Victor Vandergriff has decided not to run for Texas SD 9. If he had announced, he would have had to immediately resign as Chairman of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. He could not get comfortable with leaving the agency at this time with the various issues in play before it.
Rep. Rodney Anderson remains the only announced candidate in the race, although former Rep. Toby Goodman has indicated that he may run. I expect business donors to start rallying behind Anderson to try to head off another divisive and expensive primary such as we are seeing in SD 10. Anderson, who has been running hard for several months, appears to be gaining traction, and this development will certainly boost his campaign.