Candidates interested in running for the 2020 primary election could begin filing for candidacy in the state of Texas on Nov. 9.
Republican Mike Schofield filed Nov. 9 to be placed on the ballot for Texas House District 132, according to a Nov. 11 press release. Incumbent Rep. Gina Calanni, D-Katy, filed on Nov. 10, her campaign confirmed Nov. 11.
Schofield previously held the House District 132 seat—which covers portions of the Katy area and Cypress—during the 84th and 85th legislative sessions. Calanni, D-Katy, defeated incumbent Schofield in the November 2018 election by about 100 votes and served during the 86th legislative session.
“The principles that have made America great—and have made Texas the envy of the rest of America—are free enterprise, limited government, low tax burden, and family values,” Schofield said in the press release. “I ran to fight for and protect these principles, and I will continue to do so if you send me back to the Texas House.’’
Calanni also made a statement regarding her campaign.
"This past session I passed 11 bills that help our families, schools and communities—but there is still so much work to do," she said. "I'm ready to fight again for access to high quality affordable health care, better infrastructure in our region, more investment in public education and efforts to end human trafficking once and for all."
The last day to file for candidacy for the March 3 primary election is Dec. 9, according to the Texas Secretary of State's Office. The general election will be held Nov. 3.