Editor's note: This article has been updated to include a comment from Jameson Ellis.

Updated 2:50 p.m. March 6

According to unofficial results, incumbent Dan Crenshaw has won the Republican primary for U.S. Representative of Texas' 2nd Congressional District against challenger Jameson Ellis.

Crenshaw received 59.47% of the vote in Harris and Montgomery counties, while Ellis received 40.53% of the vote with all precincts in Harris and Montgomery county reporting election day results.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

What they are saying

Ellis said he wants to thank those who voted for him in the primary election, despite the loss.

"A thank you to those who actually had the courage to stand with us," he said. "Taking over 40% of the vote from Crenshaw with less than $30,000 sends a loud and clear message to the political class."

Crenshaw could not be reached for comment as of press time. He will face Democratic candidate Peter Filler—who ran uncontested in March—in the general election Nov. 5.

Updated 10:35 p.m. March 5

According to unofficial results with 46 of 545 precincts in Harris County and 23 of 113 precincts in Montgomery County reporting, Crenshaw is maintaining the lead in the run for Texas 2nd District. The two-time incumbent is leading 58.8% to Ellis' 41.2%.

Community Impact will update this article March 6 after more election day vote totals are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:15 p.m. March 5

Early voting totals show incumbent Dan Crenshaw leading in the race for U.S. Representative for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District against Jameson Ellis, according to results posted on the Harris County and Montgomery County election websites.

Current situation

Early voting results are as follows:
  • Dan Crenshaw: 21,586 early and absentee votes, or 58.75% of all votes.
  • Jameson Ellis: 15,157 early and absentee votes, or 41.25% of all votes.
U.S. Representatives are elected to two-year terms and are not limited on number of terms they can serve consecutively.

Texas’ 2nd District covers the northern portions of the Greater Houston area including The Woodlands, Spring, Lake Houston and portions of Conroe.

About the candidates

Crenshaw, the incumbent, assumed office in November 2018 and was re-elected in 2020 and 2022.

Crenshaw also currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and three subcommittees.
  • Crenshaw is originally from the Houston area and is a 6th generation Texan.
  • He served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 10 years and went on five deployments.
  • Crenshaw earned two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor during his military service.
  • He has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Crenshaw is running against challenger Jameson Ellis.

According to his campaign website, Ellis is a seventh-generation Texan, a small-business owner and Constitution Coach with the Patriot Academy.

His legislative priorities include:
  • Enforcing the existing laws and ensuring the legal system functions effectively and justly
  • Streamlining government that focuses on the efficacy of current laws rather than creating new legislation
  • Accountability, setting a precedent of transparency and responsibility before introducing new bills
Ellis ran against Crenshaw for the first time in 2022 where he garnered 17% of the primary vote.

To learn more about each of the candidates, click here.

Stay tuned

Community Impact will update this article as more Election Day vote totals are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.