Garcia, Alvarado Headed for Runoff in SD-6

Updated, 10:15 p.m. 

HOUSTON — Former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia held on to her edge against state Rep. Carol Alvarado in the SD-6 special election on Saturday night, and they're headed for a runoff. Garcia finished with 7,416 votes, about 45.4 percent of the ballots cast. Alvarado received 6,803, about 41.6 percent. Republican R.W. Bray, who garnered 29 percent of the ballots during the November general election, received about 1,000 votes, or 6.2 percent.

Because the election failed to produce a candidate that surpassed 50 percent of the vote, the ...

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