Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday the special election runoff in the Texas House District 50 race will be held Jan. 28.

Democrat Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle are vying to serve out the rest of Rep. Mark Strama’s term. Strama, who is from Austin, stepped down from the legislature earlier this year for a job in the private sector.

The winner of the special election will still have to survive a primary and a general election to secure a full term.