David Yates Mar. 2, 2016, 10:41am


The Republican incumbent justices seated on the Texas Supreme Court held on to win as the March 1 came to a close.

In the race for Place 3, Houston appellate Justice Michael Massengale challenged incumbent Justice Debra Lehrmann.

With 99.84 percent of the vote in, both candidates has received more than one million votes apiece. Lehrmann held the edge with 52.20 percent of the vote.

In Jefferson County, voters favored Massengale, casting 7,614 votes his way for 52 percent.

For Place 9, Justice Eva Guzman faced Joe Pool, an attorney at law.

Guzman hauled in 1,268,449 votes for 59 percent of the total vote. Poll collected 873,646 votes for 40 percent.

“Thank you first to God,” Guzman wrote on her Facebook page. “And, a Texas Sized Thank You to all my Family, Friends and supporters. Our 2016 Primary Win was decisive and I thank each of you for your friendship, support, prayers, phone calls, letters, and your Vote! God Bless the Great State of Texas!”

Guzman also received the majority of the vote in Jefferson County with 55 percent.

In the race for Place 5, Justice Paul Green managed to fend of attorney Rick Green.

“We did it!,” Paul Green wrote on his Facebook page. “Thank you to our loyal supporters and to the hard-working conservative grassroots. Thank you to the more than 1 million Texans who voted for us last night. We are very thankful and I look forward to continuing my service to Texas on our Supreme Court!”

Paul Green captured 52 percent of the total vote with Rick Green on his heels with 48 percent.

Voters in Jefferson County favored Rick Green, casting 8,679 votes his way for 64 percent.

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