After recount, Anderson remains winner in re-election battle

Democrat Terry Meza conceded Tuesday evening after concluding that the recount would not change Anderson's 64-vote margin of victory, said Toni Pippins-Poole, elections administrator for Dallas County

State Rep. Rodney Anderson, R-Grand Prairie, and his Democratic opponent Terry Meza,

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After a recount, state Rep. Rodney Anderson, R-Grand Prairie, remains the winner in his re-election battle against Democrat Terry Meza.

Meza conceded Tuesday evening after concluding that the recount would not change Anderson's 64-vote margin of victory, said Toni Pippins-Poole, elections administrator for Dallas County. The process had started Monday

"I'm pleased with the effort we made because our intention was to make sure every vote counts," Meza said.

Meza trailed Anderson by 64 votes after all provisional ballots were tallied a week ago. That margin was far less than 10 percent of Anderson's vote total, the threshold under which a loser can ask for a recount. 

Anderson will serve his third term in the House. He was first elected to represent District 105 in 2014.