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Stucky victorious over Morris for District 64 seat of the Texas House of Representatives

Stucky victorious over Morris for District 64 seat of the Texas House of Representatives

Stucky victorious over Morris for District 64 seat of the Texas House of Representatives
November 07
02:01 2018

Republican incumbent Lynn Stucky defeated Democratic challenger Andrew Morris by margin of 8 percent to serve a second term for the District 64 seat of the Texas House of Representatives. Libertarian challenger Neil Dietrich received 3 percent of the vote.  

Stucky earned 53 percent of the vote while Andrew Morris earned 44 percent.

Stucky was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 2016 with 62 percent of the vote. Morris, a UNT alumnus and technical writer, was running for the first race.

In Denton County, 295,676 votes were cast with 228,650 votes cast during early voting. A record 4.8 million registered voters cast a ballot during early voting in Texas this year, up 21.1 percent from 2014. There were 88 percent of precincts that were reported in this race as Stucky was claimed the winner.

Stucky and congressman Michael Burgess, who won his re-election bid for District 26 for the U.S. House of Representatives with 59 percent of the vote, held a joint watch party at The Dive on 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. 

Results released around 7 p.m. showed Stucky at about 54 percent of votes. After those numbers were released, his lead on Morris grew steadily and Morris conceded the election around 10 p.m. during a watch party at Chestnut Tree Teahouse & Bistro on the Square.  

“We ran one heck of a campaign and we just completed the best performance by a Democrat in this race this century,” Morris said. “We understood that coming into this race that this was a ruby red district and we also know that Rome was not built in a day.”

Burgess introduced and welcomed local candidates to thank supporters two hours into election results coming in.

Stucky thanked his wife and family and spoke of future elections. Stucky also took to Facebook to post a family picture and thank supporters on his page.

“We’re going to have to regroup and work harder next time,” Stucky said. “I look forward to serving you and moving our state forward.”

Featured Image: Lynn Stucky converses with guests of his and Burgess’ watch party held at the Dive on election night. This Friday, November 9, will be the first day that the Dive is officially open to the public. Ashley Gallegos

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