Today was the filing deadline for SD 14 Special Election to replace Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin). This election will be conducted the same day as the primary runoff, on July 14, 2020. There are six candidates: two Democrats, two Republicans, one Libertarian and one Independent.
SD 14 is a 70% Democrat district, and both Rodriguez and Eckhardt are well known and popular in the district. Republican Don Zimmerman is a former Austin City Council member, and recently missed the Republican runoff for HD 47 by only 1 point. Republican Burns was originally listed on SOS an an Independent candidate, but has since been changed to Republican.
The 30 day ethics campaign report should be due June 15.
Texas Secretary of State
Current Elections Information
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 14 –
EDDIE RODRIGUEZ (D-Austin)
HD 51 State Representative since 2002, Dean of the Travis County Delegation
SARAH ECKHARDT (D-Austin)
Lawyer, former Travis County Judge
WALLER THOMAS BURNS II (R-Austin)
(This candidate was originally listed on Secretary of State as Independent on 5-6-20, but was changed to Republican as of 5-7-20)
DON ZIMMERMAN (R-Austin)
Engineer, former Austin City Council, recent candidate for HD 47
PAT DIXON (Libertarian-Lago Vista)
JEFF RIDGEWAY (Independent-Austin)