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Lynn Stucky holds strong early voting lead against UNT student Connor Flanagan

Lynn Stucky holds strong early voting lead against UNT student Connor Flanagan

November 08
09:26 2016

Early voting numbers show Lynn Stucky ahead of UNT student Connor Flanagan  in Texas House District 64 race. The early voting election results are 61.58 percent to Stucky, and 38.42 percent to Flanagan.

Out of a total of 148,350 early-voting ballots, Stucky claimed 31,396 votes and Flanagan’s campaign took 19,588 votes.

Stucky’s campaign manager and wife, Lori Stucky, said so far she is loving the early election results.

“We worked hard, and what we are seeing is our work paying off,” Lori said. “The people are supporting him and it is amazing.”

Lynn said he is going to continue to say thanks to his constituents throughout this race.

“I would like to think I am getting all of this support from the community,” Lynn said. “I am going to try and represent. I am humbled by the trust into me, and I know I have a lot of work to do.”

For more than 20 years, the District 64 seat was occupied by a Republican, Myra Crownover, who retired recently.

When the Texas House goes into session in January, should he win Stucky said he will move to Austin with his wife Lori, and return to Denton if his clinic practice needs him. Flanagan plans to host a political talk show, though he hasn’t offered any details.

Stucky is focused on protecting the environment, especially since Crownover voted for House Bill 40, which barred Texas cities from banning hydraulic fracturing and circumvented Denton’s own fracking ban. He plans to work closely with oil industry leaders and constituents to find a common middle ground on the fracking issue, he said.

Flanagan is still hopeful of later results.

“I feel pretty good,” Flanagan said about the early results. “I hope to see some good results later on when the precincts start reporting.”

Political media arts senior Flanagan, 22, is running a campaign in a Republican county on the promise to make higher education his number one goal, should he be elected.

The two candidates and their campaign teams have been knocking on doors, making phone calls and spreading the word for Texas residents to vote. While Flanagan has run a smaller and more modest campaign, Stucky’s campaign has been boosted by his roots in Denton county.

Haley Yates and Cierra Edmonson contributed to this report.

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