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Fri Jun 22, 2018, 11:42 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott calls July special election to fill Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti's seat

AUSTIN Gov. Greg Abbott called Wednesday for a special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of San Antonio Democrat Carlos Uresti.

In a Facebook post Monday, Uresti announced that his resignation would go into effect Thursday, about four months after he was found guilty on felony fraud charges.

He had asked the governor to schedule the special election for Nov. 6 to save taxpayers money, but Abbott set it for July 31, saying it was imperative to fill the vacancy to ensure the district has full representation as soon as possible.

"The indictment and ultimate conviction of Senator Uresti for fraud and money laundering has already left District 19 without effective representation in the Texas Senate for over a year," Abbott said in a prepared statement.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2018/06/18/carlos-uresti-resigns-months-after-conviction-felony-fraud-charges

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