UPDATE: Wesley Hunt claims victory in U.S. representative District 7 Republican primary

Six Republican candidates are vying to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District: Laique Rehman, Jim Noteware, Wesley Hunt, Maria Espinoza, Cindy Siegel and Kyle Preston.
Six Republican candidates are vying to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District: Laique Rehman, Jim Noteware, Wesley Hunt, Maria Espinoza, Cindy Siegel and Kyle Preston.

Six Republican candidates are vying to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District: Laique Rehman, Jim Noteware, Wesley Hunt, Maria Espinoza, Cindy Siegel and Kyle Preston.

Updated 10:20 p.m.

With 167 of 401 voting centers reporting, Wesley Hunt released a statement at 10:13 p.m. on election night March 3 claiming victory in the Republican primary for District 7 U.S. representative with nearly 62% of votes.

“I will fight for our jobs, our values and our way of life in Congress. I put my life on the line in combat to defend the United States from foreign enemies, and I want to continue serve to stop domestic threats like the Green New Deal, socialist health care and illegal immigration,” Hunt added.

Cindy Siegel follows Hunt with 27.5% of votes, and each of the remaining candidates have less than 6% of votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.



Posted 7:08 p.m.

With unofficial early voting results in, Wesley Hunt is leading over his five opponents in the Republican primary for District 7 U.S. representative, which covers portions of Houston, Cy-Fair and Katy.

According to the Harris County Clerk’s Office, Hunt earned 61.4% of votes during the early voting period. His opponents followed accordingly: Cindy Siegel with 28.1%; Maria Espinoza with 5.4%; Kyle Preston with 2.4%; Jim Noteware with 1.7%; and Laique Rehman with 0.9%.

In the case that no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will go to a runoff election in late May. The ultimate winner will be on the November ballot alongside incumbent Lizzie Fletcher, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

See our full interviews with each candidate here.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

By Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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