UPDATED: Republicans Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall headed toward runoff, Democrat Sri Kulkarni wins in the primary race for U.S. Congress District 22 seat

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Updated March 4, 5:07 a.m.

With 100% of precincts reporting in Fort Bend, Harris and Brazoria counties, Sri Kulkarni has won the Democratic spot on the upcoming Nov. 3 general election ballot, according to unofficial primary election day results.

Kulkarni received 34,579 votes, or 53%. Challenger Derrick Reed came in second of four candidates with 16,100 votes, or 25%.

Republicans Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall will faceoff in a runoff election May 26 to determine who will be on the November ticket as Kulkarni's opponent.


A runoff election is triggered when no candidates receive at least 50% of the vote.

Nehls garnered 29,565 votes, or 41%, while Wall received 14,158 votes, or 19%. Coming in third and fourth were Pierce Bush and Greg Hill with 15% and 14% of votes, respectively. The remaining 11 candidates each received 3% or less of the total vote across the three counties.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated March 4, 12:05 a.m.

With the majority of precincts reporting, Republicans can expect a runoff election May 26 in the race for U.S. Congress District 22.

A runoff election is triggered when no candidates receive at least 50% of the vote.

With Troy Nehls in the lead with 25,140 votes, or 41%, Kathaleen Wall follows in second place with 11,545, or 19% in the Republican primary. Nehls and Wall were two of 15 Republican candidates on the ballot.

In the Democratic primary, Sri Kulkarni has garnered 25,523 votes, or 54%. In second place, Derrick Reed has received 11,457 votes, or 24%. Nyanza Davis Moore earned 6,893 votes, or 15%, and Carmine Pretrillo III earned 3,384 votes, or 7%.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted March 3, 8:34 p.m.

Early voting results indicate Troy Nehls has the most votes in the Republican primary election and Sri Kulkarni has the most votes in the Democratic primary election for U.S. Congress District 22.

In total, 15 Republicans and four Democrats were on the respective party ballots in the March 3 primary election.

Nehls has received 20,606 votes, or 43%, while Kulkarni has received 18,972 votes, or 58%. Trailing in second for each party is Republican Kathaleen Wall with 9,241 votes, or 19%, and Democrat Derrick Reed with 7,225 votes, or 22%.

The lone Republican and Democratic winner will appear on the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot, competing to take the seat of incumbent Republican Pete Olson, who chose not to seek re-election this year. Should no candidates receive 50% of the vote when final totals are reported, a runoff election will be held May 26.

U.S. representatives serve two-year terms. District 22 encompasses much of Fort Bend County and portions of Brazoria and Harris counties.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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