Chris Paddie

State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall

With vote totals not yet available, Gov. Greg Abbott is calling a contested Texas House District 9 race for incumbent Chris Paddie.

Abbott congratulated Paddie, R-Marshall, for a win against primary challenger Mark Williams in an email Tuesday evening and thanked voters for supporting him.

“Congratulations to Representative Paddie on his well-earned victory in tonight’s primary,” abbott said. “Chris has been a strong conservative advocate for his constituents and a tremendous leader in the Texas House. I thank the voters of House District 9 for their continued support of Representative Paddie, and I look forward to working alongside him to build a brighter future for the people of East Texas.”

Paddie does not face a Democratic challenger in the November election.