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tanyev

(43,143 posts)
Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:21 AM Nov 2022

Holy crap! My district just elected a Democrat as our Texas State Representative!

This is Collin County, just north of Dallas. I'm not aware of any other elected Democrats in the entire county.




State House election results: Democrat beating Republican for District 70 seat

Projected poll results show Democrat Mihaela Plesa just barely ahead of Republican Jamee Jolly.

Author: WFAA Staff
Published: 4:32 AM CST November 9, 2022
Updated: 4:32 AM CST November 9, 2022

COLLIN COUNTY, Texas — The Texas House of Representatives looks to gain one additional Democrat this Election Day as one is beating a Republican for a traditionally Republican seat in District 70 in McKinney.

Projected poll results show Democrat Mihaela Plesa less than 1,000 votes ahead of Republican Jamee Jolly, about 2% of the total vote.

Plesa, 39, is a child of immigrants and after working in public relations with small businesses around the state, worked through several legislative sessions in Austin helping draft various proposals, including Proposition 8, approved last year.

Priorities listed by Plesa include improving the energy grid and water infrastructure, improving access to healthcare and expanding women's rights and equality.

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/politics/elections/state-house-election-results-democrat-beating-republican-district-70-seat/287-51ff2d9c-f25c-4586-a3fc-20fa728a2810
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Holy crap! My district just elected a Democrat as our Texas State Representative! (Original Post) tanyev Nov 2022 OP
Same here: Lloyd Doggett ananda Nov 2022 #1
Oh, I remember when they did that to Doggett. tanyev Nov 2022 #4
LLoyd Doggett is what a Congressman of either party should aspire to ... marble falls Nov 2022 #8
Yes, people along the highway all the way to Katy (150 miles away) ananda Nov 2022 #9
Woooopp!! K&R onetexan Nov 2022 #2
If she maintains the lead, this is very, very good news for the north Texas area harumph Nov 2022 #3
I just realized I didn't get the numbers in my OP. tanyev Nov 2022 #6
Great news Emile Nov 2022 #5
Great news! SheltieLover Nov 2022 #7
Congratulations LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2022 #10

ananda

(29,238 posts)
1. Same here: Lloyd Doggett
Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:23 AM
Nov 2022

It's the first time since I moved here that we've
been able to elect a Democrat.

Doggett was the representative in my old district
until it got gerrymandered by Tom Delay for Mike
McCaul.

Now it's a brand new district and actually representative
of the voters.

I think the Republicans were more interested in gaming
the Valley and historically Black districts here in Texas,
this time around.

marble falls

(59,568 posts)
8. LLoyd Doggett is what a Congressman of either party should aspire to ...
Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:41 AM
Nov 2022

... more Democrats need to be in the State Legislature to make it easier to elect more LLoyd Doggetts.

ananda

(29,238 posts)
9. Yes, people along the highway all the way to Katy (150 miles away)
Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:59 AM
Nov 2022

were electing Mike Mccaul.

It really was infuriating.

tanyev

(43,143 posts)
6. I just realized I didn't get the numbers in my OP.
Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:34 AM
Nov 2022

This is what's showing up on the Collin County Elections unofficial final. I think it's a done deal.


TX Representative Dist 70

Mihaela Elizabeth Plesa (D)

51%
29,538


Jamee Jolly (R)

49%
28,717

Vote Total: 58,255

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