With 100 of 100 Election Day precincts reporting, incumbent James Noack defeated challenger Lore Breitmeyer Jones in the race for Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner.
Noack won 67.03% of votes tallied as of Nov. 3, with a total of 47,525 votes to Jones' 23,371.
Noack did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday night, but declared victory earlier in the evening via a post on his campaign's Facebook page.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Noack's campaign highlighted his conservative stance on the county commissioners court and said he hopes to focus on mobility and infrastructure issues in Precinct 3 in addition to management of the county's continuing growth.
"I want to thank all my supporters for their commitment to this campaign, and I am honored to continue to serve the taxpayers of our great county," Noack said in the statement.
Posted 7:18 p.m.
Republican James Noack leads Democrat Lore Breitmeyer Jones by a margin of 41,918 votes to 21,313 in the race for Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner, with no Election Day results from Montgomery County yet available.
Results are updated as of 7:55 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.
Noack, a two-term incumbent, won re-election unopposed in 2016 and first took office after defeating Democrat Bryan Cambrice in 2012. Noack previously told Community Impact Newspaper he hopes to be a "champion of the taxpayer" and work with municipalities and other local leaders to address mobility, infrastructure and growth in the county. He highlighted property appraisals, economic uncertainty including mandated business closures, and the COVID-19 pandemic as top issues now facing the county.
Jones, a county precinct chair and election judge and deputy chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party, also said she believes helping residents and small businesses recover through the pandemic is a priority for county leadership. If elected, Jones said she would work to build relationships with local government entities and community groups and stakeholders to address safety, the economy and quality of life for county residents.
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