Republicans in the Crossroads running for state legislature took most of the votes during the midterm election Tuesday night.

In District 30, incumbent Geanie Morrison received a 39,613 out of 53,017 total votes.

Democratic challenger Robin Hayter received 13,404 votes.

Morrison received 19,642 votes in Victoria County; 1,632 votes in Refugio County; 2,327 votes in Goliad County; 5,077 votes in DeWitt County; 4,167 votes in Calhoun County; and 6,768 votes in Aransas County. Hayter received 7,214 votes in Victoria County; 812 votes in Refugio County; 652 votes in Goliad County; 983 votes in DeWitt County; 1,731 votes in Calhoun County; and 2,012 votes in Aransas County.

In District 85, incumbent Phil Stephenson received a total of 31,977 out of 56,595 total votes.

Democratic challenger Jennifer Cantu received 24,618 votes.

Stephenson received 9,249 votes in Wharton County; 3,909 votes in Jackson County; and 18,819 votes in Fort Bend County. Cantu received 3,565 votes in Wharton County; 796 votes in Jackson County; and 20,257 votes in Fort Bend County.

In District 13, Republican Ben Leman received 48,875 out of 61,608 total votes. Democratic challenger Cecil Ray Webster Sr. received 12,733 votes.

Leman received 8,752 votes in Austin County; 5,088 votes in Burleson County; 3,541 votes in Colorado County; 8,167 votes in Fayette County; 6,528 votes in Grimes County; 6,596 votes in Lavaca County; and 10,203 votes in Washington County.

Webster received 2,090 votes in Austin County; 1,425 votes in Burleson County; 969 votes in Colorado County; 2,176 votes in Fayette County; 2,030 votes in Grimes County; 975 votes in Lavaca County; and 3,068 votes in Washington County.

Amber Aldaco reports on regional counties for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at or 361-580-6303.

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Amber Aldaco is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She's covered various events in the Crossroads including a zoo rescue, a biker funeral and a state meeting with the governor. She enjoys singing with her significant other.

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