Venton Jones triumphed in the Democratic runoff in House District (HD) 100 with 68 percent of the vote while challenger Sandra Crenshaw received 32 percent.
Jones thanked his supporters in a social media post and commented on the nature of the campaign.
“I am so proud that throughout this campaign, we remained positive and focused on the issues impacting our community. Hate and division has no place in the Democratic Party and I will continue to help build bridges so we can get voters out again in November,” he wrote.
The incumbent for HD 100, Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Dallas), declined a reelection bid to replace retiring Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30).
Crockett decisively won the Democratic runoff for the 30th Congressional District, defeating challenger Jane Hope Hamilton.
John Bryant claimed the Democratic nomination for HD 114 after receiving 57 percent of the vote in a runoff with Alexandra Guio.
“Thank you, HD 114 Democrats, for electing me to be your candidate in the November election!” Bryant wrote on social media.
Bryant is running to replace outgoing Rep. John Turner (D-Dallas), who announced last year he would not seek reelection in order to spend more time with his family.
HD 100 overwhelmingly favors Democrats with a rating of D-85% on The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index.
Though by a smaller margin, HD 114 is also staunchly Democratic with a rating of D-65% on the Texas Partisan Index.
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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."