Updated May 28, 9 a.m.
With all precincts reporting, Mike Schofield has unofficially defeated Ann Hodge in the Republican Primary runoff election for Texas House District 132 with 67.61 percent of the vote.
Schofield has 3,446 votes while Hodge trails with 1,651 votes. Schofield will face Democrat Luis Lopez in November. Lopez ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary.
Schofield previously served in the office of Gov. Rick Perry as an attorney and advisor. He said his experience working at the Capitol will serve him well if he were elected as a representative.
"I can be effective from the day I get there, not only because I know all the players, but I know how the system works," he said.
Schofield said his top priorities are limiting state government while fighting against excessive regulation and controlling the border.
"The reason why Texas has been more successful in the last decade than other states is not just luck and it's not just oil and gas," he said. "The reason is we have specifically and intentionally pursued policies that allow the government to do the little bit it needs to do to help you and then get out of the way and let the ingenuity of Texans take over."
Schofield also discussed his plans for staying in touch with constituents in the district, including setting up a regular time every week when people can meet him at his Katy office and using social media to keep people informed of upcoming bills and issues. He said staying in touch with voters is vitally important to anyone serving as a representative.
"Leading up to the race, I went from door to door asking people what they care about, what they expect from their representative, from the state government and what they want us to do," he said. "The only way you can represent the people is to listen."
All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Posted May 27, 7:15 p.m.
With early voting results in, Mike Schofield is leading Ann Hodge in the Republican Primary runoff for Texas House District 132 with 71 percent of the vote.
Schofield and Hodge were among the four Republicans running for District 132 in the March 4 Republican Primary. District 132—which covers the western part of Harris County between Barker Cypress Road and the Waller County line, including parts of Katy and Cy-Fair—is currently held by Rep. Bill Callegari, who is retiring. Callegari, first elected in 2000, served as the state representative in District 132 for seven terms before announcing his retirement in September.