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Rep. Armando Walle

Rep. Armando Walle

HD140: Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston) announced he would seek re-election and not run for the open CD29 seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston), for which he previously announced his candidacy. Walle was a one-time aide to Green.

HD29: Pearland Navy veteran James Presley established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) as a Libertarian.

HD45: San Marcos attorney Amy Akers established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) as a Republican. She is on the boards of the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

HD65: Plano business developer Kevin Simmons filed to challenge Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville) in the Republican primary. According to his campaign’s Facebook page, Kevin Simmons is running as a moderate Republican.

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