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Texas Runoff Election Results
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:00 AM

Texas’ primary runoff elections results, unofficial until canvassed, have determined the party nominees for key seats in the Texas Legislature and in Congress.

Jodey Arrington, who served in George W. Bush’s administration and worked for the chairman of the FDIC and at Texas Tech, defeated Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson to win the Republican nomination and will succeed Randy Neugebauer in Congress representing the West Texas District 19 that includes Abilene and Lubbock.

The primary winners vying to replace Rubén Hinojosa in District 15 in South Texas are Democrat Vicente Gonzalez, an attorney, and Republican Tim Westley, a minister from San Antonio. Political consultant Lori Bartley will face Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston District 18.

In the state Senate races, Dr. Dawn Buckingham won in the Central Texas District 24. Buckingham will face Democrat Virginia "Jennie Lou" Leeder in the general election. Bryan Hughes won in northeast Texas District 1 and does not have an opponent in the fall election.

Rep. Ron Reynolds defeated his challenger Angelique Bartholomew in west Houston District 27 and will face criminal defense lawyer Ken Bryant in the fall. Briscoe Cain, an attorney, eked out a very narrow win over incumbent Rep. Wayne Smith in the Baytown area District 128. Businessman Kyle Biedermann defeated incumbent Rep. Doug Miller from District 73 in New Braunfels. Cain and Biedermann do not face opponents in the general election.

Denton area veterinarian Lynn Stuckey defeated Read King and will face TV producer Connor Flanagan in the District 64 seat vacated by Myra Crownover. In Collin County, Justin Holland defeated John Keating and will face engineer Karen Jacobs of Rockwall in District 33 in the fall. Homebuilder Scott Cosper defeated Austin Ruiz to win the Republican nomination in the Central Texas District 54 that includes Lampasas and Killeen and faces Sandra Blankenship, a nurse from Harker Heights.

Primary runoff winners who do not have an opponent in the general election are Cole Hefner, who succeeds Bryan Hughes in District 1, Ernest Bailes IV, who succeeds John Otto in District 18 north and east of Houston, Barbara Gervin-Hawkins in San Antonio District 120 and Jarvis Johnson in Houston District 139.

For more information, please contact Texas Credit Union Association President Jeff Huffman at 469-385-6488 or jhuffman@txcua.coop.