2016 ENDORSEMENT POWER RANKING: There were (67) sixty-seven races where a “select group” of Houston Business Connections Newspaper readers went head-to-head against the Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsements. Fifty-one (51) of the candidates endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper won their respective races on election night. Houston Business Connections Newspaper finished election night with (51 endorsement wins to 16 endorsement losses). On the other hand, only thirty-eight (38) of the candidates endorsed by the Houston Chronicle editorial board won their respective races on election night. The Houston Chronicle editorial board finished election night with (38 endorsement wins to 29 endorsement losses).


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Judge Maria T. Jackson Beat Mary McFaden by 63,309 Votes to Win Re-Election in the Race for Judge, 339th District Court

DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Maria T. Jackson

Maria T. (Terri) Jackson was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Maria T. (Terri) Jackson won this race over Mary McFaden.

*RACE RESULTS:

Mary McFaden (Republican) received 600,896 votes for 47.50% of the vote. Maria T. (Terri) Jackson - Incumbent (Democrat) received 664,205 votes for 52.50% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 339th Judicial District Court Judge Mari T. (Terri) Jackson (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Judge Maria T. (Terri) Jackson was 63,309 votes. This means that Mary McFaden (Republican) made up 6,726 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Candidates endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper out performed those endorsed by the Houston Chronicle editorial board on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the General Election."



HARRIS COUNTY ELECTION NIGHT FOCUS

In a head-to-head “Election Night Showdown” candidates endorsed by a “select group” of Houston Business Connections Newspaper readers performed significantly better than those endorsed by the Houston Chronicle editorial board in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election as Democrat rolled to a historic countywide victory over Republicans in what will go down in history as the worst defeat ever for the Harris County Republican Party in its 71-year history. Click this link for "STATEWIDE RETURNS" for Texas from Election Night. Click this link for "HARRIS COUNTY RETURNS" from Election Night.

2016 ENDORSEMENT POWER RANKING

There were (67) sixty-seven races where a “select group” of Houston Business Connections Newspaper readers went head-to-head against the Houston Chronicle editorial board. Fifty-one (51) of the candidates endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper (in the head-to-head contest) won their respective races on election night. Houston Business Connections Newspaper finished election night with (51 endorsement wins to 16 endorsement losses). On the other hand, only thirty-eight (38) of the candidates endorsed by the Houston Chronicle editorial board (in key races) won their respective races on election night. The Houston Chronicle editorial board finished election night with (38 endorsement wins to 29 endorsement losses).

DEMOCRATS WIN BIG IN HARRIS COUNTY

Democrats won the battle for Harris County on the back of straight-ticket voting. However, it’s fair to note that Democrats still lost the battle for the White House. “The battle for Harris County was doomed from the very beginning for Republican candidates up and down the ballot as election night returns began to pour in which showed that the Republican Party only mustered 45.29 percent or only 401,255 straight-ticket votes on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the General Election,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. This report is intended to give you a glimpse into the election night numbers and a breakdown of the head-to-head endorsement showdown between the Houston Chronicle editorial board and a “select group” of Houston Business Connections Newspaper readers.

STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING WAS THE DIFFERENCE

The Democratic Party received a total of 471,290 straight-ticket votes,
while the Republican Party received a total of 401,255 votes according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk. This means that a down-ballot Republican was faced with having to overcome a 70,035 straight-ticket vote deficit to win their respective race according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

ABSENTEE VOTING IN HARRIS COUNTY IN 2016

The Democratic Party beat the Republican Party in “ABSENTEE VOTING IN HARRIS COUNTY” by a margin of 52.20 percent or 35,969 votes to 47.20 percent or 32,529 votes according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

EARLY VOTING IN HARRIS COUNTY IN 2016

The Democratic Party beat the Republican Party in “EARLY VOTING” by a margin of 52.09 percent or 307,224 votes to 46.68 percent or 275,348 votes according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

ELECTION DAY VOTING IN HARRIS COUNTY IN 2016

The Democratic Party beat the Republican Party on “ELECTION DAY” by a margin of 56.39 percent or 128,097 to 41.10 percent or 93,378 votes according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

TRUMP/PENCE VERSUS CLINTON/KAINE IN HARRIS COUNTY

Donald Trump did not perform well in Harris County. According to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk, the Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine ticket earned 54.16 percent or 706,471 votes, while the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket only garnered 41.78 percent or 544,960 votes. The Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine ticket beat the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket by 161,511 votes according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

2016 ENDORSEMENT GUIDE



“For the first time ever Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper published an endorsement slate for independent and non-straight ticket voters that included the Houston Chronicle editorial board recommendations to see which newspaper’s endorsement carried the most weight in Harris County. The results of the “ENDORSEMENT COMPARISON” published inside Houston Business Connections Newspaper’s “2016 ELECTION GUIDE” highlights the races where both newspapers endorsed a candidate in featured races on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.




PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
No Endorsement

In the race for President of the United States the Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton who won Harris County; but lost the race for President of the United States to Donald Trump. Houston Business Connections Newspaper did not make an endorsement in this race. In case you don’t know, the Donald J. Trump/Mike Pence ticket still beat the Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine ticket statewide in Texas. According to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns” Donald Trump/Mike Pence won Texas with 52.46 percent or 4,671,001 votes. The Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine ticket finished with 43.27 percent or 3,852,025 votes.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 2
Ted Poe

Ted Poe was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 2 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Ted Poe won this race against Pat Bryan, James B. Veasaw and Joshua Darr. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (1-0) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (1-0).

*RACE RESULTS: 

Ted Poe - Incumbent (Republican) received 168,524 votes for 60.64% of the vote. Pat Bryan (Democrat) received 100,077 votes for 36.01% of the vote. James B. Veasaw (Libertarian) received 6,418 votes for 2.30% of the vote. Joshua Darr (Green Party) received votes 2,872 for 1.03% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 7
John Culberson

John Culberson was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 7 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse James Cargas in this race. However, Congressman John Culberson won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (1-1) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (2-0).

*RACE RESULTS

John Culberson - Incumbent (Republican) received 143,369 votes for 56.19% of the vote. James Cargas (Democrat) received 111,774 votes for 43.80% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 8
Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 8 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Congressman Kevin Brady was running unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 9
Al Green

Al Green was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 9 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Al Green won this race against Jeff Martin. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (2-1) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (3-0).

*RACE RESULTS

Jeff Martin (Republican) received 36,454 votes for 19.35% of the vote. Al Green - Incumbent (Democrat) received 151,884 votes for 80.64% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 10
Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 10 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Michael McCaul won this race against Tawana W. Cadien and Bill Kelsey. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (3-1) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (4-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Michael T. McCaul (Republican) received 178,926 votes for 57.37% of the vote. Tawana W. Cadien (Democrat) received 119,728 votes for 38.39% of the vote. Bill Kelsey (Libertarian) received 13,174 votes for 4.22% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.




U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 18
No Endorsement

Sheila Jackson Lee was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle in the race for U.S. Representative for District 18 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee won this race against Lori Bartley and Thomas Kleven. Houston Business Connections Newspaper did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS

Lori Bartley (Republican) received 48,248 votes for 23.64% of the vote. Sheila Jackson Lee - Incumbent (Democrat) received 149,928 votes for 73.48% of the vote. Thomas Kleven (Green Party) received 5,838 votes for 2.86% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 22
Pete Olson

Pete Olson was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 22 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Pete Olson won this race against Mark Gibson. The Houston Chronicle record: (4-1) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper record: (5-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Pete Olson - Incumbent (Republican) received 181,663 votes for 59.53% of the vote. Mark Gibson (Democrat) received 123,462 votes for 40.46% of the vote. According to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 29
Gene Green

Gene Green was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 29 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Gene Green won this race against Julio Garza, N. Ruben Perez and James Partsch-Galvan. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (5-1) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (6-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Julio Garza (Republican) received 31,619 votes for 23.98% of the vote. Gene Green - Incumbent (Democrat) received  95,508 votes for 72.45% of the vote. N. Ruben Perez (Libertarian) received 3,229 votes for 2.44% of the vote. James Partsch-Galvan (Green Party) received 1,453 votes for 1.10% of the vote. According to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 36
Brian Babin

Brian Babin was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for U.S. Representative for District 36 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Congressman Brian Babin won this race against Hal J. Ridley Jr. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONER
Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Mark Miller in this race. However Wayne Christian won this race against Grady Yarbrough, Mark Miller, and Martina Salinas. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (5-2) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (7-0).

*RACE RESULTS

Wayne Christian (Republican) received 4,646,878 votes for 53.12% of the vote. Grady Yarbrough (Democrat) received 3,353,485 votes for 38.33% of the vote. Mark Miller (Libertarian) received 461,180 votes for 5.27% of the vote. Martina Salinas (Green Party received 285,5583.votes for 26% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”. 




JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3
Debra Lehrmann

Debra Lehrmann was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Supreme Court, Place 3 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Justice Debra Lehrmann won this race against Mike Westergren, Kathie Glass and Rodolfo Rivera Munoz. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (6-2) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (8-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Debra Lehrmann - Incumbent (Republican) received 4,805,540 votes for 54.88% of the vote. Mike Westergren (Democrat) received 3,369,257 votes for 38.48% of the vote. Kathie Glass (Libertarian) received 347,630 votes for 3.97% of the vote. Rodolfo Rivera Munoz (Green Party) received 232,994 votes for 2.66% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5
Paul Green

Paul Green was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Supreme Court, Place 5 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Dori Contreras Garza in this race. However, Justice Paul Green won this race over Dori Contreras Garza, Tom Oxford and Charles E. Waterbury. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (6-3) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (9-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Paul Green - Incumbent (Republican) received 4,756,272 votes for 54.35% of the vote. Dori Contreras Garza (Democrat) received 3,598,852 votes for 41.12% of the vote. Tom Oxford (Libertarian) received 287,815 votes for 3.28% of the vote. Charles E. Waterbury (Green Party) received 107,459 votes for 1.22% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”. 





JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9
Eva Guzman

Eva Guzman was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Supreme Court, Place 9 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Justice Eva Guzman won this race over Savannah Robinson, Don Fulton and Jim Chisholm. The Houston Chronicle record: (7-3) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper record: (10-0).

*ELECTION RESULTS:

Eva Guzman - Incumbent (Republican) received 4,880,502 votes for 55.84% of the vote. Savannah Robinson (Democrat) received 3,436,883 votes for 39.32% of the vote. Don Fulton (Libertarian) received 303,859 votes for 3.47% of the vote. Jim Chisholm (Green Party) received 118,799 votes for 1.35% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”. 




JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2
Mary Lou Keel

Mary Lou Keel was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Justice Lawrence “Larry” Meyers in this race. However, Mary Lou Keel won this race over Lawrence “Larry” Meyers, Mark Ash and Adam King Blackwell Reposa. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (7-4) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (11-0). Note: The Houston Area COGIC PAC did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Mary Lou Keel (Republican) received 4,788,504 votes for 54.92% of the vote. Lawrence "Larry" Meyers - Incumbent (Democrat) received 3,487,129 votes for 40.00% of the vote. Mark Ash (Libertarian) received 320,860 votes for 3.68% of the vote. Adam King Blackwell Reposa (Green Party) received 121,101 votes for 1.38% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”. 




JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5
Scott Walker

Scott Walker was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Scott Walker won this race against Betsy Johnson, William Bryan Strange, III and Judith Sanders-Castro. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (8-4) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (12-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Scott Walker (Republican) received 4,780,074 votes for 54.79% of the vote. Betsy Johnson (Democrat) received 3,502,135 votes for 40.14% of the vote. William Bryan Strange, III (Libertarian) received 248,577 votes for 2.84% of the vote. Judith Sanders-Castro (Green Party) received 192,265 votes for 2.20% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6
Michael E. Keasler

Michael E. Keasler was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Robert Burns in this race. However, Judge Michael E. Keasler won this race against Robert Burns and Mark W. Bennett. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (8-5) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (13-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Michael E. Keasler - Incumbent (Republican) received 4,782,814 votes for 55.02% of the vote. Robert Burns (Democrat) received 3,549,368 votes for 40.83% of the vote. Mark W. Bennett (Libertarian) received 359,255 votes for 4.13% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 6
Donna Bahorich

Donna Bahorich was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse R. Dakota Carter in this race. However, Donna Bahorich won this race against R. Dakota Carter and Whitney Bilyeau. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (8-6) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (14-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Donna Bahorich - Incumbent (Republican) received 325,795 votes for 53.97% of the vote. R. Dakota Carter (Democrat) received 255,828 votes for 42.38% of the vote. Whitney Bilyeu (Libertarian) received 21,958 votes for 3.63% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 8
Barbara Cargill

Barbara Cargill was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 8 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Barbara Cargill ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 4
Brandon Creighton

Brandon Creighton was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Senator, District 4 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Senator Brandon Creighton defeated Jenn West in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Brandon Creighton - Incumbent (Republican) received 239,640 votes for 87.33% of the vote. Jenn West (Libertarian) received 34,746 votes for 12.66% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 6
Sylvia R. Garcia

Sylvia Garcia was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Senator, District 6 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Senator Sylvia Garcia ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 11
Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Senator, District 11 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Senator Larry Taylor ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 13
Borris L. Miles

Borris Miles was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Senator, District 13 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Senator Elect Borris Miles won against Joshua Rohn in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Borris L. Miles (Democrat) received 178,083 votes for 92.50% of the vote. Joshua Rohn (Libertarian) received 14,427 votes for 7.49% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 18
Lois Kolkhorst

Lois Kolkhorst was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Senator, District 18 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Senator Lois Kolkhorst won against Kathie L. Stone in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Lois W. Kolkhorst - Incumbent (Republican) received 228,600 votes for 84.10% of the vote. Kathie L. Stone (Libertarian) received 43,190 votes for 15.89% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 126
Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 126 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Kevin Roberts won this race against Joy Dawson-Thomas and Eric B. Moquin. The Houston Chronicle record: (9-6) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper record: (15-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Kevin Roberts (Republican) received 35,489 votes for 58.01% of the vote. Joy Dawson-Thomas (Democrat) received 23,951 votes for 39.15% of the vote. Eric B. Moquin (Libertarian) received 1,731 votes for 2.82% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 127
Dan Huberty

Dan Huberty was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 127 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Dan Huberty won this race against Scott Ford and Joseph McElligott. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.


