State Rep. Jake Ellzey of Waxahachie recently beat fellow GOP member Susan Wright on the special election to succeed, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, Wright’s late husband. The result was surprising, considering Wright had been endorse by former President Trump.
While it was a close victory, Ellzey got 53 percent, while Susan Wright, received 47 percent of the votes.
“One of the things that we’ve seen from this campaign is a positive outlook — a Reagan Republican outlook for the future of our country — is what the people of the 6th District really, really want,” said Ellzey, as part of his victory speech.
Ellzey’s win to Congress will leave Texas House District 10 seat open, meaning that the already half-empty legislature will now need to fill out that seat by calling a special election.
According to the Texas Tribune, Ellzey’s GOP runner-up in the 2020 primaries, Ryan Pitts, is already contemplating to run, but perhaps the Democrats will try and turn the district blue, which has long been run by Republicans, getting themselves an extra vote for the upcoming special sessions.