Oliverson wins District 130 Republican primary

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Updated March 2 at 9:29 a.m.

According to Harris County’s website, with 38 of 38 precincts reporting, Dr. Tom Oliverson has defeated his opponent Kay Smith in the Republican primary election for state representative District 130.

Oliverson received a total of 16,966 votes, or 70.05 percent, and Smith received 7,253 votes, or 29.95 percent.

Oliverson will not face a Democratic opponent in November’s general election. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 10:54 p.m.

With 26 of 38 precincts reporting, Dr. Tom Oliverson has taken a commanding lead in the Republican primary polls over opponent Kay Smith for state representative District 130.

According to Harris County’s website, Oliverson has received 14,352 total votes, or 70.74 percent, while Smith’s votes totaled 5,935, or 29.26 percent. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

If Oliverson wins the primary, he will not face a Democratic opponent in the general election in November. He was not available for comment on election night.

Posted 9:30 p.m.

With early voting numbers posted, Dr. Tom Oliverson leads the Republican primary for state representative District 130, according to unofficial results.

Oliverson received 7,147 early votes, or 74.56 percent, while Smith garnered 2,439 votes, or 25.44 percent of the early voting totals, according to Harris County’s website.

Oliverson is a practicing anesthesiologist and is actively involved with U.S. Anesthesia Partners and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. He and his wife, Jennifer, were both chosen to be part of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s inaugural committee. Oliverson worked with legislators  in 2013 to pass State Bill 978, which reinforced patient protection from physicians administering anesthesia.

Smith serves on many boards throughout Harris County, such as the Harris County Board of Education, Republican Leadership Council and Cy Fair Republican Women. She founded the nonprofit organization, Hero and Friend, for veterans in need of mentorship, was president of the Texas Tea Party Republican Women for three years and helped found the Tomball and Cypress Coalitions.

The winning candidate in the primary will not have a Democratic opponent in the general election in November.

District 130 includes portions of Harris County, including parts of Cy-Fair, Spring and Tomball. Incumbent Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cy-Fair, opted not to run for re-election for the position, which he has held since 2009.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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