*RACE RESULTS:

Dan Huberty - Incumbent (Republican) received 49,674 votes for 81.90% of the vote. Scott Ford (Libertarian) received 7,481 votes for 12.33% of the vote. Joseph McElligott (Green Patty) received 3,496 votes for 5.76% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 128
Briscoe Cain

Briscoe Cain was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 128 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Briscoe Cain won this race over Ken Lowder. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Briscoe Cain (Republican) received 42,264 votes for 86.40% of the vote. Ken Lowder (Libertarian) received 6,649 votes for 13.59% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 129
Dennis Paul

Dennis Paul was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 129 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Dennis Paul ran unopposed in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 130
Tom Oliverson

Tom Oliverson was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 130 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Tom Oliverson ran unopposed in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 131
Alma A. Allen

Alma Allen was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 131 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Alma Allen ran unopposed in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 132
Mike Schofield

Michael Schofield was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 132 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Michael Schofield won this race against Phil Kurtz. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Mike Schofield - Incumbent (Republican) received 39,966 votes for 80.23% of the vote. Phil Kurtz (Libertarian) received 9,846 votes for 19.76% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 133
Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 133 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Jim Murphy ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 134
Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 134 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Sarah Davis won this race against Ben Rose and Giberto “Gill” Velasquez Jr. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (10-6) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (16-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Sarah Davis - Incumbent (Republican) received 48,112 votes for 53.56% of the vote. Ben Rose (Democrat) received 38,893 votes for 43.29% of the vote. Gilberto "Gil" Velasquez Jr. (Libertarian) received 2,823 votes for 3.14% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 135
Gary Elkins

Gary Elkins was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 135 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Jesse A. Ybanez in this race. However, State Rep. Gary Elkins won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (10-7) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (17-0).

*RACE RESULTS:

Gary Elkins - Incumbent (Republican) received 32,664 votes for 54.86% of the vote. Jesse A. Ybanez (Republican) received 26,873 votes for 45.13% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 137
Kendall Baker

Kendall L. Baker was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 137 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Gene Wu in this race. State Rep. Gene Wu won this race against Kendall L. Baker and Dan Biggs. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (11-7) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (17-1).

*RACE RESULTS:

Kendall L. Baker (Republican) received 8,167 votes for 30.32% of the vote. Gene Wu - Incumbent (Democrat) received 18,035 votes for 66.96% of the vote. Dan Biggs (Libertarian) received 731 votes for 2.71% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 138
Dwayne Bohac

Dwayne Bohac was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 138 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Dwayne Bohac ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 139
Jarvis Johnson

Jarvis Johnson was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 139 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Jarvis Johnson ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 140
Armando Lucio Walle

Armando Lucio Walle was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 140 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Armando Lucio Walle ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 141
Senfronia Thompson

Senfronia Thompson was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 141 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Senfronia Thompson ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 142
Harold Dutton

Harold Dutton was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 142 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Harold Dutton ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 143
Ana Hernandez

Ana Hernandez was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 143 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Ana Hernandez ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 144
Mary Ann Perez

Mary Ann Perez was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 144 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Mary Ann Perez won this race over State Rep. Gilbert Pena. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (12-7) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (18-1).

*RACE RESULTS:

Gilbert Pena - Incumbent (Republican) received 10,736 votes for 39.77% of the vote. Mary Ann Perez (Democrat) received 16,258 votes for 60.22% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 145
Carol Alvarado

Carol Alvarado was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 145 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Carol Alvarado ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 146
Shawn Thierry

Shawn Thierry was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 146 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Shawn Thierry won this race over write-in candidate Roy Owens. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

*RACE RESULTS:

Shawn Thierry (Democrat) received 39,403 votes for 97.16% of the vote. Roy Owens (Democrat W-I  Candidate) received 1,151 votes for 2.83% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 147
Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 147 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse State Rep. Garnett F. Coleman who won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (13-7) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (18-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Matt Murphy (Republican) received 11,968 votes for 20.82% of the vote. Garnet F. Coleman - Incumbent (Democrat received 43,834 votes for 76.26% of the vote. Brian M. Harrison (Green Party) received 1,673 votes for 2.91% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 148
Jessica Farrar

Jessica Christina Farrar was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 148 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Jessica Christina Farrar ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 149
Hubert Vo

Hubert Vo was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 149 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State Rep. Hubert Vo won this race over Bryan Chu. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (14-7) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (19-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Bryan Chu (Republican) received 15,830 votes for 36.46% of the vote. Hubert Vo - Incumbent (Democrat) received 27,585 votes for 63.53% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 150
Valoree Swanson

Valoree Swanson was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for State Representative District 150 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Michael Shawn Kelly in this race. However, Valoree Swanson won this race over Michael Shawn Kelly. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (14-8) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (20-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Valoree Swanson (Republican) received 47,845 votes for 63.19% of the vote. Michael Shawn Kelly (Democrat) received 27,865 votes for 36.80% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

CHIEF JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS
Sherry Radack

Sherry Radack was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Justice Sherry Radack won this race over Jim Peacock. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (15-8) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (21-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Sherry Radack - Incumbent (Republican) received 962,463 votes for 52.10% of the vote. Jim Peacock (Democrat) received 884,768 votes for 47.89% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PL .4
Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4 on November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Barbara Gardner in this race. However, Justice Evelyn Keyes won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (15-9) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (22-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Evelyn Keyes - Incumbent (Republican) received 941,229 votes for 51.05% of the vote. Barbara Gardner (Democrat) received 902,313 votes for 48.94% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PL .2
Kevin Jewell

Kevin Jewell was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2 on November 8, 2016. Kevin Jewell won this race against Candance White in this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (16-9) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (23-2).

