DALLAS — On Tuesday, Texans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2022 Texas primary election.
A number of offices are up for a vote - including major seats like the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Voters also decided who will represent them in both the state and U.S. capitols, as a number of seats changed as a result of redistricting that took place.
One Congressional seat that was up for grabs was one in southern Dallas: Texas' U.S. District 30. The incumbent, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas), retired late last year after serving in the reliably Democratic seat for nearly 30 years.
The outgoing congresswoman specifically recruited her successor, Jasmine Crockett, but with nine other candidates seeking the seat in the Democratic primary, it will likely head to a runoff. Meanwhile, Crockett is vacating her seat in Texas Senate District 100 to run for Congress.
Here is the list of candidates:
- Barbara Mallory Caraway
- Jasmine Crockett
- Arthur Dixon
- Jane Hamilton
- Vonciel Jones Hill
- Keisha Lankford
- Zachariah Manning
- Jessica Mason
- Abel Mulugheta
- Roy Williams, Jr.
Just before noon Wednesday, the Associated Press said Crockett would advance to a runoff in the race. Results showed that she led the pack of candidates with 48% of the vote (26,467), with Jane Hope Hamilton in second place with 17% of the vote (9,270).
On the Republican side, six candidates are seeking to advance to the general election.
- James "J.Frank" Harris
- James Rodgers
- Kelvin Goodwin-Castillo
- Lizbeth Diaz
- Dakinya "Kinya" Jefferson
- Angeigh J. Roc'ellerpitts
That race also will head to a runoff, with 99% of precincts reporting with James Harris leading with 33% (3,941) of the vote. Hames Rodgers was right behind that, with 31% of the vote (3,748)
Click here for more election results from the Texas primary as they are posted.