We had a record setting Primary! We had the largest slate of Collin County Democratic candidates in more than 25 years. And the most diverse slate EVER by either party. Democrats across the county were ready to vote and vote they did! Read on for a more indepth look at the 2018 Collin County Democratic Primary.
KEY RACE RESULTS
In Collin County, 18.91% of registered voters stepped out to vote in the Texas Primary that took place yesterday, March 6, 2018.
In the Democratic Primary, there were several close races. One of the tightest was the race for State Senator, District 8. Mark Phariss ended up beating his opponent, Brian Chaput, by a hair with 50.90% of the vote. Joi Chevalier, running for State Comptroller, beat Tim Mahoney.
In one of the most surprising races for US Representative District 3, Lorie Burch was ahead by a little over 50% most of the night, but with a final vote tally of 49.61%, she faces Sam Johnson in a runoff.
Lupe Valdez, running for Governor, had the lead most of the evening, but since she got only 43% of the total votes, she’ll face Andrew White in a runoff.
As expected, Republican incumbents Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Senator Ted Cruz easily won their primaries with over a million votes each.
KEY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS – WINNERS
|Lt. Governor||Mike Collier||17,912||57.41||501,395||52.37|
|Comptroller Public Accounts||Joi Chevalier||18,390||61.80||484,030||51.86|
|Commissioner General Land Office||Miguel Suazo||20,575||69.38||660,280||70.00|
|Railroad Commissioner||Roman McAllen||17,905||59.54||536,823||58.50|
|US Senator||Beto O’Rourke||22,622||64.48||641,052||61.82|
|US Representative D4||Catherine Krantz||629||77.56||8,840||68.59|
|State Senator D8||Mark Phariss||13,670||50.96||16,689||50.90|
|County Chair||Mike Rawlins||20,665||66.44|
KEY REPUBLICAN RACE RESULTS – WINNERS
|Lt. Governor||Dan Patrick||50,763||77.04||1,164,556||75.91|
|Commissioner General Land Office||George P. Bush||30,575||49.23||857,866||58.18|
|US Senator||Ted Cruz||54,531||82.83||1,315,468||85.34|
|US Representative D3||Van Taylor||45,475||84.66||45,475||84.66|
|US Representative D32||Pete Sessions||2,418||76.79||32,784||79.26|
|State Senator D8||Angela Paxton||29,397||55.53||32,653||54.35|
RUNOFFS – MAY 22, 2018
|D – Governor||Lupe Valdez||14,734||43.84||436,295||42.89|
|D – US Representative D3||Lorie Burch||15,468||49.61||15,468||49.61|
|D – US Representative D32||Collin Allred||585||34.78||15,442||38.52|
|D – State Board of Education||Suzanne Smith||13,982||47.28||35,460||48.06|
MORE RACE RESULTS
Happily, there were Democrats running for almost every office! Many of the Democratic candidates ran uncontested, but will be facing Republican opponents in November. Even though they ran uncontested, candidates including Justin Nelson (Attorney General), Kim Olson (Commissioner of Agriculture), Danyell Lanier (County Judge), Ramona Brumfield (Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Place 2) among many others, had an impressive number of votes. Keep them coming!
In the Republican Primary, a key uncontested race was Matt Sheehan (State Representative D66).
For details about every race in Collin County, go to Collin County Election Results.
If you’re interested in the Primary results for the entire State of Texas, check out these sites:
In other interesting election news across the state, Joaquin Castro ran uncontested (both Democrat and Republican parties) for US Representative District 20. Eddie Bernice Johnson (US Representative District 30) won her primary with 63.57% of the vote and no upcoming Republican opponents.
Democratic Propositions passed by 99.43%. Yup, that’s almost everyone who voted! We all agree on our mission.
ELECTION WATCH PARTIES
Excited candidates, volunteers, and voters got together all over town to watch the elections and celebrate their hard work. We have the pictures to prove it.
Congratulations to all the candidates for your dedication to the political process. We’re proud of all of you.
- Join our Field Organization: email fielddirector@collindemocrats.
- We’ll be updating our website to show runoff and general election candidates soon, so please find a candidate to support. Phone banking Block walking. Put up signs. Go to town halls. Volunteer to do administrative work. Donate time. Take photographs for your candidate. Set up events. Organize volunteers. Be a poll greeter.
- Become a Sustaining Donor. We have no paid staff. Sustaining donations stay in the county, keep the doors open.
- Be a voter registrar. Get information on voter registrar training here.
- Get more information on volunteering by registering here
Runoff Election: May 22, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018
Carole Evans is a long-time Plano resident who was previously a technology executive and project management educator. Even though she claims to be retired, she is now officiating volleyball for middle schools and high schools. 2016 woke her up politically, so she calls herself “a new activist”. Harried mom to two cats, daughter to her mom, sister to her mom’s dog, all who live in Plano with her. Gulp!