AUSTIN (KXAN) — Incumbent Democratic State Representative James Talarico defeated Republican challenger Lucio Valdez in Texas House District 52.
Talarico had 50,046 (51.4%) votes and Valdez had 47,252 (48.6%).
Talarico, a former middle school teacher, has served in the Texas State House of Representatives since 2018 and remains the youngest lawmaker in state history to be elected to that legislative body.
Valdez, a police and military veteran, previously served a three-year term on the Hutto City Council.
Texas House District 52 is located north of Austin and encompasses part of Williamson County.