UPDATE: Incumbent Mark Herman elected Republican candidate for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office

Incumbent Mark Herman (left) and challenger Chris Bounds (right) are vying for a place as the Republican candidate for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office in the March 3 primary election. (Courtesy Mark Herman, Chris Bounds)
Incumbent Mark Herman (left) and challenger Chris Bounds (right) are vying for a place as the Republican candidate for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office in the March 3 primary election. (Courtesy Mark Herman, Chris Bounds)

Incumbent Mark Herman (left) and challenger Chris Bounds (right) are vying for a place as the Republican candidate for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office in the March 3 primary election. (Courtesy Mark Herman, Chris Bounds)

Updated March 4 at 8:50 a.m.

With all 401 Harris County voting centers reporting election day results, incumbent Mark Herman has won the Republican candidacy for Harris County Precinct 4 constable with
53,391 votes, or 90.32%, compared to challenger Chris Bounds, who garnered 5,722 votes, or 9.68%.

Herman will now face Democrat Jeff McGowen, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November. All results are unofficial until canvassed.


Updated March 3 at 10:12 p.m.



Republican Mark Herman and Democrat Jeff McGowen are likely to face off in the race to represent Precinct 4 as Harris County constable, an apparent repeat of the 2016 Harris County Constable’s Office elections.

With 167 of 401 Harris County voting centers reporting, Herman has taken a commanding lead in the race for Republican candidate for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office, with 91.23%, or 34,973 votes, according to unofficial election results.
Opposing Republican candidate Chris Bounds received 8.77%, or 3,363 votes, according to unofficial election results.



Prior to being elected to the position in November 2016, Herman was appointed to the position in May 2015 to replace former Constable Ron Hickman. Herman has served the department for over 36 years and said he looks forward to serving another term as Harris County constable for Precinct 4.

"The people of Precinct 4 Harris County have spoken, and they love the work that their constables do," Herman said. "It's an honor to serve and protect our community. ... We're going to keep doing what we've been doing and that's listening to our constituents, listening to the citizens, fighting crime and keeping our community safe."

Herman is to go against McGowen, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November. McGowen was also the Democratic candidate in the 2016 election, but was defeated by Herman in the general election.

"Jeff McGowen is a law enforcement officer, he's a formidable person for me to run against," Herman said. "We're looking forward to running our campaign against him, and we'll let our work that we've done in the last ... 34 years speak for myself. We wish him the best."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted March 3 at 7:13 p.m.

Early voting results of the March 3 Republican primary election show incumbent Mark Herman taking a commanding lead against challenger Chris Bounds in the race to become Republican candidate for the Harris County Constable's Office in Precinct 4.

The winner of tonight’s primary election will face Democratic candidate Jeff McGowen in November’s general elections. McGowen ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.


Herman received 91.57%, or 30,005 votes, while Bounds received 8.43%, or 2,761 votes, according to unofficial early voting results. Totals include absentee and early votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.




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