Drew Springer made several whirlwind campaign stops in Archer and Young counties last Saturday, Aug. 29.
One of those stops was at the Spur Hotel in Archer City. Springer is currently the Texas House Representative in District 68. He and five other candidates have filed for the seat to be vacated by 30th District Senator Pat Fallon.
Springer, who currently lives in Muenster, hopes to garner enough votes to avoid a runoff in a Special Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 29. He has the endorsement of Fallon and numerous other Republican officials. He will need 51% in a six-person field to win election without a runoff. Early voting begins Monday Sept. 14. In his stop he was adamant about looking out for the needs of rural communities. Senate District 30 includes 15 counties including Wichita, Archer, Wise, and Young, as well as parts of Denton and Collin counties.
The five other candidates in the field are Chris Watts, Craig Carter, Andy Hopper, Shelly Luther and Jacob Minter. Watts is the mayor in Denton, Luther has gained national attention for defying Governor Abbot’s COVID-19 orders and Minter is the sole Democrat in the race.