Voters in north Houston will have a few choices to make on the May 22 primary runoff.
Democratic and Republican primary runoffs will be held to determine who will be on the general election ballot come November.
Congressional, state and county offices are up for party primary selections between the two finalists in each spot.
But first, a look at where area voters can go to cast their ballots. Early voting will be held from May 14-18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. That’s next Monday through Friday, ahead of the runoff election day on May 22.
Polling locations can be found at harrisvotes.com, but for Leader Readers, northside polling places include the following:
• Lone Star College Victory Center, 4141 Victory Drive
• Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Road
• Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road
• SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St.
• Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.
• Harris County Law Library Conference Center, 1019 Congress Ave.
Please remember that you must present a valid Texas photo ID to vote, but there are methods for casting a provisional ballot if you do not have an ID.
The main event for northwest area voters will be the Congressional District 2 race between Republicans Dan Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts. Their respective websites show nearly identical positions on various issues, leaning heavily conservative on all matters.
“Dan is a staunch Republican and knows the importance of carrying the conservative movement through to the next generation,” says Crenshaw’s website. He is the former Navy SEAL who was injured by an IED in Afghanistan.
He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, to go along with military honors that include two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor. He also holds endorsements from US Rep. Pete Sessions and Scott Taylor, several party-line political action committees (PACs) and moon-walking astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Local issues of interest to Crenshaw centered upon children’s health, curbing gang violence and a comprehensive list of flood control ideas.
Kevin Roberts is the State Representative for House District 126. “He was chosen by the people of Northwest Houston to represent them because of his commitment to limited government, eliminating wasteful spending, and bringing accountability to state government,” states his website.
Roberts has spent the majority of his career in executive management.
“I have successfully fought for and helped deliver the Texas-model of growth and opportunity,” Roberts said on his website. “We need lower taxes, fewer regulations, and a more limited role of the federal government so we can truly liberate our economy and expand opportunities for our hard-working families.”
Some voters, mainly from the Norhill community, will be voting in the District 29 runoff which includes a large swath of north and eastern Houston inside Beltway 8. Republican candidates for this runoff are local businessman Phillip Aronoff and former Miss Venezuela Carmen Maria Montiel.