Challenger Keresa Richardson defeated freshman State Rep. Frederick Frazier in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff to represent Texas House District 61.

The McKinney businesswoman beat the disgraced former McKinney City Councilman and dishonorably discharged Dallas police officer by a wide margin, 68 to 32 percent.

Richardson also finished first in the three-way March 5 primary with 40 percent of the vote.

While Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed Frazier for his support of school choice, Attorney General Ken Paxton backed Richardson due to Frazier’s vote to impeach him.

Frazier reportedly outspent Richardson 7-to-1 and outraised her 10-to-1 since February, including a nearly half-million dollar expenditure from a casino lobby-funded PAC.

HD 61 covers a portion of Collin County that includes much of McKinney and parts of Frisco, Celina, Anna, and other areas extending north to the Grayson County line.

Richardson will face Democrat Tony Adams in the November General Election but is expected to win the majority-Republican district.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.