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Local Elections: Andrew Morris beats Mat Pruneda in Texas House district 64 runoff election and more

Local Elections: Andrew Morris beats Mat Pruneda in Texas House district 64 runoff election and more

Local Elections: Andrew Morris beats Mat Pruneda in Texas House district 64 runoff election and more
May 23
00:14 2018

Andrew Morris beat Mat Pruneda by almost 9 percent of the vote for the Texas House District 64 race in the 2018 primary runoff election. The final results came in with Morris winning with 54.46 percent of the vote after a close race.

Morris will be running against the Republican incumbent, Lynn Stucky, in the November 6 general election.

“I’ve worked hard to make this great state better,” Morris said in a Facebook video.

Morris said he helped register voters, fought against the Confederate statue in Denton’s square, fought for the fracking ban and fought for Dreamers.

Pruneda said his campaign defended civil rights, clean air and water. He also said his campaign let women know he would protect their reproductive rights.

Pruneda said he lost because his campaign relied on the young demographic vote. The runoff was after school and many college students returned to their hometown, Pruneda says the election happened when most of their base was gone.

“I firmly believe that if we had the selection three weeks ago, we would have won,” Pruneda said.

Pruneda said if Morris proceeds with the same message then he does not have a change against Stucky. He said Morris is running a moderate, safe race, which he thinks will hurt his campaign.

“I’m proud of the campaign we ran,” Pruneda said. “I’m proud of everyone who spent countless hours supporting this and I’m proud of the message we conveyed to the people. This isn’t the end at all.”

This was not the only election happening tonight, however.

David Grantham won district clerk over Mark Yarbrough by a margin of  53-46.

Dianne Edmondson won County Commissioner for Precinct 4 over Jim Carter by a margin of  51-48.

James Kerbow becomes Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 by deafeating William Lawrence 51-49.

Harris Hughey easily defeats Don Cartwright for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 by a margin of 57-42.

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  1. Stumpy
    Stumpy May 23, 14:24

    One of these days the hardcore liberals will figure out that the far left wing of the Democrat party is a very small portion of the population, but I doubt it

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