PLEASANTON, TX — Pete Flores, Pleasanton, Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 19, finished in first place in tonight’s special election and is well-positioned to win the vacant Texas Senate seat in the upcoming runoff.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Flores had 32.31 percent, with former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego in second place with 32.07 percent and State Rep. Roland Gutierrez in third place with 24.32 percent out of 31,510 votes cast.
“Tonight’s victory is proof that the grassroots are the key,” said Flores, a former game warden who served the state for 27 years and retired as a Colonel. “We had incredible volunteers who worked so hard for us. I am truly grateful to everyone who helped. Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith were all incredible.
“The best endorsement came from the votes cast by our friends and neighbors in Atascosa County and SD19.
“I want to thank Texas Right to Life, who stepped in early and made a tremendous difference. Texas Alliance for Life, the Texas Home School Coalition, Associated Republicans of Texas and the Hispanic Republicans of Texas were all wonderfully supportive. I know we can win this runoff. We will win this runoff. The real work begins tomorrow.”
According to rough campaign calculations, Flores spent an average of $5 per vote, compared to almost $12 per vote for Gallego and over $57 per vote for Gutierrez.
To support Pete Flores’ campaign, contribute at // www.peteflores2016.com/ donate-now/.
To learn more about Pete Flores, visit his campaign website, www.PeteFlores2018.com.