On January 26, 2016, John Lujan was elected to Texas House District 118. He is the first Republican to ever take the seat.
House District 118 covers much of South Bexar County and includes Sandy Oaks, Somerset, Elmendorf, St. Hedwig, Selma, Universal City, and part of South-side San Antonio. Residents in the district number over 160,000.
The election was held to fill the vacancy left when Joe Farias resigned in early August of 2015. Farias had served 5 terms.
Voter makeup in the 118 district is predominantly Democrat, however Republican John Lujan defeated Democrat Tomas Uresti by 4.8% of the vote.
The 118 seat will be up for election again in November of 2016. Primaries for both parties will take place March 1, 2016.