AUSTIN (KXAN) — Laurie Eiserloh and Delia Garza were the top two candidates in the Democratic primary race for Travis County Attorney. Neither, however, got more than 50 percent of the vote, and they will face each other in a runoff election.
Eiserloh got 42 percent of the vote (77,655 votes), Garza nearly 39 percent (71,716). Mike Denton and Dominic Selvera failed to make the runoff. There is no Republican running for the position.
According to the county’s website, the county attorney:
- Prosecutes misdemeanor crimes
- Obtains protective orders for victims of domestic violence
- Obtains involuntary commitments for certain mentally ill persons
- Advises the elected officials of Travis County regarding their official duties
The Travis County District Attorney, meanwhile, is in charge of prosecuting felony offenses. Incumbent Margaret Moore and Jose Garza will head to a runoff in that race.