Incumbent Eddie Rodriguez wins Texas state rep. District 51 Democratic race, will face off with Republican Robert Reynolds in general

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Updated: March 4 at 11:00 a.m.

With all Travis County votes in, incumbent representative for Texas' 51st District Eddie Rodriguez has clinched the Democratic candidacy to maintain his seat. He defeated opponent Joshua Sanchez with 79% of votes to Sanchez's 21%. All told, Rodriguez carried 18,693 votes, and Sanchez received 4,833.

Rodriguez will square off with Republican Robert Reynolds in the November general election.

Updated: March 3 at 11:30 p.m.

With some election day numbers from Travis County counted, incumbent Eddie Rodriguez has maintained his lead over challenger Joshua Sanchez in the Democratic primary race for state representative of District 51. Rodriguez holds 81% of the vote, while Sanchez holds 19%.

Posted: March 3, 2020 at 9:37 p.m.

Incumbent Eddie Rodriguez has an early lead in the March 3 Democratic primary race for state representative of District 51, leading opponent Joshua Sanchez with 82% of the vote, based on early voting returns.

The winner of tonight's primary race for the Democratic candidacy will compete against Republican Robert Reynolds, who is running unopposed, in the November general election.

Around 176,000 constituents form Texas' 51st District, which covers much of Southeast Austin.

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.