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March 6 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections


Primary elections for the Republican and Democratic parties took place on Tuesday in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties.

For select contested federal and state races on the primary ballot, Click Here.

In Brazoria County, Republican races included Larry Buehler and Ryan Cade, who competed for County Commissioner Precinct 2. Cade defeated Buehler for the nomination.


Cheryl Coleman Driver, Justin R. Gilbert, Keith Allen and Scott Siscoe sought the nomination for the 412th Judicial District. Gilbert and Allen will meet in a runoff.

Dora L. Bonner and Greg Hill sought the nomination for Judge of County Court-at-Law No. 1, while Jeremy Warren and Leigh Hughes Lehmann competed for the nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 3. Hill easily defeated Bonner while Warren bested Lehmann.

In Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Norma Moreno Garcia, Randy Smith and Robin Rape filed for the nomination. Rape and Smith will face each other in a runoff. In Precinct 3, Place 2 Roy Castillo and Sondra Campbell Gajevsky had filed. Castillo defeated Gajevsky by a huge margin.

Nelson Blackwell and Ricky Kubeczka filed for Commissioner Place 1 on the Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District 3 board. Kubeczka defeated Blackwell. Voting Tabulations

For the Democratic Party in Brazoria County, no races for local office were contested. However, there are contested races for federal and state seats that will be impacted by votes in Brazoria County's Democratic Primary Election. Voting Tabulations

In Fort Bend County, Bill Rickert, Tina Gibson and Wes Vela have filed to seek the Republican nomination as County Treasurer. Gibson and Rickert will compete in a runoff election after taking the top two positions in the three-candidate race.

Cliff Vacek defeated Shawn McDonald to claim the party's nomination for District Attorney of the 268th Judicial District.

In District Court seats, John “Hawk” Hawkins defeated Mike Hartman for judge of the 268th Judicial District.

Harold Kennedy and Tricia Krenek will move forward to a runoff election after a three-candidate race that included Jennifer C. Chiang for County Court-at-Law No. 3. Dean Hrbacek defeated Lewis White for County Court-at-Law No. 6.

For Justice of the Peace, Mary S. Ward defeated Atwood “Woody” McAndrew in the race for Precinct 1, Place 2, and Jarret Nethery was beaten out by Kelly Nicole Crow for Precinct 3. Voting Tabulations

Under the Democratic Primary ballot in Fort Bend County, Joel C. Clouser, Sr. and Tanisha C. Green will move to a runoff election following a three-candidate race including Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert for the party's nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.

Daryl L. Smith defeated Gary Majors for Constable Precinct 2.

Cynthia Ginyard defeated Hazel Dorine Lundy will compete for chair of the Democratic Party in Fort Bend County.
Voting Tabulations (A single voting center was listed as not reporting in)

In Galveston County, the Republican Party primary ballot included Lonnie Cox and Mark Henry competing for the county judge seat. Henry defeated Cox for the party's nomination.

Joe Giusti and Kevin O'Brien were on the ballot for the nomination for County Commissioner Precinct 2. County Commissioner Precinct 4 was a four-candidate race, with Billy Enochs, Jim Bulgier, Ken Clark and Michelle Hatmaker on the ballot. Giusti defeated O'Brien while Clark and Hatmaker will meet in a runoff.

Jack Roady and Tom Dickens both filed for criminal district attorney. Roady easily secured the party nod.

Donnie Quintanilla and Kerri Foley were on the ballot for County Court-at-Law No. 2. Foley bested Quintanilla.

Alison Cox and Greg Rikard filed for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1. Jim Schweitzer and Mike Nelson filed for Precinct 2. Schweitzer narrowly lost to Nelson. Rikard defeated Cox by a slight margin.

Carl Gustafson and Yolanda Waters competed for Chair of the Republican Party of Galveston County. Gustafson defeated Waters.

Democratic Party filings in Galveston County included Benjamin Roeder and Kerry Pettijohn in the race for the nomination for County Court-at-Law No. 2 and Billy A. Williams, Jr. and Kitty Allen for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. Pettijohn defeated Roeder while Williams secured the Democratic nomination. Voting Tabulations

In Harris County, Josh Flynn won a strong victory against Bradley A. Tashenberg for Republican nomination to County School Trustee Position 4, which is in Precinct 3.

There is a large slate of candidates for several District Judge position in the primary for Harris County.

District Judge seats with contested primaries in the Republican Primary included the 185th Judicial Distirct, Stacey W. Bond defeated Maritza Antu for the nomination. Erin Elizabeth Lunceford was beaten out by Sharon Hemphill for the 189th Judicial District.

Melanie Flowers defeated Alyssa Lemkuil for the Republican nomination for the 257th Judicial District, while Charles Johnson defeated Justin Keiter in the race for nomination to the 263rd Judicial District.

Three candidates filed for the 280th Judicial District, with Angelina D. A. Gooden claiming victory over George Clevenger and Geric L. Tipsword for the nomination. Richard Risinger and Michelle Fraga will move on to a runoff election for the 295th Judicial District, following a three-candidate race that included Fred Shuchart. 