*RACE RESULTS: 

Kevin Jewell (Republican) received 944,606 votes for 51.26% of the vote. Candance White (Democrat) received 897,868 votes for 48.73% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PL .9
Tracy Christopher

Tracy Elizabeth Christopher was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 9 on November 8, 2016. Justice Tracy Elizabeth Christopher won this race over Peter M. Kelly. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (17-9) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (24-2).

*RACE RESULTS:

Tracy Elizabeth Christopher - Incumbent (Republican) received 965,769 for 52.44% of the vote. Peter M. Kelly (Democrat) received 875,857 votes for 47.55% of the vote according to the Texas Secretary of State “Election Night Returns”.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Kevin Fulton

Kevin Fulton was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 11th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Kevin Fulton lost this race to Kristen Hawkins. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (17-10) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (24-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Kevin Fulton (Republican) received 604,450 votes for 47.59% of the vote. Kristen Hawkins (Democrat) received 665,619 votes for 52.41% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 11th Judicial District Court Kristen Hawkins (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Kristen Hawkins was 61,169 votes. This means that Kevin Fulton (Republican) made up 8,866 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 61ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Fredericka Phillips

Fredericka Phillips was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 61st Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Judge Erin Elizabeth Lunceford in this race. However, Fredericka Phillips won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (17-11) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (25-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Erin Elizabeth Lunceford - Incumbent (Republican) received 619,823 votes for 48.80% of the vote. Fredericka Phillips (Democrat) received 650,248 votes for 51.20% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 61st Judicial District Court Fredericka Phillips (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Fredericka Phillips was 30,425 votes. This means that Judge Elizabeth Lunceford (Republican) made up 39,610 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Larry Weiman

Larry Weiman was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Larry Weiman won this race over Will Archer. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (18-11) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (26-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Will Archer (Republican) received 597,157 votes for 47.02% of the vote. Larry Weiman - Incumbent (Democrat) received 672,840 votes for 52.98% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 80th Judicial District Court Judge Larry Weiman (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Larry Weiman won this race by 75,683 votes. So, even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Larry Weiman would have still won this race over Will Archer by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Kyle Carter

Kyle Carter was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Kyle Carter won this race over Sharon Hemphill. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (19-11) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (27-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Sharon Hemphill (Republican) received 598,956 votes for 47.18% of the vote. Kyle Carter -Incumbent (Democrat) received 670,653 votes for 52.82% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 125th Judicial District Court Judge Kyle Carter (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Kyle Carter won this race by 71,697 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Kyle Carter would have still won this race over Sharon Hemphill by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
R.K. Sandill

R. K. Sandill was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge R. K. Sandill won this race over Sarahjane Swanson. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (20-11) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (28-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

SarahJane Swanson (Republican) received 594,224 votes for 46.89% of the vote. R.K. Sandill - Incumbent (Democrat) received 673,122 votes for 53.11% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 127th Judicial District Court Judge R.K. Sandill (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge R.K. Sandill won this race by 78,898 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge R.K. Sandill would have still won this race over SarahJane Swanson," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Michael Gomez won this race over Sophia Mafrige. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (21-11) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (29-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Sophia Mafrige (Republican) received 591,350 votes for 46.62% of the vote. Michael Gomez - Incumbent (Democrat) received 677,144 votes for 53.38% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 129th Judicial District Court Judge Michael Gomez (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Michael Gomez won this race by 85,794 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Michael Gomez would have still won this race over Sophia Mafrige by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Jaclanel McFarland

Jaclanel McFarland was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Jaclanel McFarland won this race over Cindy Bennett Smith. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (21-12) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (30-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Cindy Bennett Smith (Republican) received 605,601 votes for 47.80% of the vote. Jaclanel McFarland - Incumbent (Democrat) received 661,240 votes for 52.20% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 133rd Judicial District Court Judge Jaclanel MacFarland (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Judge McFarland was 55,639 votes. This means that Cindy Bennett Smith (Republican) made up 14,396 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Mike Engelhart

Mike Engelhart was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Michael Engelhart won this race over Jeff Hastings. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (22-12) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (31-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Jeff Hastings (Republican) received 586,609 votes for 46.25% of the vote. Michael Engelhart - Incumbent (Democrat) received 681,602 votes for 53.75% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 151st Judicial District Court Judge Mike Engelhart (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Mike Engelhart won this race by 94,993 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Mike Engelhart would have still won this race over Jeff Hastings by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Robert Schaffer

Robert Schaffer was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Robert Schaffer won this race over Don Self. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (23-12) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (32-3).

*RACE RESULTS:

Don Self (Republican) received 586,199 votes for 46.28% of the vote. Robert Schaffer -Incumbent (Democrat) received 680,521 votes for 53.72% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 152nd Judicial District Court Judge Robert Schaffer (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by over 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Robert Schaffer won this race by 94,322 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Robert Schaffer would have still won this race over Don Self by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 164TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Bruce Bain

Bruce Bain was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan who won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (24-12) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (32-4).

