Luther, Springer to face-off in Texas Senate runoff election

Luther, Springer to face-off in Texas Senate runoff election

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - A tight race for the open District 30 State Senate seat in Texas will now require a runoff.

Salon owner Shelly Luther and State House Representative Drew Springer will have to face-off again to see who wins.

It was a battle all night between the two with Springer winning the vote total, but did not get a majority which was needed to win.

The two will square off again in another special election to decide who gets former senator Pat Fallon’s seat.

A date has not been set but we expect an announcement as soon as Wednesday.


Tuesday is the special election to fill Pat Fallon’s spot in the Texas State Senate for District 30.

Fallon resigned in August and there are six candidates running for his vacant seat.

Associate political science professor at MSU Texas Dr. Steve Garrison explains why this election could not have been called after November.

“Given that this is a legislative year that if a seat wasn’t filled before the start of the legislative session it was going to be essentially two years before the person would be able to have any roll in deciding on budget and various other pieces of legislation,” Dr. Garrison said.

Here are the final voting numbers for Senate District 30:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 14,493 21.06%
Shelley Luther REP 21,814 31.7%
Drew Springer REP 21,903 31.83%
Chris Watts REP 4,324 6.28%
Craig Carter REP 3,802 5.53%
Andy Hopper REP 2,471 3.59%

Here are the final voting numbers for Wichita County:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 1,748 22.32%
Shelley Luther REP 2,530 32.31%
Drew Springer REP 2,395 30.58%
Chris Watts REP 642 8.20%
Craig Carter REP 353 4.51%
Andy Hopper REP 163 2.08%

Here are the final voting numbers for Archer County:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 77 7.37%
Shelley Luther REP 447 42.78%
Drew Springer REP 407 38.95%
Chris Watts REP 43 4.11%
Craig Carter REP 56 5.36%
Andy Hopper REP 15 1.44%

Here are the final voting numbers for Clay County:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 25 2.08%
Shelley Luther REP 100 8.31%
Drew Springer REP 421 35%
Chris Watts REP 104 8.65%
Craig Carter REP 489 40.65%
Andy Hopper REP 64 5.32%

Here are the final voting numbers for Montague County:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 161 6.26%
Shelley Luther REP 486 18.89%
Drew Springer REP 1,673 65.02%
Chris Watts REP 63 2.45%
Craig Carter REP 155 6.02%
Andy Hopper REP 35 1.36%

Here are the final voting numbers for Young County:

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Jacob Minter DEM 201 9.54%
Shelley Luther REP 582 27.64%
Drew Springer REP 1,173 55.7%
Chris Watts REP 28 1.33%
Craig Carter REP 94 4.46%
Andy Hopper REP 28 1.33%

These numbers will be updated throughout the night as more results come in.

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