Swanson defeats incumbent Riddle in Republican race for District 150

Updated March 2 at 9 a.m.


With all precincts reporting, Valoree Swanson has defeated incumbent Debbie Riddle in the March 1 Republican primary for state representative District 150 with 52.47 percent of the vote, or 12, 143 votes, according to unofficial results.

Riddle received 39.65 percent of the vote, and opponents Theresa Hearns-Haynes and Al Zolli received 5.20 percent  and 2.69 percent, respectively.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 10:55 p.m.


With 27 of 38 precincts reporting, Valoree Swanson has taken a commanding lead in the March 1 Republican primary for state representative District 150, likely defeating incumbent Debbie Riddle with 52.67 percent of the vote, or 10,578 votes, according to unofficial results.

Swanson was not available for comment on election night.

Riddle received 39.69 percent of the votes while opponents Theresa Hearns-Haynes and Al Zolli received 5.09 percent and 2.56 percent, respectively. If Swanson does not garner 50 percent of the total votes, she could be headed for a runoff with Riddle in May.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 8:50 p.m.


Early voting results show Valoree Swanson leading in the March 1 Republican primary for state representative District 150 with 54.34 percent of the vote, or 4,641 votes, according to unofficial results.

Debbie Riddle, the incumbent, has 39.39 percent of the vote, while Theresa Hearns-Haynes and Al Zolli follow with 4.05 percent and 2.21 percent, respectively.

Swanson is a sixth-generation Texan and a mother of four who has previously worked in commercial real estate.

Riddle has served as the state representative for District 150 for the past 12 years. She previously worked as a Realtor, volunteer firefighter and volunteer emergency medical technician. She has lived in the Spring and Tomball area for more than 35 years with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Zolli, a Jersey City native, moved to Texas in 1986 and previously served 10 years on the Oakwood Glen homeowners association board. Hearn-Haynes is a certified legal mediator and mother of four children who has lived in Spring for more than 27 years.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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