Top Row, L to R: Incumbent Congressman Henry Cuellar, District 28 and former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, candidate for the 23rd Congressional District
2nd Row: John Courage, candidate for the 21st Congressional District, Lukin Gilliland, Congressional 23 candidate and Rick Bolanos, also Congressional District 23 candidate
Only Democratic photos available.
The August 25th 5 p.m. deadline has passed and the list of candidates filing for the special election for five Congressional Districts is in. At least for now. Those who submitted petitions in lieu of payment will not be listed until their signatures are verified by August 31st.
Those 24 candidates who filed and paid the filing fee will be listed on the ballot for their respective congressional district. Results of those who met the deadline and are verified will be announced August 31st.
Filing for the District 15 Congressional District is incumbent Democrat, Ruben Hinojosa. Eddie Zamora filed as a Republican for the November election.
In Congressional District 21, seven candidates filed before the deadline. Tommy Calvert filed as an Independent, John Courage as a Democrat, Gene Kelly as a Democrat, James Peterson as an Independent, Mark Rossano as an Independent, Lamar Smith (I) as a Republican, and James Strohm as a Libertarian.
In Congressional District 23, eight candidates filed before the deadline. Augie Beltran filed as a Democrat, Rick Bolanos filed as a Democrat, Henry Bonilla (I) filed as a Republican, Adrian DeLeon filed as a Democrat, Lukin Gilliland filed as a Democrat, Ciro Rodriguez filed as a Democrat, Craig Stephens filed as an Independent, and Albert Uresti filed as a Democrat.
In Congressional District 25, four candidates filed before the deadline. Barbara Cunningham filed as a Libertarian, Lloyd Doggett (I) filed as a Democrat, Brian Parrett filed as an Independent and Grant Rostig filed as a Republican.
Finally in Congressional District 28, Ron Avery filed as a Conservative, Henry Cuellar (I) filed as a Democrat and Frank Enriquez filed as a Democrat.
More updates later.