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Special election set for HD139

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Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

A special election for state House District 139 has been set for May 7, according to a gubernatorial proclamation issued Friday, setting in motion the race to serve out the remaining months of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s legislative term.


Special election candidates must file by March 7, six days after the state’s primary election. Four Democrats are vying for their party’s nod; no Republicans filed to run.

Early voting in the special election is set to begin April 25.

I’m glad to hear it, though this is likely to get messy. There will surely be some overlap between the primary runoff and the special election, so if the top two special election finishers and the two primary runoff candidates are not the same, it could be quite confusing for all involved. But that’s a worry for another day. For now, at least someone will have a chance to get in the door early. That’s a good thing.

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