AUSTIN (KXAN) — Pete Sessions has won the race for House District 17 will fill the seat Rep. Bill Flores held before retiring last year.
Sessions received 170,974 (55.9%) votes, Democrat Rick Kennedy had V (40.9%) and Libertarian Ted Brown had 9,871 (3.2%).
Sessions won the bid for the Republican spot with 53.5% of the vote. Sessions is a former Congressman from the Dallas area who lost his seat in 2018.
Kennedy represented the Democrats in the race. Kennedy is a project manager from Pflugerville and topped the runoff with 13,339 votes for 57.3%.
The district encompasses part of north Austin and northern Travis County and also includes Waco and College Station.