Chris Perri, Julie Oliver head to runoff election after Democratic primary in U.S. Representative District 25

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United States Representative, Texas District 25

Final update

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Chris Perri secured 37.56 percent of the Democratic primary vote to nearest challenger Julie Oliver’s 25.57 percent. The two will take part in the May 22 runoff. The winner will go up against uncontested Republican Roger Williams in November.

 

Second update

With 91.95 percent of votes counted, Democrat Chris Perri will face challenger Julie Oliver in the May 22 runoff for the Democratic post in U.S. District 25.

Perri secured 37.54 percent of the vote, and Oliver netted 25.58 percent.

Republican Roger Williams ran uncontested in the March 6 primary.

U.S. District 25 includes Bosque, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Lampasas and Somervell counties as well as areas of Bell, Erath, Hays, Tarrant and Travis counties. About 763,000 constituents live in the district, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

First update

As of 8:55 p.m., Chris Perri remains in the lead for the U.S District 25 congressional Democratic primary against four opponents.

Julie Oliver remained in second place with the incoming numbers unchanged from initially released results.

Original post

As of 7 p.m. March 6, Chris Perri leads the U.S. District 25 congressional Democratic primary race against four opponents.

Julie Oliver is in second place. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the votes, there will be a runoff between the two individuals with the highest number of votes.

Incumbent Roger Williams is running uncontested in the Republican primary for the District 25 race. Williams has held the seat since January 2013.

District 25 includes Bosque, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Lampasas and Somervell counties as well as areas of Bell, Erath, Hays, Tarrant, and Travis counties. About 763,000 constituents live in the district, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Democratic

Chris Perri – 37.54%
Chetan Panda – 10.19%
Kathi Thomas – 17.25%
Julie Oliver – 25.58%
West Hansen – 9.42%

Republican

Roger Williams – Uncontested

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

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She has been covering the Lake Travis/Westlake area for Community Impact since February 2018.
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