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Today is Election Day for various federal, state, county races as well as some local offices and referendums. For a listing of all races, including those uncontested, Click Here

Topping the federal race ballot was the campaign for United States Senator. Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke and Neal M. Dikeman are on the ballot. Cruz defeated O'Rourke, with Dikeman third.

House races included United States Representative for District 2, a four-way race, with Dan Crenshaw defeating Todd Litton. Patrick Gunnels and Scott Cubbler trailed, respectively. John Culberson was defeated by Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for District 7. Kevin Brady scored a solid win over Steven David while Chris Duncan trailed for District 8. 

In District 9, Al Green handily defeated Phil Kurtz, Benjamin Hernandez and Kesha Rogers respectively.

District 10 was a race between Michael T. McCaul, Mike Siegel and Mike Ryan. McCaul defeated Siegel, while Ryan trailed. The five districts represent portions of Harris County.

District 14, which includes portions of Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Jefferson County, was a contest between Randy Weber, Adrienne Bell and Don E. Conley, III. Weber won against Bell, with Conley trailing.

District 18, representing Harris County, had Ava Reynero Pate, Sheila Jackson Lee, Luke Spencer and Vince Duncan on the ballot. Lee easily defeated Pate, with Spencer and Duncan trailing.

Pete Olson, Sri Preston Kulkami, John B. McElligott and Kellen Sweny were in the running for United States Representative District 22, which represents portions of Brazoria County, Fort Bend County and Harris County. Olson won out in the race.

Other district races representing Harris County include District 29, with Phillip Aranoff, Syliva R. Garcia, Cullen Burns, and Johnathan Garza. Gracia won by a large margin. In District 36, Brian Babin claimed a strong win over Dayna Steele.

Texas state contests kick off with the race for Governor between Greg Abbott, Lupe Valdez and Mark Jay Tippetts. Abbott defeated Valdez, with Tippetts behind.

Dan Patrick won out against Mike Collier in the race for Lieutenant Governor, and Kerry Douglas McKennon came in third.

In the Attorney General's race, Ken Paxton defeated Justin Nelson, while Michael Ray Harris took third. Glenn Hegar beat out Joi Chevalier, with Ben Sanders third in the race for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Commissioner of the General Land Office had George P. Bush claim victory over Miguel Suazo and Matt Pina, respectively. Commissioner of Agriculture was a three-candidate race between Sid Miller, Kim Olson and Richard Carpenter. Miller defeated Olson and Carpenter.

Christi Craddick beat Roman McAllen and Mike Wright for Railroad Commissioner.

Voters also selected three positions on the Texas Supreme Court. Jimmy Blacklock defeated Steven Kirkland for Place 2, John Devine beat out R.K. Sandill for Place 4, and Jeff Brown defeated Kathy Chen in Place 6.

Sharon Keller won against Maria T. (Terri) Jackson, with William Bryan Strange, III trailing in the race for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Barbara Parker Hervey beat Romana Franklin for Place 7 on the Court of Criminal Appeals, while Michelle Slaughter handily won out against Mark Ash for Place 8.

Matt Robinson defeated Elizabeth “Eliz” Markowitz for District 7 on the State Board of Education.

Voters in the region cast their ballots on three seats on the Texas State Senate. Paul Bettencourt defeated David Romero, with Tom Glass trailing for District 7, while John Whitmire defeated Randy Orr and and Gilberto “Gil” Velasquez, Jr. for District 15, both of which represent Harris County. District 17, which represents Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties had Joan Huffman defeat Rita Lucido, with Lauren LaCount trailing.

Races for positions in the Texas House of Representatives included District 23, between Mayes Middleton and Amanda Jamrock. Middleton defeated Jamrok and Johnson. The district represents Galveston County.

D.F. “Rick” Miller won against L. Sarah Demerchant for District 27, which represents Fort Bend County. District 28, also representing Fort Bend County, saw John Zerwas defeating Meghan Scoggins.

District 85, also a Fort Bend County seat, Phil Stephenson beat out Jennifer Cantu.

Several districts representing Harris County were on the ballot. E. Sam Harless beat Natali Hurtado for District 126, and Dan Huberty claimed a large victory over Ryan Woods for District 127.

District 129 was a three-candidate race. Dennis Paul beat Alexander Jonathan Karjerker, with Joseph Majsterski trailing.

Tom Oliverson beat out Fred Infortunio and Roy Eriksen, respectively, for District 130. District 131 Alma A. Allen won handily against Syed S. Ali, while Mike Schofield carried a slight lead over Gina Galanni, with Daniel Arevalo in third for the District 132 seat.

Jim Murphy beat Mary Schexnayder for District 133, and Sarah Davis won against Allison Lami Sawyer for District 134.

