Tonight’s run-off election was a great night for conservatives! With the defeat of an entrenched incumbent like Delwin Jones, and the election of strong, positive conservatives like Charles Perry, John Frullo, Larry Gonzales, Van Taylor and others, it’s clear that Republican voters want commonsense conservatives who will lead Texas in the right direction with the right ideas.

We were excited to stand alongside these candidates in the primaries and look forward to their November victories.

Here’s a quick wrap-up of our winning endorsements:

  • House District 14: State Rep. Fred Brown (who earned our “Taxpayer Advocate” award) easily won re-election.
  • House District 52: Republican Larry Gonzales won a strong run-off victory, and now faces incumbent Dianna Maldonado in November.
  • House District 66: Van Taylor won big over Mabrie Jackson… but it may not be over here. Because incumbent Brian McCall resigned his seat, there will be a special election on May 8.
  • House District 83: Charles Perry easily defeated incumbent Delwin Jones, perennially one of the worst Republicans in the Legislature.
  • House District 84: In this open seat, John Frullo won a strong victory over Mark Griffin.
  • House District 149: Conservative Jack O’Connor won his run-off, ready to face Democrat incumbent Hubert Vo in November.
  • In Travis County’s House District 47, Holly Turner didn’t win. On the other hand, the run-off winner — Paul Workman — will be able to mount a strong challenge to incumbent Democrat Valinda Bolton in the general election.

    We did not endorse in House District 127 — the candidates were too evenly matched, ideologically — and I offer our congratulations to Dan Huberty on his big win.

    Michael Quinn Sullivan

    Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.