UPDATE: Hunt claims Republican victory in U.S. Rep. District 38 race; Democrats headed for runoff

Prairie View A&M University's Northwest Houston Center served as a polling location for the March 1 primary elections. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Prairie View A&M University's Northwest Houston Center served as a polling location for the March 1 primary elections. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Prairie View A&M University's Northwest Houston Center served as a polling location for the March 1 primary elections. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Updated 9:30 a.m. March 3

With all 375 Harris County voting centers reporting election results, Wesley Hunt has secured the Republican nomination for November's general election in the U.S. House of Representatives District 38 race with 55.27% of votes.

Diana Martinez Alexander and Duncan F. Klussmann will head to a runoff election May 24 to determine Hunt's Democratic opponent for the November election as neither candidate received more than 50% of votes in their primary. Alexander earned 45.57% of votes over Klussmann's 38.12%.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.


Updated 7:45 a.m. on March 2

Wesley Hunt claimed victory last night for the Republican primary in the race for U.S. House of Representatives District 38 with 56.4% of votes at this time. However, as of 7:45 a.m. March 2, about 200 of 375 voting centers are reporting election results in Harris County.


Two of the three Democrats in this race are slated to face off in a runoff May 24 as neither earned 50% of the votes. Diana Martinez Alexander received about 44% of votes over Duncan F. Klussmann’s 40% at this time.


All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 10:40 p.m. on March 1

As of 10:40 p.m., less than 10 of 375 voting centers are reporting election results in Harris County. Wesley Hunt maintains his lead for the U.S. House of Representatives District 38 Republican primary with 56.31% of votes, while Duncan F. Klussmann and Diana Martinez Alexander are nearly tied in the Democratic race with 41.64% and 42.66% of votes, respectively, and could be headed to a runoff election in May.

In the Republican race, Mark Ramsey has received 30.61% of votes; David Hogan has received 4.37% of votes; Roland Lopez has received 3.19% of votes; Brett Guillory has received 1.88% of votes; Jerry Ford has received 1.5% of votes; Richard Welch has received 0.86% of votes; Alex Cross has received 0.64% of votes; Phil Covarrubias has received 0.33% of votes and Damien Matthew Peter Mockus has received 0.31% of votes.

In the Democratic race, Centrell Reed trails behind Alexander and Klussmann with 15.7% of votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Originally posted at 7:38 p.m. on March 1

Early voting results show Wesley Hunt has taken an early lead for the U.S. House of Representatives District 38 on March 1 with 56.31% of early votes in the Republican primary. Diana Martinez Alexander and Duncan F. Klussmann are nearly tied in the Democratic primary with 42.51% and 41.84% of votes, respectively.

Located in northwest Harris County, the 38th Congressional District has a population of nearly 767,000 and covers portions of Cypress, Tomball, Klein, Jersey Village, Bear Creek, Spring Branch, Spring Valley Village, Memorial and River Oaks.

Ten Republicans and three Democrats were on primary ballots March 1 for U.S. House of Representatives District 38, a new district created following the 2020 census. The winner of each primary will be on the ballot in the November general election.

In the Republican race, Mark Ramsey received 30.61% of votes; David Hogan received 4.37% of votes; Roland Lopez received 3.19% of votes; Brett Guillory received 1.88% of votes; Jerry Ford received 1.49% of votes; Richard Welch received 0.86% of votes; Alex Cross received 0.64% of votes; Phil Covarrubias received 0.33% of votes and Damien Matthew Peter Mockus received 0.31% of votes.

In the Democratic race, Centrell Reed trails behind Alexander and Klussmann with 15.65% of votes. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the candidates with the two most votes will head to a runoff.

It is unclear if voting results on Harris County's elections website represent all early votes cast. The secretary of state’s office reported Harris County would not be able to count and report all primary election votes by the March 2 deadline due to damage to physical ballot sheets.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.