With 193 out of 193 precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Mark Herman has been re-elected as the Harris County Precinct 4 constable with 206,400 votes, or 60.95 percent, compared to opponent Democrat Jeff McGowen, who garnered 132,228 votes, or 39.05 percent. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Updated 10:30 p.m.
Incumbent Mark Herman likely winner for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable position
With 144 out of 193 precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Mark Herman has likely been re-elected as the Harris County Precinct 4 constable with 196,075 votes, or 61.13 percent, compared to opponent Democrat Jeff McGowen, who garnered 124,655 votes, or 38.87 percent. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Herman said that while this is his first political campaign, it has felt like second nature to him.
"This is the first time I’ve ever run for office but I’ve been around when other folks have run for office because I ran a lot of their campaigns, so it’s second nature to me, it’s part of the business." he said. "I am not a politician, I’m a cop, but I’ve done some political things because I have to do – (it's) self-preservation for myself and my employees."
Updated 7:30 p.m.
Incumbent Mark Herman leads race for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable position
According to unofficial early voting results, Incumbent Republican Mark Herman, is leading the vote for the Harris County Precinct 4 constable position with 159,993 votes, or 61.86 percent, compared to opponent Democrat Jeff McGowen, who has gained 98,598 votes, or 38.14 percent. All results are unofficial until canvassed.
Posted 5:30 p.m.
Incumbent Mark Herman, Jeff McGowen compete for Harris County Precinct 4 Constable position
Incumbent Mark Herman and Jeff McGowen are the two candidates vying for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable position.
Herman, R, has worked at the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office for over three decades. In February of 2015, Herman graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 72 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
He is also a graduate of Sam Houston State’s Constable Leadership College, and also a graduate of the FBI (LEEDA), Law Enforcement Executive Development Association program.
McGowen, D, began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. He attended basic peace officer’s class at University of Houston-Downtown's Law Enforcement Academy where he graduated with honors in 1994.
In 1995 he was honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserves as a veteran of the Desert Storm war in Iraq. He is the past-president of the Texas Crime Prevention Association, past-president and member of the Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association and a lifetime member of the 100 Club.
— Jeffery P McGowen (@jeff4constable) November 8, 2016