Updated 8:50 a.m. May 25

With all votes tallied, Johnny Teague has unofficially defeated Tim Stroud in the Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 7.

Teague finished with 63.6% of the vote, or 9,121 votes, to Stroud's 36.4%, or 5,228 votes, according to unofficial returns from the Texas Secretary of State's office.

Updated 10:40 p.m. May 24

As election night results continue to come in, Johnny Teague is poised to win the Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 7. Teague leads his opponent Tim Stroud with 64.2% of the vote, or 6,740 votes to Stroud's 3,753.

In a Facebook post, Teague thanks his supporters for delivering him the win.

"I also want to thank Tim Stroud. We grew to be good friends as we competed and debated together. It has been an honor to know Tim," Teague said.

If election night results hold up, Teague will go on to face Democrat incumbent Lizzie Fletcher in the general election in November.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:20 p.m. May 24

With early voting results tallied, Johnny Teague leads Tim Stroud in the Republican runoff election for U.S. Congress District 7 in Texas with 66.1% of the vote. Teague has 5,027 votes compared to Stroud's 2,575 votes.

The 7th Congressional District covers parts of unincorporated Fort Bend and Harris counties as well as the cities of Bellaire, West University Place and Southside Place. It also includes parts of the cities of Houston and Sugar Land.

In a February Q&A with Community Impact Newspaper, Teague, a pastor with Church at the Cross in Houston, said his priorities include closing the U.S. borders, defending the oil and gas industry and addressing debt. He also said he believes parents should have the primary say in what children learn in schools.

Stroud, a veteran who serves as director of community relations with the tax credit and incentives firm ABGi USA, said his priorities include securing the southern border, election integrity and "refunding the police."

Teague and Stroud entered the runoff after emerging as the top two candidates from a field of seven Republicans who ran in the March primary elections. Teague finished with 44.3% of the vote in that election, while Stroud finished with 29.2% of the vote.

Roughly 21,600 Republican voters cast ballots in the March primary.

The District 7 seat is held by U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher. The winner of the Republican runoff will face Fletcher in the general election in November.

Fletcher was first elected to the seat in 2018 under old boundary maps. After the maps were updated during the statewide redistricting process in 2021, the boundary lines were redrawn to remove portions of Katy, northwest Houston and Jersey Village.

As election day results continue to come in, Harris County officials have warned that results are not likely to be fully tallied until May 25.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.