LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
Six candidates are now running in the special election to replace former State Senator Robert Duncan. Duncan recently left the legislature to become chancellor at Texas Tech.
Thursday, the Secretary of State's Office released the final list of candidates looking to fill the District 28 seat.
The candidates include former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, E.M. Garza, who lost to Duncan in the 2012 primary election, former State Representative Delwin Jones,
Kerry Douglas McKennon, who's running on the Libertarian ticket, current State Representative Charles Perry, and former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
The special election will take place on Sept. 9. Monday Aug. 11 is the last day to register to vote in this election. Early voting will start on Aug. 25, and end on Sept. 5.
Here's a quick overview of the candidates:
Jodey Arrington (R), is a graduate of Plainview High School. He attended Texas Tech, was a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and was Vice Chancellor of Texas Tech. He is currently President of Scott Laboratories, involved in the commercialization of medical technologies.
Kerry Douglas McKennon (L) was born in Petersburg. He graduated from Shallowater High School, went to Texas Tech where he studied Fine Arts in Theatre, pursued acting/directing in New York and Los Angeles and returned to take care of family. He is currently an Independent Sales Rep.