Jerry Davis, who serves as Houston City Council Member District B, said March 5 that the primary results showed that about 55% of people in District 142 want change.
"We've been able to be good communicators and facilitators of information and projects and ordinances from our office to the people, and that's one thing I'll continue to do when elected as state representative," Davis said.
Updated 10:30 a.m. March 4
Democratic incumbent Harold V. Dutton Jr. is heading to a runoff election against opponent Jerry Davis in the race for Texas House District 142. With all 401 voting centers in Harris County reporting, Dutton received 45.24% of the votes, or 5,723 votes, and Davis followed behind with 25.29%, or 3,199 votes. Natasha Ruiz followed closely behind Davis with 20.53%, or 2,597 votes, and Richard Bonton received 8.94%, or 1,131 votes.
According to Dutton's biography on the Texas House of Representatives website, Dutton is serving his 17th term in the district. In the 86th legislative session last year, Dutton authored numerous bills relating to criminal justice reform, per the website.
Davis currently serves as Houston City Council Member District B as well as vice mayor pro tem. In a questionnaire Davis did for Community Impact Newspaper in January, Davis said he wants to address classroom sizes and continue appropriating more funds for school districts and teachers.
Davis was not able to reached for comment by press time.
The runoff election will take place May 26. Whoever wins the Democratic runoff will face Republican candidate Jason Rowe, who was uncontested in the Republican primary, in the November election.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.