Primary Victory

North East Texas State Senate District 1 Democratic Candidate Audrey Spanko Celebrates Primary Victory, Looks Forward to November Run Against Incumbent 

North East Texas – Audrey Spanko candidate for Texas State Senate District 1 (TXSD1) was thrilled to see an impressive turnout in the Democratic primary on March 3rd. Uncontested Spanko received 29,142 votes. This number reflects an increase in Democratic turnout: the last Democratic candidate who ran for TXSD1 in 2012 received only 10,225 votes in the Democratic primary. “I’m feeling energized because these results confirm what I hear every day in the District – East Texans are eager to turn out to vote for a Senator who will fight for them in 2020,” Spanko said. 

Spanko launched her campaign in August 2019, focusing on expanding equitable access to healthcare, supporting public education, workers and women’s rights. She has attended over 60 community events since then and has earned official endorsements from the National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter, Run for Something, Texas AFL-CIO, Democrats with Disabilities, Our Revolution, and the Texas Family Project.

The weekend before the primary, Spanko and supporters knocked on over 400 doors in a get out the vote effort, and plans to block walk throughout the 16 county-district until the general election in November. Spanko is proud to be one of three female candidates running to represent the East Texas community at the state level. Other candidates include LaWynda Prince and Julie Gobble, Democratic candidates running for Texas House Districts 5 and 6, respectively. 

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