Here’s who’s running for Montgomery County offices in 2022

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

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include a correction on a county commissioner candidate's name. A Republican Precinct 2 Commissioner candidate in the March primaries is named Jennifer Eckhart, not Amy Eckhart.

The deadline to file for candidacy in Texas elections ended Dec. 13. In Montgomery County, 22 candidates filed for county offices in the March 1 primaries, according to the secretary of state's office.


Of note, three candidates, including incumbent Mark Keough, filed for the county judge seat. Two candidates each, including incumbents Charlie Riley and James Metts, filed for commissioner seats for Precincts 2 and 4.

The first day to apply for a ballot by mail will be Jan. 1, and the last day to apply will be Feb. 18; mail-in ballots can be submitted until March 1. Early voting will run from Feb. 14-25, according to the secretary of state’s office.

Texans can find information on registering to vote through www.votetexas.gov



*Indicates incumbent

County judge

Mark Keough* (R): filed Nov. 24

Sara Countryman (R): filed Dec. 3

Billy Graff (R): filed Nov. 25

Precinct 2 commissioner

Charlie Riley* (R): filed Nov. 17

Jennifer Eckhart (R): filed Dec. 3

Precinct 4 commissioner

James Metts* (R): filed Nov. 17

Matthew Gray (R): filed Nov. 25

Precinct 1 justice of the peace

Wayne Mack* (R): filed Nov. 25

Precinct 2 justice of the peace

Grady Spikes* (R): filed Nov. 17

Precinct 3 justice of the peace

Matthew Beasley* (R): filed Dec. 3

April Prim (D): filed Dec. 13

Precinct 4 justice of the peace

Jason Dunn* (R): filed Nov. 25

Precinct 5 justice of the peace

Matt Masden* (R): filed Nov. 17

County Court at Law 1

Brian Cain (R): filed Nov. 17

John Hafley (R): filed Nov. 17

County Court at Law 2

Claudia Laird* (R): filed Dec. 3

County Court at Law 3

Amy Tucker* (R): filed Nov. 17

Laura Watson (R): filed Nov. 17

County Court at Law 4

Echo Hutson (R): filed Nov. 17

County Court at Law 6

Scharlene Valdez (R): filed Nov. 18

District clerk

Melissa Miller* (R): filed Nov. 25

County treasurer

Melanie Bush* (R): filed Nov. 25

By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.