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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voters in north Austin will choose a new member of the Texas House.

Travis County is holding a special election Tuesday to replace Mark Strama, who resigned his District 50 seat to work for Google.

Voters will decide between Democrat Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle.

Israel is a Democratic activist who worked for Gov. Ann Richards, the last Democrat to hold that office in the early 1990s.

First-time candidate VanDeWalle is a chiropractor who took 39 percent of the vote in a November special election. The Democratic vote was split three ways, with Israel getting nearly 32 percent.

Turnout on the freezing Tuesday could decide the election with Austin under a winter weather advisory until midday. Some polling places are in schools that delayed opening for several hours.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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