The campaign treasurer appointment (CTA) form was received by the Texas Ethics Commission on June 11 — the date her resignation became effective — and was processed on June 14.
Guzman’s CTA lists Orlando Salazar of Dallas, the vice-chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, as her treasurer.
Her entry to the race adds more competition to the already high-profile primary between current Attorney General Ken Paxton and George P. Bush, who is leaving his land commissioner post open to challenge the incumbent.
Guzman’s consultant did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publishing.
Former President Donald Trump released a statement in late May that he liked both Paxton and Bush “very much” but that he would be “making my endorsement and recommendation to the great people of Texas in the not-so-distant future.”
Trump has not yet weighed in on the race, but both Paxton and Bush have touted their pro-Trump credentials.
Former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski is also running for the position in the Democratic primary, and Dallas attorney Lee Merritt also announced that he is running for the position.
The next semi-annual campaign finance reports for the race are due in mid-July.
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