Local Races that Matter
Tuesday’s midterm election results amounted to few surprises in Texas and Bexar County.
Republicans won all statewide races while Democrats performed relatively well in Bexar County.
The state saw a drop in turnout — as did Bexar County — compared to the 2018 midterm.
Less than 550,000 of Bexar County’s 1.2 million registered voters cast a ballot, amounting to less than 44% turnout.
A few headlines (full list of winners below):
- Greg Abbott beat Beto O’Rourke by double digits in the Texas governor’s race
- Longtime and recently embattled Congressman Henry Cuellar fended off yet another challenge
- Bexar County will have its first new county judge in two decades in Democrat Peter Sakai defeated Republican challenger Trish DeBerry
- In Uvalde, voters choose Greg Abbott and Mariano Pargas, the interim Uvalde Police Department chief who was suspended following the Robb Elementary School massacre
Click the link for each race to see vote totals.
- Gov. Greg Abbott (R) wins over Beto O’Rourke (D)
- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) wins over Mike Collier (D)
- Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) wins over Rochelle Garza (D)
- Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar (R) wins over Janet Dudding (D)
- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller (R) wins over Susan Hays (D)
- Texas Land Commissioner-elect Dawn Buckingham (R) wins over Jay Kleberg (D)
- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian (R) wins over Luke Warford (D)
- Bexar County Judge-elect Peter Sakai (D) wins over Trish DeBerry (R)
- Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales (D) wins over Marc LaHood (R)
- Precinct 3 Bexar County Commissioner Grant Moody (R) wins over Susan Korbel (D)
- Precinct 4 Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert (D) wins over Larry Ricketts (R)
- Bexar County District Clerk-elect Gloria Martinez (D) wins over Misty Spears (R)
- District 15 Congresswoman-elect Monica De La Cruz (R) wins over Michelle Vallejo (D)
- District 20 Congressman Joaquin Castro (D) wins over Kyle Sinclair (R)
- District 21 Congressman Chip Roy (R) wins over Claudia Andreana Zapata (D)
- District 23 Congressman Tony Gonzales (R) wins over John Lira (D)
- District 28 Congressman Henry Cuellar (D) wins over Cassy Garcia (R)
- District 35 Congressman-elect Greg Casar (D) wins over Dan McQueen (R)
- District 19 State Senator Roland Gutierrez (D) wins over Robert Garza (R)
- District 21 State Senator Judith Zaffirini (D) wins over Julie Dahlberg (R)
- District 24 State Senator-elect Pete Flores (R) wins over Kathy Jones-Hospod (D)
- District 25 State Senator Donna Campbell (R) wins over Robert Walsh (R)
- District 26 State Senator Jose Menendez (D) wins over Ashton Murray (R)
- District 31 State Rep. Ryan Guillen (R) wins over Martha Gutierrez (D)
- District 44 State Rep. John Keumpel (R) wins over Robert M. Bohmfalk (D)
- District 53 State Rep. Andrew Murr (R) wins over Joe Herrera (D)
- District 73 State Rep. Carrie Isaac (R) wins over Justin Calhoun (D)
- District 74 State Rep. Eddie Morales (D) wins over Katherine Parker (R)
- District 117 State Rep. Philip Cortez (D) wins over Aaron Schwope (R)
- District 118 State Rep. John Lujan (R) wins over Frank Ramirez (D)
- District 119 State Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Campos (D) wins over Arthur M. Thomas IV (L)
- District 120 State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D) wins over Ronald Payne (R)
- District 121 State Rep. Steve Allison (R) wins over Becca Moyer Defelice (D)
- District 122 State Rep.-elect Mark Dorazio (R) wins over Angie Aramburu (D)
- District 123 State Rep. Diego Bernal (D) wins over Charlotte Valdez (R)
- District 124 State Rep. Josey Garcia (D) wins over Johnny Arredondo (R)
- District 125 State Rep. Ray Lopez (D) wins over Carlos Antonio Raymond (R)
School district bonds
- East Central ISD’s Proposition A wins.
- Judson ISD’s Propositions A and B win.
- Seguin ISD’s Proposition A wins and Proposition B loses. Josh Bright wins trustee for District 7.
MAP: County results for governor’s race
In Bexar County, O’Rourke won with 57% to Abbott’s 41%.
O’Rourke also won other major cities throughout the state — Dallas, Austin, Houston, El Paso — as well as growing suburbs of Hays and Fort Bend counties. Williamson County is too close to call as of midnight Wednesday.
But Abbott dominated in the vast swaths of rural Texas, and performed well enough in Harris County to hold a wide lead over O’Rourke all night. The race was over before the 10 p.m. news started.
In the Rio Grande Valley, O’Rourke appeared to win nearly all counties as of this writing.