Jack Cagle defeats Penny Shaw in Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner race

Updated 11:06 a.m.

With all precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Jack Cagle has won the Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner seat, with 185,916 votes, or 54.31 percent of the vote. Democrat Penny Shaw received 156,404 votes, or 45.69 percent of the vote.

"I’m very grateful and appreciative of the public for giving me a chance to continue to serve them for another four years," Cagle said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I am humbled that our numbers in Precinct 4 were a flip of the countywide numbers in terms of support, and I am very grateful for that voter differential there that shows we are doing a good job of taking care of the role of what a county commissioner is supposed to be."

Updated: 11:59 p.m.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Jack Cagle has retained his seat as Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner, with 184,068 votes, or 54.41 percent of the vote. Democratic challenger Penny Shaw received 154,255 votes, or 45.59 percent of the vote. Cagle has served as commissioner since 2011.

This story will be updated with comments from Cagle on Wednesday. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 9:20 p.m. Nov. 6

Incumbent Republican Jack Cagle has the lead in the race for Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner with results from early voting and about 18 percent of precincts reporting. Cagle has received 143,278 votes, or 55.21 percent of votes. Opponent Democrat Penny Shaw has 116,233 votes, or 44.79 percent of votes.

All votes are unofficial until canvassed.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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