Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced he would not seek re-election. White, who is serving his sixth term, was first elected in 2010.
“I’m a term limit guy by nature,” White said during an appearance on KTRE-TV’s East Texas Now’s Legislative Roundtable. “I wish we had term limits in Texas. So, I think my window is closing after this session, this term.”
White said he is considering a run for statewide office. “Don’t be surprised if you see me on the Republican Primary ballot for statewide office,” he told KFDM-TV in Beaumont.
SD24 open: Ellen Troxclair’s campaign announced she has raised more than $125K since announcing her candidacy two days ago.
CD28: Laredo immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros, who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) in the primary, posted a video on her Facebook page showing her running with her dog. Above the video were three running emojis. She narrowly lost Cuellar, 52%-48%, after raising $1.9M. Laredo community organizer Tannya Benavides (D) previously established a campaign committee for the race.
Dallas: The Texas Supreme Court rejected without comment Donald Parish’s suit seeking a new election for city council. Parish finished 28 votes behind former council member Kevin Felder, who lost that runoff to incumbent Adam Bazaldua.
Local Runoffs: Greenville, Killeen, San Juan and a handful of local jurisdictions will hold runoff elections tomorrow (Saturday). We will not be providing live coverage and will instead report notable results on Sunday.
Beaumont, Brownsville, Harlingen and a few other jurisdictions will hold runoffs on June 19.
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