AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – With 67% of precincts reporting, Candace Valenzuela leads Kim Olson in the Democratic Primary runoff for the U.S. House District 24 seat 57% to 43%.
District 24 covers northeast Tarrant, northwest Dallas and southeast Denton County.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
Republican Representative Kenny Marchant is retiring.
Candace Valenzuela was elected to the Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD as a board member in 2017.
Kim Olson was in the U.S. Air Force from 1979-2005. She retired from USAF as a colonel.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
She served on the Weatherford ISD School Board from 2007-2011.
Olson won the Democratic primary election 40% to Valenzuela 30% which led to the runoff.
The winner takes on Republican candidate Beth Van Duyne.MORE NEWS: Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy
She is the former Irving Mayor and former regional administrator of HUD in the President Trump administration.