U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon is leaving D.C. and seeking a return to the Texas Senate.
Fallon, who served in the Texas House and Senate, was elected to Congress in 2020 after U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe resigned to become Director of National Intelligence under President Donald Trump.
Fallon was replaced in the Texas Senate by State Sen. Drew Springer (R–Muenster), who announced last week he would not be seeking reelection.
On Monday evening, the Republican Party of Texas confirmed that Fallon had filed for Senate District 30, the seat he used to hold.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick quickly endorsed Fallon’s planned return. “The voters of District 30 couldn’t ask for a better candidate. Pat was a solid member when he served in the Senate, and now he returns from Washington with a wealth of new experience.”
Fallon’s announcement results in another open seat for the Texas congressional delegation. Republican U.S. Reps. Kay Granger and Michael Burgess announced they would be retiring, and Democrat U.S. Rep. Colin Allred launched a campaign for Texas Senate.