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: Store Clerk Delon Johnson Arrested For Murder After Shooting Men Who Robbed Business, Police Say
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: Mexican Government Takes Aim At US Gun Manufacturers, Sues Over Toll Of Arms Trafficking
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: Dallas Police Trying To ID Lumber Thief Caught On Tape At Construction Site
She is the former Irving Mayor and former regional administrator of HUD in the President Trump administration.