Democratic race for Travis County Commissioner Precinct 3 will go to a runoff

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The race for Travis County Commissioner Precinct 3 will go to a runoff. Ann Howard and Valinda Bolton both advanced. They are looking to succeed the retiring Republican in that district, Gerald Daughtery.

Shiloh Newman and Sheri Soltes failed to make the runoff.

Howard received 48% (or 24,239) of the vote and Bolton received 30.0% (or 15,118) of the vote.

Becky Bray is running unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Howard or Bolton in November.

Precinct 3 is in the western part of Travis County. Together, along with the other commissioners and the county judge, the person in this role helps direct policies and administration in Travis County.

“Among their many functions, the court sets the tax rate, determines fees for many county services, and determines how the collected revenues will be distributed among different county departments to provide services to the community,” according to the Travis County Commissioners Court website.

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