Read election Q&A's with Bellaire, Meyerland, West University-area candidates

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See who is on the ballot in our Bellaire, Meyerland and West University coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

U.S. House

Election Q&A: US House District 2


Three candidates are running to be elected to U.S. House District 2.

Election Q&A: U.S. House District 7 candidates Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Wesley Hunt and Shawn Kelly


Incumbent Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is facing two challengers.

Texas House

Election Q&A: Texas Senate District 13


Learn more about the candidates for Texas Senate District 13.

Election Q&A: Texas House District 134

Get to know the candidates for Texas House District 134.

Harris County

Election Q&A: Harris County sheriff


Get to know the two candidates, Ed Gonzalez and Joe Danna, who are running for Harris County sheriff.

Q&A: Candidates running for Harris County Precinct 5 constable

Two candidates are running for constable in Harris County Precinct 5 this November.

Q&A: Candidates for Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner talk COVID-19 response, criminal justice

Two candidates are running in the race to replace retiring commissioner Steve Radack in Precinct 3.

Shawn Arrajj, Matt Dulin, Emma Whalen and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


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