23 File to Succeed Wright

Nearly two dozen candidates filed for the May 1 special election to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) by today’s deadline. The field includes 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, a Libertarian and an independent candidate. Our Crib Sheet...

Wright Releases Endorsements and Some Poetry News

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released a list of endorsements demonstrating a wide level of support among elected officials and Republican precinct chairs and activists. Endorsers include: David Cook (R-Mansfield), Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), Matt...

Spiller Wins HD68 Runoff Election

Jacksboro attorney David Spiller (R) defeated Craig Carter (R), 62%-38%, in today’s (Tuesday) special runoff election to serve the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Spiller won all but three of the district’s 22 counties. He took 85% of the vote...

Special Election News for February 21

HD68 special: Just under 1K people voted early in person or by mail through Friday, the end of an abbreviated and weather-challenged early voting period. Outstanding mail ballots will likely push total early votes above the previous low of 1,037 for the 2016 special...

Congressman Wright Passes Away at 67

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) died Sunday, roughly two weeks after being admitted to the hospital after a COVID-19 diagnosis. He was 67. Wright was also receiving treatment for lung cancer. The former Tarrant Co. Tax Assessor-Collector and Arlington council...

Spiller, Carter Advance to Runoff in HD68

Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro ISD trustee David Spiller will face Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter in a runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Both are Republicans. Spiller at times flirted with an outright win but...

Five File for HD68 and Other News for January 4

Five candidates filed for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen.-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster): John Berry (R), Jacksboro financial planner and former Jack County Commissioner Jason Brinkley (R), Gainesville attorney and Cooke...