Candidates file for federal, state, and county offices

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 12/23/21

Candidates who are seeking federal, state, and county offices have filed to seek their respective seats in the upcoming party primaries.

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Candidates file for federal, state, and county offices

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Candidates who are seeking federal, state, and county offices have filed to seek their respective seats in the upcoming party primaries.

Both the Democratic and Republican primaries are on March 1. The general election is in November.

U.S. House, District 10

Incumbent Michael McCaul, R-Austin, has filed and has no primary challengers. Linda Nuno, who works in healthcare, has filed in the Democratic primary. She has no challengers there.

The district includes the Katy portions of Harris and Waller counties.

U.S. House, District 22

Incumbent Troy Nehls, R-Richmond, has filed to seek reelection. He faces a primary challenge from Gregory Jonathan Thorne, a CPA and tax accountant.

The winner will face Jamie Kaye Jordan, an attorney, in the general election.

The district includes the Katy portion of Fort Bend County.

Texas Senate, District 17

Much of the Katy and Cinco Ranch areas formerly in District 18 and represented by Republican Lois Kolkhorst were shuffled in the recent redistricting. District 17 incumbent Joan Huffman, a Republican, has no opposition in that primary.

Two Democrats have filed for the seat. They are Titus Benton, a nonprofit executive, and Miguel Gonzalez, a teacher.

Texas House, District 132

The district includes the Katy area in Harris County. Incumbent Mike Schofield, a Republican, faces a primary challenge from Erik Le, who is a business owner. Two Democrats have filed for the seat. One is Cameron “Cam” Campbell, an entrepreneur. The other is Chase West, a music producer.

Fort Bend County

Incumbent County Judge K.P. George, a Democrat, faces a primary challenge from Ferrel Bonner, who is retired. Two candidates have filed for the Republican nomination. They are Max-Alalibo I, who works in the health care industry, and Trever J. Nehls, a local company president.

The Katy area in Fort Bend County represented by longtime Republican Pct. 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers was shuffled in the recent redistricting. Republican Pct. 1 Commissioner Vincent Morales now represents the area. Morales will be up for reelection in 2024.

Harris County

Incumbent County Judge Lina Hidalgo, a Democrat, faces five primary challengers. They are Erica Davis, chief of staff for Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen; Maria Garcia, a manager, Ahmad R. “Rob-Beto” Hassan, a real estate broker and businessman; Kevin Howard, an attorney, and Georgia D. Provost, a professional photographer.

Eight candidates have filed for the Republican nomination for Harris County judge. They are, H.Q. Bolanos, a real estate appraiser; Martina Lemmond Dixon, an educator; Robert Dorfis, a marketing manager; Oscar Gonzales, a retired deputy sheriff; Randall Kubosch, who works in real estate; Vidal Martinez, an attorney; Alex Mealer, a banker, and George Harry Zoes, a local business owner.

The Katy area in Harris County represented by Republican Pct. 3 Tom Ramsey has shuffled in the recent redistricting. Republican Pct. 3 Commissioner Jack Cagle, a Republican, now represents the area. He has filed for reelection and has no opposition in the primary.

Seven Democrats have filed to run. They include Lesley Briones, an attorney and adjunct professor; Gina Calanni, the former District 132 state representative; Benjamin “Ben” Chou, who is self-employed; Clarence Miller, a consultant; Sandra Pelmore, a paralegal; Jeff Stauber, a police officer, and Ann Williams, a secondary education administrator.

Waller County

Incumbent County Judge Trey Duhon, a Republican, drew no opponents in the Republican primary. No Democratic candidates filed to run.

Pct. 4 Commissioner Justin Glenn Beckendorff, a Republican, has filed for reelection. He has no opponents in the primary. He will face Ethel Wilmore, a registered nurse, in the general election. She is the only Democratic who filed to run.

Fort Bend County, Harris County, Waller County, elections

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