Travillion takes Travis County commissioner Precinct 1 seat

Early voters line up Oct. 26 to cast their ballots at the Travis County Tax Office in Pflugerville.

Early voters line up Oct. 26 to cast their ballots at the Travis County Tax Office in Pflugerville.

Updated 9 a.m.

Democrat Jeff Travillion has won the race for the Travis county Commissioner Precinct 1 seat.

Jeff TravillionAfter spending Election Day out at the polls and talking with voters—some in the rain, Travillion ended the night with 67.66 percent of the total vote, or 59,743 votes.

"I was honored that people came out under challenging conditions to make their voices heard, and I want to be a good steward," he said.

Precinct 1 includes parts of Austin and Pflugerville. In his new role he said he will tackle quality-of-life issues and plans to start by talking with school districts, neighborhood groups and community representatives to determine what the area's priorities are.

"The first issue is certainly going to be transportation," he said. "It's going to be how people get to work, how they get to medical care, how they get to the necessities of life—doctors, clinics, shopping, school. ... A lot of people leave the Pflugerville area to work in the Austin area, so getting to and from work opportunities and health opportunities are going to be important. The access to health care is going to be critical here."

Travillion defeated Republican Pat McCord, who took home 25.82 percent of the vote, or 22,799 votes, and Ashely "Flashe" Gordon, a Green Party candidate who received 6.51 percent of the vote, or 5,572 votes, according to Travis County tallies.

Updated 10:19 p.m.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Democratic candidate Jeff Travillion had 69.81 percent of the vote, or 50,116 votes, in the race for the Travis County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 seat.

His opponent Pat McCord received 24.16 percent of the vote, or 17,347 votes. Green Party candidate Ashely "Flashe" Gordon received 6.02 percent of the vote, or 4,324 votes.

Updated at 7:10 p.m.

Democrat Jeff Travillion, who edged out other competitors in the primaries earlier this year, has the lead in early voting so far in the race for the Travis County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 seat.

Travillion received 69.97 percent of the vote, or 46,108 votes, according to unofficial early voting results released by Travis County at 7 p.m.

Travillion's challengers are Republican William 'Pat' McCord, who received 24.3 percent of the early vote, or 16,016 votes, and Ashely “Flashe” Gordon, a member of the Green Party, who received 5.73 percent of the early vote, or 3,773 votes.

Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis, who serves Precinct 1, is retiring and is not seeking re-election.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

 

Updated 6:50 p.m.

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Travillion, McCord, Gordon face off for retiring commissioner's seat
Posted at 1:39 p.m.

Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis, who serves Precinct 1, is retiring and is not seeking re-election.

Democrat Jeff Travillion, who edged out other competitors in the primaries earlier this year, will face off against Republican William 'Pat' McCord and Ashely “Flashe” Gordon, a member of the Green Party, in the race for the Precinct 1 seat.

Travillion outpaced McCord in terms of funds raised, according to campaign finance reports.