Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline to register to vote for the July 14 runoff and special elections.

HD2: The Texas Parent PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) in the Republican runoff over Bryan Slaton.

HD132: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed former Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy), the Republican challenger in a rematch against Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy), who ousted Schofield by 113 votes in 2018 (49.3%-49.1%). Abbott previously endorsed Schofield’s opponent, Angelica Garcia, in the primary.

Latino Victory Fund: The national Latino Victory Fund endorsed Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) for re-election, five Democratic House candidates and an El Paso mayoral challenger. The group endorsed:

  • Joanna Cattanach, Democratic challenger of Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas)
  • Eric Holguin, Democratic challenger of Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi)
  • Natali Hurtado, Democratic challenger of Rep. Sam Harless (R-Spring)
  • Jennifer Ramos, Democratic runoff candidate in HD119 open, and
  • Lorenzo Sanchez, Democratic runoff candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen).

The group endorsed Carlos Gallinar’s challenge of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. The group has previously endorsed Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez’s unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate, Candace Valenzuela in open CD24 and Rep. César Blanco’s (D-El Paso) candidacy for SD29 open.

CD24 open: John Biggan, who finished seventh in the Democratic primary (3%), endorsed Kim Olson in the runoff over Candace Valenzuela.

Corpus Christi: A charter review committee has recommended city council members’ terms be increased to four years from the current two, reported the Corpus Christi Caller-Times’s Kathryn Cargo. The maximum number of terms a council member could serve would remain four, which becomes six terms if a council member is elected mayor, meaning that council members could serve up to 24 years from the current 12 years. The committee recommended all council members be elected from single-member districts with an at-large mayor. Currently, five of the eight council members are elected from single-member districts. The committee also recommended doubling the salary of council members. These and other proposals to amend the city charter could go to the voters as early as November 3.

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