2020 primaries: Here are Katy-area results for county, state and congressional contested races

Here are unofficial results for Katy-area races in the 2020 primaries. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are unofficial results for Katy-area races in the 2020 primaries. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are unofficial results for Katy-area races in the 2020 primaries. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:58 a.m. March 9 to reflect the correct results for the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 constable Republican Primary.

Here are the unofficial March 3 primary results for Katy-area races. Results are unofficial until canvassed, and the runoff election date will be May 26, with in-person early voting from May 18-22.

Harris County



Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner


Republican: Tom Ramsey garnered 40,472 votes, or 71%, making him the unofficial winner of the Republican primary. Brenda Stardig received 9,004 votes, or 16%, and Susan Sample received 7,909 votes, or 14%.

Democrat: No candidate received at least 50% of the vote, so the candidates with the highest number of votes—Diana Martinez Alexander and Michael Moore—will likely proceed to a runoff election. Alexander received 16,472 votes, or 27%, while Moore received 16,092 votes, or 26%. They campaigned against four other candidates.

Harris County Precinct 5 constable


Republican: Candidate Ted Heap ran unopposed.

Democrat: Randy Newman and Mark Alan Harrison may proceed to a runoff election. Newman garnered 23,525 votes, or 43%, and Harrison garnered 18,560, or 34%. Mark Miller received 12,084 votes, or 22%.

Harris County sheriff


Republican: Joe Danna and Paul Day will likely proceed to a runoff election. Danna received 79,0251 votes, or 49%, while Day received 47,128 votes, or 29%. Randy Rush garnered 36,647 votes, or 23%.

Democrat: Candidate Ed Gonzalez overwhelmingly won the democratic primary with 193,645 votes, or 72%. Opponents Jerome Moore received 50,941 votes, or 19%, and Harry Zaora garnered 23,887, or 9%.

Harris County district attorney


Republican: Mary Huffman is the unofficial winner of the Republican primary. She received 105,146 votes, or 64%. Lloyd Wayne Oliver received 35,688 votes, or 22%, and Lori Deangelo received 24,654 votes or 15%.


Democrat: Kim Ogg received 147,855 votes, or 55%, and is the unofficial winner. Audia Jones received 65,734 votes, or 24%; Todd Overstreet received 30,642, or 11%; and Carvana Cloud garnered 27,039 votes, or 10%.

Harris County county attorney


Republican: Candidate John Nation ran unopposed.

Democrat: Christian Dashaun Menefee unofficially won the race with 125,460 votes, or 50%. Vince Ryan received 62,294 votes, or 25%, and Ben Rose garnered 60,908, or 24%.

Harris County tax assessor-collector


Republican: Candidate Chris Daniel ran unopposed.

Democrat: Ann Harris Bennett unofficially won the race with 156,479 votes, or 58%. Jolanda “Jo” Jones received 101,352 votes, or 38%, and Jack Terence received 10,552 votes, or 4%.

Fort Bend County



Fort Bend County Precinct 3 commissioner


Republican: Andy Meyers unofficially won the race with 11,741 votes, or 57%. Wendy Duncan received 7,998 votes, or 39%, while Glenn “Harry” Gustafson received 969 votes, or 5%.

Democrat: Candidate Hope Martin ran uncontested.

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 constable


Republican: Chad Norvell received 11,829 votes, or 60%, unofficially winning the race. Robert Becker received 5,551 votes, or 28%, while Jesse Zamaripa received 2,231, or 11%.

Democrat: Patrick Quincy garnered a win with 7,413 votes, or 59%, while Mo Nehad had 5,229 votes, or 41%.

Fort Bend County sheriff


Republican: Trever Nehls won an overwhelming majority at 82%, or 44,753 votes. John Minchew received 14% of the vote with 7,898 votes, and Siddiqi Muzaffar garnered 2,025 votes, or 4%.

Democrat: Geneane Hughes and Eric Fagan will proceed to a runoff election, as both received 35% of the vote. Hughes garnered 20,139 votes, while Fagan received 20,030. Holland Jones received 17,052 votes, or 30%.

Fort Bend County county attorney


Republican: Candidate Steve Rogers ran unopposed.

Democrat: No candidate received at least 50% of the vote, so the candidates with the highest number of votes—Bridgette Smith-Lawson and Sonia Rash—will proceed to a runoff election. Smith-Lawson received 15,702 votes, or 44%, while Rash received 13,833 votes, or 39%. David Hunter received 6,023 votes, or 17%.

Fort Bend County tax-assessor collector


Republican: James Pressler and J.J. Clemence will proceed to a runoff. Pressler received 22,696 votes, or 46%, while Clemence received 12,138 votes, or 25%. Phillip Andrews received 11,061 votes, or 22%, and Jaison Joseph received 3,429 votes, or 7%.

Democrat: Carmen Turner unofficially won the race with 30,776 votes, or 53%. Neeta Sane garnered 27,820 votes, or 47%.

Waller County



Waller County sheriff


Republican: Candidates Troy Guidry and R. Glenn Smith will run again May 26. Guidry received 2,235 votes, or 45%, while Smith received 2,117 received 2,117, or 42%. Dan Porter garnered 657 votes, or 13%.

Democrat: Candidate Cedric D. Watson ran unopposed.

Waller County tax assessor-collector


Republican: Ellen Contreras Shelburne unofficially won against opponent Carolyn Miedke. Shelburne received 2,860 votes, or 59%. Miedke received 1,972 votes, or 41%.

Democrat: No democratic candidates filed for the race.

State House of Representatives



Texas House District 28


Republican: Gary Gates unofficially won the race with 19,444 votes, or 95%.Schell Hammel received 963 votes, or 5%.

Democrat: Candidate Eliz Markowitz ran unopposed.

Texas House District 132


Republican: Mike Schofield unofficially won the race with 53%, or 6,766 votes. Opponent Angelica Garcia garnered 47%, with 6,008 votes.

Democrat: Candidate Gina Calanni ran unopposed.

Texas House District 138


Republican: Lacy Hull unofficially won with 5,425 votes, or 59%. John Flynn received 2,947 votes of 32%, and Claver T. Kamau-Imani received 765 votes or 8%.

Democrat: Akilah Bacy and Jenifer Rene Pool may proceed to a runoff election. Bacy received 4,387 votes, or 47%, while Pool received 2,751 votes, or 30%. Josh Wallenstein received 2,255, or 24%.

U.S. Congress



U.S. District 7


Republican: Wesley Hunt unofficially won the race with 27,944 votes, or 61%. He ran against five other candidates.

Democrat: Candidate Lizzie Fletcher ran unopposed.

U.S. District 10


Republican: Candidate Michael McCaul ran unopposed.

Democrat: Candidates Mike Siegel and Pritesh Gandhi may advance to a runoff. Siegel received 35,450 votes, or 44%, while Gandhi received 26,683 votes, or 33%. Shannon Hutcheson received 18,506 votes, or 23%.

U.S. District 22


Republican: Troy Nehls and Kathleen Wall may proceed to a runoff election. Nehls received 29,565 votes, or 41%, while Wall received 14,158 votes, or 19.4%. They campaigned against 13 other candidates.

Democrat: Sri Preston Kulkarni unofficially won the democratic nomination for the seat with 34,579 votes, or 53%. He ran against three other candidates: Derrick A. Reed, who received 16,100 votes, or 25%; Nyanza Davis Moore, who received 9,435 votes, or 14%; and Carmine Petrillo III, who garnered 5,065 votes, or 8%.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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