Raney Wins Unexpired Texas House Term

John Raney is the newest member of the Texas House of Representatives.

The Republican scored an easy victory in the runoff to represent District 14, which covers most of Bryan/College Station. Tuesday, he earned 58 percent of the votes. Bob Yancy, also a Republican, won 42 percent.

Voter turnout was 8.42 percent of 80,286 registered voters.

Raney will fill the unexpired term of Fred Brown, who retired to take a job outside the district. He still must compete in the Republican primary if he gets any challengers. Tuesday, Yancy indicated he probably would not run in the general election. Raney said he intends to file for re-election.

The general election is in November 2012.

A runoff was needed after none of the five candidates running in November's special election earned a majority of the votes. Yancy finished with the most votes and an eight-point edge over Raney.

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