Gov. Greg Abbott sets Jan. 23 special election to fill Drew Springer's Texas House seat

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Former State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, spoke during a Texas Tribune panel in 2019. Springer will join the state Senate in 2021. Credit: John Jordan/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott has selected Jan. 23 as the date of the special election to fill the seat of state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, who recently won a promotion to the Texas Senate.

The candidate filing deadline is a week away — Jan. 4 — and early voting begins a week after that.

Springer is headed to the upper chamber after winning the Dec. 19 special election runoff to replace Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, who is on his way to Congress next month.