Unofficial results of the 2022 Texas primary runoff elections
Texas Legislature Elections TEA | Commissioner | SBOE
Date Posted: 5/25/2022 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
The 2022 Texas primary election season came to a subdued end last night as voters finalized their Democratic and Republican party nominees in the May 24 runoffs. Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde ISD remained top of mind as candidates kept their speeches short and celebrations to a minimum.
Several statewide races were on the ballot, including high-profile contests for both the Republican and Democratic nomination for Texas Attorney General (AG). Incumbent AG Ken Paxton (R) earned double the votes of his primary challenger, Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R). On the other side of the aisle, Rochelle Garza (D) defeated Joe Jaworski (D) to earn the Democratic nomination for AG. Paxton and Garza will face off on the November general election ballot.
In his reelection bid, Lieutenant Governor Gov. Dan Patrick (R) already secured his place on the ballot back in March, but his Democratic challengers were forced into a runoff. Mike Collier (D) secured the nomination, beating current state Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton). Collier similarly challenged Patrick in 2018, coming within five points of unseating the lieutenant governor, and he’s hoping to win the seat this fall.
The race to succeed Bush as Land Commissioner also produced runoffs in both parties. Outgoing state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) defeated Tim Westley (R) in the Republican primary, while Jay Kleberg (D) beat Sandragrace Martinez in the Democratic primary. Democrat Janet Dudding defeated Angel Luis Vega in her party’s runoff for Comptroller; she’ll face incumbent Glenn Hegar (R) in November.
The May 24 runoffs included three races for open seats on the State Board of Education (SBOE) in Districts 1, 2, and 4. Two Republican candidates also faced off in SBOE District 13, seeking the right to go up against incumbent Member Aicha Davis (D) in the fall.
Two Texas Senate primaries resulted in runoffs – both for open seats. Tuesday’s votes sealed the Republican nomination for Senate District (SD) 24 being vacated by Sen. Buckingham, as well as the Democratic nomination for SD 27, where Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) is retiring. In Texas House races, all but one of the incumbents forced into runoffs prevailed Tuesday night; Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton) lost his reelection bid.
Results are still unofficial, but here’s a look at the outcomes of all the runoffs we have been tracking:
|Lieutenant Governor||Democratic primary|
|Attorney General||Republican primary|
|George P. Bush||32.1%|
|Attorney General||Democratic primary|
|STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION|
|SBOE District 1||Democratic primary|
|SBOE District 2||Democratic primary|
|SBOE District 4||Democratic primary|
|SBOE District 13||Republican primary|
|A. Denise Russell||34.3%|
|SD 24||Republican primary|
|SD 27||Democratic primary|
|Morgan La Mantia||56.9%|
|Sara Stapleton Barrera||43.1%|
|HD 12||Republican primary|
|Rep. Kyle Kacal||57.9%|
|HD 17*||Republican primary|
|HD 19||Republican primary|
|HD 22*||Democratic primary|
|Christian "Manuel" Hayes||50.9%|
|Joseph Paul Trahan||49.1%|
|HD 23||Republican primary|
|HD 37||Democratic primary|
|Luis Villarreal Jr.||52.4%|
|HD 52*||Republican primary|
|HD 60*||Republican primary|
|Rep. Glenn Rogers||52.1%|
|HD 61||Republican primary|
|HD 63||Republican primary|
|HD 70*||Republican primary|
|Eric J. Bowlin||47.9%|
|HD 70||Democratic primary|
|Mihaela Elizabeth Plesa||55.2%|
|Cassandra Garcia Hernandez||44.8%|
|HD 73*||Republican primary|
|HD 76||Democratic primary|
|HD 84||Republican primary|
|HD 85||Republican primary|
|Rep. Phil Stephenson||42.0%|
|HD 91||Republican primary|
|Rep. Stephanie Klick||54.3%|
|HD 93||Republican primary|
|HD 100||Democratic primary|
|HD 114||Democratic primary|
|HD 122||Republican primary|
|HD 133*||Republican primary|
|Mano De Ayala||51.0%|
|Shelley Torian Barineau||49.0%|
|HD 147||Democratic primary|
|Rep-Elect Jolanda Jones||53.7%|
|Danielle Keys Bess||46.3%|
*Several reporting outlets considered these races “still too close to call” as of Wednesday evening, May 25, 2022.
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