Margaret Moore elected Travis County district attorney


Final update 9:40 a.m.

With all locations reporting, Margaret Moore has secured victory in the Travis County district attorney race, according to unofficial results.

Moore received 287,739 votes, or 66.01 percent, and her Republican opponent received 148,141 votes, or 33.99 percent.

Margaret Moore set for victory in Travis County district attorney race

Updated  10:33 p.m.

With 94 out of 194 locations reporting, Margaret Moore looks to have won the Travis County district attorney race, according to unofficial results.

Moore received 256,004 total votes, or 66.87 percent, and Republican opponent Maura Phelan received 126,806 total votes, or 33.13 percent.

Democrat Margaret Moore receives 67 percent of early votes in Travis County district attorney race

Updated 8:03 p.m.

Margaret Moore, who led in early voting results in Travis County’s district attorney race, was unavailable for comment when reached by phone.

Her opponent Maura Phelan responded to the early tallies.

“I’m a little disappointed in the early voting, but we’re hoping it ticks up,” Phelan said. “What I would say to my supporters is we at least got the issues out there, and I showed I was the only qualified candidate.”

Updated 7:09 p.m.

Margaret Moore claimed more early votes than her Republican opponent, according to unofficial early voting results, in the race for Travis County District Attorney.

Moore received 231,852 early votes, or 67.37 percent, while Maura Phelan trailed with 112,306 early votes, or 32.63 percent.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Candidates ready to become Travis County District Attorney 

Posted 5 p.m.

Republican Maura Phelan or Democrat Margaret Moore will become Travis County’s next district attorney, replacing outgoing officeholder Rosemary Lehmberg.

Lehmberg chose not to seek another term after a 2013 DWI arrest made headlines. She served as assistant district attorney from 1997 until 2009 when she was elected to the main office. She was the first female district attorney in Travis County history, according to her county bio.

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JJ Velasquez
The Central Austin editor since 2016, JJ covers city government and other topics of community interest—when he's not editing the work of his prolific writers. He began his tenure at Community Impact Newspaper as the reporter for its San Marcos | Buda | Kyle edition covering local government and public education. The Laredo, Texas native is also a web developer whose mission is to make the internet a friendly place for finding objective and engaging news content.
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