Candidate Announcement and Appointment News for October 21

Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD2: Caddo Mills pastor Clyde Bostick announced he would challenge Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) in the Republican primary. HD28: Sugar Land real estate agent Nelvin...

Hughs Resigns After Senate Declines to Confirm Her

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation effective May 31 after the Senate did not confirm her appointment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed Hughs, then the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, in August 2019. She was the state’s top election official...

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...