Vol 31, Issue 47 Print Issue

Four Candidates Are in SD-4 Special Election

Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, holds a copy of the state budget on the Senate floor March 20, 2013.
Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, holds a copy of the state budget on the Senate floor March 20, 2013.

Barring a last-minute filing, it's looking like a four-man field in the special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands. According to the secretary of state's office, the four candidates for SD-4 are:

•    State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe

•    State Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands

•    Michael Galloway, who represented SD-4 from 1995-1999 and was a candidate for the seat in 2002 and 2012

•    Gordy Bunch, member of The Woodlands Township board of directors

All four candidates have filed as Republicans, although candidates from any party can run in the special election. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote, the top two vote-getters would advance to a runoff election. The deadline to enter the special election was 5 p.m. Monday. The election will take place May 10 with early voting set to begin April 28.

SD-4 has not had representation since Williams' resignation in late October.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misspelled Bunch's last name.