*RACE RESULTS:

Bruce Bain (Republican) received 596,556 votes for 47.08% of the vote. Alexandra Smoots-Hogan - Incumbent (Democrat) received 670,438 votes for 52.92% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 164th Judicial District Court Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan (Democrat) benefited from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by over 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan won this race by 73,882 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan would have still won this race over Bruce Bain by a wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Debra Mayfield

Debra Ibarra Mayfield was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield lost this race to Judge Ursula A. Hall. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (24-13) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (32-5).

*RACE RESULTS:

Debra Ibarra Mayfield - Incumbent (Republican) received 604,450 votes for 47.59% of the vote. Ursula A. Hall (Democrat) received 665,619 votes for 52.41% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 165th Judicial District Court Ursula A. Hall (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by over 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Ursula Hall was 61,169 votes. This means that Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield (Republican) made up 8,866 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Katherine McDaniel

Katherine McDaniel was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Hazel B. Jones who won this race. The Houston Chronicle record: (25-13) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper record: (32-6).

*RACE RESULTS:

Katherine McDaniel (Republican) received 605,912 votes for 47.84% of the vote. Hazel B. Jones (Democrat) received 660,685 votes for 52.16% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 174th Judicial District Court Hazel B. Jones (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Hazel B. Jones was 54,773 votes. This means that Katherine McDaniel (Republican) made up 15,262 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Stacey Bond

Stacey W. Bond was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Stacey W. Bond lost this race to Nikita “Niki” Harmon. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (25-14) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (32-7).

*RACE RESULTS:

Stacey W. Bond - Incumbent (Republican) received 617,013 votes for 48.74% of the vote. Nikita "Niki" Harmon (Democrat) received 648,830 votes for 51.26% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 176th Judicial District Court Nikita "Niki" Harmon (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Nikita "Niki" Harmon was 31,817 votes. This means that Judge Stacey W. Bond (Republican) made up 38,218 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 177TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Ryan Patrick

Ryan Patrick was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Ryan Patrick lost this race to Robert Johnson. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (25-15) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (32-8).

*RACE RESULTS:

Ryan Patrick - Incumbent (Republican) received 615,513 votes for 48.61% of the vote. Robert Johnson (Democrat) received 650,703 votes for 51.39% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 177th Judicial District Court Robert Johnson (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Robert Johnson was 35,190 votes. This means that Judge Ryan Patrick (Republican) made up 34,845 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Kelli Johnson

Kelli Johnson was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Kelli Johnson won this race over Phil Gommels. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-15) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (33-8).

*RACE RESULTS:

Phil Gommels (Republican) received 580,653 votes for 45.90% of the vote. Kelli Johnson (Democrat) received 684,467 votes for 54.10% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 178th Judicial District Court Kelli Johnson (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight ticket votes countywide. In the end, Kelli Johnson won this race by 103,814 votes. So even if the straight ticket voting was dead even, Kelli Johnson would have still won this race over Phil Gommels by a very wide margin," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Kristin M. Guiney

Kristin M. Guiney was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Kristin M. Guiney lost this race to Randy Roll. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-16) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (33-9).

*RACE RESULTS:

Kristin M. Guiney - Incumbent (Republican) received 619,027 votes for 48.97% of the vote. Randy Roll (Democrat) received 645,103 votes for 51.03% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 179th Judicial District Court Randy Roll (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Randy Roll was 26,076 votes. This means that Judge Kristin M. Guiney (Republican) made up 43,959 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Elaine Palmer

Elaine Palmer was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 215th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Fred Shuchart in this race. However, Judge Elaine Palmer won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-17) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (34-9).

*RACE RESULTS:

Fred Shuchart (Republican) received 600,874 votes for 47.52% of the vote. Elaine Palmer - Incumbent (Democrat) received 663,604 votes for 52.48% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 215th Judicial District Court Judge Elaine Palmer (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Judge Elaine Palmer was 62,730 votes. This means that Fred Shuchart (Republican) made up 7,305 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Daryl Moore

Daryl Moore was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Judge Joseph “Tad” Halbach in this race. However, Daryl Moore won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-18) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (35-9).

*RACE RESULTS:

Joseph "Tad" Halbach - Incumbent (Republican) received 610,904 votes for 48.27% of the vote. Daryl Moore (Democrat) received 654,602 votes for 51.73% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 333rd Judicial District Court Daryl Moore (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Daryl Moore was 43,698 votes. This means that Judge Joseph "Tad" Halbach (Republican) made up 26,337 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Grant Dorfman

Grant Dorfman was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Grant Dorfman lost this race to Steven Kirkland. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-19) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (35-10).

