November 8, 2016 General Election Results
Election Results will be reported following the close of polls on November 8
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Voters in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties voted on federal, state, county and local races and referendums on November 8.
Several Congressional seats representing the Texas Gulf Coast area were on the ballot.
For United States Representative District 2 incumbent Ted Poe defeated challengers Pat Bryan, James B. Veasaw and Joshua Darr.
Incumbent Congressman John Culberson defeated James Cargas for re-election to District 7.
In District 9, Al Green won his re-election bid against Jeff Martin, while in District 10, Michael T. McCaul defeated Tawana W. Cadien and Bill Kelsey.
Incumbent Congressman for District 14 Randy Weber defeated Michael Cole. Voters in District 18 re-elected Sheila Jackson Lee, who faced challenge from Lori Bartley and Thomas Kleven. Pete Olson won his re-election bid against Mark Gibson in District 22.
Incumbent Gene Green handily defeated Julio Garza, N. Ruben Perez and James Partsch-Galvan for re-election to District 29. In District 36, incumbent Brian Babin defeated Hal J. Ridley, Jr.
State offices included the race for Railroad Commissioner. Wayne Christian defeated Grady Yarbrough, Mark Miller and Marina Salinas for that seat.
Donna Bahorich won out against challengers R. Dakota Carter and Whitney Bilyeu for State Board of Education District 6.
Voters also decided three seats on the Texas Supreme Court. Incumbent Debra Lehrmann fended off Mike Westergren, Kathie Glass and Rodolfo Rivera Munoz for Place 3. Paul Green won re-election to Place 5, defeating Dori Contrera Garza, Tom Oxford and Charles E. Waterbury. Incumbent Eva Guzman also won re-election to Place 9, beating out challengers Savannah Robinson, Don Fulton and Jim Chisolm.
Three positions were also on the ballot for the Court of Criminal Appeals. Mary Lou Keel defeated incumbent Lawrence "Larry" Meyers and challengers Mark Ash and Adam King Blackwell Reposa for Place 2. Scott Walker defeated Betsy Johnson, William Bryan Strange, III and Judith Sanders-Castro for election to Place 5, and Michael E. Keasler defeated Robert Burns and Mark W. Bennett for re-election to his position in Place 6.
Races for seats in the Texas Senate included District 4. Incumbent Brandon Creighton beat out Jenn West for re-election to that position, which represents portions of Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. In District 13, which represents portions of Fort Bend and Harris counties. Borris L. Miles handily defeated Joshua Rohn.
The Senate District 18 ended with incumbent Lois W. Kolkhorst defating Kathie L. Stone by a large margin. District 18 also represents portions of Fort Bend and Harris counties.
Multiple contested races were on the ballot for serving as State Representative. In District 23, which represents Galveston County, incumbent Wayne Faircloth held out against challenger Lloyd Criss for re-election. In District 26, which serves Fort Bend County, D.F. "Rick" Miller defeated L. "Sarah" DeMerchant in his re-election bid.
District 27, also in Fort Bend County, will keep Ron Reynolds, who defeated challenger Ken Bryant to serve another term.
In Brazoria County, incumbent Ed Thompson beat John T. Floyd to serve another term in District 29.
Incumbent Phil Stephenson will serve another term in District 85 after defeating John Davis for the seat, which also serves Fort Bend County.
Harris County had several contested State Representative seats on the ballot. Kevin Roberts defeated Joy Dawson-Thomas and Eric B. Moquin for District 126. Dan Huberty won re-election to District 127 by a large margin, defeating challengers Scott Fort and Joseph McElligott.
Briscoe Cain defeated Ken Lowder for District 128, and Mike Schofield was re-elected to District 132, defeating Phil Kurtz.
Sarah Davis won re-election to District 134, edging out challengers Ben Rose and Gilberto "Gil" Velasquez, Jr., while incumbent Gary Elkins defated Jesse A. Ybanez for District 135.
Gene Wu will serve another term in District 137 beating out challengers Kendall L. Baker and Dan Biggs.
