Texas Attorney General: Ken Paxton holds off Rochelle Garza to win third term

Republican Ken Paxton has been re-elected as Attorney General of Texas.

Paxton beat Democrat Rochelle Garza who was believed to be one of the best chances in to turn a statewide seat blue. 

Texas Election Results: 2022 Midterm

Many believed Paxton to be vulnerable due to legal and personal issues. But Paxton proved them wrong just like when he beat George P. Bush to win his party’s nomination in a landslide in the primaries. 

Paxton held a election night celebration in Plano on Tuesday night.

This will be Paxton’s third term. He was first elected in 2014 and won a second term in 2018.

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What does the Texas Attorney General do?

The Texas attorney general is the lawyer for the State of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:

  • Defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas
  • Represent the State in litigation
  • Approve public bond issues

Attorney general races are held every 4 years. There are no term limits for the position.