Jessica Gonzalez files her paperwork in the HD 104 race

Finn Jones and Jessica Gonzalez have announced their candidacies for seats in the Texas House of Representatives.

Finn Jones will challenge Tony Tinderholt in the HD 94 race.

Jones announced he will run for House District 94, a mid-cities seat currently held by Republican Tony Tinderholt. Gonzalez filed for District 104, a seat currently held by Democrat Roberto Alonzo. Gonzalez, a former secretary of Stonewall Democrats, wrote on her Facebook page that she filed the paperwork to enter the race:

It’s official. Today, I filed my candidacy application for the office of State Representative for HD104. I am excited at the possibility of serving the people of HD104. Please join my campaign together and help bring a new voice and positive change to the district by making a contribution and signing up on my website to stay informed on others ways you can get involved. Thank you in advance for your support!

Jones hasn’t indicated whether he’s filed his paperwork yet, but his name hasn’t appeared on the Secretary of State’s website yet as an official candidate. Jones is a founder of TransCendence and can be contacted on his campaign Facebook page. Jones will oppose Tinderholt, who is on record for wanting to jail women who have abortions and who made a name for himself as a defender of true conservative values in 2015 when he appeared with his fifth wife at a Playboy party.

— David Taffet