Runoff elections results come in Tuesday night

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The results of the Texas Primary runoff election came in Tuesday night.

Austin eye doctor Dawn Buckingham beat State Representative Susan King in the runoff for the Republican nomination in State Senate District 24.

The district stretches from Abilene, through the Hill Country, and into southwest Austin.

Democrats in northeast Travis County chose Jeff Travillion as their nominee for county commissioner.

He defeated Arthur Sampson. Travillion will face Pat McCord in November.

Republicans in Bastrop County picked Maurice Cook over Matthew Henderson as their candidate for sheriff. Cook won by just 16 votes. He’ll face Democrat Mike Renck in November.

In Travis County, less than one percent of registered voters went to the polls in the Republican runoff. Democrats did not do much better, with 1.4 percent going to the polls.

Republican candidate for the State Railroad Commission Wayne Christian defeated Gary Gates. Only 5,838 people cast a vote in the race. Around 685,000 people are registered to vote in Travis County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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