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:
Here are the final voting numbers for Wichita County:
Here are the final voting numbers for Archer County:
Here are the final voting numbers for Clay County:
Here are the final voting numbers for Montague County:
Here are the final voting numbers for Young County:
These numbers will be updated throughout the night as more results come in.