Texas Supreme Court, Place 2 |
|Paul Green||5,709 (36.90%)||1,077,011 (52.07%)|
|Rick Green||9,764 (63.10%)||991,127 (47.92%)|
FROM STAFF REPORTS
AUSTIN — Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).
With only a handful of nearly 8,000 precincts left to be counted statewide, Rick Green’s tally stood this morning at 991,092 (47.93 percent) to Paul Green’s 1,076,978 (52.07 percent). Rick Green won Hays County with 9,764 (63.1 percent) of 15,473 votes cast.
“No matter the results later tonight, the Green family is 100 percent at peace that we did our duty and now the results are God’s,” Green wrote on Facebook as polls closed Tuesday evening.
A favorite of evangelicals and Tea Party conservatives — key constituencies in a Texas GOP primary — Rick Green was vigorously opposed by much of the state’s legal establishment. He received only 396 of 5,005 attorneys who responded to the State Bar of Texas’ biennial judicial candidate poll.
As one of six candidates running for the Texas Supreme Court Place 3 in the 2010 primary, Green won a plurality but lost in runoff to Debra Lehrmann (R-Fort Worth), 60,572 votes (48.2 percent) to 172,813 (51.8 percent).
Paul Green, who has sat on the supreme court since 2004, will run against Dori Contreras Garza (D-Edinburg) in the Nov. 8 general election.