Election results in the 2022 November midterms have been trickling in, and the winners in the races for Texas Senate districts 21 and 25 have been determined by voters throughout the region.
With the Texas Secretary of State's office reporting results from all polling locations, Democratic incumbent Judith Zaffirini has secured her position in Texas Senate District 21 with 61.53% of the vote.
“I am delighted to continue to represent the families of Senate District 21 in the Texas Senate,” Zaffirini said. “My staff and I embrace our mantra, 'Serviam!' (I shall serve)—a lesson learned from the Ursuline nuns. No issue is too big or too small for us. If it’s important to our constituents, it’s important to us, and we strive to represent everyone, including those who didn’t vote for me.”
Opponent and Republican candidate Julie Dahlberg received 35.96% of the vote, with Libertarian candidate Arthur Dibianca ending the race at 2.51%.
"I was very pleased to be able to represent Libertarian voters in this election," Dibianca said. "Libertarian candidates did very well in a number of races throughout Texas, and I hope this will help us build toward stronger Libertarian support in the future."
In the race to represent District 25, Republican incumbent Donna Campbell won the race with 62.87% of the vote.
“The voters of District 25 have delivered a strong message with their votes today," Campbell said. "They want elected leaders who share their conservative principles, who will support a closed border, and public schools that focus on teaching reading, writing and arithmetic—not on [critical race theory] and gender confusion. We want lower taxes, less regulation, and a strong and vibrant oil and gas industry. I will continue to stand strong with Texans to keep Texas strong, because we don’t have another Texas to move to.”
Campbell's opponent in the election, Democratic candidate Robert Walsh, ended the race with 37.13% of the ballots casted in his favor.
“I concede," Walsh said. "Donna Campbell successfully picked her voters during redistricting. Texans deserve representatives who will cut their costs and protect their environment, and it's disappointing my would-be constituents will still be waiting.”
Community Impact has reached out to all candidates involved in the race for Texas Senate districts 21 and 25, and will include their comments on the results of the election as they become available.
Results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide to see results from all local elections in your community.
Original article published at 8:26 p.m. on Nov. 8
Polls closed for the 2022 midterm election on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and ballots have begun to be counted.
Unofficial election results show a strong lead for both incumbent candidates in the races for Texas Senate Districts 21 and 25.
Democratic incumbent candidate Judith Zaffirini has pulled ahead in the unofficial results for District 21 with 61.53% of the vote. Republican candidate Julie Dahlberg is polling behind with 35.96% of the vote and Libertarian candidate Arthur Dibianca with has 2.51% of the vote, according to the Texas Secretary of States office.
According to the Texas Legislative Council, Texas Senate District 21 represents almost 908,000 residents and encompasses portions of Travis, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and additional southern counties.
In the race for the Texas Senate District 25 seat, Republican incumbent Donna Campbell has secured 62.87% of the unofficial votes with Democratic candidate Robert Walsh receiving 37.13% of the vote, according to the TSOS.
Texas Senate District 25 includes portions of Travis, Hays, Comal, Blanco, Kendall and Bexar counties with a population of 916,282, according to the Texas Legislative Council.
According to the TSOS, 52% of polling locations across the state have reported as of 11:43 p.m. Results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide to see results from all local elections in your community.