With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.
With only one race on the Republican ballot, Terry Adams drew 201 votes to 67 for James Lombardino in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 5.
On top of the Democratic ticket, Mary “MJ” Hegar out-polled Royce West 80-77 for a U.S. Senate seat. Mike Siegel beat Pritesh Gandhi 84-73 in the District 10 race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Christa Castaneda had 88 votes to Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo’s 68 for Railroad Commissioner, and Tamika “Tami” Craft downed Cheri Thomas 87-66 for the 14th Court of Appeals, Place 7.
All results are unofficial until the votes are canvassed. The winners will run for their respective seats in the General Election on Nov. 3.
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 5
Terry Adams: 201 (Austin County), 88,827 (final)
James Lombardino: 67 (Austin County), 39,603 (final)
Mary “MJ” Hegar: 80 (Austin County), 498,180 (final)
Royce West: 77 (Austin County), 457,555 (final)
U.S. House of Representatives, District 10
Mike Siegel: 84 Austin County), 26,291 (final)
Pritesh Gandhi: 73 Austin County), 22,182 (final)
Christa Castaneda: 88 (Austin County), 575,460 (final)
Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo: 68 (Austin County), 353,399 (final)
14th Court of Appeals, Place 7
Tamika “Tami” Craft: 87 (Austin County), 125,761 (final)
Cheri Thomas: 66 (Austin County), 85,195 (final)