Houston council member Greg Travis announced he would seek the Republican nomination for HD133 (Likely R), the seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston). Travis was first elected to the council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. His council district nearly perfectly matches HD133 except the latter includes four enclave municipalities and excludes the portion of Travis’s district which is east of Interstate 610.

Already in the HD133 race are former council member Bert Keller and Houston attorneys Shelly Barineau and Mano DeAyala. As far as we can tell, no Democrat has taken a formal step toward entering the race.

His announcement triggers the constitutional “resign to run” provision, necessitating a special election to fill his unexpired term. He will remain on the council until a successor is elected.

Early voting concludes Friday for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections.

HD118 special: Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due Monday for the two candidates in next week’s runoff election.

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