GATESVILLE — Marco Montoya defeated Stuart Gourd Tuesday night in the race for the Democratic Party nomination in U.S. House District 25.

With the majority of precincts across the district reporting by 10:30 p.m., Montoya had 6,750 votes to Gourd’s 2,636.

Montoya will take on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, who faces no primary opposition.

The recently redrawn district reaches from Austin to Fort Worth and includes 13 counties including Coryell, Lampasas and part of Bell.

An Army veteran, Montoya said he would work to strengthen the economic bonds of Fort Hood with Central Texas.

Montoya said he would also seek to improve the educational opportunities for all Texans if he is elected.

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Montoya moved with his family to the United States when he was a child. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 16.

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