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Here’s A Look At Local Primary Races For State Senate

Know the candidates for state senate in the upcoming primaries

Voters line up to cast ballots in the primaries in 2016.

Voter education is one of the biggest reasons someone either does or does not vote. Studies have shown the more schooling a person has, the higher his or her chance of going to the polls. Meanwhile, people who don’t study up on the ballot are less likely to go.  

There are five Senate districts in the area around Austin. Since state senators have staggered four-year terms, only three of them are up for election this year. 

Senate District 5

Republican incumbent Sen. Charles Schwertner faces Harold Ramm in the GOP primary for this district, which includes all of Williamson County and nine other counties. Three Democrats are running to face the winner in November:

Senate District 14  

Democratic incumbent Sen. Kirk Watson doesn’t have a primary opponent. Republican George W. Hindman doesn’t have a primary opponent either.

Senate District 25  

Incumbent Sen. Donna Campbell will face off against Shannon K. McClendon in the GOP primary. Democrats Jack Guerra and Steven Kling will square off to see who will be on the ballot in November.

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Capella Tucker joined KUHF in the spring of 1994 as a part-time reporter. She quickly gained a full-time position when she took over production duties for Engines of Our Ingenuity while still reporting for the news room. For ten years starting in 1997, Capella was the local news host for Saturday Weekend Edition andCar...

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