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Jackson to face Trujillo
Republican Dr. Ronny Jackson will face Democrat Gus Trujillo in November for the 13th Congressional District seat after voters gave the two the nod in the primary election run-off July 14.
In the Republican race for the congressional seat, Jackson defeated Josh Winegarner with 36,612 (55.6 percent) votes to Winegarner’s 29,261 (44.4 percent).
Democrat Trujillo earned the spot on the November ballot after receiving 4,944 (66.3 percent) over opponent Greg Sagan’s votes of 2,508 (33.7 percent).
In the general election on Nov. 3, Jackson and Trujillo will vie for the seat left by retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry.
For U.S. Senator on the Texas Democratic ticket, Mary “M.J.” Hegar claimed victory with 498,180 votes (52.1percent) to Royce West’s 457,555 (47.9 percent) to set up a match in November with three-term Republican John Cornyn.
Also on the Democratic ballot, Chrysta Castañeda defeated former State Rep. Roberto Alonzo in the race for Railroad Commissioner. Casteñeda received 575,488 votes (61 percent) to Alonzo’s 343,399 (38 percent). She will face Republican James Wright on the November general election ballot.
Larry Doss topped Steve Denny for the Republican nomination to the November ballot for the 7th Court of Appeals, Place 4. Doss received 33,281 (57.6 percent) votes compared to 26,492 (42.4%) for Denny.
Here is a look at how the races turned out in Childress, Wellington and Memphis:
On the Republican ballot for U.S. Representative, District 13 – Ronny Jackson topped Josh Winegarner locally after receiving 442 total votes. Broken down, Jackson received 242 votes on election day, 187 in-person early votes and 13 mail-in votes. Winegarner received 87 votes on election day, 85 in-person early votes and 29 mail-in votes.
In the local race for Justice, 7th Court of Appeals District, Place 4, Unexpired Term, Larry Doss defeated Steven Denny. Doss received with 413 total votes compared to Denny’s 177 votes. Doss received 204 votes on election day, 186 in in-person early voting and 23 mail-in votes. Denny had 102 votes on election day, 67 in-person early votes and eight mail-in votes.
On the Democratic ballot, votes for U.S. Representative, District 13, Gus Trujillo had the most votes with 13 over Greg Sagan, who had 10 votes. Trujillo had 11 votes on election day, one in-person early vote and one mail-in vote. Sagan received six votes on election day, three in-person early votes and one mail-in vote.
Childress Democratic voters selected Mary “M.J.” Hegar over Royce West in the U.S. Senate race. Hegar received 19 total votes compared to West’s six votes.
Hegar received 14 votes on election day, three in-person early votes and two mail-in votes. West had four votes on election day, two in-person early votes and zero mail in.
In the Railroad Commissioner race, locally, Democratic voters chose Chrysta Castaneda 14 votes over Robert R. “Beto” Alonzo, who had 10 votes. Castaneda received 10 votes on election day, three in-person early votes and one mail in. Alonzo received seven votes on election day, two in-person early votes and one mail in.
Collingsworth County – Wellington
In Collingsworth County, Winegarner received eight more votes than Jackson in the Republican race for the 13th Congressional District seat.
Winegarner received a total of 184 adding in early and mail-in ballots and Jackson received a total of 176 early votes and mail-in ballots.
In the Republican runoff race for the 7th Court of Appeals District, Place 4 unexpired term, Wellington voters cast 204 votes for Doss and 95 ballots for Denny.
On the Democratic ticket for District 13 U.S. Representative, Trujillo garnered 12 total votes while challenger Sagan received 14.
For the Democratic U.S. Senator ticket, local voters cast 16 ballots for Hegar while West received nine votes.
In the Democratic Railroad Commissioner runoff, local voters cast 13 for Christa Castañeda and 12 votes for Robert R. “Beto” Alonzo.
Hall County – Memphis
In the Republican race for District 13, U.S. Representative, Jackson received 159 votes, and Winegarner received 143 votes.
In the Justice 7th District Court of Appeals, Place 4, unexpired term, Doss received 142 votes, and Denny finished with 120 votes.
In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, local voters cast 19 for Hegar and 15 for West.
For the Democratic nomination to the November ballot for U.S. Representative District 13, Trujillo received 21 votes and Sagan earned 13 votes.
In the race for Railroad Commissioner, Alonzo received 19 votes and Castañeda earned 15 votes.