UPDATE: Adrian Garcia defeats incumbent Jack Morman in Harris County Precinct 2 commissioner race by less than 2,000 votes

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Updated 8:55 a.m. Nov. 7

Adrian Garcia has narrowly defeated incumbent Jack Morman, according to unofficial early voting results that came in after 1:30 a.m. Garcia finished with 50.39 percent of the vote, or 114,017 votes, while Morman received 49.61 percent of the vote and 112,246 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 1:10 a.m. Nov. 7

Garcia said his campaign remains “cautiously optimistic” but did not declare official victory during a speech to supporters via Facebook Live early Wednesday morning. Garcia said final results were expected between 1 and 3 a.m. Ninety-eight percent of precincts were reporting at the time of Garcia’s speech.

Updated: 12:45 p.m. Nov. 7

After a night of trailing behind his opponent, former Harris County sheriff and Democrat Adrian Garcia appears poised to narrowly beat Republican incumbent Jack Morman in the race for Harris County Precinct 2 commissioner during Tuesday’s election.

For hours after polls closed, Morman stayed narrowly ahead of Garcia in the polls, but the gap closed and eventually flipped in Garcia’s favor. With 250 of 255 precincts reporting, Garcia gained 112,356 votes, or 50.25 percent overall. Morman won 111,226 votes, or 49.75 percent overall.

Garcia has said in a past interview with Community Impact Newspaper that he wants to create family-sustaining jobs, foster economic development, ensure equity in flood-protection projects, fight pollution, protect immigrants, develop strong schools, support affordable health care and reform criminal justice.

Garcia has developed a flood protection plan that identifies actions such as maintaining storm sewers, building more detention basins and buying out flood-prone homes. He wants to work with other entities to enhance road connections between residential areas and key hubs.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as 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 an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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