In another blow to Gov. Greg Abbott’s endorsements in open seats for the Texas House, Terri Leo-Wilson defeated Patrick Gurski for the Republican runoff in House District 23.

Covering Chambers and part of Galveston County, HD 23 is currently held by State Rep. Mayes Middleton (R–Wallisville). Middleton won the Republican nomination for state Senate District 11 in the March primary.

A former State Board of Education member and State Republican Executive Committee member, Leo-Wilson has been active in Republican politics—local and statewide—for more than 40 years.

While Leo-Wilson touted the endorsement of Middleton, Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed opponent Patrick Gurski in the race.

Leo-Wilson will face Democrat Keith Henry in the November general election.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens

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