Updated March 2 at 9:30 a.m.
With all precincts reporting in the Republican and Democrat primaries, candidates Steve Radack and Jenifer Rene Pool will advance to the November general election in the race for Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner.
Radack won with a dominant 87.67 percent of the vote, or 74,705 votes total, compared to Republican challenger Sam Texas' 10,556 votes. Pool kept up the large lead she earned in early voting over her Democratic challenger Erik Hassan, finishing with 78.29 percent of the vote—24,699 votes to Hassan's 6,848 votes.
Radack, the incumbent in the race, has served as the Precinct 3 commissioner since 1988. He has since been re-elected six times. Throughout his time as commissioner, Radack has advocated for increasing resources available to law enforcement and has worked to increase quality of life for residents by expanding park land and improving mobility.
"I'm humbled by the support," he said. "I take my job seriously, and I'm honored that I've been able to win the primary. We are faced with incredible growth, and we have a lot of challenges. Voters in November approved a bond election for the county, and we're moving forward with more road projects and parks for Precinct 3. We're trying to facilitate the growth, which also means providing additional law enforcement resources. We have economic challenges ahead with falling gas prices, but I think the bond election will help us, and I think the county is doing very well."
Pool, who owns a consulting business specializing in construction permitting, licensing and project management, made multiple bids for Houston City Council before running for Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner. She has not made many public statements related to her candidacy for Harris County Precinct 3, but she has publicly advocated for expanding law enforcement body camera policies and for projects that connect area parks and trails.
Pool has also served on Houston's buildings and standards commission, police advisory commission and as the president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus.
Posted March 1 at 8:15 p.m.
With early voting results tallied in March 1 primary elections, Republican incumbent Steve Radack and Democrat Jenifer Rene Pool have taken large leads in their respective races for Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner.
Radack has a convincing 90.46 percent of the vote, or 33,929 votes total, compared to Republican challenger Sam Texas' 3,577 votes. Pool has a sizable lead over her Democratic challenger Erik Hassan with 80.43 percent of the vote, or 9,635 votes to Hassan's 2,344 votes.
The winners of the primary race will compete against Independent Andrew Callis in the general election this November. A businessman and former Texas peace officer, Callis is running on a platform of improving government transparency, dedicating more resources to law enforcement and making the county safer.
Precinct commissioners serve four-year terms and earn $165,900 per year.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.