Final: Wendy Davis defeats Jennie Lou Leeder in U.S. House District 21 Democratic primary

Two Democratic nominees are competing in the March 2020 primary in U.S. House District 21 in an attempt to unseat Republican Chip Roy. Courtesy Fotolia
Two Democratic nominees are competing in the March 2020 primary in U.S. House District 21 in an attempt to unseat Republican Chip Roy. Courtesy Fotolia

Two Democratic nominees are competing in the March 2020 primary in U.S. House District 21 in an attempt to unseat Republican Chip Roy. Courtesy Fotolia

After receiving more than 75,000 votes in Congressional District 21 according to the Texas Secretary of State, Wendy Davis will be the Democratic nominee.



The former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state senator faced off against Jennie Lou Leeder, a former chair of the Llano County Democratic party.

Davis received 86.1% of the vote—75,736 votes total in the district that includes all or part of 10 counties. Leeder finished with 12,182 votes, or 13.9%.

The 21st district stretches from Austin south to San Antonio and west to Johnson City, Fredericksburg and Kerrville.


Davis will advance to face Republican incumbent Chip Roy, who is running uncontested in the primary and has served since winning the seat in 2018.


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