Houston-Area Election Roundup

Harris County Republicans had a tough night as a majority of the races were swept by Democrats.

  • Congressional (I = incumbent)

CD 2 – Republican Dan Crenshaw vs. Democrat Todd Litton
Crenshaw wins 53 – 45

CD 7 – Republican Congressman John Culberson (I) vs. Democrat Lizzie Fletcher
Fletcher wins 52 – 47

CD 22 – Republican Congressman Pete Olson (I) vs. Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni
Olson wins 51 – 46

CD 29 – Democrat State Sen. Sylvia Garcia vs. Republican Phillip Aronoff
Garcia wins 75 – 23

 

  • Legislative

Senate District 7 – Republican Paul Bettencourt (I) vs. Democrat David Romero
Bettencourt wins 57 – 40

Senate District 17 – Republican Joan Huffman (I) vs. Democrat Rita Lucido
Huffman wins 51 – 46

House District 126 – Republican Sam Harless vs. Democrat Natali Hurtado
Harless wins 54 – 45

House District 127 – Republican Dan Huberty (I) vs. Democrat Ryan Woods
Huberty wins 80 – 19

House District 129 – Republican Dennis Paul (I) vs. Democrat Alexander Karjeker
Paul wins 56 – 41

House District 132 – Republican Mike Schofield (I) vs. Democrat Gina Calanni
Calanni wins 49.21 – 49.13 (49 votes)

House District 133 – Republican Jim Murphy (I) vs. Democrat Marty Schexnayder
Murphy wins 58 – 41

House District 134 – Republican Sarah Davis (I) vs. Democrat Allison Sawyer
Davis wins 53 – 46

House District 135 – Republican Gary Elkins (I) vs. Democrat Jon Rosenthal
Rosenthal wins 50 – 47

House District 138 – Republican Dwayne Bohac (I) vs. Democrat Adam Milasincic
Bohac wins 50 – 49 (136 votes)

House District 150 – Republican Valoree Swanson (I) vs. Democrat Michael Shawn Kelly
Swanson wins 57 – 42

 

  • Countywide Non-Judicial

District Clerk – Republican Chris Daniel (I) vs. Democrat Marilyn Burgess
Burgess wins 55 – 44

County Clerk – Stan Stanart (I) and Diane Trautman
Trautman wins 54 – 42

County Treasurer – Orlando Sanchez (I) and Dylan Osborne
Osborne wins 54 – 45

County Commissioner Pct. 2 – Jack Morman (I) and Adrian Garcia
Garcia wins  50 – 49 

County Commissioner Pct. 4 – Jack Cagle (I) and Penny Shaw
Cagle wins 54 – 45

  • Countywide Judicial

Harris County Democrats cleaned up in judicial races, winning each one of the 59 seats that were up for grabs. One of the more unusual outcomes is that Harris County has now, reportedly, elected the first Democratic Socialist in Franklin Bynum, who won his race for Criminal Court 8.

*Indicates too close to call at time of publishing

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Charles Blain

Charles leads the Houston Bureau for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard. A native New Jerseyan, he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied Political Science, with a concentration on American Political Studies. Charles loves loud music, Jeeps, and his dog Maxx. He is also a reptile enthusiast who loves any animal that slithers, crawls, or climbs.

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