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Jade Chang Sheppard

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Jade Chang Sheppard
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 50
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Jade Chang Sheppard was a Democratic candidate for District 50 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]



See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Celia Israel (D) and Mike VanDeWalle (R) advanced past Rico Reyes (D) and Jade Chang Sheppard (D) in the special election.[1][2] Israel defeated VanDeWalle in the runoff election.[3][4]

The seat was vacant following Mark Strama's (D) resignation to lead Google's fiber optics operation in Austin, Texas.[5]

A special election for the position of Texas House of Representatives District 50 was called for November 5, 2013, with a runoff if necessary on January 28, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 4, 2013.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 50, Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCelia Israel 59.6% 6,275
     Republican Mike VanDeWalle 40.4% 4,245
Total Votes 10,520
Texas House of Representatives, District 50, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike VanDeWalle 39.2% 5,853
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCelia Israel 31.8% 4,755
Total Votes 14,936

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