Elections 2022Eva Guzman Files for Texas Attorney General in Race Against Paxton, Bush

The former state supreme court justice will be running against Ken Paxton and George P. Bush in the GOP primary to be the state’s attorney general.
June 14, 2021
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Eva Guzman, who worked as a state supreme court justice from 2009 until her resignation last week, has filed the paperwork necessary to run in the Republican primary to be the Texas attorney general.

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.

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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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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.