Four Republicans and one Democrat have filed for the special election to replace state Sen.-elect Drew Springer, R-Muenster, in the Texas House. Drew Springer won an election to the State Senate in December.
The four GOP candidates for the seat in rural northwest Texas, which is safely Republican, are:
- John Berry, a Jacksboro financial planner
- Jason Brinkley, Cooke County judge
- Craig Carter, a former candidate for overlapping Texas Senate District 30
- David Spiller, a Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro school board trustee
The sole Democratic candidate is Charles D. Gregory, a retired postal worker from Childress, according to the secretary of state’s office. We were unable to locate any information online about Charles Gregory’s candidacy or campaign.