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More Republican SD & HD Primary Shakeups

Not to be out done by yesterdays news… more Republican primary election news breaks today.  Following Senator Shapiro’s announcement yesterday that she will not be running for reelection State Representative Ken Paxton and veteran Scott O’Grady announced they will seek the open Senate District 8 seat.

SD 8 makes up parts of Dallas and Collin Counties and is one of the fastest growing areas of the state.  Now the question is who will run for Paxton’s House Seat, HD 70, and who will jump into the open Texas House District 33 race that O’Grady is leaving to run for the Texas Senate.  HD 33 makes up all of Rockwall County and parts of Collin County

In Central Texas 15 year incumbent State Senator Steve Ogden announced that he will not be seeking reelection and freshman State Representative Larry Gonzales immediately announced that he will not be seeking Senator Ogden’s open seat and will be seeking reelection to his Texas House Seat in HD 52.

“I am blessed to represent Williamson County in House District 52, and my focus remains on serving our area in the Texas House while being the best father and husband I can be in my own house. I am making it clear that I will seek re-election in the new HD 52, and will serve the values of Williamson County voters as long as they allow me to represent them.”

While Gonzales closed the door to a Texas Senate bid, his fellow freshman Texas House colleague from the other side of Williamson County, Dr. Charles Schwertner jumped into the race with a large cash advantage over any potential challengers.

Campaign spokesman Keats Norfleet noted that Schwertner’s recent reelection kickoff for the Texas House was a resounding success, with over 500 attendees from around the district and over $100,000 raised for his campaign. “Rep. Schwertner will kick‐off this State Senate campaign with a broad base of popular support and over $300,000 cash on hand,” added Norfleet.

Will former State Representative Dan Gattis jump into the race like he was rumored to be planning on doing in 2010 when Senator Ogden was first expected to not run for reelection?

Rep. Gattis did not run for reelection in 2010 in HD 20 to prepare for his race for Senator Ogden’s soon to be open seat.  This allowed Dr. Schwertner to run for the open seat in HD 20 created by Rep. Gattis not running for reelection.  Now Schwertner maybe facing off with his predecessor for the open SD 5 seat.  You got to love local politics.

Senate District 5 includes Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties.

Following Dr. Schwertner’s announcement freshman State Board of Education Member Marsha Farney announced she will enter the now open HD-20 race along with former Texas House candidate Jeff Fleece.

All in a days news in Texas politics, what dominoes will fall next?

Update: Election Night Returns

Update: 9:50 PM  Holly Turner is preparing to call and congratulate Paul Workman on his win in HD-47, Southwest Travis County.

Update 8:19 PM  Van Taylor for HD-66 in Plano has declared victory!

Here is what the returns are looking like at 7:30 PM Tuesday night

In Central Texas we have a couple of races to watch.

Texas Supreme Court Run Off Candidates

Lehrmann has a strong early voting lead, Green will need to have an usually strong election day turn out to pull this out.

Rick Green

Debra Lehrmann

SBOE Run Off Candidates

Marsha Farney has an overwhelming lead, this race is over.

Brian Russell

Marsha Farney

HD-47 Run Off Candidates (South West Travis County)

Paul Workman has a tight lead, it should hold unless Holly Turner has a big election day turn out.

Paul Workman

Holly Turner

HD-52 Run Off Candidates (Williamson County)

Larry Gonzales ran away with this race, let the victory party begin in Williamson County!

Larry Gonzales

John Gordon

Another interesting race to watch outside of Central Texas is the HD-66 Texas House race in Plano.  Van Taylor has positioned himself to the right of former Plano City Council Women Mabrie Jackson.

HD-66 Run Off Candidates (Plano)

Update 8:19 PM  Van Taylor has declared victory!

Van Taylor has a strong lead, unless Mabrie Jackson has a huge election day turn out this race is over.

Van Taylor

Mabrie Jackson

Vote Today: Primary Run Off Elections

Vote today in the 2010 Republican Primary Run Off Election.  Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Your voting location may have changed, please double check here, Texas Secretary of States Election Office.

All registered voters are eligible to vote in the Republcian Priamry Run Off Election as long as they did not vote int he March 2nd Democratic Election.

In Central Texas we have a couple of races to vote for.

Texas Supreme Court Run Off Candidates

Rick Green

Debra Lehrmann

SBOE Run Off Candidates

Brian Russell

Marsha Farney

HD-47 Run Off Candidates (South West Travis County)

Paul Workman

Holly Turner

HD-52 Run Off Candidates (Williamson County)

Larry Gonzales

John Gordon

Another interesting race to watch outside of Central Texas is the HD-66 Texas House race in Plano.  Van Taylor has positioned himself to the right of former Plano City Council Women Mabrie Jackson.

HD-66 Run Off Candidates (Plano)

Van Taylor

Mabrie Jackson

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