In District 135, Jon E. Rosenthal hnarroly defeated Gary Elkins, with Paul Bilyeu in third, while in District 138, Dwayne Bohac edged out Adam Milasincic while Demetrius Walker took third.

District 139 has Jarvis D. Johnson claimed a solid win over Shohn Trojacek. In District 144, Mary Ann Perez defeated Ruben Villarreal, and in District 145 Carol Alvarado won by a wide margin against Clayton Hunt.

Shawn Nicole Thierry easily defeated J.J. Campbell for District 146, while Garnet Coleman also claimed a strong win against Thomas Wang for District 147 and Jessica Cristina Farrar defeated Ryan T. McConnico for District 148.

Hubert Vo solidly defeated Aaron Close for District 149, and Valoree Swanson defeated Michael Shawn Kelly in the race for District 150.

Voters also decided several places on the 1st Court of Appeals District.

Jane Bland trails Gordon Goodman are on the ballot for Place 2, Harvey Brown was defeated by Sarah Beth Landau for Place 6, and Terry Yates was defeated by Julie Countiss for Place 7.

Place 8 saw Richard Hightower defeating Michael Messengale, while Peter Kelly unseated Jennifer Caughney for Place 9.

Contested seats are also on the ballot for the 14th Court of Appeals District.

Jerry Zimmerer beat out Brett Busby for Place 3, and Marc Brown was narrowly unseated by Charles Spain will vie for Place 4.

Frances Bourliot defeated Martha Hill Jamison for Place 5. Meagan Hassan beat Billy Boyce for Place 6 and Margaret "Meg" Poissant defeated John Donovan for Place 8.

Unofficial Tabulations


In Brazoria County, contested local races included County Judge, which was a race between Matt Sebesta and Robert Pruett. Sebesta secures reelection with 63 percent of the vote.

County Commissioner Precinct 2 was a race between Ryan Cade and Jackie K. “JFK” Funkhouser, while County Commissioner Precinct 4 was a contest between David Linder and Arnetta “Twins Mom” Murray. Cade defeated Funkhouser with 60 percent of the vote while Linder amassed 54 percent of the vote to beat Murray.

Judge of County Court-at-Law No. 4 was also on the ballot and was a race between Lori Rickert and Robin Burgess. With 61 percent of the vote, Rickert won the judgeship.

Joyce Hudman vied against Rose MacAskie for County Clerk. Hudman is the victor with 62 percent of the vote.

Richard B. Davis and Leshan D. Jayasekara were on the ballot for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Place 2, while voters decided between Sherry Kersh and F. J. Jones for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 2. Davis topped Jayasekara with 61 percent of the vote while Kersh bested Jones with 53 percent of the vote.

Also on the ballot was a special election for the creation of Brazoria County Emergency Services District No 4. The measure easily passed with 68 percent of the vote.

Alvin Independent School District was holding an election for two ballot measures. Proposition A would authorize the issuance of $480,500,000 in bonds for school buildings and other items. Proposition B is a tax ratification election to authorize a property tax rate of $1.45 per $100 valuation for the 2018 Tax Year. Both propositions garnered approval from voters. Unofficial Tabulations

In Fort Bend County, Robert E. “Bob” Hebert faced challenger KP George for County Judge. George defeated Hebert with 53 percent of the vote.

James Patterson was challenged by Ken R. DeMerchant for County Commissioner of Precinct 4. DeMerchant defeated Patterson with 52 percent of the vote.

Several District Judge seats were on the ballot. Chad Bridges and Frank J. Frailey faced off in the race for the 240th Judicial District, while John “Hawk” Hawkins and R. O'Neil Willams were on the ballot for the 268th Judicial District, and Ken Cannata and Robert L. Rolnick for the 458th Judicial District. Frailey defeated Bridges, Williams bested Hawkins, and Rolnick beat Cannata.

Cliff Vacek faced Brian M. Middleton in the race for District Attorney of the 268th Judicial District. Middleton amassed 54 percent of the vote to win the office.

Three seats were contested for Judge of County Courts-at-Law in Fort Bend County. Tricia Krenek and Juli Mathew competed for Court-at-Law No. 3, Amy Mitchell and Toni Wallace were on the ballot for Court-at-Law No. 4 and Dean Hrbacek and Sherman Hatton, Jr. faced off for Court-at-Law No. 6. Mathew defeated Krenek, Wallace bested Mitchell, and Hatton beat Hrbacek.

Annie Rebecca Elliot and Beverly McGrew Walker were in the race for District Clerk. Kelly Nicole Crow faced Michael Antalan for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. Walker edged Elliot with 53 percent of the vote while Crow defeated Antalan with 60 percent of the vote.

