Fred Rangel, the lone Republican candidate in the race for HD 125, will face former City Councilman Ray Lopez in the runoff election.
The special election for Texas House District 125 has pulled a predictably low number of voters during the early voting period.
Four Democrats and one Republican are running in a Feb. 12 special election to replace Justin Rodriguez as Texas House representative for District 125.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed House members to head more than 30 committees this legislative session.
A Republican senator criticized by an aide to the lieutenant governor came back with a rebuke – a jab that cost him his best committee assignment.
The seat in HD 125 became vacant when Justin Rodriguez was sworn in as Bexar County Commissioner, triggering a special election for his former office in the Texas Legislature.
In 2017, Patrick pushed for the controversial measure that would have restricted the use of certain public facilities for transgender Texans, but it failed to become law.
Abbott discussed his agenda for the 86th legislative session during an interview Tuesday with The Texas Tribune.
Candidate filing closes on Jan. 14, and early voting begins Jan. 28.
Senate Bill 90 aims to increase the number of “debilitating” medical conditions that qualify for the Texas Compassionate Use Program.