Abbott announces emergency special election for Senate District 30

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — As the 2020 election season gets closer, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday there will be an emergency special election for Texas Senate District 30.

The election will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, and the elected individual will fill Sen. Pat Fallon’s seat.

The Texas GOP nominated Fallon to be on the Republican ballot representing the 4th Congressional District on Saturday, Aug. 8.

As of Sunday, Aug. 23, salon owner Shelley Luther and State Rep. Drew Springer have announced their runs for the District 30 seat.

Springer has served in the District 68 in the Texas House since 2013, and Luther made national headlines when she was jailed after defying Abbott’s executive order to shut down her salon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline for submissions for the election ballot is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and early voting will begin Monday, Sept. 14.

Read the full press release from Abbott below.