AUSTIN (KXAN) — Rep. Michael McCaul has defeated Democratic challenger Mike Seigel in the race to represent Texas House District 10 in the U.S. Congress.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer released the following statement regarding the results of the TX-10 election:

“Congratulations to Michael McCaul on his well-deserved reelection. Michael’s leadership on holding China accountable has been vital to our country’s security and I couldn’t be more thrilled he will continue that vital work on behalf of the American people.”

McCaul received 215,896 (52.5%) of the vote, while Siegel had 186,350 (45.3%) and Libertarian Roy Eriksen had 8,928 (2.2%).

McCaul has served in Congress since 2004. He faced challenger Mike Seigel for the first time in 2018, winning by 4.3 percent of the vote. In his seven terms in Congress, he has prioritized border security as the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The National Republican Congressional Committee included McCaul in their 2020 Patriot Program, an effort to provide campaign organization and funding to representatives they consider “among the most accomplished and effective members in the Republican conference.”

Challenger Siegel is an assistant city attorney in Austin and a former public school teacher who founded two nonprofit educational organizations. His campaign advocated for issues such as universal healthcare, a Green New Deal, and criminal justice reform. He earned national attention from prominent Democrats and was endorsed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and former representative Beto O’Rourke.

House District 10 lies between Austin and Houston and includes parts of Travis, Bastrop, Lee, and Harris County. Prior to the election, the Cook Partisan Voter Index favored Republicans by 9 points in the district. Polls showed a tight race with Rep. McCaul up 2 points in mid-October.

Texas Congressional District 10 (Texas Department of Transportation Photo)