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May 22 Primary Runoff Elections
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday was Election Day for the Primary Runoff Elections, with voters settling primary races in the Republican and Democratic parties.

Republican Party races included a runoff for United States Representative District 2 between Dan Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts. District 2 represents a portion of Harris County. Crenshaw defeated Roberts.

Congressional District 29 also ended in a runoff in the March 6 Primary. Phillip Aronoff narrowly defeated Carmen Maria Montiel in the race. The district also represents Harris County. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

In Brazoria County, Republican runoff races included Judge of the 412th Judicial District between Justin R. Gilbert and Keith Allen. Gilbert defeated Allen by a wide margin.

Robin Rape defeated Randy Smith in the runoff for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Fort Bend County Republican runoff races included Bill Rickert and Tina Gibson in the running for the Republican nomination as County Treasurer. Rickert defeated Gibson for the nomination. Tricia Krenek won out against Harold Kennedy for County Court-at-Law No. 3. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

In Galveston County, Ken Clark defeated Michelle Hatmaker for the nomination for County Commissioner Precinct 4. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Harris County runoffs on the Republican ticket included Judge of the 295th Judicial District, with Michelle Fraga edging out Richard Risinger to take the nomination.

Jeff Williams defeated Mike Wolfe in the runoff for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 2. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Jefferson County has no local Republican ticket runoffs.

Democratic Party races include United States Representative District 7. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher defeated Laura Moser in the runoff ballot for the district, which represents a portion of Harris County.

The 10th Congressional District of Texas, which also represents a portion of Harris County, was a runoff between Tawana Walter-Cadien and Mike Siegel. Siegel beat out Walter-Cadien for the nomination.

Sri Preston Kulkarni solidly defeated Letitia Plummer for the 22nd Congressional District of Texas, which includes portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties.

Voters in Texas also decided runoff race for the Democratic nominee for Governor of Texas. Andrew White was beaten in a tight race against Lupe Valdez for the nomination.

Fran Watson lost to Rita Lucido for Texas State Senator of District 17, which represents portions of Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties.

Texas State Representative District 133 was a runoff between Sandra G. Moore and Marty Schexnayder for the nomination. Schexnayder defeated Moore. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Brazoria County has no local Democratic Party races in the runoff, but will be voting on the state and federal races.

In Fort Bend County, Joel C. Clouser, Sr. defeated Tanisha C. Green to claim the nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Galveston County has no local races, but will vote in the runoff for the Texas Governor nomination.

In Harris County, runoffs included the nomination for District Clerk, with Marilyn Burgess defeating Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter on the ballot. Democrats in Harris County also decided the nominee for County Clerk, which was a race between Gayle Young Mitchell and Diane Trautman. Trautman won out over Mitchell.

Dylan Osborne defeated Cosme Garcia in the runoff for the nomination for County Treasurer.

The Harris County Democratic ticket also includes nominations for two County School Trustee seats. Josh Wallenstein was narrowly defeated by Richard Cantu for Position 3 At-Large, and Prince E. Bryant, II lost to Danyahel (Danny) Norris in the runoff race for Position 6, which is in Precinct 1.

Cheryl Elliot Thornton was defeated by Sharon M. Burney for the nomination for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2. Unofficial Voting Tabulations

Jefferson County had two local Democratic Party runoffs. Melody Chappell defeated Tina Bradley for Judge of the 172nd Judicial District, and Tom Gilliam, III won out against Joseph Guillory for the party nomination for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8. Unofficial Voting Tabulations


 




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