Recount confirms Hopson's victory

A manual recount has confirmed the original count - Chuck Hopson is the state representative for House District 11.

Hopson defeated Republican Bryan Walker.

Hopson released a statement late Tuesday afternoon that read:

The votes for State Representative in District 11 have been counted and recounted, and the will of the voters is clear.  I am gratified by the trust the voters have placed in me.
I want to thank all of the county officials and workers for their hard work and diligence.  I am looking forward to joining my colleagues in Austin in January for the 81st Legislature.  I will continue to focus on our legislative agenda of making sure that East Texas has a world class education system, protecting personal property rights and East Texas water rights.

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