9/16/2011 3:12 PM
Lots of campaign and political news this week in Texas Politics. Here’s what we’ve received:
* Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) has officially announced for Congress – 14th District.
* Mike Schofield, an attorney and long-time policy adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, announced for the open legislative seat vacated by Rep. Beverly Woolley’s (R-Houston) retirement. Schofield previously made the runoff in another Houston district in a 2006 race won by Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston). Boundary changes enacted by the Legislature this year moved his home into the Woolley district.
* Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) announced for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Chris Harris (R-Arlington). Anderson was paired with Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving) in redistricting, and his decision to run for the Texas Senate means two sitting GOP House members won’t have to face off in that district’s primary.
* Cedar Park City Council Member Tony Dale announced as a Republican in newly-created District 149 (Cedar Park and Leander). Former Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale (who represented a Harris County District 2003-2009) has also announced.