Special election for Austin seat in Texas House

Special election for Austin seat in Texas House

Special election for Austin seat in Texas House

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by Associated Press and KVUE.com

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 12:01 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Voters in north Austin will choose a new member of the Texas House.

Travis County is holding a special election Tuesday to replace Mark Strama, who resigned his District 50 seat to work for Google.

Voters will decide between Democrat Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle.

Israel is a Democratic activist who worked for Gov. Ann Richards, the last Democrat to hold that office in the early 1990s.

First-time candidate VanDeWalle is a chiropractor who took 39 percent of the vote in a November special election. The Democratic vote was split three ways, with Israel getting nearly 32 percent.

Turnout on the freezing Tuesday could decide the election with Austin under a winter weather advisory until midday. Some polling places are in schools that delayed opening for several hours.

Several polling sites are closed on Elgin ISD, Manor ISD and Austin ISD campus, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said.

“Our primary goal is to ensure all polling places are open but we must follow school campus schedules,” DeBeauvoir said.

For a complete list of open polling locations go here.

For more information go here.     

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