Final Collin County voting results in the Republican primary runoff election for the Texas House District 70 seat show Jamee Jolly defeated Eric J. Bowlin. In the Democratic primary runoff for the same seat, Mihaela Elizabeth Plesa defeated Cassandra Garcia Hernandez. Results are unofficial until the votes are canvassed by the county.
Jolly received more than 52% of the votes cast in the Republican primary, while Bowlin received just under 48%.
"I'm so proud of our campaign team and our volunteers, [who] worked really hard to reach every single voter," Jolly said to Community Impact Newspaper after the final results from McKinney were announced. "With this being an open seat, the biggest challenge we had from the very beginning was just making sure people knew that they were in this new district. I'm very happy with our results and very thankful for the support from our community and voters in District 70."
In the Democratic primary, Plesa received more than 55% of the votes cast, while Hernandez received a little less than 45%. Plesa could not immediately be reached for comment May 24.
Jolly and Plesa will next face off in the Nov. 8 election.
Among the other races Plano voters cast ballots in May 24, Antonio Swad leads the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives District 32 seat over Justin Webb. Swad has received nearly 57% of the votes counted to the just over 43% collected by Webb. All vote centers in Collin County and all precincts in Denton County have reported, but votes are still being counted in Dallas County.
The winner of the May 24 primary runoff will face Democrat Colin Allred in the Nov. 8 election.
In Collin County, Randy Johnson won the Republican primary runoff for Criminal Court No. 5 judge with more than 59% of the votes cast to Jimmy Angelino's just less than 41%.
Mike Gould won the Republican primary runoff for Collin County district clerk over Lynne Finley. Gould received just over 54% of the early votes cast to Finley's total of just less than 46%.
The Republican primary runoff for Collin County constable, Precinct 1 shows Matt Carpenter defeated Cris Trevino. Carpenter received nearly 66% of the votes, while Trevino received a little more than 34%.
Caroline Werner received a little less than 56% of the votes cast for Collin County Democratic Party chair to defeat Mike Rawlins, who received more than 44% of ballots.