Missouri City voters cast ballots to elect the city's mayor and two at-large city council positions.

Allen Owen, Fred G. Taylor and Yolanda Ford filed to run for mayor. Owen and Ford will vie for the office in a runoff. Jerry Wyatt and Vashaundra Edwards competed for Council Member At-Large Position 1. Edwards easily defeated Wyatt. Council Member At-Large Position 2 was a four-candidate race, with Chris Preston, H. R. “Buddy” Snyder, Angie Wierzbicki and Susan Soto on the ballot. Preston and Soto will meet in a runoff. Unofficial Tabulations

 

In Galveston County, Kerri Foley and Kerry Pettijohn sought the County Court-at-Law No. 2 seat. Foley won with 63 percent of the vote.

College of the Mainland held a special election to gain voter approval of a $163.5 million bond issue. The bond passed with 67 percent of the vote.

In League City, contested races were on the ballot for mayor and three city council seats.

Pat Hallisey was challenged by Sebastian Lofaro for mayor. Hallisey defeated Lofaro to win reelection. Andy Mann and Traci Jacobs were on the ballot for Council Position 1. Mann defeated Jacobs for the seat. Council Position 6 was a three-candidate race between Silvio P. Vincenzo, Chad Tressler and Chris Gross. Tressler will face Gross in a runoff. Nick Long and Ange Mertens competed for Position 7. Long bested Mertens to secure reelection.

League City also held an election to consider 15 City Charter Amendments. Voters strongly voted in favor of the amendments.

Santa Fe Independent School District had two contested races on the ballot in November.

Clary Hertenberger, Donna Hayes, John Rothermel and Jessica Hagewood filed for Trustee Position 4 on the Board of Trustees. Hertenberger emerged the winner. James Grassmuck, Sheryl Skufca, Tina Longcoy, and Jody Davis filed for Position 5. Grassmuck won the seat.

Friendswood Independent School District held a special election for Position 2 on the Board of Trustees. Dakota Carter and Denise Ruiz filed for the seat. Ruiz won the race with 57 percent of the vote.

Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 held an election for District 1, Office 2 Commissioner Thomas E. “Ted” Farmer, Jr. and Robert Mihovil were on the ballot. Farmer garnered 59 percent of the vote to win the position.

Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 66 had two propositions on the ballot for the issuance of bonds. Proposition A failed while Proposition B passed. Unofficial Tabulations

In Harris County, a large amount of District Judge seats were on the ballot and contested.

Jeff Shadwick lost to Latosha Lewis Payne for the 55th District. For the 113th District, Rabeea Collier defeated Michael Landrum, while Tanya Garrison beat out Randy Wilson for the 157th District and Catherine Evans was defeated by DaSean Jones for the 180th District.

Danilo "Danny" Lacayo won against
Jesse McClure for the 182nd District, Chuck Silverman defeated Vanessa Velasquez for the 183rd District, and Abigail Anastasio won in the race against Renee Magee for the 184th District.

The 185th District had Jason Luong defeat Stacey W. Bond.  Scot "Dolli" Dollinger won against
Sharon Hemphill in the 189th District, and Debra Ibarra Mayfield lost to Beau Miller for the 190th District.

Greg Glass was victorious against Denis Collins for 208th District, Brian Warren beat Mike McSpadden for the 290th District and Frank Aguilar won against
Marc Carter for the 228th District.

The 230th District was a race between Brad Hart and Chris Morton. Morton won that election, while the 232nd District Josh Hill defeated Kristin M. Guiney.

Wesley Ward lost to Lauren Reeder for the 234th District, Hilary Unger beat out Katherine Cabaniss for the 248th District and Lori Chambers Gray scored a solid win against Tammy J. Thomas for the 262nd District.

Amy Martin defeated Charles Johnson for the 263rd District, Dan Hinde lost to Cory Sepolio for the 269th District, and Dedra Davis beat out Brent Gamble for the 270th Judicial District.

The 281st District was a race between Sylvia Matthews and Christine Weems, with Weems winning that contest, and the 295th District had Donna Roth win by a solid margin against Michelle Fraga.

Family District Judge seats include the 245th District, which had Tristan H. Longino win out against Roy L. Moore. Charley Prine lost to Angela Graves-Harrington in the 246th District, and Janice Berg defeated John Schmude for the 247th District. Sandra Peake won against Melanie Flowers for the 257th District.

The 280th District had Barbara J. Stalder defeat Angelina D. A. Gooden. The 308th District had Gloria Lopez beating out James Lombardino, and Linda Marie Dunson claimed victory over Sheri Y. Dean for 309th District.

