announces Retirement

Reminder: I am away from the office this week and will be reporting the most significant headlines only. SD12: Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) announced she would not seek re-election. She was first elected in 1992. Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) is considering...