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6th Congressional District Special Election

Straight-On Row Of Voting Booths At Polling Station

Over 20 candidates are running for Texas’ 6th Congressional District. The winner will fill the seat left by the late Rep. Ron Wright.

A whopping 23 candidates are running in the special election to replace Ron Wright, who died in February after he tested positive for COVID-19. There are 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, a Libertarian and an Independent on the ballot.

While the spring election hasn’t received as much attention as last November’s it could potentially have much more influence on residents’ day-to-day lives. Here’s what you need to know about the May 1 election.

Wright’s widow, Susan, is running, but it’s unclear how much the family’s name will help her. Other Republicans are staking out very clear stances for or against former President Trump. There are a few relatively well-known Democrats running as well.

The district covers part of the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, and a large rural territory covering Waxahachie, Ennis, Corsicana and Eureka.

The 2018 primary elections in the district drew about 75,000 votes between both parties.

Here are all the candidates on the ballot:

Tammy Allison
Lydia Bean
Daryl Eddings
Matt Hinterlong
Shawn Lassiter
Patrick Moses
Manuel Salazar
Jana Lynne Sanchez
Brian Stephenson
Christopher Suprun

Michael Ballantine
John Castro
Michael Egan
Jake Ellzey
Jenny Garcia Sharon
Brian Harrison
Sery Kim
Travis Rodermund
Daniel Rodimer
Michael Wood
Susan Wright

Phil Gray

Adrian Mizher

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