November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Fort Bend County's local, legislative races

Fort Bend County election round-up
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Oct. 13 in Fort Bend County and across Texas.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Oct. 13 in Fort Bend County and across Texas.

Who is on the ballot?


Voters in Fort Bend County will have the opportunity to cast their ballot in several local and legislative races this election season. Ballots will vary by each voter depending on their address to ensure they are only voting for candidates who represent them.

For information on candidates running for local city councils and school boards, visit their websites to see candidates, and visit communityimpact.com to see Q&As from the candidates. For full sample ballots, click here.

U.S. House District 22

[R] Troy Nehls

[D] Sri Preston Kulkarni


[L] Joseph LeBlanc Jr.

Texas House District 26

[R] Jacey Jetton

[D] L. Sarah DeMerchant

Texas House District 27

[R] Tom Virippan

[D] Ron Reynolds*

Texas House District 28

[R] Gary Gates

[D] Elizabeth "Eliz" Markowitz

Texas House District 9

[R] Johnny Teague

[D] Al Green*

[L] Jose Sosa

Texas Senate District 13

[R] Melinda Morris

[D] Borris L. Miles*

Texas Senate District 18

[R] Lois W. Kolkhorst

[D] Michael Antalan

County Tax Assessor-Collector

[R] James Pressler

[D] Carmen Turner

County Attorney

[R] Steve Rogers

[D] Bridgette Smith-Lawson

Fort Bend County Sheriff

[R] Trever J. Nehls

[D] Eric Fagan

Precinct 1 Commissioner

[R] Vincent Morales*

[D] Jennifer Cantu

Precinct 3 Commissioner

[R] W. A. "Andy" Meyers*

[D] Hope Martin

County Constable Precinct 1

[R] Mike Beard*

[D] Sam Hayes

County Constable Precinct 3

[R] Chad Norvell

[D] Patrick Quincy

County Constable Precinct 4

[R] John G. Hermann

[D] Nabil Shike

Fort Bend County Proposition A

Residents can vote for or against "the issuance of bonds in the amount of $218,185,000 for the construction, maintenance and operation of county roads and the imposition of taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bond."

Fort Bend County Proposition B

Residents can vote for or against "the issuance of bonds in the amount of $38,400,000 for county park facilities and the imposition of taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.

Where can residents vote?


Fort Bend County residents can vote at any vote center during early voting and on Election Day. County officials are also encouraging residents who qualify to vote by mail to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus at vote centers.

Fort Bend County has also recently implemented new voter machines which serve as an update to the county's previous 15-year-old system. With the straight-ticket voting option eliminated on ballots, voters will see all candidates in the running for each race on the ballot.

For more information on where to vote in Fort Bend County, click here.

For early voting locations, click here.

When can residents vote?


Oct. 13-17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 19-23 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 24 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 26-Oct. 30 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nov. 3 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
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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