LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Governor Rick Perry officially set Tuesday, November 2nd for the special election to fill the house seat held by Representative Carl Isett. KCBD told you this decision was coming earlier this month, but Perry gave the official word on June 11th, ahead of the Texas Republican Convention in Dallas.
Candidates for the special election must file an application with the Secretary of State by Friday August 27th. Whoever wins the special election will complete Isett's original term through December 31st. Then, whoever wins the general election will start on January 1st.
If a candidate wins both the general and special elections, that is good for Lubbock because this will allow the candidate to have six weeks of seniority over other new representatives. In terms of money, the special election is not costing Lubbock County tax payers extra, because it coincides with the general election.
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