|The following lawmakers confirmed they will be seeking re-election in 2014:
Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D - 38)
Rep. James Frank (R - 69)
Rep. Philip Cortez (D - 117)
Rep. Sarah Davis (R - 134)
Rep. Mary Ann Perez (D - 144), Rep. Perez sent Burnt Orange Report an e-mail press release
The following are new candidates added to the candidate trackers in the last week. They are all either running for open seats or challenging incumbents.
Maria Luisa Alavarado (D), a veteran and the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2006, has announced, eight years later, that she will run for the office again.
Previously, Burnt Orange Report had an exclusive interview with former Fort Bend County Chair Stephen Brown (D) about a potential bid for Railroad Commissioner. In the last week, Mr. Brown made it official and announced that he will run for Railroad Commissioner in 2014.
-14: Don Brown (D), a Democratic activist from Jefferson County, has announced he will run against freshman Randy Weber (R) in 2014.
-26: Incumbent Michael Burgess (R) is getting the challenge from both sides. Small businessman Joel Krause (R) will challenge the incumbent in the Republican primary while Matthew Wiegmann (D) will be waiting for the victor in the general election.
-8: Rep. Van Taylor (R) has a clear path to the Rpeublican nomination to replace Sen. Ken Paxton (R), for now. Plano City Councilman Scott Johnson (R)
Suspended his campaign for the Texas Senate so he could spend more time with his family.
-10: Another Republican has entered the race to replace the retiring Rep. Jim Pitts (R); Jake Ellzey (R), a veteran, is the latest to join the field.
-50: With Celia Israel (D) and Mike VandeWalle (R) advancing to the runoff in the special election to replace Fmr. Rep. Mark Strama (D), Rico Reyes (D), Jade Chang Shepard (D), and Ramey Ko (D) have been removed from the candidate tracker. If any candidates chose to run in the 2014 general election, they will be added back on at that time.
-64: Democrats will have a primary to take on Rep. Myra Crownover (R), Emy Lyons (D) is listed on the county party website as ready to run for the Denton County seat.
-66: With Rep. Van Taylor (R) running for Texas Senate, it's surprising it took this long for candidates to announce for the open seat. In the last two weeks, three candidates emerged. Glenn Callison (R), CEO of Munsch Hardt, teaching assistant and TEA Party activist Stacy Chen (R), and radio host Wayne Richard (R) are ready to run in the 2014 Republican primary. No Democrat has emerged yet to run for the seat.
-92: The expected primary against Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) has finally emerged. Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Trustee Andy Cargile (R) will be running against the outspoken incumbent.
-105: Susan Motley (D) is the second Democrat to emerge against incumbent Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R).
-132: Veteran and attorney Justin Perryman (R) will run to replace the retiring Rep. Bill Callegari in this west Houston district.
Governor: Lee Wrights
-2: Don Bates
-5: Matthew Whittington
-9: Nicolas Wallace
-30: Cory Lane
-31: Steven Gibson
-8: John Wilford
-51: Arthur DiBianca
-52: Irene Johnson
-52: Lillian Martinez Johnson
-55: CJ Grisham
-67: Patrick Peavey
-79: Steven Shaw
-88: Steven McKinnon
-93: Jeff Owens
-94: Robert Harris
-99: Cory Houser
-115: Kim Kelly
-125: Philip Anderson
State Board of Education
-12: Mark Wester
-13: Junart Sodoy
All of this information and more can be viewed at the following links:
- Statewide Offices
- US Congress
- Texas Senate
- Texas House
- State Board of Education
Did we miss something? Is something incorrect? Please help complete the 2014 database by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a linked source on what is missing. The filing deadline for the 2014 elections is December 9, 2013.
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