Margaret Moore concedes Travis County DA primary runoff to Jose Garza

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July 14, 2020 - 9:41 pm
Margaret Moore, Jose Garza

AUSTIN ( -- Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore has conceded Tuesday's primary runoff to her Democratic challenger, Jose Garza.

"I want to thank the voters of Travis County for giving me the opportunity to serve our community over the last three years," Moore said in a statement shortly after early voting results were released. "The District Attorney's Office has made significant improvements to ensure police officers are being held accountable, to prioritize the prosecution of sexual assault cases, and establish new diversion programs for first-time offenders. I'm very proud of the progress we have made thus far. Congratulations to my opponent for his victory tonight. I wish him well in the future."

With 100% of election night returns counted, Garza maintained his early voting lead, with 68.3% of the vote to Moore's 31.7%.

In the March primary, Garza received 44 percent of the vote while Moore came in second with 41 percent.

Garza will face Republican Martin Harry in the November general election.

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