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May 25, 2022
Primary Election Results Tracker

Check back here throughout election night for the latest updates in the state’s hottest races as votes are tallied across the state, with results compiled by Decision Desk HQ.

Attorney General

While Attorney General Ken Paxton has denied wrongdoing, the criminal allegations raised against him brought out three well-known GOP primary challengers in the March election. Receiving 42.7 percent of the vote, Paxton was drawn into a runoff against Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who received 22.8 percent in the primary.

Two Democrats are also competing in a runoff to determine who will face the GOP nominee in November: former American Civil Liberties Union attorney Rochelle Garza, who received 43 percent in the primary, and former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski, who trailed with 19.8 percent.

Lieutenant Governor

Democrats will decide on Tuesday who they want to face Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in the general election: Patrick’s 2018 challenger Mike Collier, or state Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton).

Collier led the March primary with 41.7 percent, while Beckley followed with 30.1 percent.

Land Commissioner

In the only statewide office where the incumbent is not seeking reelection, both Republicans and Democrats have runoff elections to determine their nominee.

State Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) led the crowded GOP March primary with 42 percent of the vote, while Tim Westley placed second with 14.8 percent.

In the Democratic primary, Sandragrace Martinez received 31.8 percent, and Jay Kleberg followed in second with 26 percent.

Railroad Commissioner

Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian fell shy of the votes needed to avoid a runoff with only 47 percent. His top challenger, attorney Sarah Stogner, received 15 percent.

The winner of the Republican runoff will face Luke Warford, the only Democrat to run for the position.


With only one primary challenger, Comptroller Glenn Hegar handily won his Republican renomination with 81.7 percent in the March race.

Two Democrats are in a runoff for the position: Janet Dudding, who received 46.3 percent in the primary, and Angel Luis Vega, who received 34.5 percent.


Out of Texas’ 38 congressional districts, Republicans and Democrats each have seven runoffs. 

Of particular interest, both parties have a runoff in the 28th Congressional District. There, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) faces a runoff with returning progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, while former Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) staffer Cassy Garcia is in a Republican runoff with Sandra Whitten.

Other noteworthy races include Democratic runoffs in the open seats of TX-15 and TX-30, the most competitive and most Democrat-leaning seats, respectively, based on the Texas Partisan Index.

Use the dropdown menu to see the results for each race.

State Senate

Only two of the 31 state Senate districts have runoffs.

In Senate District (SD) 24, former state Senator Pete Flores is competing against Raul Reyes for the GOP nomination.

SD 27, another open seat, features a Democratic runoff between Morgan LaMantia and Sara Stapleton-Barrera.

State House

Most of the 23 runoffs for the Texas House of Representatives are for open seats, and all take place in competitive districts or districts where the party with a runoff is favored to win.

In the GOP, there are a total of 16 runoffs, a quarter of which include runoffs with incumbents on the ballot:

  • Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) and Ben Bius in House District (HD) 12;
  • Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) and Mike Olcott in HD 60; 
  • Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton) and Stan Kitzman in HD 85;
  • and Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) and David Lowe in HD 91.

Democrats have seven state House runoffs, all of which are open seats.

State Board of Education

There are four runoffs for State Board of Education (SBOE) districts. Democrats have a runoff in the competitive SBOE District 2 to determine who will face Republican LJ Francis in the November election, as well as runoffs for the open, more Democratic-leaning seats of SBOE districts 1 and 4.

Republicans also have a runoff to determine the nominee in the Democratic-leaning SBOE District 13.

Harris County Judge

With Democratic Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo facing mounting criticism amid indictments of several of her top staff members, Republicans are hopeful that they can win the county in November.

Between 2018 and 2020, Democrats received about 55 percent of the vote against Republicans in Harris County, making it favorable for Democrats but still one of the top 15 most competitive counties in the state.

The competitive GOP runoff for Harris County Judge features Alexandra del Moral Mealer, who received 29.5 percent, and Vidal Martinez, who received 25.9 percent.

Bexar County Judge

With Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff not seeking reelection, four Democrats ran in the primary election for the seat. Peter Sakai received 40.8 percent of the vote and will face state Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio), who received 30.7 percent, in the runoff election.

The winner of the Democratic nomination will face Republican Trish DeBerry in the general election.

Tarrant County District Attorney

With the current Tarrant County district attorney not seeking reelection, two Republicans are now in a runoff election for the position: criminal court judge Phil Sorrels, who received 40.5 percent of the primary vote, and state Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth), who received 30.9 percent.

The race has received national attention, with former President Donald Trump endorsing Sorrels and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsing Krause.

The Republican nominee will face Democrat Tiffany Burks in November.


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Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.