Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status.
SD9: Fort Worth educator Gwenn Burud established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) as a Democrat.
HD41: McAllen educator Michael Pinkard Jr. filed to challenge Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission) in the Democratic primary. According to his Twitter bio, Pinkard was considering a race for Congress as of August, which is his most recent tweeting activity.
HD116: Former Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) will make a “special announcement” on December 2, nine days before the filing deadline. Martinez Fischer is rumored to be considering running for his old seat, which would set up a primary race against his successor, Rep. Diana Arévalo (D-San Antonio). In the 2016 Democratic primary, Martinez Fischer endorsed Martin Golando, his former chief of staff. Arévalo won the three-way race without a runoff, taking 53% of the vote. Martinez Fischer could also announce different campaign plans, and it is possible that his announcement could have nothing to do with the 2018 election.
HD121 open: San Antonio attorney Marc Kalman Whyte established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), likely as a Republican. He was appointed to the Port of San Antonio board in March.
CD10: Katy resident Tami Walker established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) as a Democrat.
CD12: Fort Worth resident Jacob Leddy established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) as a Libertarian.
CD21 open: San Antonio businessman and Bexar Co. Republican Party Chair Robert Stovall announced he would seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), becoming at least the seventh to file or announce plans to run for the Republican nomination.
CD29 open: Pearland commercial listing agent and unsuccessful 2016 Democratic primary candidate Dominique Garcia filed as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston). Garcia received 4% of the vote in the 2016 primary. She is the second person with the surname Garcia in the Democratic primary race, joining Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston). They may be joined by former Harris Co. Sheriff Adrian Garcia (D).
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