UPDATED: Democratic State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Republican Tom Virippan to compete in general election for Texas House District 27

Candidates, including those running for Texas House District 27, advertise on signs outside of Missouri City City Hall. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Candidates, including those running for Texas House District 27, advertise on signs outside of Missouri City City Hall. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Candidates, including those running for Texas House District 27, advertise on signs outside of Missouri City City Hall. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Updated March 4, 8:40 a.m.

Incumbent state Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, has won the Democratic primary election for Texas House District 27, according to unofficial election day voting results. Tom Virippan is the winner of the Republican primary.

With 96.3% of precincts reporting, Reynolds received 66.25%, or 14,200 votes; while the other Democrat in the race, Byron Ross received 33.75%, or 7,233 votes.

Virippan finished with 54.11%, or 3,781 votes; while Republican Manish Seth finished with 45.89%, or 3,207 votes, with 100% of precincts reporting.



Reynolds and Virippan will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

District 27 covers most of Missouri City and Stafford as well as a small section of Sugar Land.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated March 3, 10:52 p.m.

After the first batch of election day results, incumbent state Rep. Ron Reynolds still leads in the Democratic primary for Texas House District 27. Tom Virippan has a narrow lead in the Republican contest.

Reynolds has received 67.22%, or 7,675 votes, with 75.93% of precincts reporting. His Democratic challenger Byron Ross has received 32.78%, or 3,743 votes.

Virippan has earned 53.78%, or 2,567 votes, with 42.59% of precincts reporting. The other Republican in the race, Manish Seth, has received the other 46.22%, or 2,206 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted March 3, 8:26 p.m.

Incumbent state Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, is leading in the Democratic primary for Texas House District 27 after early voting, while Tom Virippan is leading in the Republican contest.

District 27 includes most of Missouri City and Stafford as well as a sliver of Sugar Land. Reynolds was first elected to the Texas House in 2010.

Reynolds garnered 67.41%, or 7,497, of early votes, while his challenger Byron Ross received 32.59%, or 3,624, of early votes.

In the Republican primary, Tom Virippan received 54.27%, or 2,534, of early votes, and Manish Seth received 45.73%, or 2,135, of early votes.

The winner of the Democratic and Republican primary will face off in the general election in November.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.