Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) has formally withdrawn from the 2020 primary ballot and will not seek re-election, citing health issues. He was facing a primary challenge from Mansfield Mayor David Cook, who filed yesterday (Monday) just before the deadline. Because of Zedler’s decision to withdraw today (Tuesday), the filing period for HD96 will re-open through December 16. Fort Worth attorney Joe Drago and Crowley attorney Ryan Ray have filed in the Democratic primary.

Primaried Incumbents

As we await the final certification of candidates, here is our preliminary list of incumbents facing primary opponents. If an incumbent faces multiple primary challengers, then the number of opponents is indicated in parentheses.


Statewide: Bert Richardson, Ryan Sitton

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