Four Democrats and one Republican competing in Texas House special election

The special election for District 125 of the Texas House of Representatives is on February 12. Steve Huerta (D), Ray Lopez (D), Coda Rayo-Garza (D), Arthur Reyna (D), and Fred Rangel (R) are running in the election. A runoff between the top two candidates will take place if no candidate receives a majority of the vote.

The seat became vacant after Justin Rodriguez (D) was appointed in January to serve as the Precinct 2 representative on the Bexar County Commissioners Court.

Entering the special election, the Texas House of Representatives has 64 Democrats, 83 Republicans, and three vacancies. Special elections were previously held on January 29 in District 79 and District 145, and the latter race is headed to a runoff. Texas has a Republican trifecta. A state government trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and both state legislative chambers.