Hoang wins race for Texas House District 149

Updated 10 p.m.

With all precincts reporting, Al Hoang has defeated Nghi T. Ho in the Republican Primary race for Texas House District 149 with 56.55 percent of the vote. Hoang will face off against Democrat incumbent Hubert Vo in the November election.

Before throwing his hat in the ring for the District 149 race, Hoang served as a city councilman on the Houston City Council, until he was upset by Richard Nguyen in the November 2013 election. Hoang is running on job growth, getting more money for the state for infrastructure and education and pro-life beliefs.

Vo was elected to District 149 in 2004, defeating Republican Talmadge Heflin by less than 50 votes. In 2012 Vo defeated Republican challenger Dianne Williams with 61 percent of the vote.

A total of 3,967 people—or 5.1 percent of eligible Republicans to vote in the race—voted in the primary. In the 2010 primary, the last election in a non-presidential year, 159,821 people voted, or 8.49 percent of registered Republicans.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:50 p.m.

Early voting results show Al Hoang with an early lead over Nghi T. Ho in the race for the Texas House seat in District 149 with 56.78 percent of the 2,353 tallied votes.

District 149 covers the southwest part of Harris County along the Fort Bend County line, south of I-10 and west of Beltway 8, including most of Alief and part of Katy. Effective January 2015, the eastern boundaries of the district will be adjusted to cover more of Beltway 8 and less of Richmond Avenue. The new boundaries can be viewed at www.house.state.tx.us.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.