Gallegos special election runoff

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It’s the election that just won’t end.

Back in November, Senator Mario Gallegos won re-election for Texas State Senate District 6, even though he had died a month earlier.

Eight candidates threw their hat into the ring to fill the vacant seat, and a special election was held on January 26.

A little more than 5% of voters turned out to cast a ballot, but none of the candidates won the majority.  That means the top two candidates are headed for a runoff election.

Former Houston County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia will face State Representative Carol Alvarado in the election.

Governor Rick Perry now has to set the date for that election, which will determine who will represent District 6.  That district covers Houston’s East end, and parts of Pasadena, Galena Park and Baytown.

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