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Several high-profile state office and two district races are on the ballots for the Republican and Democratic runoff elections Tuesday, May 24. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 

The runoff includes the race for the new Texas House District 19 seat on the Republican ticket, which has drawn much publicity with Austin-area candidates Ellen Troxclair and Justin Berry seeking the nomination. 

The state Legislature carved out this district during the redistricting process last year. Currently, state Rep. Terry Wilson serves Burnet County in District 20. Wilson is seeking re-election for that district, which no longer includes Burnet County.

In the Texas Senate race, Republicans Paul Reyes and Pete Flores are seeking the GOP nomination for District 24, which includes Burnet and Llano counties. 

The winners of the runoffs will go on to the Nov. 8 mid-term election. 

BURNET COUNTY

Republican runoff races are:

  • Texas attorney general — George P. Bush and Ken Paxton (incumbent)
  • Commissioner of the General Land Office (open seat) — Dawn Buckingham and Tim Westley
  • Railroad commissioner — Sarah Stogner and Wayne Christian (incumbent)
  • State senator District 24 (open seat) — Paul Reyes and Pete Flores
  • State representative District 19 (open seat) — Ellen Troxclair and Justin Berry
  • Precinct 1 chair — Claire Nybro, Brandon Smith, and Pat Thomas 
  • Precinct 19 chair — Garrett Wood and Lenwood Nelson

Democratic runoff races are:

  • Lieutenant governor — Mike Collier and Michelle Beckley
  • Texas attorney general — Rochelle Mercedes Garza and Joe Jaworski
  • Commissioner of the General Land Office — Jay Kleberg and Sandragrace Martinez
  • Comptroller of Public Accounts — Janet T. Dudding and Angel Luis Vega

Burnet County voters may cast a ballot in any of the open voting centers, no matter where they live within the county.

  • Burnet County AgriLife, 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet
  • Bertram Library, 170 N. Gabriel St. in Bertram
  • Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs
  • Granite Shoals Community Center, 1208 N. Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals
  • County Courthouse South Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

LLANO COUNTY

Republican runoff races are:

  • Texas attorney general — George P. Bush and Ken Paxton (incumbent)
  • Commissioner of the General Land Office (open seat) — Dawn Buckingham and Tim Westley
  • Railroad commissioner — Sarah Stogner and Wayne Christian (incumbent)
  • State senator District 24 (open seat) — Paul Reyes and Pete Flores
  • Llano County Precinct 4 justice of the peace (open seat) — Lisa Simpson and William Koch

Democratic runoff races are:

  • Lieutenant governor — Mike Collier and Michelle Beckley
  • Texas attorney general — Rochelle Mercedes Garza and Joe Jaworski
  • Commissioner of the General Land Office — Jay Kleberg and Sandragrace Martinez
  • Comptroller of Public Accounts — Janet T. Dudding and Angel Luis Vega

Llano County voters must cast a ballot at the site of their voting precinct, which is different than their representative or county commissioner precinct. The voting precinct is printed on a person’s voter certification. Call the Llano County Elections Office at 325-247-5425 for assistance. 

Polling sites by voting precinct in Llano County are:

  • Precincts 109 and 102 — Oak Ridge Estates, 404 Lake Point Drive in Horseshoe Bay
  • Precincts 204 and 205 — Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam
  • Precincts 307, 108, and 203 — Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland
  • Precincts 410 and 101 — Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano

For more information on voting in Burnet County, call the Elections Office at 512-715-5288 or visit its website. Llano County voters may call the Elections Office at 325-247-5425 or visit its webpage. For voting and election information in the state of Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov.

editor@thepicayune.com