UPDATE: Hurtado wins Democratic primary for Texas House District 126

Natali Hurtado (Courtesy Natali Hurtado)
Natali Hurtado (Courtesy Natali Hurtado)

Natali Hurtado (Courtesy Natali Hurtado)

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Undrai Fizer (Courtesy Undrai Fizer)
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Two candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Texas House District 126. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Updated 10 a.m. March 4

According to unofficial results, Natali Hurtado won the Democratic primary for Texas House District 126, receiving 78.61% of votes. With all voting centers reporting in Harris County, Hurtado led the primary with Undrai Fizer trailing at 21.39% of votes, according to unofficial results.

Hurtado will face Republican incumbent E. Sam Harless in November.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 11 p.m. March 3


Democratic candidate Natali Hurtado will likely be advancing to the November election for state representative District 126, according to preliminary election results from Harris County. With 140 of 401 voting centers reporting in Harris County, Hurtado leads the Democratic primary with 78.52% of the vote, or 4,691 votes. Opponent Undrai Fizer received 21.48% of ballots, according to unofficial results.

"I'm grateful to have the opportunity to serve my community and prioritize the issues that matter—reinvesting in our local businesses and attracting new ones through economic development initiatives, supporting local schools and teachers, expanding access to affordable health care and building an infrastructure to withstand future flooding," Hurtado wrote in an election night statement. "Public service is my passion, and I hope to lead our community to a more prosperous future."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:20 p.m.

With early votes in, Natali Hurtado leads the Democratic primary for state representative District 126, according to early voting totals from Harris County. Hurtado received 77.22% of early votes, or 3,274 votes. Candidate Undrai Fizer received 22.78% of early votes, or 966 votes, according to county election numbers.

A total of 4,240 Democrats cast votes for the District 126 race during the early voting period, according to county results.

The winner of the March 3 Democratic primary will face Republican incumbent E. Sam Harless in November. Harless ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Hurtado and Fizer last ran against one another in the 2018 Democratic primary for District 126 with Hurtado receiving 77.68% of the votes, according to 2018 canvassed election results.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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