LUBBOCK, Texas — Bases on election results Tuesday evening, Levelland native and retired White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson won Texas’s 13th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
His challengers were Democrat Gus Trujillo and Libertarian Jack Westbrook.
With 85 percent of the precincts reporting, Jackson had roughly 79.74 percent of the vote, Trujillo had 18.1 percent and Westbrook had 2.16 percent.
Representative Mac Thornberry, who current represents District 13 in Congress, announced he would not be seeking reelection and plans to retire.
Thornberry has held the congressional seat since 1995.
Texas’s 13th Congressional District covers the Texas Panhandle and portions of Texoma, the South Plains and the Rolling Plains.
The district covers the following counties: Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lipscomb, Montague, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler, Wichita, and Wilbarger. Parts of Floyd and Wise County are also included in the district.
Principal cities in the district include Amarillo, Childless and Wichita Falls.
(EDITORS NOTE: Vote percentages shown are from the Texas Secretary of State website)