Julie Oliver and Roger Williams

Democratic Congressional District 25 candidate Julie Oliver thanked her supporters via a Tuesday night statement released at 10:51 p.m. after the Associated Press called the race for Republican incumbent Roger Williams.

"Tonight, the people of Texas’ 25th District have once again sent a clear message that they want a government that abides by the Constitution and empowers the American people to reach their fullest potential," Williams said. "I'm honored they have once again trusted me to represent them in Congress, and I pledge to spend this next term continuing the fight for lower taxes, defending our law enforcement, taking care of our military and veterans and protecting the unborn."

Williams collected 201,014 votes to secure re-election by 55.32 percent of the vote. Oliver received 155.692 or 42.85 percent of the vote. Libertarian candidate Bill Kelsey received 6,677 votes totaling 1.84 of the vote.

“I'm incredibly proud of the work that the thousands of volunteers who sacrificed for this campaign poured into fighting for a better future for Texas,” Oliver said. “Thousands of people chipped in whatever they could afford to this campaign because they recognize that our healthcare system is broken and that ensuring that every American has healthcare is a moral and an economic necessity. “Young people put it all on the line for us and for one another because they recognize how urgently we need to act on climate change.

“I've been part of some of the most powerful organizing I've ever imagined and I want everyone who worked so hard on this campaign to keep showing up for one another. Our communities organized into a movement to demand better in Texas that will only grow stronger.

“Gerrymandering sucks and Texas deserves better.

“Texas, I love you and I'm proud of you. Learn from tonight. Take what you can from the hard lessons and keep fighting. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. See y'all down the road.”

This marks Oliver's second consecutive run for the CD-25 seat. Williams defeated her in 2018 by a 53.53 percent margin, compared to Oliver's 44.78 percent.

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