Sheila Jackson Lee wins U.S. representative District 18 Democratic primary election

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Updated at 9:48 a.m. on March 7

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee has won the Democratic primary for U.S. representative District 18 with 32,514, or 85.30 percent of votes. Challenger Richard A. Johnson III received 5,604, or 14.70 percent of votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated at 10:55 p.m.

With 60 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee has taken the lead in the Democratic primary for U.S. representative District 18 with 27,218, or 86.15 percent of votes. Challenger Richard A. Johnson III received 4,018 votes, or 13.62 percent of votes.

Jackson Lee could not immediately be reached for comment through her communications office on election night.

Published at 7:29 p.m.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. in the primary election, and early voting results show incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee taking a lead in the Democratic primary for U.S. State Representative District 18 with 18,243 votes, or 87.4 percent of early and absentee votes. Challenger Richard A. Johnson III received 2,630 votes, or 12.6 percent of early and absentee votes.

The winner will face Republican challenger Ava Reynero Pate, who is running unopposed in the primary election, in November.

U.S. Rep. District 18

Democrat

Sheila Jackson Lee

Occupation: Congresswoman

Richard A. Johnson III

Occupation: Education

Years lived in the district: 56

All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, visit communityimpact.com/vote.

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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