February 8, 2016 •
Special Elections for Texas House Seats to Be Held May 7
On February 3, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special election will be held on May 7 for Texas House District 120. The winner will serve the remainder of the term for the seat left vacant by Ruth Jones McClendon, who resigned on January 31.
A special election will also be held on the same date for House District 139 to serve the unexpired term left vacant by Sylvester Turner, who became the mayor of Houston on January 2.
The special elections join the state’s May uniform election date.
Photo of Ruth Jones McClendon courtesy of the Texas House of Representatives website.
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