After nearly 30 years serving in the Texas Legislature, 86-year-old Delwin Jones lost decisively to Charles Perry in April's Republican primary runoff in Texas House District 83. I spent the evening with both campaigns. Jones spent much of the evening alone or on his cell phone at River Smith's restaurant in Lubbock. Although I haven't lived in Texas long, I hear he had a successful career in the Legislature. You can only imagine the range of emotions going through his mind in the photo below.
Incumbent Delwin Jones waits for election results after early numbers indicate he trails challenger Charles Perry for State Representative District 83, Tuesday night at the River Smith's restaurant in Lubbock.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
View more election results and photos here.