Updated at 10:28 p.m.:
With 50% of precincts reporting, Republican Pete Flores leads Democrat Kathy Jones-Hospod 65% to 35%.
Election Day votes are still being tallied.
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State Senate District 24 will be getting a new Senator.
Republican Dawn Buckingham, who has represented the district since 2017, opted not to seek re-election so she could run for Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Former state Sen. and Republican Pete Flores is the GOP candidate Buckingham herself has endorsed to take the reins in the recently re-drawn district 24.
Flores, a retired game warden from Pleasanton, served in the Senate after winning a special election in 2018. He lost his seat to Roland Gutierrez in 2020.
Flores’ opponent in this election is Democrat Kathy Jones-Hospod from Cedar Park.
A software engineer for 40 years, Kathy Jones-Hospod defeated her opponent Jeremy Kohwles in the primary by a 4-to-1 margin.
State Senate District 24 includes all of Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba counties and portions of Taylor and Travis counties.