4 Republicans and one Democrat have filed for the particular election to interchange state Sen.-elect Drew Springer, R-Muenster, within the Texas Home.
The submitting deadline for the Jan. 23 election was 5 p.m. Monday.
The 4 GOP candidates for the seat in rural northwest Texas, which is safely Republican, are:
- John Berry, a Jacksboro monetary planner
- Jason Brinkley, Cooke County decide
- Craig Carter, a former candidate for overlapping Texas Senate District 30
- David Spiller, a Jacksboro lawyer and Jacksboro faculty board trustee
The only real Democratic candidate is Charles D. Gregory, a retired postal employee from Childress, in accordance with the secretary of state’s workplace.
They’re competing for Springer’s seat after he gained a particular election runoff final month to succeed Pat Fallon within the Texas Senate after the Prosper Republican’s promotion to Congress. Fallon was sworn into the U.S. Home on Sunday.
The particular election for Springer’s seat is occurring on an accelerated schedule with the beginning of the legislative session — Jan. 12 — looming. Abbott introduced the particular election per week in the past, and early voting begins Jan. 11.