Texas elects first new governor in 14 years


After months of build up to Election Day on Tuesday, the votes have been tabulated and Greg Abbott has been elected Governor of Texas.

Julia Vastano, Editor-in-chief

Republican Greg Abbott has overwhelmingly defeated Democrat Wendy Davis in the election to replace Rick Perry as the governor of Texas. Abbott finished with nearly 60 percent of the vote to the 38 percent gathered by Davis.

Below are the results of some of the most noteworthy contests.


Greg Abbott (REP)               2,575,989 votes

Wendy Davis (DEM)            1,641,637 votes


U.S. Senator

John Cornyn (REP)               1,526,206

David M. Alameel  (DEM)      885,188


U.S. Representative District 3

Sam Johnson (REP)                 102,189

Paul Blair (GRN)                         22,119