Toth wins Republican nomination for State Representative District 15


Updated March 6 at 10:05 p.m.

With all Montgomery County precincts reporting election day results, Steve Toth won the Republican nomination for District 15 state representative with 78.36 percent, or 13,044 votes, compared with 21.64 percent, or 3,602 votes, for opponent Jackie Waters.

“I’m humbled by the people in District 15 that have given me the opportunity to serve them,” Toth said. “[My priorities are] property taxes—helping the governor with tax reform, and education reform so that our teachers start getting paid what they’re worth.”

Toth will face Democratic opponent Lorena Perez McGill in the general election in November.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Published March 6 at 7:19 p.m.

With early voting results tallied in the March 6 Republican primary elections, Steve Toth, District 15 state representative candidate, has taken a lead over opponent Jackie Waters.

Toth garnered 78.45 percent of the early vote, or 7,541 votes total, compared to 21.55 percent, or 2,071 of the votes, for opponent Waters. The office was previously held by Rep. Mark Keough, who opted to run for Montgomery County Judge, instead of seeking re-election.

The results of the primary election March 6 determine which candidates will be on the ballot for the midterm election in November. The winner will face Democratic opponent Lorena Perez McGill, who is running unopposed. For more information about the Republican candidates for District 15 state representative, click here.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, click here.

Steve Toth (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Steve Toth

Steve Toth is the owner of My Pool Xpert and has lived in District 15 for 21 years. His top priorities include property tax relief, education reform, water costs and flood mitigation.

Jackie Waters (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters is a retired teacher and small business owner who has lived in District 15 for 47 years. Her top priorities include creating opportunities for Texas families, school funding and protecting constitutional rights.


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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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