Expect a Large Field in Texas House Race to Replace Newly Elected Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson

Dallas community advocate Lorraine Birabil has launched a campaign to replace outgoing state Rep. Eric Johnson, becoming the first of what's expected to be a large field of contenders.She told The Dallas Morning News that it's critical for lawmakers to help develop criminal justice reform, access to affordable health care and quality public schools."This district has been home for me, and I know it's important that we have opportunities for all," Birabil said. "When we address these impediments, every Texan will be able to reach their full potential."Birabil won't have the field to herself. The race to replace Johnson, who won Saturday's runoff for Dallas mayor, is expected to be highly competitive.  Continue reading...

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