Sunday afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott called an emergency special election for Texas State Senate District 30. The current senator for District 30, Senator Pat Fallon, is the Republican running for Congressional District 4 in the November general election.
The day before, Fallon announced his resignation from the Texas Senate, but it won’t be effective until January 4, 2021. Fallon is expected to win his election for Congress, which is part of his reasoning in already resigning from the state senate.
Less than 20 minutes after Abbott announced the emergency special election for SD 30, State Representative Drew Springer took to social media to not just announce his candidacy for SD 30, but that he’s secured an endorsement from Fallon.
Springer who lives in the Cooke County town of Muenster has represented House District 68, which includes Dickens and Kent counties, since 2012.
Texas State Senate District 30 includes: Wichita Falls, Nocona, Archer City, Stephenville, Decatur, Denton, Weatherford and McKinney.