CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Republican Brian Harrison and Republican John Wray will face off in a runoff election following the House District 10 (HD-10) election Aug. 31.
Harrison earned 4,613 total votes or 40.7% with Wray garnering 4,031 votes or 35.57% of the vote. The only Democrat in the race, Pierina Otiniano received 1,281 total votes or 11.3% and Matt Savino who is a Henderson County resident and Libertarian received 31 total votes. To view election results you can visit www.votetexas.gov.
The special election was called when Jake Ellzey resigned during his first term to run for U.S. House District 6 which was vacant. Ellzey endorsed Wray, while Harrison received an endorsement by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.
“Wow. Huge night for our campaign. Thanks to every voter in HD-10 who put their faith in me to be their representative,” Harrison stated on social media. Wray also posted on social media saying, “Thank you to everyone who voted, volunteered and endorsed our campaign. Michele and I are excited to be in the runoff and grateful for the amazing outpouring of support we have received through this process.”
The special election will be held at a later date, but both Harrison and Wray agree that HD-10 needs immediate representation during the current special sessions.