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In Texas legislature races, incumbents Hancock, Klick, Stickland beat back challengers

Texas House District 92 candidate Steve Riddell  talks to Jessica Cox during election day at Concordia Lutheran Church in Euless, Texas, Tuesday Nov. 06, 2018. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Texas House District 92 candidate Steve Riddell talks to Jessica Cox during election day at Concordia Lutheran Church in Euless, Texas, Tuesday Nov. 06, 2018. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth) Bob Booth

On a night in which upsets grabbed headlines nationwide, voters in many parts of North Texas stuck with incumbents.

In Northeast Tarrant County, Republican Jonathan Stickland of Bedford beat back a challenge from Democrat Steve Riddell, winning 49.8 of the vote to Riddell’s 47.4 percent. Libertarian Eric P. Espinoza had less than 3 percent.

The district includes Hurst, Euless, Bedford and parts of Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie.

Republican Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, fended off Democrat challenger Gwenn Burud for state Senate District 9, getting 54 percent of votes compared to almost 46 percent for Burud.

Republican state Rep. Stephanie Klick of far north Fort Worth handily won against Democrat Jeromey Sims for House District 91. She had 63.5 percent of ballots compared to 36.4 percent for Sims, with all 705 precincts reporting.

Republican Matt Krause beat Democrat Nancy Bean for House District 93, winning 54 percent of votes to Bean’s 46 percent.

In Arlington, Republican Tony Tinderholt, a director of a credit card processing firm, held off challenges from Democrat Finnigan Jones and Libertarian Jessica Pallett,Tinderholt, garnering 52 percent of votes for House District 94 compared to 44 percent for Jones and 4 percent for Pallett.

Other unofficial results:

House District 95: Republican Stephen A. West 22 percent; Democrat Nicole Collier 77 percent; Libertarian Joshua G. Burns, 2 percent.

House District 96: Republican Bill Zedler, 51 percent; Democrat Ryan E. Ray, 47 percent; Libertarian Stephen Parmer, 2 percent.

House District 97: Republican Craig Goldman, 53; Democrat Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin, 45 percent; Libertarian Rod Wingo, 2 percent.

House District 98: Republican Giovanni Capriglione, 68 percent; Democrat Mica J. Ringo, 29 percent; Libertarian H. Todd J. Moore, 2 percent.

House District 99: Republican Charlie Geren, 64 percent; Democrat Michael Stackhouse, 36 percent.

House District 101: Democrat Chris Turner, 87 percent; Libertarian James Allen, 13 percent.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796; @gdickson
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