Runoff Needed to Decide State House District 12 GOP Nominee

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A runoff will have to decide who will be the Republican candidate vying for District 12 in the Texas House.

Tucker Anderson earned the most votes Tuesday in the primary election, but did not earn a majority of the total votes. Anderson had 30 percent, with Kyle Kacal finishing second with 24 percent.

The Texas secretary of state's office notes there were just 61 votes between Kacal and third place finisher Chris Scotti. The former College Station city councilmember held second place for most of the evening.

If the numbers hold, Anderson and Kacal now head to a July 31 runoff.

The winner will face Democrat Robert Stem of Waco in the November general election. Stem was unopposed for his party's nomination.

Timothy Delasandro finished fourth, earning 12 percent. Josh Tetens won 11 percent of the vote.

District 12 covers mostly rural portions of Brazos County and an eastern portion of McLennan County, along with all of Robertson, Falls and Limestone Counties.

Anderson is a rancher from Calvert who notably ran for the GOP nomination for U.S. House, falling to Van Taylor in 2006.

Kacal is a rancher in Brazos County making his first run for public office.