Texas 2020 Runoff Election is tomorrow
TEXAS (YourBasin) – Texas will hold it’s 2020 runoff election tomorrow to finalize Democratic and Republican primary candidates for the upcoming elections in November.
The runoffs were originally scheduled for May 26 but postponed by Governor Abbott under his disaster deceleration in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The prominent contest on the ballot is U.S. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar and Texas Senator Royce West to challenge U.S. Senator Republican John Cornyn.
U.S. Senator incumbent Republican John Cornyn awaits his opponent in the November election. The U.S. Senator has held the position since 2002.
As it stands, Hegar is leading the polls according to realclearpolitics.com.
The two candidates participated in a Democratic runoff debate at the beginning of June.
Hear from West and Hegar below on some of the topics discussed during the debate.
U.S. Representative District 23
After holding office for five years, Representative Will Hurd will not be running for reelection.
Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones gets a shot at the seat once again. After facing narrow defeat against Will Hurd. Jones outright won the Democratic nomination compiling over 43,000 votes.
The Republican nomination is still up in the air between Tony Gonzales and Raul Reyes.
Both nominees trying to keep the tradition of a republican in office.
With a stunning upset for the Republican Party, James Wright defeated incumbent Ryan Sitton for the nomination.
For the Democratic nomination, a four-person run ended with oil and gas attorney Chrysta Castaneda and former state representative Roberto Alonzo fighting for the nomination.
Texas Senate District 19
Texas Senate incumbent Pete Flores will be facing Libertarian Jo-Anne Valvdivia in November.
Xochil Rodriguez and Roland Gutierrez head to the runoffs in a race for the Democratic nomination.
Ector County Commissioner, Pct. 1
Ector County Commissioner incumbent Eddy Shelton finds himself in a runoff against Mike Gardner as they head to the runoffs in a winner takes the seat for Precinct 1.
Midland County Prop. A – Hospital District Tax
In Midland County, Midlanders will see ‘Proposition A’ on their ballot sheet. The hospital district is proposing to collect 25% of sales tax across all sales in the county.
Officials state the reason for the proposition is because they are losing a substantial amount of Medicaid funding.
Midland Health CEO Russell Meyers is in favor for the proposition state, “It’s very fair because number one the communities around us often times don’t have those options available and come to Midland County all the time to consumer things that we have here they don’t have back at home. That extends to health care. Many of the other counties around us they have very little capability.”
If not passed, the next step would be a possible tax increase specifically on property tax according to Meyers.
Crane County Commissioner, Pct. 1
Daniel Sanchez and Manuella Kirkpatrick head to the runoff in a winner takes the seat for Crane County Precinct 1.