Now that the Dec. 12 deadline to file for candidacy in the March primary election has passed, several state and local officials are vying for positions in the Texas House of Representatives District 26 and 28, which cover parts of Fort Bend County and Richmond, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, filed for reelection for State Representative for District 28. Zerwas is currently serving his sixth legislative term in the Texas House of Representatives and is one of four doctors in the House. Zerwas worked as a physician for more than 30 years and supports access to higher education and increased opportunities for graduate medical education, according to the Texas Tribune.


While Zerwas is running unopposed in the Republican primary, he will face off against either Democrat Meghan Scoggins or Democrat Durward White in the November general election, as the two both filed to run in the Democratic primary this March. Scoggins previously worked for NASA and later went on to focus on various nonprofits and charities. She is an advocate for public education, family values, affordable health care, sustainable energy and marijuana legalization. White also filed for the position, but no information on the candidate was available as of press time.

Texas’ 28 congressional district covers northwestern Fort Bend County, Richmond and parts of Katy.

Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, filed for reelection for State Representative District 26 and is currently serving his third term. Miller served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He advocates for fundamental constitutional values of conservatism, low taxes and less regulation. He will be challenged in the general election next November by Democrat Sarah Demerchant, who ran against him in the 2016 primary election. Demerchant’s campaign focuses include investing in public education, providing equal financial and leadership opportunities for women and affordable healthcare.

Texas’ 26th congressional district covers Sugar Land and parts of Richmond.

The 2018 primary election will be held March 6, with the general election following on Nov. 6. For more information about 2018 elections in Fort Bend County, click here.