2022 Retirements and Filings
December 13th was the filing deadline for state and federal elected offices. The first election after a census year is often time for significant change. Once the redistricting process has been completed, the new districts lines will often be cause for dramatic change. This year is no different.
There is a large list of retirees and incumbents with contested primary and general election races, although most of the truly contested races are in the primaries. All of this change guarantees that both the House and the Senate will look much different than how these institutions have looked over the past several cycles.
There are 5 open state Senate seats, 25 open House seats and 36 incumbent members with primaries from both parties. This is a large number of contested races in any set of circumstances.
The Texas primary is on March 1st. The first day to vote early is February 14th and early voting ends on February 25th.
These dates are fast approaching and will be here before we know it. Candidates are busy now and will be for the next several months. Raising money and identifying primary voters will be their most important activity. If you want to get involved, now is the time. Candidates will be looking for help and remembering those who help out now, when they need it the most.
Make sure your employees and co-workers are registered to vote. Because of the sheer number of contested races, the potential change in both the House and Senate promises for a legislative session that will be full of surprises.
Get ready for a bumpy ride…