This Week in Texas: May 28,2014

Posted May 28, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

The primary runoff results are in. Voter turnout was very low with Democratic turnout less than 2% and Republican turnout less than 6%. Here is a final recap of the 2014 Texas primary runoff election results. Six races were at stake in the runoff election—four on the Republican primary ballot and two on the Democratic primary ballot. If you want to see how the votes added up by county, see the Texas Secretary of State’s website:

U.S. Senate seat

David Alameel defeated Kesha Rodgers in the Democratic primary and will face Sen. John Cornyn in the general election.

Congressional races

CD 4 (north of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, includes Rockwall and Collin counties): John Ratcliffe defeated Ralph Hall and will face a Libertarian and an Independent opponent in the general election.

CD 23 (covers as far west as El Paso and as far east as San Antonio): Will Hurd defeated Francisco “Quico” Canseco in the Republican primary and will face Democrat and current Congressman Pete Gallego in the general election.

CD 36 (southeast Texas, including parts of Harris, Liberty, Chambers, and Hardin counties): Brian Babin defeated Ben Streusand and will face Democrat Michael Cole in the general election.

Other Statewide Races

Lieutenant Governor
Current state senator Dan Patrick defeated incumbent Lieutenant Governor
David Dewhurst in the Republican primary and will face fellow state senator Leticia Van de Putte in the general election.

Attorney General
Ken Paxton defeated Dan Branch and will face Democrat Sam Houston in the general election.

Agriculture Commissioner
Jim Hogan defeated Richard “Kinky” Friedman in the Democratic primary and will face Republican Sid Miller who defeated Tommy Merritt in the Republican primary.

Texas Railroad Commission, Place 2
Ryan Sitton defeated Wayne Christian and will face Democrat Steve Brown in the general election.

Texas Senate

SD 2 (Greenville, Rockwall, Kaufman): Bob Hall defeated incumbent Bob Deuell and will face Libertarian Don Bates in the general election.

SD 10 (Fort Worth, Colleyville): Konni Burton defeated Mark Shelton, M.D. and will face Democrat Libby Wills in the general election.

Texas House

Republican primary runoffs:

HD 10 (Waxahachie, Ennis): John Wray defeated T.J. Fabby. *no general election opponent

HD 16 (Conroe, Montgomery): Will Metcalf defeated Ted Seago. *no general election opponent

HD 53 (Kerrville, Crockett): Andrew Murr defeated Rob Henneke and will face Libertarian B.W. Holk in the general election.

HD 58 (Burleson, Cleburne): Dewayne Burns defeated Philip Eby and will face Democrat Greg Allen Kauffman and Libertarian Jesse Pistokache in the general election.

HD 66 (Plano): Matt Shaheen defeated Glenn Callison and will face Libertarian Ian Santorella in the general election.

HD102 (Richardson, Addison): Linda Koop defeated incumbent Stefani Carter and will face Democrat George M. Clayton in the general election.

HD 108 (Dallas—University Park and Highland Park): Morgan Meyer defeated Chart Westcott and will face Democrat Leigh Bailey in the general election.

HD 129 (southeast Houston, Clear Lake): Dennis Paul defeated Sheryl Berg and will face Democrat John Gay in the general election.

HD 132 (Katy): Mike Schofield defeated Ann Hodge and will face Democrat Luis Lopez in the general election.

Democratic primary runoffs:

HD 76 (El Paso): Cesar Blanco defeated Norma Chavez and will face Libertarian J. Alexandro Lozano in the general election.

HD 105 (Irving, Grand Prairie): Susan Motley defeated Terry Meza and will face Republican Rodney Anderson in the general election.

State Board of Education

SBOE-11 (parts of Tarrant, Parker, and Dallas counties): Patricia Hardy defeated Eric Mahroum in the Republican primary and will face Democrat Nancy Bean and Libertarian Craig Sanders in the general election.

SBOE-13 (parts of southern and central Dallas and Tarrant counties): Erika Beltran defeated Andrea Hilburn in the Democratic primary and will face Libertarian Junart Sodoy in the general election.

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Only in Austin: Mount Bonnell along Lake Austin has been a popular tourist attraction in Austin since the 1850s. The location is a great spot to see the lake, surrounding hills and even a view of downtown Austin. Wear your walking shoes to climb the significant stairs up to the top!

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