An Update on Who Hasn't Filed for Re-election Yet

Former state Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, shown in 2011, took the reins as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System in 2014.
Former state Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, shown in 2011, took the reins as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System in 2014.

Updated, 12/9, 3:15 p.m.: We've moved Geanie Morrison to the quit list. And Eddie Lucio III and Rene Oliviera have filed for re-election.

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With six days to go until the filing deadline, how many incumbents haven't filed yet? A whole bunch.

Some are waiting to see if the courts will change the political districts again. Others want to see if any opponents surface or to create a little tension to spark their campaigns.

Regardless of the reason, here's the list — with a caveat. Some of the people below have probably filed, but their local party hasn't sent the names to the state party or put a list of filers up on the internet. We'll strike through their names as we get new information.

Start near the top of the ballot, with Texas Supreme Court Justices David Medina and Don Willett, and go from there: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller; TCCA Judge Elsa Alcala; U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler; Ted Poe, R-Humble; Sam Johnson, R-Plano; Ralph Hall, R-Rockwall; Jeb Hensarling, R-Mesquite; Joe Barton, R-Ennis; John Culberson, R-Houston; Michael McCaul, R-Austin; Mike Conaway, R-Midland; Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso; Bill Flores, R-Bryan; Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock; Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio; Pete Olsen, R-Sugar Land; Francisco "Quico" Canseco, R-San Antonio; Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin; John Carter, R-Georgetown; Pete Sessions, R-Dallas; and Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi.

Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio; Terri Leo, R-Spring; and Mavis Knight, D-Dallas, haven't filed to run for more time on the State Board of Education.

Two senators are on the not-filed list: Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands; and Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock.

In the House, where there are a lot of people, there are a lot of not-yet-filed incumbents (not including the 27 26 who've said they're not coming back): Dan Flynn, R-Van; Erwin Cain, R-Como; Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; Leo Berman, R-Tyler; Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City; Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria; Raul Torres, R-Corpus Christi; Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville; Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville; Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin; Charles "Doc" Anderson, R-Waco; Van Taylor, R-Plano; Dee Margo, R-El Paso; Charles Perry, R-Lubbock; John Frullo, R-Lubbock; Jim Landtroop, R-Plainview; Todd Smith, R-Euless; Helen Giddings, D-Dallas; John Garza, R-San Antonio; Joe Straus III, R-San Antonio; and Ken Legler, R-Pasadena.

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