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Texas’ 6th Congressional District Runoff Decided

Jake Ellzey (R) defeated Susan Wright (R) in a special runoff election in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.

With 98% of precincts reporting, Ellzey received 53% of the vote and Wright received 47% of the vote. Susan Wright is Ronald Wright’s widow.

The two advanced from a 23-candidate special election on May 1 where Wright received 19.2% of the vote while Ellzey received 13.8%.

Ellzey will fill the vacancy left when the previous incumbent, Ronald Wright (R), died from COVID-19 related complications on Feb. 7. The district is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Ellis and Navarro counties and an area of Tarrant County.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed Ellzey. Since both runoff candidates were Republicans, the seat did not change party hands as a result of the election. 

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