Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor Rick Perry Announces Special Election Date

Special Election to Fill Vacancy for House District 48

Tuesday, November 29, 2005  •  Press Release

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced Tuesday, Jan. 17 as the special election date to fill the vacancy for House District 48. The seat was left vacant after Rep. Todd Baxter resigned on Nov. 1.

Candidates for this special election must file applications with the Secretary of State no later than Monday, Dec. 19. The early voting period for this special election will begin on Monday, Jan. 2. The state representative elected in this special election will serve the remainder of the two-year term. House District 48 includes western Travis County.

The election was declared an emergency because a special legislative session on school finance must occur before the June 1 deadline for reform set by the Texas Supreme Court.

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