In District 144, incumbent Gilbert Pena was defeated by challenger Mary Ann Perez. Incumbent Garnet F. Coleman defeated challengers Matt Murphy and Brian M. Harrison for District 147.
Hubert Vo was his re-election bid against challenger Bryan Chu in District 149, and Valoree Swanson defeated Michael Shawn Kelly in the race for District 150 in the Texas House of Representatives.
Incumbent Sherry Radack defeated Jim Peacock for Chief Justice in the 1st Court of Appeals, while Evelyn Keyes also won her re-election bid for Place 4 on the 1st Court of Appeals, defeating challenger Barbara Gardner.
Kevin Jewell defeated Candace White for the 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2. For Justice for the 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9 incumbent Tracy Elizabeth Christopher defeated Peter M. Kelly.
In Brazoria County, few local contested races were on the ballot.
David Thacker defeated Darren W. Barnett with 71 percent of the vote for the Constable Precinct 1 office, while James Brawner defeated Lance Willis with 56 percent of the vote for Constable Precinct 4. Several races are uncontested, including the offices of sheriff and tax assessor-collector, as well as two county commissioner seats, among others.
In Fort Bend County, contested races include the office of Sheriff. Troy E. Nehls defeated Michael V. Ellison to claim the Sheriff's seat.
In the race for County Commissioner for Precinct 1 challenger Vincent Morales defeated incumbent Richard Morrison.
Gary D. Janssen defeated write-in candidate Jacob Balderas by a wide margin for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, Place 1.
Mike Beard defeated Mark Salinas in the contest for Constable Precinct 1.
Galveston County candidates for county office were largely uncontested this year. Incumbent 10th District Court Judge Kerry Neves competed for his re-election against challenger Cornel Walker. Kerry secured another term with 65 percent of the vote.
Galveston Independent School District held an election for Trustee District 2-B. Incumbent David O’Neal defeated challenger Robert White with 73 percent of the vote.
League City held elections for three positions on the city council.
Larry Millican defeated Brian Brown and Brenton Spry with 58 percent of the vote for Position 3, which is currently held by Heidi Hansing, who chose not to seek re-election.
Position 4 incumbent Todd Kinsey defeated Rudy Salcedo with 55 percent of the vote to win re-election. Geri Bentley withdrew from seeking re-election to Position 5, which was a contest between Greg Gripon and Deborah Drury. Gripon defeated Drury with 53 percent of the vote.
Santa Fe Independent School District had three contested positions for election to the board of trustees.
John Snider defeated Christy Lala with 62 percent of the vote for Position 1, while Patrick Kelly garnered 56 percent of the vote to defeat Jody (Jonathan) Davis and Lori Lala for Position 2. Wayne Logan amassed 58 percent of the vote to defeat Jessica Hagewood for Position 7.
The school district held a referendum proposing the issuance of $34,565,000 in bonds for school improvements. The proposition passed with 57 percent of the vote.
Dennis Byrd won a four-way race for Galveston County Navigation District No. 1.
Harris County has a large amount of elections on the ballot in November, with few seats going unchallenged.
Several district court seats were on the ballot, beginning with the 11th District Court, which was a race between Kevin Fulton and Kristen Hawkins. Hawkins defeated Fulton in the race.
Fredericka Phillips defeated Erin Elizabeth Lunceford for the 60th Judicial District. Larry Weiman beat Will Archer for the 80th Judicial District.
Kyle Carter defeated Sharon Hemphill in the 125th District race. In the 127th Judicial District, R. K. Sandill won out against SarahJane Swanson, while Sophia Mafrige was defeated by Michael Gomez in the 129th Judicial District.
Jaclanel McFarland won out against Cindy Bennett Smith for the 133rd Judicial District, Mike Engelhard defeated Jeff Hastings for the 151st Judicial District, and Robert K. Schaffer beat Don Self in the race for the 152nd Judicial District.
Bruce Bain lost to Alexandra Smoots-Hogan in the race for the 164th Judicial District, and Debra Ursula A. Hall narrowly defeated Ibarra Mayfield in a tight race for the 165th Judicial District.
