A special runoff election to fill the North Texas congressional seat left by the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R–Arlington) has been set for Tuesday, July 27.

On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the runoff election date for Congressional District 6, which includes parts of Fort Worth and Arlington in Tarrant County, as well as all of Ellis and Navarro counties.

Early voting begins Monday, July 19, and ends Friday, July 23.

Congressman Wright passed away in February, just weeks into his second term.

Two Republicans, Ron Wright’s widow Susan Wright and State Rep. Jake Ellzey of Waxahachie, are competing in the runoff after finishing first and second among 23 candidates in the May 1 special election.

Susan Wright is a longtime Republican activist in Tarrant County. Wright has received hundreds of endorsements, including from former President Donald Trump. She was the top finisher with 19 percent of the vote.

Ellzey is a first-term state representative from Ellis County. He finished second with 13.85 percent of the vote—just 350 votes ahead of the third-place finisher, Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez.

Voters can find runoff polling information on their county elections website.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.


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