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In 2014, four seats were vacated and filled by special elections in the Texas State Legislature. The following districts had vacancies in 2014:

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

Note: These tables are updated any time there is a change in the chamber.

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 20
Total 31

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 51
     Republican Party 98
     Vacancy 1
Total 150

Special elections

January 28, 2014



May 10, 2014



August 5, 2014



September 9, 2014



December 6, 2014



See also

References

  1. Texas Legislature, "Election Code," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 3.003 (3))
  2. Texas Legislature, "Election Code," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 3.003 (3)(b)-(c))
  3. Texas Legislature, "Election Code," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 2.055 (3)(b)-(c))
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 sos.state.tx.us, "Candidates for House of Representatives, District 50 Special Election," accessed September 6, 2013
  5. team1.sos.state.tx.us, "Unofficial election results," November 5, 2013 (timed out)
  6. Texas Tribune, "Israel Defeats VanDeWalle in HD-50 Runoff," January 28, 2014
  7. Texas Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed February 21, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 texastribune.org, "Special Election to Replace Strama Set for Nov. 5," July 11, 2013
  9. yourhoustonnews.com, "ELECTION 2014: Senate District 4 race headed for runoff," May 10, 2014
  10. Texas Secretary of State, "Runoff Election Declaration," accessed June 2, 2014
  11. Texas Tribune, "Creighton Easily Wins Special State Senate Race," August 5, 2014
  12. kxan.com, "Special state Senate election date set," November 7, 2013 (dead link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Texas Tribune, "Perry Wins Special Election for Senate Seat," September 9, 2014
  14. Texas Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed September 30, 2014
  15. Burnt Orange Report, "Sen. Robert Duncan (R) to Resign from Texas Senate, Become Chancellor of Texas Tech," May 20, 2014
  16. My Fox Lubbock, "Gov. Perry sets date for special election in Dist. 28 Senate seat," July 22, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 statesman.com, "As Hegar resigns, Dec. 6 special election set for Senate District 18," November 14, 2014