Stories to follow in 2018: #4: Several seats contested in 2018 elections

A number of local, state and federal elected positions are contested in this yearu2019s elections.

A number of local, state and federal elected positions are contested in this yearu2019s elections.

We’re counting down the top ten stories residents of The Woodlands area should follow in 2018.

No. 4 on our list examines several contested seats in the upcoming 2018 election:

What we reported


Several local and state elected positions are contested in this year’s midterm elections. In Harris and Montgomery counties, judges Ed Emmett and Craig Doyal are up for election as well as Commissioner Jack Cagle in Harris County and Commissioner Charlie Riley in Montgomery County.

At the federal level, U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, is up for re-election, as is U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Brady has one Democratic opponent and will advance to the general election while candidates from both parties have filed for Cruz’s seat. The District 15 seat held by State Rep. Mark Keough, R-The Woodlands, is also contested following the announcement of his intention to run for Montgomery County judge last May.

Additionally, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are also up for re-election. Multiple candidates from both parties have filed to run for each seat.

What’s next


Voters will head to the polls March 6 for primary elections to narrow down Republican and Democratic candidates before the general election Nov. 7. Be sure to check Community Impact Newspaper’s election guide in next month’s issue for details and interviews with candidates for local races.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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