Political People and their Moves

Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones is constitutionally required to live in Austin to hold that office, but swore her residence is in San Antonio when she filed last month to run against State Sen. Jeff Wentworth in the Republican primary. He says she needs to quit the RRC or the race to get right with the law. “Our home is in San Antonio, where I was born and raised,” she told the San Antonio Express-News. “We live in the same district that I represented in the Texas House. We also have a house in Austin, but our home is in San Antonio.”

Former Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole won't do jail time for his conviction for filing false tax statements. He instead resigned last year and is now on probation for three years after federal investigators accused him of taking bribes from a developer. Most of the charges were dropped; Eversole, a commissioner for two decades, has been replaced by Jack Cagle.

Jennifer Hall, a longtime Ron Paul backer, is the new chairwoman of the Tarrant County Republican Party. She was elected to finish the term of Stephanie Klick, who gave up the job to run for the Texas House. Now that she's got the GOP job, Hall says she'll remain neutral in primary races. And she'll be on the primary ballot, trying for a full term in the post.