DALLAS — Democrat Jasmine Crockett has won U.S. House District 30, which covers much of Dallas and parts of southern Dallas County.
The Associated Press called the race just over 30 minutes after polls closed in North Texas. Crockett defeated Republican James Rodgers.
Crockett, the state representative for Texas House District 100, was running to replace longtime congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. After nearly 30 years in Congress, Johnson announced last year that she was retiring.
Crockett is a civil rights attorney and state representative in Dallas who had the endorsement of Johnson through the March primary election and midterm election.
"While I didn’t have a traditional path to this position, I understand the legacy that exists. I will spend every day in office doing my best to honor her legacy, to live up to what it is that she told you all I was going to do," Crockett said Tuesday night.
She said her priorities are jobs, greater access to health care, criminal justice reform and protections for all people.