And the 2006 election season finally comes to a close.
Pearland Republican Mike O’Day won a runoff election Tuesday to replace deceased state Rep. Glenda Dawson.
In complete but unofficial returns, O’Day had 3,555 votes to beat another Pearland Republican, Randy Weber, who had 2,657 votes.
The Texas House went into session a week ago, but it may take another week for O’Day to be sworn in. Election returns will first have to be officially canvassed by Brazoria and Matagorda county commissioners court and by state officials.
Congratulations to Mike O’Day on his victory. Now, barring an emergency election to subvert the consitutional spending cap, we’ll be campaign-free until May.