Two Republicans, the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright’s widow Susan Wright and State Rep. Jake Ellzey, are competing in the runoff.
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The special election runoff winner will fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright.
A special election to fill the seat is set for May 1.
Susan Wright, the late congressman’s widow, is a front-runner.
Candidates’ filing deadline is March 3.
“Ron remained stoic in the face of his health challenges and incredibly upbeat about the future of the state and the nation he loved so much.”
“We are dedicated to raising a higher standard for public office; thus, what incumbent officeholders actually do is far more important than what they say and promise.”
“The WHO’s attack on travel restrictions put political correctness above life-saving measures.”
Ellis County is the first Texas county to declare itself a “sanctuary for the unborn.”
Since taking office, Wright has been a loyal conservative vote and made headlines for his pro-life position and his commitment to serving his constituents, all while battling lung cancer.