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Lambert Wins Republican Nomination For District 71

(Photo by Joy Bonala) Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald and Stan Lambert (second from right), along with several of Lambert's supporters, read through election results Tuesday at the Mill Winery.
(Photo by Joy Bonala) Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald and Stan Lambert (second from right), along with several of Lambert's supporters, read through election results Tuesday at the Mill Winery.

Stan Lambert won 52 percent of Republican primary voters in the Tuesday primary making him the Republican nominee for District 71 in the Texas House. He took victory over four other Republicans, Isaac Castro being his closest rival, with 21.6 percent of votes. Chris Carnohan took 12.3 percent, Brian Scalf 7.1 and Stacey Scaief 7.1. Lambert will face Democrat Pierce LoPachin in the November general election. 

Lambert said some of the things going on nationally have created a "kind of frenzy" in terms of the entire electorate, making things unsettled. Despite that anxiety, he felt confident heading into the primary and now that he has the nomination he’ll take time off to regroup and strategize for the general election.