The number of voters who will nominate a new state senator for a four-year term when they meet on July 16

Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) has abandoned his re-election bid to run for Harris Co. Commissioner. Ellis was selected by eligible Democratic precinct chairs to replace the late El Franco Lee, who was running unopposed for re-election when he passed away. Now, another group of Democratic precinct chairs will select a replacement for Ellis’s senate seat.

Subscribers can view a graph showing the distribution of precinct chairs by House district.