"Texas Primary Election Results" by State Rep. J.M. Lozano
All across the state, Texans went to the polls on March 3 to cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic party primary elections.
These elections are an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to choose which candidates will represent them in the November Election. Texas has one of the earliest primaries in the United States, falling on what is called Super Tuesday, when many high population states vote.
This being a presidential election year, there were many offices to cast votes for, including U.S. Senator, and a number of state offices. On the Republican side, Texans chose President Donald Trump to represent the Republican Party.
Among Democrats, former Vice President Joe Biden won. For U.S. Senate, Senator John Cornyn will be the Republican Party nominee and MJ Hegar and state senator Royce West will have a runoff election to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee.
Overall, 2020 is proving to be a year with significant turnover in political leadership. Several members of Texas' U.S. Congress delegation have announced their retirement. Closer to home, results for the Texas House of Representatives indicate that at least 12 members have decided to resign or retire, and several others are in runoff elections.
The Texas House of Representatives will also choose a new Speaker of the House when the legislature reconvenes in January 2021.