Saturday, January 26, 2013
It's Election O'Clock Somewhere: Texas State Senate 6
And...speaking of Texas, it's always election o'clock somewhere! In a West Wing-esque show of democracy, State Senator Mario Gallegos died of liver disease in October and was posthumously elected in November's general election.
As expected, today's special election to replace Senator Gallegos resulted in a run-off between two Democrats: Former Harris County Commissioner/City Controller Sylvia Garcia and State Representative Carol Alvarado, who has been endorsed by Gallegos' family. Interestingly State Senate District 6 has the lowest voter turnout of any of State Senate District in Texas. The runoff, which must be set by Texas Governor Rick Perry, is expected to take place in either February or March.