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Voters Pick Price, King for Legislative Spots

Two local state legislators earned the support of Republican voters in their re-election contests on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, Republican voters in Texas' District 87 re-elected Walter "Four" Price to the Texas House of Representatives. Price, a four-term incumbent, easily fended off a challenge by Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield, winning about 79 percent of the vote, or 11,240 votes. Brassfield trailed Price with 3,082 votes, or 21 percent.

Price, a vice president at Amarillo National Bank, does not have a Democratic or third-party opponent in November, and will likely win re-election unopposed to the Texas House.

Meanwhile, District 88 Republican voters renominated Ken King from a three-way primary. King, an oil and gas businessman, won 10,412 votes on Tuesday, or about 51 percent. Jason Huddleston, an insurance agent, came in second with 6,279 votes or about 30 percent. Former Perryton Independent School District trustee Richard Beyea rounded out the race in the rural district, winning 3,945 votes, or about 19 percent.

King will face Democrat Ezekiel Barron in November.

Photos by Price Campaign, Texas Tribune

Photos by Price Campaign, Texas Tribune

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