Rep. Filemon Vela officially resigns from Congress

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District 34 Rep. Filemon Vela officially resigned from Congress.

Vela announced last month he would not seek reelection to take on a new job at a law and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.

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Gov. Greg Abbott can call a special election to replace Vela for the remainder of his term. So far, no plans have been announced.


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