Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt leads in early returns in the race to replace former Senator Kirk Watson. Eckhardt has 51% of the early and mail in vote. State Representative Eddie Rodriguez is second with 34%. If Eckhardt can stay above 50% she will win a runoff, but it’s way too early to tell.
Former Council Member Don Zimmerman is running a distant third, but won the early vote in Bastrop County.