Williamson County judge, commissioners draw Republican challengers for March primary election

Williamson County courthouse
Here is who filed to run for Williamson County Commissioners Court in the March 2022 primary election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is who filed to run for Williamson County Commissioners Court in the March 2022 primary election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

In November 2022, Williamson County voters will elect a county judge as well as commissioners for precincts 2 and 4, among other federal, statewide and local officeholders. However, in order for a candidate to appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, they must win the March 1 primary election.

Each of the Republican incumbents up for re-election drew one Republican primary challenger. Only one Democrat filed for a place on the ballot in each commissioners court race, and they will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. The filing period closed on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

Early voting for the March 1 primary will take place from Feb. 14-25. Voters have until Jan. 31 to register to vote.

Commissioners approved recently redrawn precinct maps in November, a process required following each decennial census. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Williamson County grew 44% from 2010 to 609,017 residents in 2020.

The new Williamson County precinct map goes into effect on Jan. 1. (Courtesy Williamson County)



Below is a list of candidates for Williamson County Commissioners Court. For more election information, visit the Texas Secretary of State's website.

* Indicates incumbent

County judge


  • Ryan Gallagher (R)

  • Bill Gravell* (R)

  • Blane Conklin (D)


Precinct 2 commissioner


  • J.T. Cox (R)

  • Cynthia Long* (R)

  • Brigid Lester (D)


Precinct 4 commissioner


  • Russel Boles* (R)

  • Terri Romere (R)

  • Jose Orta (D)

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.