April 21, 2021

LIVE UPDATES: Senate District 30 Special Election

Polls shut at 7 p.m. within the particular election to exchange Pat Fallon within the Texas Senate. Candidates embody one Democrat (Jacob Minter) and 5 Republicans (Craig Carter, Andy Hopper, Shelley Luther, Drew Springer, and Christopher Watts).

Senate District 30 contains 14 largely rural counties: Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Clever, Younger, and components of Collin and Denton.

A lot of the eye in latest weeks has centered round Drew Springer, who at present serves within the Texas Home, and Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon proprietor who was famously jailed earlier this yr after opening her salon in violation of state and native shutdown orders.

A Republican is anticipated to win the conservative senate district—although a runoff could also be wanted for a candidate to obtain the required majority of votes.

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