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News provided by Sen. Drew Springer
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Drew Springer, who previously served as a Texas State Representative for House District 68 which includes Garza County, was recently sworn in to represent the people of Senate District 30.
Joined by his family, including his wife Lydia, his children and grandson, Springer took the oath of office from Governor Greg Abbott during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Springer, who trumped Shelley Luther, a Dallas salon owner who made headlines for refusing to shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, by 13 percentage points in a Special State Senate Election in December, will replace state Senator Pat Fallon, who was elected to Congress in November.
First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012, Springer served the people of House District 68 for eight years before carrying on in representing North Texas in Senate District 30.
“As your State Senator, I will continue advancing the conservative priorities of our district, such as reducing property taxes, protecting unborn Texans and standing up for our law enforcement and first responders who keep our communities safe,” Springer said.
Senate District 30 includes the counties of Archer, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Wichita, Wise and Young.
House District 68 includes the counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Garza, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Kent, King, Montague, Motley, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wilbarger and Young.
Currently, a special election is underway to replace state Senator-elect Springer in the Texas House. The four GOP candidates for the seat in rural northwest Texas, which is safely Republican, are John Berry, a Jacksboro financial planner, Jason Brinkley, a Cooke County judge, Craig Carter, a former candidate for overlapping Texas Senate District 30 and David Spiller, a Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro school board trustee. The sole Democratic candidate is Charles D. Gregory, a retired postal worker from Childress.
Garza County registered voters can cast ballots during early voting at the Garza County Courthouse, 300 W. Main St., weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 19 or on Election Day at the Post Community Center, 129 W. Main St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 23.