Updated March 7 at 8:25 a.m.
With all precincts reporting, State Rep. Kevin Roberts and retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw are in line to compete in a runoff election for the Republican primary race for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District.
Unofficial results show Crenshaw barely edging out third place finisher Kathaleen Wall with 12,644 votes to Wall’s 12,499, a difference of 145 votes. Roberts earned the most votes with 33.02 percent, with Crenshaw coming in at 27.4 percent and Wall at 27.09 percent.
If no candidate secures more than 50 percent of the vote, the two candidates with the most votes will move on to a runoff election in May.
Crenshaw trailed Wall 7,024 votes to 5,238 votes after early voting, but managed to gain 1,968 votes on her over the course of Election Day.
The remaining candidates in the nine-person race finished with the following vote totals:
- Rick Walker: 7.18%
- Jonny Havens: 2.02%
- Justin L. Lurie: 0.92%
- Jon Spiers: 0.90%
- David Balat: 0.75%
- Malcolm Whittaker: 0.70%
Runoff elections will take place May 22. The winner of the runoff election will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election. Results indicate education nonprofit director Todd Litton has won that race with 52.85 percent of the vote.
Published March 6 at 7:45 p.m.
With early voting results in, State Rep. Kevin Roberts is leading the field of nine Republicans in the primary race for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District with 37.95 percent of the vote.
Entrepreneur Kathaleen Wall and retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw are following Roberts with 27.91 percent and 20.8 percent of the vote, respectively. The remaining candidates have the following vote totals after early voting:
- Rick Walker: 7.68%
- Jonny Havens: 2.32%
- Jon Spiers: 0.96%
- Justin L. Lurie: 0.86%
- David Balat: 0.81%
- Malcolm Whittaker: 0.7%
A total of 25,666 Republicans cast early and absentee ballots in the primary election compared to 16,454 in 2014 primaries.
If no candidate secures more than 50 percent of the vote, the two candidates with the most votes will move on to a runoff election that will take place May 22. The winner of the runoff election will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election.
Congressional District 2
Texas’s 2nd Congressional district is located entirely within Harris County and covers parts of Cy-Fair, Spring, Klein, Lake Houston and Katy. Incumbent Ted Poe announced he would not be running for re-election, and nine Republicans and five Democrats are vying to replace him.
Experience: retired Navy SEAL
1. National and border security
2. National debt and spending
1. Preventing future floods
2. Smaller federal government
3. Limiting federal regulations
Experience: state representative, District 126 (2016-18)
1. Funding Hurricane Harvey relief
2. Improving transparency
3. Combating the opioid crisis
Justin L. Lurie
Experience: founder/CEO, investment firm
1. Economic growth
2. National and border security
3. Congressional term limits
Experience: health care executive
1. Health care reform
2. Infrastructure improvements
1. Funding Hurricane Harvey relief
2. Reducing spending
3. Conservative values
Experience: patent lawyer
1. Eliminating the deficit
2. Eliminating regulations that cost jobs
3. Repeal unnecessary laws
Jon Spiers did not respond to Community Impact Newspaper requests for comment
All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, visit www.communityimpact.com/vote.