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(José Garza)(Margaret Moore)

Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore conceded to primary runoff opponent José Garza on Tuesday night after early returns showed Garza with a commanding lead.


"The District Attorney's Office has made significant improvements to ensure police officers are being held accountable, to prioritize the prosecution of sexual assault cases, and establish new diversity programs for first time offenders," she said in a statement congratulating her opponent on his victory.

Garza and others criticized Moore for not doing enough to reform criminal justice or hold police officers accountable in Travis County.



During a June 18 virtual panel discussion on police accountability, Garza said more could be done to hold law enforcement accountable.

"In the most progressive county in Texas every year, members of our community, particularly people of color, are killed at the hands of police," he said.

Most recently, Moore faced criticism for an interview she gave to Texas Monthly, in which she discussed Michael Ramos, who was killed by Austin police in April.



Garza commanded nearly 70% of the votes.

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