Fleck leads, Zimmerman and Berry separated by one vote for second in District 47 Republican primary

Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait in line at Lakeway's Randall's grocery store on RM 620. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait in line at Lakeway's Randall's grocery store on RM 620. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait in line at Lakeway's Randall's grocery store on RM 620. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Update at 7:57 a.m., March 4

With the last votes counted in the early morning hours of March 4, Jennifer Fleck and Don Zimmerman appear to be the top two candidates for Texas' House District 47, with 5,760 votes and 4,099 votes, respectively.

Candidate Justin Berry is behind Zimmerman by only one vote, with 4,098. The results aren't official until all of the votes are canvassed, but if the numbers hold, Fleck and Zimmerman will likely face off in a May 26 runoff election.

Updated at 10:42 p.m.

Unofficial results show Jennifer Fleck holding onto her lead with 3,725 votes or 35% with Zimmerman trailing behind with 2,411 votes.

All election results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted at 7:28 p.m.

Though state Rep.Vicki Goodwin, D-Austin, is not facing any competitors during the March 3 primary election, a pool of five Republican candidates are vying to compete against her in the November general. Early election results from the Texas Secretary of State office show Jennifer Fleck in the lead with 3,509 votes, of which 3,469 are from early voting.

The victor must garner more than 50% of the total votes. Should no candidate tally more than 50%, a runoff election will occur between the top two vote-getters May 26.

Early voting result totals show Jennifer Fleck and Don Zimmerman currently in the top two spots with 3,509 and 2,254 votes, respectively. Justin Berry is in third with 2,243 votes, Aaron Reitz is in fourth with 1,602 votes and Jenny Roan Forgey is fifth with 703 votes. That could change as results trickle in.

Goodwin began serving District 47 in 2018 after defeating incumbent Republican Paul D. Workman, who had held the seat since 2011.

District 47 encompasses the city of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Briarcliff, Spicewood, the Village of the Hills, a section of the Four Points area and parts of unincorporated western Travis County, according to Texas Legislature Online.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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