Special election May 5 to fill Schubert’s Texas House seat

February 16, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott has set a date for a special election to replace Republican state Rep. Leighton Schubert of Caldwell, who is leaving his post to do legal work for a junior college.

The governor announced Friday that the vote will be held May 5, with early voting in the district — which includes parts of Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington counties — to begin April 23.

Schubert resigned his seat Feb. 4. An attorney elected to the House in 2015, he previously announced accepting a positon with Blinn College in Brenham.

Texas’ first-in-the-nation primary is March 6, with early voting beginning Tuesday. Runoff elections for races where no primary candidate wins a majority of the votes cast is set for May 22.

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