Gov. Rick Perry announced that a special election will be held May 10, 2014 to fill the Texas Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands). Candidates seeking to serve the remainder of the District 4 term expiring in 2016 must file applications by March 10, 2014.
Steve Brown, the former chairman of the Fort Bend County Democrats, announced his candidacy for the open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. Brown joins six Republican candidates in the race.