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.