Beth Van Duyne, a Republican from Irving, is the most recent candidate to file to run for the 24th Congressional District seat currently held by state Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell.
In August, Marchant became the fourth Texas Republican to announce he would retire from politics rather than face another election cycle.
So far, at least two Republicans and six Democrats have filed for the race. The 24th Congressional District comprises parts of Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Lewsiville, Irving, Grapevine, Bedford, Colleyville and several other communities, as well as DFW International Airport.
Other candidates who previously filed include Republican David Fegan of Colleyville; and Democrats Will Fisher of Flower Mound, Candace Valenzuela of Dallas, Kim Olson of Addison, Crystal Fletcher of Dallas, Richard Fleming of Carrollton and John Higgans of Bedford.
All candidates listed above have filed their statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. The congressional primary date is scheduled for March 3. Any runoffs will be scheduled for May 26, and the general election will take place on Nov. 3, 2020.