Texas hosted the nation’s first primary election this year. You can find out the results of some of the statewide and county races here.
In the Republican Primary for Texas Governor, incumbent Greg Abbot received 1.3 million votes, launching him into the November election. In the Democratic Primary, gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez and Andrew White are heading to a May primary to determine who will face Abbott.
In the lieutenant governor Democratic Primary, Mike Collier edged out Michael Cooper to receive the party’s nomination. In the Republican Primary, incumbent Dan Patrick received 76 percent of the vote.
In the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate, Beto O’Rourke received the party’s nomination. The El Paso Democrat now faces Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, who received roughly 85 percent of votes in the Republican Primary.
In the Republican Primary for Land Commissioner, incumbent George P. Bush managed to stave off the threat of a runoff election, defeating his primary opponent Jerry Patterson. Bush now faces Miguel Suazo in a November election for Land Commissioner.
In the race for Agriculture Commissioner, democratic candidate Kim Olson ran unopposed. And in the contested Republican Primary for the position, incumbent Sid Miller received avoided a runoff, receiving more than 50 percent of the votes.
In the Attorney General primaries, both democratic candidate Justin Nelson and republican Ken Paxton ran unopposed. They will now face each other in November.
In the race for Comptroller, Republican incumbent Glenn Hegar ran in an uncontested race. In the Democratic Primary for Comptroller, Joi Chevalier edged out Tim Mahoney to receive the party’s nomination.
In the race for Railroad Commissioner, Democrat Roman McAllen will face Republican incumbent Christi Craddick in the Novemeber election.
The Democratic race for U.S. House District 23 race was won by political newcomer Gina Ortiz Jones, but it was not a definitive victory. She will face a runoff.
As of this morning, it’s unclear who will face Jones.With about 98 percent of precincts reporting, former San Antonio school teacher Rick Trevino is edging out Uvalde’s Judy Canales by roughly 100 votes.
In a surprising turn, former federal prosecutor Jay Hulings – who had received the backing of prominent state Democrats like the Castro brothers – finished fourth.
District 23 incumbent Will Hurd has so far receive 80 percent of the vote in the Republican Primary.
The Republican race for U.S. House District 11 was easily won by Mike Conaway, who garnered more than 82 percent of the votes so far. In the Democratic Primary for district 11, Jennie Lou Leeder sealed the party’s nomination with about 5 thousand votes.
County Judge race, incumbent Cinderela Guevara heads to a May primary runoff against John Ferguson. So far, Guevara has received 39 percent of the vote compared to Ferguson’s 35 percent.
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, incumbent David Beebe held on to his position against challenger Hester Ann White. Beebe received. Presidio Country Treasurer Frances Garcia won the democratic primary over Katie Sanchez.
Below are the results of the other Presidio County races:
In the Democratic race for County Commissioner, Pct. 2, Eloy Aranda received 245 votes compared to Margarito Hernandez’s 122. In the Pct. 3 race for County Commissioner, Jose Cabezuela and Edgar Ramirez are heading to a May runoff. In the County Commissiner, Pct. 4 race, Frank “Buddy” Knight, received the party’s nomination with 51 percent of the votes.
The republican nomination for Midland County judge will be decided in a May runoff between James Beauchamp and Terry Johnson.
Republican Randy Prude received 69 percent of the vote, sealing his nomination for the Midland County Commissioner, Pct. 4 race. Elsewhere, Jeff Robnett won the Republican Primary for the 441st District Judge; Elizabeth Leonard received more than 80 percent of the vote in the Republican Primary for