Election results estimate Dutton Jr. as winner for state House District 142

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Updated at 9:22 a.m., March 7
Unofficial election results project incumbent Harold Dutton Jr. to win the Democratic primary election for District 142. Dutton collected 65.26 percent or 4,810 votes compared to challenger Richard Bonton, who tallied 34.74 percent or 2,561 votes on Tuesday, March 6.

The winner of the Democratic primary will not face a Republican candidate in the November election.

Updated at 11:10 p.m.
Incumbent Harold Dutton Jr. has taken a commanding lead in the Democratic primary election for District 142. With 43.94 percent precincts reporting, Dutton has 65.64 percent or 3,705 votes. His opponent Richard Bonton trails with 34.36 percent or 1,939 votes.

The winner of the Democratic primary will not face a Republican candidate in the November election.

Dutton could not be reached for comment on election night.

Published at 7:38 p.m.

Unofficial early voting results show incumbent Harold Dutton Jr. with a lead in the Democratic primary election for District 142 on March 6. Dutton has served in this position for 33 years.

With a total of 2,858 votes, Dutton took 67.61 percent of the early and absentee votes. He was challenged by Richard Bonton, who received 1,369 votes, or 32.39 percent.

Dutton is a native of Fifth Ward, Houston and a graduate of Texas Southern University. He serves as an adjunct professor at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is a member of Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Dutton operates the Law Offices of Harold V. Dutton, Jr. and Associates.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. For more local primary election results and coverage, visit communityimpact.com/vote.

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Tierra Smith joined Community Impact in 2018, covering a range of topics in the Tomball and Magnolia area. She earned a master of mass communication from Louisiana State University, and she received a bachelor's degree from Grambling State University where she served as the editor-in-chief of The Gramblinite, the student newspaper at GSU. The National Association of Black Journalists selected Tierra as its Student Journalist of the Year in 2015. Her byline has also been included in the Tampa Bay Times, The Denver Post, the Salt Lake Tribune and The News-Star in Monroe, La.
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