Special election set for Jan. 23; early voting starts Monday
BARBARA BRANNON AND KAY ELLINGTON | TEXAS SPUR AND CAPROCK COURIER
Early voting begins Monday, Jan. 11, for the Saturday, Jan. 23 special election to fill the unexpired term of Senator-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster) in Texas House of Representatives District 68. Five candidates have filed as of Monday’s deadline.
John Berry (R) of Jacksboro is a financial planner and former Jack County commissioner.
Jason Brinkley (R) of Gainesville is an attorney and Cooke County judge.
Craig Carter (R) is a businessman and, since 2016, owner of the Old Nocona Boot Factory in Nocona.
Charles Gregory (D) of Childress is a retired postal employee.
David Spiller (R) is a Jacksboro attorney and member of the Jacksboro ISD school board.
The Texas Spur and Caprock Courier newspapers reached out to all five candidates this week with a standard questionnaire; four responded by press time with information that should help voters make decisions in a short time frame. Additionally, several candidates have announced tours this week that incorporate the western parts of the spread-out district.
Voters throughout the district, which includes 22 counties of West North Texas, should check with their local election jurisdictions regarding polling places and hours for early voting and for election day.