Texas Attorney General election results, Ken Paxton vs. Rochelle Garza, for Texas midterms

Ken Paxton vs Rochelle Mercedes Garza

Ken Paxton and Rochelle Garza are running for attorney general in Texas. (KSAT)

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Ken Paxton*(R)
Rochelle Mercedes Garza(D)
98.8% of Precincts Reporting

(9,032 / 9,144)


The attorney general is the top lawyer in Texas, representing the state in mostly civil litigation.

Incumbent Republican Ken Paxton is seeking a third term in office. He was first elected in November of 2014, when he replaced now-Gov. Greg Abbott. Paxton was re-elected in 2018.

Paxton’s tenure has been clouded by legal troubles. He was indicted for securities fraud charges — which remain pending as court battles have delayed them for years — and the FBI launched an investigation into claims of misconduct while in office.

Paxton advanced to the November general election by capturing the Republican nomination earlier this year. He won the most votes in the 2022 March Primary, but not enough to avoid a runoff. Paxton easily defeated Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush by 34 percentage points in the May runoff.

Paxton’s challengers in the November general election are Democrat Rochelle Garza and Libertarian Mark Ash.

Garza captured the Democratic nomination after she defeated Joe Jaworski in the 2022 May primary runoff by 25 percentage points. She won the most votes in the 2022 March Primary among a field of five candidates.

Ash practices criminal law in Houston.

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David Ibañez has been managing editor of KSAT.com since the website's launch in October 2000.

Kolten Parker is Manager of Content and Coverage at KSAT. He moved into the role in 2024, after five years of leading the digital team. Kolten is an award-winning journalist and a proud Texas State Bobcat. He's a triathlete who loves the outdoors and sports. When not working, he likes to hang out with his wife and travel.

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