Incumbent Erin Zwiener wins democratic nomination, while runoff looms for republican candidates in State Representative District 45

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Updated: March 4 at 8:38 a.m.

Incumbent Erin Zwiener will again represent the democratic party this November in the race for State Representative District 45, while republican candidates Carrie Isaac and Kent "Bud" Wymore look to be headed to a runoff in May to decide the republican nomination.

With 98% of polling places in Texas reporting, according to the Texas Secretary of State website, Zwiener has received 16,035 votes in the democratic race, just over 69%, while Lilian Posada received 7,150 votes.

On the republican side, Isaac received 48% of votes, while Wymore took 41%, which, if the margin stands, would require a runoff election in May to decide the nomination. Austin Talley received just under 11% of votes, falling short of the runoff election.

Original post: March 3 at 9:33 p.m.

Erin Zwiener, the incumbent representative for District 45, leads the race for her seat with 72% of votes, based on early voting returns from Hays and Blaco counties and a portion of Hays County election day votes. Zwiener's opponent, Liliana Posada, holds 28% of votes.

In the Republican primary for the District 45 seat, Carrie Isaac holds a slight lead over opponent Kent "Bud" Wydmore, with 46% of votes to his 44%. Austin Talley trails his fellow Republican candidates with 10% of the vote.

Texas' 45th District contains around 200,000 constituents and covers a large swath of the Hill Country, including Blanco, Buda, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Kyle, San Marcos and Wimberley.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.