Several prominent local politicians, including Charles Cunningham and Dan Crenshaw, secured their respective nominations in the March 1 primary election.
Crenshaw ran for reelection on the Republican ballot for Texas’s 2nd Congressional District against challengers Jameson Ellis, Martin Etwop and Milam Langella. Crenshaw declared victory after securing 75 percent of the ballots cast. Ellis was the lone material challenger, receiving 15 percent of the total vote. He ran his platform to the right of Crenshaw, arguing that Crenshaw was not as conservative as he ought to be for his district.
Following the night’s results, the former Navy SEAL tweeted, “Big election victory. Thank you for your continued support TX-02. Tara and I are blessed to represent you.”
Crenshaw will face lone Democratic challenger Robin Fulford in the November election. Fulford secured her party’s nomination running unopposed.
Following Dan Huberty’s announcement that he is not running again for the Texas House of Representatives, Cunningham, who is an Humble City Council member, declared his intent to fill Huberty’s seat for Texas House District 127. He ran on the Republican ticket against primary challenger Deanna Robertson, winning 79 percent of the ballots cast. Since there was no challenger on the primary ticket for either the Democratic, Green or Libertarian party (Huberty faced a Libertarian challenger in the prior election), Cunningham will run unopposed in the general election.
Humble ISD Trustee Martina Lemond Dixon ran on the Republican ticket for Harris County judge, a position that Republicans are hoping to reclaim following Lina Hidalgo’s shocking upset of Ed Emmet four years ago. She fell short of the runoff election, which will occur May 24. With nearly all the votes tallied, Alex Mealer lead with 30 percent of the vote, Vidal Martinez is second with 26 percent of the vote. Dixon received 15 percent of the ballots cast. Mealer and Martinez are headed for a runoff election, since none of the candidates reached the required 50 percent threshold to secure the nomination.
For a comprehensive list of Harris County election results, visit harrisvotes.org.