2020 primaries: Here's who has filed for Katy-area county races

Candidates are gearing up for the 2020 elections. (Courtesy Element5 Digital/Pexels)
Candidates are gearing up for the 2020 elections. (Courtesy Element5 Digital/Pexels)

Candidates are gearing up for the 2020 elections. (Courtesy Element5 Digital/Pexels)

Editor's note: This story, which originally published Nov. 15 at 10:06 p.m., was updated Nov. 15 at 2:37 p.m. to include additional information about candidates filing.

On March 3, citizens in the Katy area can head to polling centers to cast a vote in the primaries, which includes several races in local counties.

Harris County


Precinct 3 Commissioner

Houston City Council Member District A Brenda Stardig filed as a Republican to run for Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner seat, according to a Nov. 14 press release. She was first elected to council in 2009. According to the press release, Stardig’s top priorities are infrastructure and public safety.

Incumbent Steve Radack, also a Republican, has held the commissioner seat since first elected in 1988. He said he has not filed for reelection yet but will do so before the filing deadline.

Fort Bend County


Precinct 3 Commissioner

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers filed for reelection, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The Republican has held the seat since he was first elected in 1996. Meyers said in the spring when confirming his reelection campaign that he defends conservative principles, such as limiting government and not raising property taxes.


Wendy Duncan said she has not filed her candidacy yet, but the Republican announced her campaign for the seat in early March. She is a director for the Willow Fork Drainage District, a co-founder of the Barker Flood Prevention Advocacy Group and a co-owner of a rental home business.

Democrat Hope Martin—who is also campaigning for the seat—said she plans to file on Nov. 16.. She is an Air Force veteran and works in administration at a nursing school.

The last day to file for candidacy for the 2020 primary is Dec. 9. The primary election is March 3, and the general election is Nov. 3.

Sheriff

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announced he will not run for reelection. Capt. Holland Jones, a Democrat, announced his campaign in August but has not immediately responded for comment about filing for candidacy. Jones is employed by the Harris County Precinct 7 Constable's Office.



Waller County


Sheriff

Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith, a Republican, is up for reelection, but he was not immediately available for comment about filing for candidacy. Daniel Porter, also a Republican, announced his campaign for the seat in December and said he plans to file on Nov. 18.