Texas state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
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In 2011, one special election was held for the Texas State Legislature. This election was called to fill a vacancy in the Texas House of Representatives, District 14.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Texas Legislature, the governor must call a special election to fill the vacant seat.[1] A governor's proclamation to a special election must be delivered to local elections authorities representing the vacant seat no later than 36 days before the scheduled election.[2]

The secretary of state can declare a candidate duly elected in a special election if there is no opposition.[3]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 17
     Vacancy 2
Total 31

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 95
Total 150

Special elections


November 8, 2011



December 13, 2011



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