Via Quorum Report:
BARRIENTOS TO ANNOUNCE HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION
Set for 11:30 press conference
Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (D-Austin) will announce at an 11:30 press conference this morning that he has decided not to seek re-election. Instead, he plans to look at some private sector opportunities and enjoy his grandchildren.
However, Senator Barrientos did imply he might have a few additional observations at his press conference. Stay tuned.
This creates the third open seat in the Senate. Todd Staples (R-Palestine) is running for Agriculture Commissioner and Jon Lindsay (R-Houston) is retiring.
Big news. Who should fill his shoes?