2012 Election Coverage

This year's Primary Election has been tentatively re-schedule with a new date of April 3. Primary elections are inter-party races held in the spring to determine which candidate will represent their respective party in a particular race in the November General Election. This year's local Primary Eleciton features 16 Montgomery County races. Of those county races, eight are contested. The most popular precinct in this year's primary is Precinct 3 in Montgomery County, where both Constable Tim Holifield and County Commissioner Ed Chance are retiring. The constable's race will see four candidates vie for the position, each Republicans, so the primary election will determine the next constable.

The County Commissioner's race features five candidates, four Republicans and one Democrat. Among the races in Harris County is the hotly-contest race for County Sheriff, where 10 candidates, including three Democrats and seven Republicans, are running.

LOCAL - Montgomery County

Montgomery County Constable, Precinct 1

  • Don Chumley (R)

Montgomery County Constable, Precinct 2

  • Gene DeForest (R, I)
  • David Moore (R)
  • David Womack (R)

Montgomery County Constable, Precinct 3

  • Dan Norris (R)
  • Ryan Gable (R)
  • David Angstadt, Jr. (R)
  • Matthew Beasley (R)

Montgomery County Constable, Precinct 5

  • David Hill (R, I)
  • Johnny Carroll (R)
  • Brian Clack (R)

Montgomery County Constable, Precinct 4

  • Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden (R, I)
  • Montgomery County Sheriff
  • Tommy Gage (R,I)

District Attorney

  • Brett Ligon (R, I)

County Attorney

  • Phyllis Rainey (R)
  • Gary Beauchamp (R)
  • J.D. Lambright (R)

Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector

  • J.R. Moore, Jr. (R, I)

Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 1

  • Mike Meador (R)

Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 3

  • Kenny Speight (R)
  • James Noack (R)
  • Brian Dawson (R)
  • Paul Cole (R)
  • Bryan Cambrice (D)

District Judge, 9th Courth

  • Fred Edwards (R, I)
  • Kelly W. Case (R)

District Judge, 410th Court

  • Mike Mayes (R)

District Judge, 418th Court

  • Tracy Gilbert (R, I)
  • Jessica Siegel (R)

District Judge, 435th Court

  • Mike Seiler (R)

Judge, County Court at Law 5

  • Keith Mills Stewart (R)

LOCAL - Harris County

Tax Assessor-Collector

  • Don Sumners (R, I)
  • Mike Sullivan (R)
  • Ann Harris Bennett (D)


  • Adrian Garcia (D, I)
  • Paul Day (R)
  • Louis Guthrie (R)
  • Harold Heuszel (R)
  • Carl Pittman (R)
  • Daniel J. Lemkuil (R)
  • Ruben Monzon (R)
  • Brian Steinhocher (R)
  • Guy Clark (R)
  • Charles Massey El (D)
  • Delores Jones (D)

District Attorney

  • Pat Lykos (R, I)
  • Mike Anderson (R)
  • Zack Fertitta (D)
  • Lloyd Wayne Oliver (D)

County Attorney

  • Vince Ryan (D, I)
  • Robert Talton (R)

County Commissioner, Pct. 4

  • Jack Cagle (R, I)
  • Buck Buchanan (R)
  • Robert M. Cardena (R)

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4, Place 1

  • Kent Adams (R, I)
  • Kevin Fulton (R)

Constable, Pct. 4

  • Ron Hickman (R, I)
  • Dale Bible (R)
  • Robert Lozano (R)
  • Lindsay Siriko (R)
  • John "J.G." Garza (R)


State Representative, District 15

  • Rob Eissler (R, I)
  • Steve Toth (R)

State Representative, District 16

  • Brandon Creighton (R, I)

State Senator, District 3

  • Robert Nichols (R,I)
  • Tammy Blair (R)

State Senator, District 4

  • Tommy Williams (R, I)

State Board of Education, District 8

  • Barbara Cargill (R, I)
  • Linda Ellis (R)


U.S. House of Representatives, District 8

  • Kevin Brady (R, I)
  • Larry Youngblood (R)

(I) - Incumbent

Important dates (as of press time)


  • 11 First day for voters to submit application for ballot by mail for Primary Election and June 5 runoff primary election


  • 05 Last day for citizens to register to vote
  • 19 Early voting begins
  • 27 Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail
  • 30 Last day of early voting


  • 03 Primary Election day


  • 07 Last day to register to vote in
  • 15 Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail
  • 29 First day of early voting for runoff election


  • 01 Last day of early voting for runoff election
  • 05 Runoff for Primary Election


Among data presented at the 2021 Economic Outlook Conference presented by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, health care maintains its hold on the No. 1 spot among major nonretail employers. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Health care continues to grow, energy sheds jobs: Takeaways from 2021 Economic Outlook Conference

Health care first overtook energy as the area’s No. 1 major nonretail employer in the 2020 report and grew to 28% of the region’s employees in the 2021 report.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, which regulates groundwater usage in Montgomery County, is part of Groundwater Management Area 14. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
GMA 14 approves proposed desired future conditions; LSGCD objects to subsidence factor

On April 9, Groundwater Management Area 14 voted on its proposed long-term goal for the Gulf Coast Aquifer System.

Shenandoah City Council met to discuss the upcoming capital improvement plan April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council discusses priorities of 2022 capital improvement plan

Among the top projects are the David Memorial Drive extension and wastewater treatment plant improvements.

Montgomery County continues cold case efforts including unsolved killings in The Woodlands area

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office launched a new regional initiative known as Cold Case Warm Up to solicit leads for unsolved county crimes.

Tomball ISD officials announced in a social media post April 14 the district is planning for a "mask optional" 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball ISD plans for 'mask optional' 2021-22 school year

Tomball ISD officials announced in a social media post April 14 the district is planning for a "mask optional" 2021-22 school year.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gil Staley presented an annual report on major and mid-size employers in The Woodlands area at the Economic Outlook Conference on April 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wildcat PPE furloughs employees as federal contracts stall

Gil Staley, CEO The Woodlands EDP, said the jobs will return when federal contracts are resolved.

Homes priced above $750,000, such as this one in the Heights, saw a surge in sales in March, with almost twice as many properties sold. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Average Houston single-family home price jumps 20% in March

The average sale price for a home in March was $370,847.

U.S. Rep Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, spoke at the Economic Outlook Conference in The Woodlands on April 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady: 'This term, my 13th, will be the last'

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, announced he will retire after completing his current, 13th term in the U.S. Congress.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.