Secretary of State Whitley Resigns

Secretary of State David Whitley resigned as the Senate neared its final adjournment without confirming his nomination. In a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Whitley thanked him for “this incredible chance” to make Texas “a better place.” Whitley said “working...

Runoff Election Updates and Other News for March 4

HD125 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the special runoff election between Fred Rangel and former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez. A total of 845 people voted in person on the first day. It took four days  to reach this total for last month’s...

Election and Candidate News for February 28

HD125 special: Ray Lopez and Fred Rangel appeared at a generally amicable campaign forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The candidates differed on abortion, background checks for gun sales, the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families at the border...

Candidate and Election News for February 20

HD64: Denton resident Angela Brewer established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger). We were unable to identify her conclusively. HD134: Houston attorney and law professor Ann Johnson re-established a campaign committee for a...

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...