Texas State Representative Craig Eiland, a Democrat, easily won re-election over a Republican challenger on Tuesday. He was a rare exception on a day that saw a nationwide Republican sweep include Southeast Texas. Other exceptions iwere the re-election of members of Congress Al Green, Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee.
Republican Harris County Judge Ed Emmett easily won re-election, but Democratic County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia was defeated by Republican Jack Mormon. Republicans won all other contested positions in the Harris County Courthouse.
The same was true in Galveston County where Democratic County Judge Jim Yarbrough was easily defeated by Republican Mark Henry and Democratic County Commissioner Bryan Lamb lost to Republican Kevin O’Brien. Republicans won all other contested positions.
Republican Larry Stanley defeated Democratic County Commissioner Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh in Brazoria County. Republicans won the other contested races on the ballot as well.
In Jefferson County, Republicans won contested races for county treasurer and tax assessor-collector. Democrat Brad Burnett did win a justice of the peace race, however.
La Marque voters chose to recall council members Larry Mann and Deanie Barrett; but Connie Trube survived her recall election.
Voters in Houston defeated two of three ballot propositions, approving a pay-as-you-go drainage plan, but rejecting a temporary reduction of residency requirement to run for city council and rejecting the use of red light cameras.
Judith Cruz and Juliet Kathy Stipeche will meet in a runoff for a position on Houston Independent School District Board of Education.
Baytown voters approved an ordinance limiting the use of traffic law photo monitoring devices.
Voters in Nassau Bay reauthorized a one-fourth cent sales tax for street maintenance.
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