Texas Governor Rick Perry has set September 9th, 2014 as the date for the special election to fill the District 28 Texas Senate seat which was recently vacated by Senator Robert Duncan.

Potential candidates for the Texas Senate seat must submit their paperwork to the Texas Secretary of State's office by August 1 at 5:00pm. Four candidates have already announced their intentions to run. State Representative Charles Perry and Jodey Arrington have announced and raised money for their campaigns. Former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and Wolfforth resident Eppie Garza have announced they intend to run for the open seat but as of June 30, they had not raised money.

Early voting for the September 9th Special Election will begin on August 25th. The winner will serve the rest of Duncan's term that ends in 2017.