Texas filing deadline passed December 9

On December 9, the major-party filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Texas. Candidates filed for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate: incumbent John Cornyn (R) filed for re-election.
• U.S. House of Representatives – 36 seats: the incumbent did not file to run for re-election in House districts 11, 13, 17, 22, 23, and 24.
• Texas Railroad Commissioner: incumbent Ryan Sitton (R) filed for re-election.
• Texas State Board of Education – eight  seats: the incumbent did not file to run for re-election in board of education districts 5, 6, 8, and 15.
• Texas State Senate – 16 seats
• Texas House of Representatives – 150 seats
• Texas Supreme Court – four seats
• Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – four seats
• Texas Court of Appeals – 24 seats
• Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas: 13 counties, eight cities, and 73 school districts
The primary is scheduled for March 3, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.
Texas’ statewide filing deadline was the fifth to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on December 18 in Ohio.
Texas has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.
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