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By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon—
FLOYD COUNTY—Republican Dr. Ronny Jackson will face Democrat Gus Trujillo in November for the 13th Congressional District seat after voters gave the two the nod in the primary election run-off July 14.
In the Republican race for the congressional seat, Jackson defeated Josh Winegarner with 36,612 (55.6 percent) votes to Winegarner’s 29,261 (44.4 percent).
Trujillo earned the spot on the November ballot after receiving 4,944 (66.3 percent) over opponent Greg Sagan’s votes of 2,508 (33.7 percent).
In the general election on Nov. 3, Jackson and Trujillo will vie for the seat left by retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry.
For U.S. Senator on the Texas Democratic ticket, Mary “M.J.” Hegar claimed victory with 498,180 votes (52.1percent) to Royce West’s 457,555 (47.9 percent) to set up a match in November with three-term Republican John Cornyn.
Also on the Democratic ballot, Chrysta Castañeda defeated former State Rep. Roberto Alonzo in the race for Railroad Commissioner. Casteñeda received 575,488 votes (61 percent) to Alonzo’s 343,399 (38 percent). She will face Republican James Wright on the November general election ballot.
Larry Doss topped Steve Denny for the Republican nomination to the November ballot for the 7th Court of Appeals, Place 4. Doss received 33,281 (57.6 percent) votes compared to 26,492 (42.4%) for Denny.
Here is a look at votes in Floyd County:
On the Democratic ballot for U.S. Senator, both West and Hegar received 10 total votes from Floyd County.
In the Democratic race for District 13 U.S. Representative, Trujillo received four votes to Sagan’s three total votes.
Floyd County favored Alonzo for Railroad Commissioner with 12 votes over Castañeda’s eight votes.
On the Republican ballot, Winegarner beat out Jackson for District 13 U.S. Representative with 103 total votes to Jackson’s 73 votes.
In the Republican race for Justice, 7th Court of Appeals District, Place 4, unexpired term, Doss surpassed Denny with 173 total votes compared to Denny’s 67 votes.
According to the unofficial election results for Floyd County, voter turnout during early voting and election day were higher compared to early voting by mail.
“It is my civic duty to do this,”Floydada resident Connie Johnson said she voted Tuesday Johnson said she is happy to serve her community, state and nation.
Helena Teeple and Kim Hinsley both said they “always vote.”