Judge Doug Robison likely will hang on to his bench in the 393rd District Court, receiving almost two-thirds of the vote for the judge race. With 124 of 158 precincts reporting plus totals from early voting, the Republican collected 64 percent of the popular vote, while Democrat Evan Stone came in with 36 percent.
Robison has held the position for two terms since 2008 and never has drawn an opponent until Stone, who was the only person to contest any of the five district judges up for re-election.
Robison wanted to thank his supporters for his win and congratulate Stone on running a positive campaign.
“The biggest thing is, if you look at my record, I have a commitment to doing things in my court that have put the best interests of the children first, and I plan to continue to do that,” he said.
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, will keep his Texas District 26 seat in the House of Representatives. Burgess was first elected in 2002 and beat out two Republican opponents in February’s primary election. His district also encompasses parts of Tarrant County.
“It has been a great honor to represent the people of the 26th Congressional District of Texas and I am grateful that they have provided me the privilege of serving them for another term,” Burgess said. “This election cycle has made it clear that the American people will no longer tolerate the overreaching arm of the federal government. I share this view which is why I reaffirm my commitment to bringing the voice of the residents of the 26th District to our nation’s capital.”
With his re-election, Burgess hopes to lead the Subcommittee on Health and work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
With 106 of 129 precincts reporting in Denton County, Burgess had 65 percent of the vote, while Democrat Eric Mauck had 31 percent and Libertarian Mark Boler finished with 4 percent.
Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, comfortably kept her District 12 seat in the Texas Senate. She easily defeated Libertarian Rod Wingo. Her district also includes parts of Tarrant County.
“I am honored to be your voice in Austin, and I will always fight for our priorities and values,” she said in a statement.
Pat Fallon, R-Frisco, also won re-election for his Texas House District 106 seat, easily defeating Libertarian Rodney Caston. Fallon’s district covers parts of both Denton and Collin counties.
Michelle French, the Republican running for re-election as tax assessor-collector, also held onto her position after being challenged by Libertarian Andy Boler.
JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaFDuncan.
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