Sonya Heath defeated Lisa A. Millard for the 310th District, Alicia Franklin York lost to Germaine Tanner for the 311th District, and David Farr was defeated by Clinton "Chip" Wells for the 312th District.

For the 313th District Family District Court, Natalia Oakes won in a race against Glenn Devlin, while Michelle Moore beat John F. Phillips for the 314th District and Leah Shapiro won the contest against Michael "Mike" Schneider for the 315th District.

For County Judge, Lina Hidalgo unseated Ed Emmett by a slight margin, while Eric Gatlin trailed both. Jack Morman was defeated by Adrian Garcia by a slim margin in the race County Commissioner Precinct 2, while Precinct 4 has R. Jack Cagle defeated Penny Shaw.

Chris Daniel was beaten by Marilyn Burgess for District Clerk.

Stan Stanart was defeated by Diane Trautman for County Clerk, while Abel Chirino Gomez trailed both.  Dylan Osborne defeated Orlando Sanchez on the early voting ballot for County Treasurer.

Two contested County School Trustee seats were also on the Harris County ballot. Marc Cowart lost to Richard Cantu for Position 3 At-Large, while Josh Flynn edged out Andrea Duhon on the ballot for Position 4, Precinct 3.

Various Court-at-Law and Criminal Court seats are contested in Harris County.

In Civil Court at Law No. 1, George Barnstone solidly defeated Clyde Raymon Leuchtag. Civil Court-at-Law No. 2 saw Jim F. Kovach defeat Erin Swanson. LaShawn A. Williams beat Linda Storey in Civil Court-at-Law No. 3 and Sophia Mafrige lost to William “Bill' McLeod for Civil Court-at-Law No. 4.

Criminal Court No. 1 had Alex Salgado claim victory against Paula Goodhart, Court No. 2 had Ronnisha Bowman beat Bill Harmon, and in Court No. 3 Erica Hughes took the win against Natalie C. Fleming.

John Clinton was beaten out by Shannon Baldwin in Criminal Court No. 4, David M. Fleischer defeated Xavier Alfaro for Court No. 5, and Kelley Andrews beat Linda Garcia for Court No. 6.

Andrew A. Wright defeated Pam Derbyshire Criminal Court No. 7, Dan Simons lost to Franklin Bynum for Court No. 8, and Toria J. Finch claimed the win against John Wakefield for Court No. 9.

Criminal Court 10 is a race between Dan Spjut and Lee Harper Wilson. Wilson defeated Spjut. Criminal Court No. 11 had Sedrick T. Walker, II defeat Aaron Burdett, and Criminal Court No. 12 had John Spjut lose to Cassandra Y. Hollman.

Jessica Padilla was defeated by Raul Rodriguez for Criminal Court No. 13, David L. Singer beat Mike Fields for Court No. 14, and Tonya Jones won out against Roger Bridgewater for Court No. 15.

Jerry Simoneaux defeated Loyd Wright for Judge of County Probate Court No 1.

Michael Newman beat Ray Black for County Criminal Court No. 2, Rory Robert Olson was beaten by Jason Cox for Criminal Court No. 3, and James Horwitz defeated Christine Riddle Butts for No. 4.

David Solomon Flanagan and Jeremy L. Brown ran the unexpired term for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1. Brown scored a solid win in the race. “DC” Caldwell lost by a wide margin against Sharon M. Burney for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 2.

Houston had two propositions on the ballot. Proposition A is to amend the city's drainage fee for Rebuild Houston to establish a dedicated pay-as-you-go fund. The proposition was approved by a large majority.

Proposition B is a measure to establish pay parity for Houston Fire Fighters with Houston Police Officers. The measure also received approval.

Unofficial Tabulations

The City of Nassau Bay held a special election to seek re-authorization of a one-quarter of one percent sales tax to continue to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets. Voters are strongly favored approval of the measure.

Webster had five propositions on the ballot for various amendments to the City Charter. All five propositions were approved approved by wide margins. Unofficial Tabulations

In Jefferson County, Jeff R. Branick defeated challenger Nick Lampson for County Judge.

Carolyn L. Guidry beat out Bailey Wingage for County Clerk, and Charlie Hallmark narrowly defeated Tim Funchess in the race for County Treasurer.

Mitch Templeton defeated Melody Chappell for District Judge of the 172nd Judicial District.

In Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2, Benjamin "Ben" Collins defeated Annette Reedy.

Jevonne Pollard defeated Charlie Wiggins for the unexpired term of County Constable Precinct 1.

The county also held a special election to authorize the creation of Jefferson County Assistance District No. 4. The measure was approved by a solid margin.

Unofficial Tabulations

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