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Historic Night for Democrats in Harris County
News Release
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Houston -- On Tuesday, Democrats in Harris County enjoyed a historic night with victories up and down the ballot.

Highlights from Tuesday Night:

  • Lizzie Fletcher switches the 7th Congressional District, defeating longtime incumbent John Culberson
  • Congresswoman-elect Sylvia Garcia will represent the 29th Congressional District in U.S. Congress, making her the first Latina elected to congress from Texas
  • State House District 132 will have a new representative in Gina Calanni
  • State Representative-elect Jon Rosenthal wins House District 135
  • Lina Hidalgo defeated popular incumbent Ed Emmett to become County Judge
  • Adrian Garcia beat Jack Morman in the County Commissioner Precinct 2 race
  • Diane Trautman was elected the new County Clerk
  • Marilyn Burgess becomes District Clerk, Dylan Osbourne wins County Treasurer race
  • Democrats swept all of the Harris County judicial races, winning all 75 contests including on the ballot with the most diverse ballot ever
  • 1st and 14th Court of Appeals elect all Democrats -- first time sweep in a midterm cycle

Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter issued the following statement:

“Our Party had an awesome outcome Tuesday night. We were able to flip two state house seats, elect Lina Hidalgo and Adrian Garcia to Commissioner’s Court and get Democrats elected up and down the ballot in Harris County.

We know that when we engage people with qualified and diverse candidates up and down the ballot, we win. All along it was always going to be the work and not the wave that was going to get us the result we wanted in Harris County. I couldn’t be more proud of the work our volunteers, Democratic clubs and organizations, allied organizations and campaigns did over the past year and a half. They are truly the backbone of what we do. We built an amazing team that executed our program.

Thank you to the people of Harris County for trusting and electing us. It’s time to go to work and change our government to make lives better.”

Remembering Jim Guidry

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