"Let each citizen remember when he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least he ought not to do so; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781.
Texas Senate District 30
Emergency Special Election
Meetings and Events are open to all Republicans, Conservatives and those still on the fence. We welcome you! You never know who you will see there! Meetings are the first Monday of the month unless noted in Calendar. They usually begin at 6:30 pm. and are normally in the Board Room at Faith Community Hospital. Candidates and elected officials are always welcome to speak.
Special Election information:
President Trump appointed Texas Congressman, John Ratcliffe from CD4, to become Director of National Intelligence, leaving a place on the November ballot open.
Since the sign up period had already closed, the Republican Party County Chairs and Precinct Chairs from Congressional District 4 met and voted to fill this spot on the ballot with SD30 Senator Pat Fallon. While he was waiting on the November election, he decided to make his resignation effective in January triggering an Emergency Special Election, called by the governor, to fill his Senate seat before the next legislative session began.
That special election is taking place Sept. 29 and will only be held in Senate District 30 which includes Archer, Clay, parts of Collin, Cooke, parts of Denton, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise and Young counties.
There are 6 candidates which includes 1 Democrat (Jacob Mintor) and 5 Republicans. The Republicans running are House District 68 Representative Drew Springer, Shelley Luther, Andy Hopper, Craig Carter and Chris Watts. Watch and do not vote for the Democrat, which will be on the same ballot.
A side note: If Rep. Springer wins the Senate seat, he will remain on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for HD68. If he wins both the Senate seat and the House seat, that will trigger another special election to fill the House seat, which he will resign from to be seated as State Senator. If you want to keep Democrats out of the House seat, you must vote for Rep, Springer in both the Senate race and the House race.
I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
We need to be sure to vet these candidates and make certain we are keeping our rural district well represented.