Elections 2020Field Solidified for Senate District 30 Emergency Election

Five Republicans and one Democrat have filed to run to fill the remainder of state Sen. Pat Fallon's term in the North Texas district.
August 31, 2020
After the GOP nominee for Texas’ 4th Congressional District and state Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) sent Gov. Abbott his resignation letter to trigger a special election, six candidates scurried to file to be on the ballot.

Voters in the district, located mostly north and west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, will choose someone to fill the remainder of Fallon’s senate term on Sept. 29.

If no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff election later in the year.

According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, five Republicans and one Democrat have filed to run:

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Of the six candidates, Springer and Luther have drawn the most attention.

Springer has touted endorsements from over thirty fellow legislators, while Luther has benefited from more grassroots support after her rise to popularity when she challenged Abbott’s coronavirus lockdown orders.

Financial reports from the candidates will be due to the Texas Ethics Commission on Sept. 21 and personal financial statements will be due on Sept. 24.

Early voting will begin on Monday, Sept. 14.


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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.