May 7, 2022 Election Results Tracker
Check back here throughout election night for the latest updates in the state’s elections as votes are tallied across Texas, with results compiled by Decision Desk HQ.
Two property tax-related constitutional amendments approved during the 87th legislative session are on the ballot for voter approval.
Proposition 1 would bring the elderly and disabled homestead school district exemption in line with 2019’s reforms, reducing tax bills for those homeowners by an average of $110 this year.
Proposition 2 would increase the standard school district homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000, reducing tax bills for those average homeowners by about $175 this year.
House District 147
Since Rep. Garnet Coleman stepped down from his state House seat before his term expires at the end of this year, this May 7 special election will determine who fulfills the remainder of his term.
The two candidates in the race, Jolanda Jones and Danielle Keys Bess, are both Democrats who advanced to a May 24 runoff election for the term following the current cycle. Jones received 42 percent of the vote in the primary, while Bess received 20 percent.
No Republican is running for the seat in the special election.
Lubbock Mayoral and City Council Election
With Lubbock’s current mayor, Dan Pope, not seeking reelection, five candidates are seeking to succeed him.
Three city council seats are also on the ballot.
Arlington City Council Election
There are competitions for two city council districts in Arlington. Four candidates are competing for the open seat of District 6, while two candidates are competing for the open seat of District 7.
Districts 1 and 2 are also on the ballot, but the incumbents did not receive challengers.
Fort Worth City Council Special Election
After Cary Moon stepped down as the Fort Worth City Council member for District 4, a special election was called to complete the unexpired term. Four candidates are competing in the race.
Garland City Council Election
Two city council districts are on the ballot in Garland. Deborah Morris, the District 2 council member, is facing a challenge from two opponents, while three candidates are running for the open seat of District 5.
Irving City Council Election
Two city council districts are on the ballot in Irving. Three candidates are competing for the open seat of District 1, while Kyle Taylor, the council member in District 7, is facing a challenge from Bryan Jones.
District 2, an at-large district, was also slated to have an election this year, but it was canceled after only one candidate, Brad LaMorgese, filed for the position.
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