Four candidates filed for the December 11 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. and now U.S. Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston):
- Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston)
- Houston nurse Martha Fierro (R), a Republican precinct chair and former field organizer for the Gov. Greg Abbott (R) campaign
- Rep. Ana Hernandez (D-Houston); and
- Houston executive recruiter and LBGTQ rights advocate Mia Mundy (D).
Earlier this week, former Rep. Gilbert Peña (R-Pasadena) reauthorized his campaign committee for the race but evidently did not file as a candidate.
Early voting begins November 26.