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March 10, 2004

Alma Allen Wins!

By Byron LaMasters

State Representative District 131
Alma A. Allen - 4,723 55.51%
Ron Wilson (I) - 3,785 44.49%

Precincts Reported 28 of 28 Precincts 100.00%

Together, we defeated one of the two Democrats voting for Tom DeLay's redistricting plan. Alma Allen will make a great State Representative for Houston and she is to be congratulated. Tomorrow (ok, well later today), I will calculate (via the Texas Ethics website) how much Burnt Orange Report readers (along with our friends over at Daily Kos (Kos posted our pitch for money for Alma Allen's campaign) donated to the Alma Allen campaign (signified by a donation ending in $.27). In this kind of race, 1000 votes makes the difference, and several thousand dollars makes a huge difference. We helped make a difference in this race, and we should be proud. In fact, tonight, Democrats sent a message. We sent a message that we want real Democrats to represent our communities. Another early supporter of Speaker Craddick and committee chair under him - Glenn Lewis lost tonight (someone who did not join the "Killer D's" in Ardmore, OK). Lewis lost to Marc Veasey, an aide to U.S. Rep. Martin Frost:

State Representative District 95
Glenn Lewis (I) - 4,109 45.71%
Marc Veasey - 4,880 54.29%

Precincts Reported 71 of 71 Precincts 100.00%

Congratulations to Alma Allen and Marc Veasey! And thank you to all of our readers who helped make it happen!

Update: Another Democratic Craddick supporter, Roberto Gutierrez is in a run-off (narrowly missed being defeated outright):

State Representative District 41
Veronica Gonzales - 5,020 49.46%
Roberto Gutierrez (I) - 3,445 33.94%
Jim Selman - 1,684 16.59%

Precincts Reported 35 of 35 Precincts 100.00%

Go Veronica Gonzales!

In another race, Tracy King beat Timo Garza in a rematch (Garza defeated then-incumbent King in 2002):

State Representative District 80
Timoteo "Timo" Garza (I) - 9,084 39.01%
Tracy O. King - 14,205 60.99%

Precincts Reported 76 of 76 Precincts 100.00%

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