Happy Thanksgiving! The filing period for partisan nomination for the 2022 elections continues through December 13. Our Crib Sheets are updated frequently as we learn of new campaign committees, candidate filings and announcements.
GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) filed for re-election. Austin journalist Joy Diaz established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Abbott as a Democrat.
COMP (Likely R): Bryan accountant Janet Dudding re-authorized her campaign account for a potential challenge of Comp. Glenn Hegar (R) as a Democrat. Dudding lost the 2020 general election for HD14 to Rep. John Raney (R-Bryan), 58%-42%.
SD31 open (Safe R): Amarillo former FBI agent Tim Reid announced he would run as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo).
HD11 (Safe R): Henderson aquaculturist Rachel S. Hale established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches). According to her personal Facebook page, Hale was at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. She is at least the third Republican to take a formal step toward challenging Clardy. Nacogdoches university development officer Greg Caldwell and Carthage rancher Mark Williams have filed for the seat.
HD41 (Likely D): Mission physician John Guerra re-authorized his campaign committee for a potential rematch against Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission). John Guerra lost the 2020 general election to Rep. Guerra, 58%-42%. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor and council member of Mission in 2014 (20%) and 2018 (22%), respectively.
HD42 (Safe D): Laredo insurance agent and Laredo College trustee J.D. Delgado announced he would challenge Rep. Richard Raymond (D-Laredo) in the Democratic primary. He becomes Raymond’s first primary opponent since he was narrowly forced into a 2006 runoff against Mercurio Martinez Jr.
HD51 open (Safe D): Del Valle data analyst Matt Worthington filed as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). He had previously been exploring the race. Austin attorney Lulu Flores and Austin political consultant Mike Hendrix have already filed.
HD60 (Safe R): Hudson Oaks college professor and Weatherford ISD trustee Joshua Tarbay, who had been considering a primary challenge of Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford), has filed for a seat on the State Board of Education, challenging Pat Hardy (R).
HD147 open (Safe D): Houston education consultant and Houston Community College trustee Reagan D. Flowers and Houston home care services director Krischele M. Thierry established campaign committees for potential runs as Democrats for the seat being vacated by Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston). Houston educator Nam Subramanian previously filed as a Democrat.
CD30 open (Safe D): U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) endorsed state Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Dallas) to succeed her.
Ethics Website: The Ethics Commission’s website is down for maintenance this weekend. We do not expect to be able to access any campaign finance information until next week.
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