Texas House of Representatives, District 64
District 64 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves a portion of Denton County. The current representative for District 64 is Republican Lynn Stucky, who succeeded Myra Crownover on January 9, 2017.
District description (after 2000 Census)
After the 2000 Census the district was realigned.
The current District 64 is located wholly within Denton County. It is one of three serving Denton County. In terms of geography it runs diagonally from Denton in the northwest end to The Colony in the southeast, and includes nearly all of the area surrounding Lewisville Lake. Major cities in the district include Denton, The Colony, Corinth, Shady Shores, Lake Dallas. Hickory Creek, Little Elm, Lakewood Village, and Oak Point. District 64 also includes the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and the Denton County campus of North Central Texas College.
Prior incarnations of District 64
Crownover ran unopposed in the Republican primary in 2006. John McLeod opposed Crownover as the Democratic candidate; the Libertarian Party did not field a candidate.
Though McLeod reported outraising Crownover by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, indicating her support might have been in decline, Crownover won re-election 59.92% to 40.08% to serve District 64 in the Eightieth Texas Legislature.
Myra Crownover won an unopposed Republican Primary, earning 8,249 votes. John J. McClelland won an unopposed Democratic Primary, earning 10,854 votes. Jason Jordan was the Libertarian nominee. However, Crownover won re-election.
Crownover was challenged in the Republican primary by Read King. Crownover won the primary with 54.97% of the vote to King's 45.03%. She was challenges by Democratic Party candidate Emy Lyons and Green Party candidate Braeden Wright. Crownover won reelection with 63.39% of the vote.
Myra Crownover opted against running for reelection in 2016. Rick Hagen, Dr. Lynn Stucky, and Read King ran for the Republican nomination, while Connor Flanagan and Paul Greco ran for the Democratic nomination. Flanagan won 51.88% (4,077 votes) in the Democratic primary, narrowly defeating Greco, who won 48.12% (3,781 votes). No Republican yielded a majority on the March 1st vote so, per Texas law, the two candidates with the most votes ran in a runoff election. In the Republican runoff, Stucky ran against King and won 65.75% of the popular vote, becoming the Republican nominee.
Stucky defeated Flanagan in the general election.