State Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen, is leaving the Legislature early, allowing her to take a job at UT-Pan American as vice president for university advancement. Gonzales had already decided against another term in the House, where she's served since 2005. She starts the new job July 1 and has to resign to accept it. That sets up a special election for her seat; Gov. Rick Perry could set that as late as the general election date. The contenders for her spot in the regular election are Democrat Bobby Guerra and Republican Miriam Martinez.