HEATH -Heath City Council member and Regal Realtors owner Justin Holland (left) squeaked by Frisco City Council member John Keating by 99 votes tonight and won the Texas House District 33 Run-Off Election.
Holland received 4,027 votes (50.6%) to Keating’s 3,928 (49.4%).
Or in another way of putting it, Rockwall County beat Collin County, 5,258 votes to 2,697.
Holland received 3,387 votes from Rockwall Co. and 640 votes from Collin Co.
Keating received 2,057 votes from Collin Co. and 1,871 votes from Rockwall Co.
Holland will now face Democratic Party nominee Karen Jacobs in the Nov. 8 general election to represent District 33 in Austin in January.
In the four other run-off races affecting Rockwall County:
Wayne Christian slid by Gary Gates for Railroad Commission, 51% to 49%.
Judge Mary Lou Keel squeezed by Judge Ray Wheless for Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2, 51% to 49%.
Judge Scott Walker easily defeated Brent Webster in the Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5, 58% to 42%.
Keven Ellis beat Mary Lou Bruner for State Board of Education District 9, 58% to 42%.
Just 5,074 (9.32%) Rockwall County voters turned out to vote.