UPDATE: Dennis Paul wins primary in state Rep. District 129 race

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(Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Updated 2:20 p.m.

With all Harris County voting centers reporting, Republican incumbent Dennis Paul won a landslide victory over challenger Ryan Lee in the primary race for state Rep. District 129.

Paul won 10,870 votes, or 79%, and Lee won 2,915, or 21%.

Paul said his campaign will continue to prioritize coming up with a statewide flood mitigation plan and promote the Coastal Texas Study, which aims to protect Galveston and the Bay Area from devastating damage during extreme storms.

Paul will do what he can to work the campaign and win in November against Democratic challenger Kayla Alix, he said.

"I think we'll be fine," Paul said.

Updated 10:30 p.m.

With nearly half of Harris County precincts reporting, Republican incumbent Dennis Paul is projected to win the primary race for state Rep. District 129 over challenger Ryan Lee.

At about 10:30 p.m., Paul had 6,625 votes, or 82%, compared to Lee's 1,472, or 18%.

Community Impact Newspaper did not immediately reach Paul for comment.

Paul in November will face Democrat Kayla Alix, who ran unopposed in the primaries.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:20 p.m.

Incumbent Republican Dennis Paul has taken the lead over challenger Ryan Lee in the race for state Rep. District 129.

According to early voting results in Harris County, Paul has 6,219 votes, or 82%, over Lee's 1,333, or 18%.

Whichever Republican candidate wins will face unopposed Democrat Kayla Alix in November.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.



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