FORT WORTH — Texas State Rep. Marc Veasey has been elected to Congress to serve in a new U.S. House district in North Texas.
The battle for the 33rd Congressional District was between Democrat State Representative Marc Veasey, political newcomer Republican Chuck Bradley, and Green Party Candidate Ed Lindsay.
Veasey is a state representative from Fort Worth who emerged from an 11-candidate primary and won a runoff in July for the Democratic nomination. He will represent a district that includes parts of west Dallas, Fort Worth and a handful of the cities in between.
The district is heavily Latino and Democratic. It was created during the recent redrawing of congressional maps to give minority voters an opportunity to elect a U.S. representative.
Veasey was a strong favorite to beat Bradley after defeating Dallas Democratic activist Domingo Garcia in July.