UPDATE: Nehls claims spot on Nov. 3 ballot as Republican candidate in US Congress District 22 race

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Updated July 15, 3:53 p.m.

With all precincts reporting in Fort Bend, Harris and Brazoria counties, Troy Nehls received the most votes in the July 14 runoff election, becoming the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress District 22 on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Nehls received 36,065 votes, or 70.03%, while opponent Kathaleen Wall received 15,432 votes, or 29.97%. Although Wall received more votes than Nehls in the portions of Harris and Brazoria counties that District 22 covers, Nehls received about 80% of votes in Fort Bend County, which is entirely encompassed in District 22.

Nehls will face Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni on the ballot in November. The winner will take Republican incumbent Pete Olson's place.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.


Updated July 14, 9:45 p.m.

With 95% of precincts reporting in Fort Bend County, 100% of precincts reporting in Brazoria County and 35% of precincts reporting in Harris County, Troy Nehls has won in the runoff election to become the U.S. Congress District 22 Republican candidate on the Nov. 3 ballot.

With 70.6%, or 30,296 votes, Nehls has the majority over challenger Kathaleen Wall, who received 29.4%, or 12,615 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated July 14, 9:31 p.m.

With Election Day results coming in in Fort Bend County, Troy Nehls still leads the polls with 72.37%, or 29,214 votes across Fort Bend County and portions of Brazoria and Harris counties. Challenger Kathaleen Wall has garnered 27.62%, or 11,153 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted July 14, 7:25 p.m.

Early voting results indicate Troy Nehls is leading Kathaleen Wall in the Republican primary runoff election for U.S. Congress District 22.

Nehls, the incumbent Fort Bend County sheriff, has received 26,582 votes, or 71.8%, while Wall has received 10,437 votes, or 28.2%.

The Republican runoff winner will face Sri Preston Kulkarni, who received the majority of votes on the Democratic ticket in the March 3 primary election, on the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot.


The candidates will compete to take the seat of incumbent Republican Pete Olson, who chose not to seek re-election this year.

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

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

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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