*RACE RESULTS:

Grant Dorfman - Incumbent (Republican) received 606,184 votes for 47.92% of the vote. Steven Kirkland (Democrat) received 658,759 votes for 52.08% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 334th Judicial District Court Steven Kirkland (Democrat) benefited from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Steven Kirkland was 52,575 votes. This means that Judge Grant Dorfman (Republican) made up 17,460 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Renee Magee

Renee Magee was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Renee Magee lost this race to Herb Ritchie. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-20) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (35-11).

*RACE RESULTS:

Renee Magee - Incumbent (Republican) received 620,322 votes for 49.08% of the vote. Herb Ritchie (Democrat) received 643,639 votes for 50.92% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 337th Judicial District Court Herb Ritchie (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Herb Ritchie was 23,317 votes. This means that Judge Renee Magee (Republican) made up 46,718 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Ramona Franklin

Ramona Franklin was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Judge Brock Thomas in this race. However, Ramona Franklin won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (26-21) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (36-11).

*RACE RESULTS:

Brock Thomas - Incumbent (Republican) received 610,756 votes for 48.30% of the vote. Ramona Franklin (Democrat) received 653,880 votes for 51.70% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 338th Judicial District Court Ramona Franklin (Democrat) benefited from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Ramona Franklin was 43,124 votes. This means that Judge Brock Thomas (Republican) made up 26,911 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Maria T. Jackson

Maria T. (Terri) Jackson was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Maria T. (Terri) Jackson won this race over Mary McFaden. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (27-21) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (37-11).

*RACE RESULTS:

Mary McFaden (Republican) received 600,896 votes for 47.50% of the vote. Maria T. (Terri) Jackson - Incumbent (Democrat) received 664,205 votes for 52.50% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 339th Judicial District Court Judge Mari T. (Terri) Jackson (Democrat) benefited somewhat from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for Judge Maria T. (Terri) Jackson was 63,309 votes. This means that Mary McFaden (Republican) made up 6,726 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit she faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for her to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Mark Kent Ellis

Mark Kent Ellis was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Mark Kent Ellis lost this race to George Powell. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (27-22) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (37-12).

*RACE RESULTS:

Mark Kent Ellis - Incumbent (Republican) received 613,151 votes for 48.50% of the vote. George Powell (Democrat) received 650,948 votes for 51.50% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

*RACE ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

"In the race for District Judge, for the 351st Judicial District Court George Powell (Democrat) benefited significantly from the fact that the Harris County Democratic Party won the straight-ticket voting battle by 70,035 votes over the Harris County Republican Party. The Democrats received 471,290 straight-ticket votes countywide, while the Republicans only received 401,255 straight-ticket votes countywide. In the end, the margin of victory for George Powell was 37,797 votes. This means that Judge Mark Kent Ellis (Republican) made up 32,238 votes with non-straight ticket voters; but the deficit he faced after the straight-ticket voting was just too much for him to overcome," says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.
HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Kim Ogg

Kim Ogg was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County District Attorney on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Kim Ogg won this race over District Attorney Devon Anderson. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (28-22) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (38-12).

*RACE RESULTS:

Devon Anderson - Incumbent (Republican) received 587,898 votes for 45.79% of the vote. Kim Ogg (Democrat) received 696,054 votes for 54.21% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUDGE, COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW NO. 1
Clyde Leuchtag

Clyde Raymond Leuchtag was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Judge Clyde Raymond Leuchtag lost this race to George Barnstone. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (28-23) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (38-13).

*RACE RESULTS:

Clyde Raymond Leuchtag - Incumbent (Republican) received 607,896 votes for 48.07% of the vote. George Barnstone (Democrat) received 656,755 votes for 51.93% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY
Vince Ryan

Vince Ryan was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Attorney on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Vince Ryan won this race over Jim Leitner. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (29-23) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper record: (39-13).

*RACE RESULTS:

Jim Leitner (Republican) received 589,601 votes for 46.29% of the vote. Vince Ryan - Incumbent (Democrat) received 684,173 votes for 53.71% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF
Ed Gonzalez

Ed Gonzalez is endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Sheriff on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Ed Gonzalez won this race over Sheriff Ron Hickman. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (30-23) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (40-13).

*RACE RESULTS:

Ron Hickman - Incumbent (Republican) received 606,570 votes for 47.17% of the vote. Ed Gonzalez (Democrat) received 679,232 votes for 52.83% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR
Ann Harris Bennett

Ann Harris Bennett was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Ann Harris Bennett won this race over Mike Sullivan. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (31-23) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (41-13).

*RACE RESULTS:

Mike Sullivan - Incumbent (Republican) received 639,527 votes for 49.69% of the vote. Ann Harris Bennett (Democrat) received 647,382 votes for 50.31% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 1, PRECINCT 2
Sherrie L. Matula

Sherrie L. Matula was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Precinct 2 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Sherrie L. Matula lost this race to George Moore. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (31-24) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (41-14).