Hazel B. Jones won against Katherine McDaniel for the 174th Judicial District, Nikita "Niki" Harmon defeated Stacey W. Bond for the 176th Judicial District, Robert Johnson received a victory over Ryan Patrick for the 177th Judicial District, and Kelli Johnson won out against Phil Gommells in the 178th Judicial District.
Randy Roll beat Kristin M. Guiney in the race for the 179th Judicial District seat.
In the 215th Judicial District, Elaine Palmer defeated Fred Schuchart.
Daryl Moore defeated Joseph “Tad” Halbach in the 333rd Judicial District, Grant Dorfman was defeated by Steven Kirkland for the 334th Judicial District, while Herb Ritchie beat out Renee Magee for the 337th Judicial District and Ramona Franklin defeated Brock Thomas for the 228th Judicial District.
Maria T. (Terri) Jackson won against Mary McFaden for the 339th Judicial District, and Mark Kent Ellis was defeated by George Powell for the 351st Judicial District
Julia Maldonado beat out Alyssa Lemkuil for Judge of the 507th Judicial District.
In the race for Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg successfully defeated incumbent Devon Anderson.
George Barnstone defeated Clyde Raymond Leuchtag in the race for Judge of County Civil Court at Law No. 1, an unexpired term.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan defeated Jim Leitner for his re-election.
Darrell William Jordan defeated Linda Garcia in the race for Judge of County Criminal Court No. 16.
Ron Hickman, who had been appointed Sheriff, was defeated by challenger Ed Gonzalez for the office.
Incumbent Mike Sullivan narrowly lost his re-election bid to challenger Ann Harris Bennett for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Harris County elected two County School Trustees. George Moore won against Sherri L. Matula for Position 1, Precinct 2, while Eric Dick defeated Marilyn Burgess for Position 2, Precinct 4.
County Commissioner for Precinct 3 Steve Radack won his re-election bid against challenger Jenifer Rene Pool for re-election to his position.
Eric William Carter defeated SarahJane Milligan in the race for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 1, and Joe Stephens beat out Tom Zakes for JP of Precinct 3, Place 1.
Lincoln Goodwin handily won in his race against Vicky Printers Reynolds JP Precinct 4, Place 1, and Russ Ridgway narrowly defeated William “Bill” McLeod for JP Precinct 5, Place 1.
Several of Harris County’s Constable Precincts were contested, as well. Alan Rosen defeated Joe Danna for Constable Precinct 1, while Daniel Vela was defeated by Christopher (Chris) Diaz for Precinct 2.
In Constable Precinct 3, Sherman Eagleton beat out Dan Webb by a significant margin. In Precinct 4, Mark Herman won a solid victory against Jeff McGowen.
Silvia Trevino defeated Richard "Rick" Gonzales and Jesse Frank Hernandez, a write-in candidate, for Constable Precinct 6 and Phil Sandlin defeated Heather Perry for Precinct 8.
The Houston Independent School District held a special election to fill the unexpired term for District VII, which is currently held by Harvin Moore. Moore is stepping down once a new trustee is elected.
Anne K. Sung and John Luman will compete in a runoff election for the race, after receiving the top votes, but not a clear majority in a race that included Victoria Bryant and Danielle D. Paulus.
Voters defeated Proposition 1 at Houston Independent School District by a strong margin. The proposition was to authorize the district to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues.
The purchase is required under the state’s finance system, because Houston ISD is now considered a “wealthy” property tax district.
In Jefferson County, Terrence Holmes narrowly defeated Luke Nichols in the election to an unexpired term in County Court at Law No. 2.
Dana Timaeus was defeated by Baylor Wortham in the race for judge of the 136th District Court.
Zena Stephens defeated Ray Beck in the race for Sheriff in Jefferson County.
The City of Port Arthur held a special election to seek approval to amend the City Charter to remove Council Districts 5 and 6. Voters approved the amendment by a strong margin.
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