2022 Runoff Election ResultsElections 2022IssuesState HouseRep. Jasmine Crockett Wins Democratic Runoff to Replace Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Crockett faces Republican nominee James Rodgers in the heavily Democratic 30th Congressional District.
June 2, 2022
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Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Dallas) secured the Democratic nomination for the 30th Congressional District, clearing her path to succeed Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30).

Crockett decisively won the Democratic runoff with 61 percent of the vote against Jane Hope Hamilton’s 39 percent.

The 30th Congressional District is rated D-78% on The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index, indicating a strong likelihood that Crockett will win. She faces Republican nominee James Rodgers in the general election.

Johnson endorsed Crockett before primary election day. Hamilton had received the backing of other influential Democrats in the Dallas area.

In a statement to her supporters the day after the runoff, Hamilton conceded and pointed to her “immense pride in the campaign we ran.”

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“Our movement was rooted in community — it was rooted in the love and care we share as neighbors. It was a hard fight, but we must respect the results,” Hamilton said. “Last night, I called to congratulate Jasmine Crockett on her being Congressional District 30’s Democratic nominee.”   

Hamilton was once the chief of staff for Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX-33).

Crockett, who is serving her first term as state representative, celebrated her victory in a social media post in the early morning hours the day after the runoff.

“I’m exhausted but still awake. The FIRESQUAD came through again in yet another historic election!” Crockett wrote.

“I’m excited to announce that I’m the Presumptive Congresswoman-elect for CD30! Our work is just beginning! Y’all made this happen. GOOD NIGHT!”

Crockett was among those who staunchly opposed the Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021, the election bill crafted by Republicans to address ballot fraud. She joined dozens of other Democrats in a quorum bust to Washington, D.C. to block the bill from passing.

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Hayden Sparks

Hayden Sparks is a 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."