*RACE RESULTS:

George Moore (Republican) received 124,180 votes for 50.12% of the vote. Sherrie L. Matula (Democrat) received 123,593 votes for 49.88% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 2, PRECINCT 4
Marilyn Burgess

Marilyn Burgess was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Precinct 4 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Marilyn Burgess lost this race to Eric Dick. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (31-25) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (41-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Eric Dick (Republican) received 204,063 votes for 55.99% of the vote. Marilyn Burgess (Democrat) received 160,430 votes for 44.01% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 1
Rodney Ellis

Rodney Ellis was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 1 on November 8, 2016. Rodney Ellis ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race
COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 3
Steve Radack

Steve Radack was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3 on November 8, 2016. Commissioner Steve Radack won this race over Jenifer Rene Pool. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (32-25) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (42-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Steve Radack - Incumbent (Republican) received 202,207 votes for 57.67% of the vote. Jenifer Rene Pool (Democrat) received 148,446 votes for 42.33% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1, PLACE 1
Eric William Carter

Eric William Carter was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 on November 8, 2016. Eric William Carter won this race over SaraJane Milligan. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (33-25) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (43-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

SaraJane Milligan - (Republican) received 77,477 votes for 36.92% of the vote. Eric William Carter (Democrat) received 132,311 votes for 63.08% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 2, PLACE 1
Jo Ann Delgado

Jo Ann Delgado was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Jo Ann Delgado ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3, PLACE 1
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Joe Stephens won this race over Tom Zakes. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (34-25) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (44-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Tom Zakes (Republican) received 39,782 votes for 40.31% of the vote. Joe Stephens (Democrat) received 58,900 votes for 59.69% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 4, PLACE 1
Lincoln Goodwin

Lincoln Goodwin was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Lincoln Goodwin won this race over Vicky Printers Reynolds. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (35-25) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (45-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Lincoln Goodwin - Incumbent (Republican) received 205,705 votes for 61.14% of the vote. Vicky Printers Reynolds (Democrat) received 130,746 votes for 38.86% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 5, PLACE 1
Russ Ridgway

Russ Ridgway was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse William “Bill” McLeod in this race. However, Judge Russ Ridgway won this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (35-26) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (46-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Russ Ridgway - Incumbent (Republican) received 168,576 votes for 50.63% of the vote. William "Bill" McLeod (Democrat) received 164,400 votes for 49.37% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 6, PLACE 1
Richard C. Vara

Richard C. Vara is endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Richard C. Vara ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, PLACE 1
Hilary Green

Hilary Green is endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Hilary Green ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 8, PLACE 1
Holly Williamson

Holly Williamson is endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Holly Williamson ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 1
Alan Rosen

Alan Rosen was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 1 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Constable Alan Rosen won this race over Joe Danna. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (36-26) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (47-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Joe Danna (Republican) received 73,734 votes for 34.75% of the vote. Alan Rosen - Incumbent (Democrat) received 138,439 votes for 65.25% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 2
Christopher Diaz

Christopher (Chris) Diaz was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 2 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Constable Christopher (Chris) Diaz won this race over Daniel Vela. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (37-26) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (48-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Daniel Vela (Republican) received 24,758 votes for 34.91% of the vote. Christopher (Chris) Diaz - Incumbent (Democrat) received 46,167 votes for 65.09% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 3
Sherman Eagleton

Sherman Eagleton was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 3 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Dan Webb in this race. However, Sherman Eagleton won this race over Dan Webb. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (37-27) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (49-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Dan Webb (Republican) received 38,595 votes for 38.89% of the vote. Sherman Eagleton (Democrat) received 60,652 votes for 61.11% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 4
Mark Herman

Mark Herman was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Houston Chronicle chose to endorse Jeff McGowen in this race. However, Constable Mark Herman won this race over Jeff McGowen. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (37-28) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (50-15).

*RACE RESULTS:

Mark Herman - Incumbent (Republican) received 206,400 votes for 60.95% of the vote. Jeff McGowen (Democrat) received 132,228 votes for 39.05% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 5
Ted Heap

Ted Heap was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 5 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Constable Ted Heap ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 6
Richard Gonzales

Richard “Rick” Gonzales was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 6 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Richard Rick Gonzales lost this race to Silvia Trevino. Write-in candidate Jesse Frank Hernandez was also in this race. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (37-29) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (50-16).

*RACE RESULTS:

Richard "Rick" Gonzales (Republican) received 7,210 votes for 23.56% of the vote. Silvia Trevino (Democrat) received 23,305 votes for 76.15% of the vote. Jesse Frank Hernandez (WI) candidate received 89 votes for 0.29% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 7
May Walker

May Walker was endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 7 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Constable May Walker ran unopposed. The Houston Chronicle did not make an endorsement in this race.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 8
Phil Sandlin

Phil Sandlin was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Connections Newspaper in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 8 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Constable Phil Sandlin won this race over Heather Perry. The Houston Chronicle endorsement record: (38-29) – Houston Business Connections Newspaper endorsement record: (51-16).

*RACE RESULTS:

Phil Sandlin - Incumbent (Republican) received 61,744 votes for 67.21% of the vote. Heather Perry (Democrat) received 30,120 votes for 32.79% of the vote according to the “Unofficial Cumulative Report” published by the Harris County Clerk.



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