Updated 10:15 p.m. CST
The state Senate district 4 race is heading to a runoff election, with leader Brandon Creighton receiving 45 percent of the vote, about 5 percent short of being elected, according to unofficial election results.
Creighton received 13,705 votes, leading Steve Toth, 7,193 votes, Gordy Bunch, 6,612 votes, and Michael Galloway 2,818, with all precincts reporting, unofficial results show. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
The margin falls below the 50 percent of the vote required to be elected. The race will now head towards a runoff election between Creighton and Toth.
"We are excited given the fact that we were probably outspent 1.6 million between the other two candidates, to between $175,000 to $200,000," Toth said. "We are excited."
Creighton was unable to be reached for comment.
Brandon Creighton leads the state Senate district 4 seat with 47 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results.
Creighton received 8,903 votes, leading Gordy Bunch, 4,084 votes, Steve Toth, 4,023 votes, and Michael Galloway, 1,855 votes, results show. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Creighton currently serves as vice president of Signorelli Company; Bunch serves as president and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group; Toth owns Acclaim Pools, and My Pool Xperts; and Galloway is the owner of Galloway Energy.
The winner will fill the unexpired term of former senator Tommy Williams, which is scheduled to run through 2016.