Williamson County is a part of Texas Senate District 5, which has been represented by Steve Ogden since 1997. Today, Senator Ogden announced that he will serve out his term, but will not run for re-election.
Both of Williamson County's State Representatives have been considered strong potential candidates, but this afternoon Rep Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) released a statement saying he will be running for re-election to House District 52.
Dr. Charles Schwertner, who won a 4-way Primary to replace former Rep Dan Gattis, announced that he will seek the GOP nomination for the Senate seat. Schwertner has already amassed $300,000 for his Senate run.
Senate District 5 encompasses 10 counties, and many observers are speculating about additional candidates from the Bryan/Brazos County area.