AUSTIN (KXAN) — Republican Chip Roy will represent Texas District 21 in U.S. Congress, after beating Democrat Joseph Kopser in the election, according to the Associated Press, which called the election.
Kopser has 48 percent of the vote while Roy had 50 percent of the vote, as of 10:23 p.m.
The district stretches from Austin to San Antonio and reaches all the way out to Kerr County in the Texas hill country. Since 1987 the district has been represented by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith from San Antonio.
Roy is a former chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz. On his campaign website, he pledges to fight to stop dangerous criminals on our border, provide law enforcement with more resources, work for a balanced budget and stand for health care freedom.
Kopser is a veteran and businessman. On Kopser’s campaign website, he pledges to work to reinstitute a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, bring health care to all, reform the criminal justice system and create food and water security.
Kopser will be holding his election watch party Tuesday night in Austin. Roy will be holding his election watch party in New Braunfels.
KXAN’s Lauren Lanmon will be working to bring the latest on the election results as they become available.