Politics
12:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Joel Burns, Democrats' Pick To Succeed Wendy Davis, Won't Run For Her State Senate Seat

Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns emailed supporters Wednesday with news that he will not run for the Texas Senate seat Wendy Davis now holds.

Burns said the "job he wants most" is the one he already has on the council.  

Burns was the Democrats' top pick to compete succeed Davis in Senate District 10 which leans Republican. 

The Texas Tribune reports the Tarrant County Democratic Party is talking to several other candidates, while the Republicans have fielded at least four contenders.