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Gov. Perry Sets March 2 Special Runoff Election for Senate District 6

Friday, February 08, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Proclamation


WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the Texas Senate in the membership of District No. 6, which consists of a part of Harris County; and

WHEREAS, the results of the special election held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, have been offcially declared; and

WHEREAS, no candidate in the special election received a majority of the votes cast, as required by Section 203.003 of the Texas Election Code; and

WHEREAS, Section 203.013(e) of the Texas Election Code requires a special runoffelection to be held on either a Tuesday or Saturday and not earlier than the l2thor later than the 25th day after the date the special runoffelection is ordered; and

WHEREAS, Section 3.003(a)(3) of the Texas Election Code requires the special runoff election to be ordered by proclamation of the Govemor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Govemor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby order a special runoff election to be held in District No. 6 on Saturday, March 2,2013, for the purpose of electing a State Senator for District No. 6 to serve out the unexpired term ofthe Honorable Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Wednesday, February 20,2013, in accordance with Section 85.001(b), (c) of the Texas Election Code and shall end on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in accordance with Section 85.001(a) of the Texas Election Code.

A copy of this order will be mailed immediately to the County Judge of Harris County, and all appropriate writs will be issued and all proper proceedings will be followed to the end that said special runoff election may be held to fill the vacancy in District No. 6 and its result proclaimed in accordance with law.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 8th day of February, 2013.

Governor of Texas

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