Runoff election is Tuesday, May 27 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Runoff election is Tuesday, May 27

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas State runoff election will be Tuesday, May 27.

Lubbock County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 is on the local ballot.  Lubbock Attorney Ann-Marie Carruth and Shallowater EMS Director Gary Vaughn are seeking the seat.

In Yoakum County, Alfred Martinez III and Tim Addison will also take party in a run-off for County Commissioner in Precinct 4. Both candidates received 236 votes in the March Primary, the first tie on record for the county.

State races include a Republican run-off for Lieutenant Governor.  Dan Patrick had 41% of the vote in the March Primary.  Incumbent David Dewhurst had 28%

The winner will take on Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the General Election.

There will also be a Republican run-off for Attorney General.  The position is currently held by Greg Abbot who is running for governor against Democrat Wendy Davis.

Dallas attorney and State Representative Dan Branch received 33% of the vote in the March Primary.  McKinney attorney and State Senator Ken Paxton received 44%

The winner will take on Democrat Sam Houston in the General Election.

In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture both the Democrats and Republicans will have a run-off.  Todd Staples currently holds the position.  He did not seek re-election and ran an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor.

On the Republican side, Longview farmer and rancher Tommy Merritt will take on Stephenville farmer and rancher Sid Miller.  Merritt took 21% of the vote in the March Primary.  Miller had 35%.

On the Democratic side, Kerrville singer and songwriter Kinky Friedman will take on Cleburne farmer and insurance salesman Jim Hogan.  Friedman took 38% of the vote in the March Primary.  Hogan had 39%.  Hogan does not maintain a campaign website.

There will also be a Republican run-off for Texas Railroad Commissioner.  Wayne Christian, a financial planner from Center, Texas received 43% of the vote in the March Primary.  Ryan Sitton who founded Pinnacle Engineering and Technology and lives in Freindswood, Texas received 31%

The winner will take on Democrat Steve Brown in the General Election.

In the race for U.S. Senator, the will be a Democratic run-off.  Dallas investor David M. Alameel received 47% of the vote in the March Primary.  Houston area LaRouche Political Action Committee volunteer Kesha Rogers received 22%

The winner will take on Republican incumbent John Cornyn in the General Election.

You can find details about ID requirements and find your local polling place at www.votelubbock.org.

You can learn more about the state races at www.votetexas.gov.

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