Early voting underway in Montgomery County for May 22 Primary Runoff Election


Candidates who did not receive more than 50 percent of the vote in their races face the next highest vote-getter in primary runoffs May 22.

Also in the Primary Runoff on the Democratic ticket are candidates for Governor: Andrew White and Lupe Valdez. White is a businessman in Houston and the son of the late Governor Mark White. Valdez is known as the first openly gay hispanic woman elected as Dallas County Sheriff.

The victor of the Valdez/White runoff will take on Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the November elections process. Mike Toth and Donna Davidson are running for the Republican party nominee in November for Justice, Place 6 on the Texas third Court of Appeals. If you skipped out on the primaries, you're still eligible to vote and can do so with either party.

A process which, locally in Gaines County, includes only one contested race - the Democratic nomination for Texas Governor. The remainder went to other candidates.

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That's the only statewide race requiring a second round of voting.

All three justice of the peace seats up for election are in the runoff.

Early-voting sites are the Brazos County Election Administrator's Office, Arena Hall and Galilee Baptist Church in Bryan and the College Station Utilities Training Facility and Memorial Student Center in College Station. Election day is Tuesday, May 22 from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. and all 19 polling locations in Tom Green County will be open on election day.