Buckley upsets incumbent Cosper in HD 54 runoff

In an overwhelming upset, Dr. Brad Buckley, of Salado, defeated incumbent state Rep. Scott Cosper in the Republican House District 54 runoff Tuesday, winning by about 1,260 votes, according to unofficial final results.

In Bell County, Buckley, who lives in Salado, received 2,889 votes, or 57.7 percent of the votes cast, to Cosper’s 2,117 votes — a 772-vote margin.

District 54 also includes Lampasas County, where Buckley outpolled Cosper 1,556 votes to 1,068 in final, unofficial results.

Published in the Kileen Daily Herald