David Smalling wins 2018 Republican primary election for U.S. Representative District 35


U.S. House District 35

UPDATE: 8:40 a.m. Republican David Smalling has won the Republican primary race for Texas’ District 35 in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating challenger SK Alexander.

Smalling, who works in the oil and gas industry as an inspector, received 7,083 votes, or 53.3 percent of the 13,281 votes cast. Alexander received 6,198 votes, or 46.7 percent.

Smalling’s advantage was more significant in Travis County, where he received 1,174 of 1,861 votes, or 63 percent.

District 35 stretches from San Antonio to Austin and includes parts of Bexar, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Travis Counties.

In November’s general election, Smalling will face Lloyd Doggett, the Democratic incumbent, who ran unopposed for his party’s nomination.


SK Alexander (via Courtesy SK Alexander)

SK Alexander

6,198 votes
46.7 percent

David Smalling (via Courtesy David Smalling)

David Smalling

7,083 votes
53.3 percent

All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, visit communityimpact.com/vote.

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Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.
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