Candidate Information for District 28 Special Election - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Candidate Information for District 28 Special Election

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.


Profile: Arrington says 'I bleed red and black'

E. M. Garza (R), grew up in Silverton. He ran in the 2012 election against Robert Duncan but lost in the primary. He is a veteran with three combat tours.

He is currently a truck driver, involved in the transportation industry.


Profile: Garza running again for District 28 senate seat

Delwin Jones (R) served in House 83 from 1965 to 1972 and from 1989 to 2010. He's been a businessman and a farmer.

Profile: Delwin Jones running on record of achievement

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.


Profile: McKennon supports marriage equality, decriminalizing marijuana

Charles Perry (R) is the former State Representative for District 83. A graduate of Sweetwater High School, he attended Texas Tech and is currently a CPA.


Profile: Charles Perry says campaign is a family effort

Greg Wortham (D) is from San Angelo. He is a former Sweetwater mayor who studied at Rice University. He currently works as an attorney at Texas Wind Energy Clearing House.

Profile: Greg Wortham says he's ready to represent diverse district



For a list of voting locations, click here

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