CD23: Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio), who was narrowly elected to a third term. Hurd is the first person elected to at least a third term from CD23 since former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla’s last successful re-election in 2004:
- 2000: Henry Bonilla 59%, Isidro Garza Jr. 39%
- 2002: Bonilla 52%, Henry Cuellar 47%
- 2004: Bonilla 69%, Joe Sullivan 29%
- 2006: Ciro Rodriguez 54%, Bonilla 46% (special runoff election)
- 2008: Rodriguez 57%, Lyle Larson 42%
- 2010: Quico Canseco 49.4%, Rodriguez 44.4%
- 2012: Pete Gallego 50.3%, Canseco 45.6%
- 2014: Will Hurd 49.8%, Gallego 47.7%
- 2016: Hurd 48.3%, Gallego 47.0%
- 2018: Hurd 49.2%, Jones 48.7%
Hurd has received less than 50% in each of his three campaigns. He is the only candidate in the last three cycles to win each race with a plurality vote. The district has been in its current configuration since 2012.
Corpus Christi: The council set five runoffs for December 18, including mayor and four of the other eight council members. Mayor Joe McComb received just under 50% of the vote on Election Day and will face Michael Hall (20%). In D1, incumbent Everett Roy (38%), who was appointed to the post earlier this year, faces yoga instructor Joy Miller (31%). In D2, incumbent Ben Molina (40%) faces community activist Sylvia Campos (35%). In D3, Roland Barrera (42%) faces Eric Cantu (35%). In D5, Gil Hernandez (29%) faces Paul Thurman (25%).
Plainview: Evan Weiss, a pastor, won the special runoff election for an open council seat, 61%-39%, over Lionel Garcia.
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