UPDATE: Incumbent Harold V. Dutton Jr. wins runoff race for state representative of District 142

Voting results show incumbent candidate Harold V. Dutton Jr. is likely to have beat Jerry Davis in the Democratic primary runoff for state representative of District 142. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Voting results show incumbent candidate Harold V. Dutton Jr. is likely to have beat Jerry Davis in the Democratic primary runoff for state representative of District 142. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Voting results show incumbent candidate Harold V. Dutton Jr. is likely to have beat Jerry Davis in the Democratic primary runoff for state representative of District 142. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 9:30 a.m. July 15

With all Harris County voting centers reporting, Harold V. Dutton Jr. is likely to have won the Democratic nomination for state representative of District 142 against challenger Jerry Davis.

Voting results show Dutton has 52.32% of the votes, or 5,008 votes, while Davis has 47.68% of the votes, or 4,536 votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Dutton will face uncontested Republican candidate Jason Rowe in the November election.

Updated 10:45 p.m. July 14


Unofficial results show incumbent candidate Harold V. Dutton Jr. maintains his lead on Jerry Davis in the race for state representative of District 142.

With 79 of 109 voting centers reporting, Dutton has 52.33% of the votes, or 4,651 votes, while Davis has 47.67% of the votes, or 4,236 votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 9:10 p.m. July 14

Unofficial voting results show incumbent candidate Harold V. Dutton Jr. is slightly ahead of candidate Jerry Davis in the race for state representative of District 142 in the primary runoffs. District 142 includes portions of the Humble area as well as a region of the Beltway 8 area in the Summerwood and Fall Creek neighborhoods.

Dutton has 52.43% of the votes, or 3,753 votes, while Davis has 47.57% of the votes, or 3,405 votes. According to the Harris County Clerk's office, five of 109 voting centers have reported.

According to Dutton's biography on the Texas House of Representatives website, Dutton is serving his 17th term in the district. Meanwhile, Davis currently serves as Houston City Council Member District B as well as vice mayor pro tem.

Whichever candidate wins the runoff election will face uncontested Republican candidate Jason Rowe in the November election. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.