Contested County Court-at-Law seats included County Court-at-Law No. 8, where Dan Simons won out over Jay Karahn. In County Court-at-Law No. 11, Aaron Burdette defeated Lori Botello by a solid margin.

Erin Swanson defeated Theresa Chang for County Civil Court-at-Law No. 2, while David Tang lost to Sophia Mafridge by a large margin for nomination to County Civil Court-at-Law No. 4.

For Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 2, Mike Wolfe and Jeff Williams will move forward to a runoff after a three-candidate race that included J.R. Harris.

Chris Carmona lost to Paul Simpson for election as Chair of the Republican Party of Harris County.
Voting Tabulations

For the Democratic Party in Harris County, County Commissioner Precinct 2 wass a four candidate race, with Adrian Garcia defeating Roger Garcia, Ken Melancon and Daniel Box to secure the nomination.

Penny Shaw defeated Jeffrey Stauber for Commissioner Precinct 4.

The District Clerk position received several candidates. Marilyn Burgess and Roslyn "Rozzy" Shorter will move on to a runoff election after a four-candidate race that included Kevin Howard and Michael Jordan.

Diane Trautman and Gayle Young Mitchell will proceed to a runoff for County Clerk. Nae West was also a candidate for the seat. Dylan Osborne and Cosme Garcia will go on to a runoff election after a three candidate race that inclued Nile Bailey Copeland in the race for County Treasurer.

Richard Cantu and Josh Wallenstein will also face a runoff election for County School Trustee Position 3, an at-large position, after a three-candidate race that included Elvonte Patton. Prince E. Bryant, II and Danyahel (Danny) Norris will compete in a runoff for Position 6 in Precinct 1. John F. Miller trailed the lead candidates in the race.

The Democratic Party also had a large slate of District Judge seats in Harris County's primary.

Contested seats included the 55th Judicial District, with Latosha Lewis Payne defeating Paul Simon. Rabeea Collier beat out Cooke Kelsey for the 113th Judicial District. Brennen Dunn was narrowly defeated by Jason Luong for the 185th Judicial District, while Scot "Dolli" Dollinger narrowly defeated Fred Cook in a tight race for the 189th Judicial District.

Lauren Reeder defeated Jeff O'Dea by a strong margin for the 234th Judicial District, and Angela Graves-Harrington won a solid race against Charles Collins for the 246th Judicial District.

Cory Sepolio beat Shampa Mukerji for the 269th Judicial District; Barbara J. Stalder narrowly defeated Beth Barron for the 280th Judicial District; and Christine Weems defeated George Arnold for the 281st Judicial District. Kathy Vossler lost to Linda Marie Dunson for the 309th Judicial District.

For the 313th Judicial District, Natalia Oakes defeated Tracy D. Good and John Stephen Liles to secure the nomination.

Contested County Court-at-Law positions included Criminal Court-at-Law No. 2. Harold J. Landreneau lost to Ronnisha Bowman for nomination to the seat. David M. Fleischer received a clear majority, winning against Aaron James Saldana and Armen “Hammer” Merjanian for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 5, and Andrew A. Wright won out against Danval Scarbrough in the bid for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 7.

Gus Saper narrowly lost to Sedrick T. Walker, II for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 11. Cassandra Y. Holleman defeated Juan J. Aguirre for Criminal Court-at-Law No. 12 and Mike Renfro lost to Raul Rodriguez for Criminal Court-at-Law No. 13. Tonya Jones solidly defeated Kris Ougrah for County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 15.

Michael Newman beat Jim L. Peacock for Probate Court-at-Law No. 2, and James Horwitz won in a race against Michael Galligan for Probate Court-at-Law No. 4.

Jim F. Kovach defeated Stanley Santire for County Civil Court-at-Law No. 2.

Contested Justice of the Peace seats included Precinct 3, Place 2. Don Coffey was defeated by Lucia Bates for that position.

In Precinct 7, Place 2, Sharon M. Burney and Charyl Elliott Thornton will compete in a runoff election while candidates Audrie Lawton and Ray Shackelford trailed in the election. Voting Tabulations

In Jefferson County, Annette Reedy defeated Wilton Johnson for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 under the Republican ticket.

The Democratic Party primary ticket included the race between Earl W. Wheaton, Sr. and Everette “Bo” Alfred, who have filed to seek the party's nomination for County Commissioner Precinct 4. Alfred won a solid victory over Wheaton to receive the nomination.

Melody Chappell and Tina Bradley will compete in a runoff election after a three-candidate race including Kent W. Johns for nomination to the 172nd Judicial District. The Runoff Election will be held on May 22.

Benjamin “Ben” Collins, Sr. defeated David Grove for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2. Tom Gilliam, III and Joseph L. Guillory, II will move forward to a runoff election for Precinct 8. Melanie Ned and Antoine Leonard Freemon trailed in the four-candidate race. Voting Tabulations

To view a complete list of candidates, including federal and state offices, visit the GuidryNews.com Election Page.

 




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