By Chase Rogers
Super Tuesday is now in the past, but a number of races are still to be decided. Here’s a rundown:
Texas State Representative, District 45
The Republican primary for State Representative District 45 will go to a runoff between Carrie Isaac, who gained 46.89 percent of the vote, and Kent “Bud” Wymore, with 42.23 percent of the vote. The winner will face incumbent State Rep. Democrat Erin Zwiener, who won the Democratic primary with 68.90 percent of the vote.
Hays County Democratic Party Chair Race
Angela “Tia Angie” Villescaz, who earned 41.55 percent of the vote, will face Donna Haschke, with 39.36 percent, in a runoff election.
Runoffs in both parties will be held Saturday, May 26, when polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all Hays County Voting Centers. The last day to register to vote in those runoff election is Monday, April 27. Early voting will run from Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 22. The last day to apply to vote by mail is Friday, May 15.
Republican U.S. District 35 Race
Jenny Garcia Sharon, who had 37.09 percent of voters in the district, and “Guillermo” William Hayward, who finished with 34.31 percent, will face off in a runoff election. The winner will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who won his primary with 72.86 percent% of the vote.
State Board of Education, District 5 Race
Republicans Robert Morrow, who garnered 40.12 percent of the vote, and Lani Popp, who with 33.88 percent of the vote, will face each other in a run-off election. The winner will move on to face the Democratic nominee Rebecca Bell-Metereau, who comfortably won with 63.70 percent of the vote.
Votes in the Republican Primary election will be canvassed at 10:30 a.m. on March 12 at 900 Bugg Lane #111, San Marcos. On the Democratic side, the canvas will occur at 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Hays County Democratic Party office, 215 W. San Antonio, San Marcos.