Frazier received 42 percent of the vote, Chabot received 37 percent, and a third candidate, Jim Herblin, failed to advance to the runoff with 21 percent of the vote.
The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Sheena King, who went unchallenged for her party’s nomination. The Collin County district favors Republicans with a rating on The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index of R-58%.
According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Chabot’s campaign took on $100,000 in loans and reported $16,161 in contributions. He also reported $90,662 in expenditures and $45,784 in cash on hand.
Frazier reported $59,590 in cash on hand, $181,607 in campaign spending, $165,619 in contributions, and $20,000 in outstanding loans.
Though the new HD 61 is in Collin County, the district currently includes Parker County and Wise County and is represented by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford). King won the Republican nomination in Senate District 10 on primary day.
Elsewhere in Collin County, a runoff will determine the Republican nominee for the newly drawn HD 71. Voters will decide between Jamee Jolly, who received 37 percent of the vote on primary day, and Eric Bowlin, who received 32 percent.
HD 70 is currently represented by Rep. Scott Sanford (R-McKinney), who chose not to seek reelection. The new HD 70 is more compact and located in the southwestern portion of the county.
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Hayden Sparks is a senior reporter for The Texan and a lifelong resident of the Lone Star State. He has coached competitive speech and debate and has been involved in politics since a young age. One of Hayden's favorite quotes is by Sam Houston: "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."