ELECTION RESULTS: Incumbent Andy Meyer wins re-election in Precinct 3 Fort Bend County commissioner race

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Voters line up to vote early in the Houston area. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters line up to vote early in the Houston area. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated post 9:08 a.m.

With all 84 vote centers reporting, incumbent Andy Meyers won re-election with 58.9% of the vote. Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated post 10:30 p.m.

With just under 50% of votes recorded, incumbent Andy Meyers maintained his lead over opponent Hope Martin. Meyers held on with 56% of the vote. Results are updated as of 10:16 p.m.

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With early and mail-in votes counted, incumbent Andy Meyers took 60% of the vote over his opponent, Hope Martin, for the Precinct 3 Fort Bend County commissioner seat. Meyers nabbed 13,940 votes, pulling ahead of Martin, who received 8,927 votes.

Meyers has held the seat, which represents parts of Katy, Fulshear and Simonton, since 1996.

Martin is an Air Force veteran and small-business owner. In addition to serving as the Precinct 3 commissioner, Meyers is Fort Bend County’s representative on the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Conference of Urban Counties.

Meyers regained the nomination after facing Republican opponent Wendy Duncan during the primary election.

Meyers and Martin are facing off amid historic voter turnout for the county, which has received ballots from over 70% of eligible voters.

Results are updated as of 8:57 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4 if they were sent from inside the U.S. or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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