Katy Edition | January 2020

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TOP STORY TO WATCH IN 2020 Katy-area voters are increasingly diverse and changing local political outcomes, experts say

BY NOLA Z. VALENTE

professor at the University of Houston. “How Katy and western Houston votes in 2020will tell us a lot about what is going to happen to Texas in the next decade.” Some of these critical Katy-area races include seats in Fort Bend and Harris counties’ commissioners courts as well as CONTINUED ON 26

Mapping Katy-area districts &precincts Maps below show breakdowns of districts with open seats up for elections. District boundaries have signicantly changed since 1970.

As the 2020 elections approach, Katy- area voters will play a key role in deter- mining which party will control Texas in subsequent years, political experts said. “You’ve got a baker’s dozenof really crit- ical races thatwill touchKaty in2020,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science

U.S. House districts

DINING LISTINGS

16

529

7

99 TOLL

10

Keeping tally

6

A historical political perspective of the races The data below shows historical political party trends for 2020 races in the Katy area. Experts said the Katy area’s growth has made it a political battleground as Democrats challenge Republicans for local, state and federal seats.

10

22

1093

N

Republican seat

Democratic seat

Seat vacant

Data not available

Texas Senate districts

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

2020

529

99 TOLL

Class 2 U.S. senator

6

10

This seat was Republican for 52 years until 2019.

The Republican Party has held this seat for 58 years.

18

U.S. House of Representatives

1093

N

District 10 District 22 District 7

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18

Texas House districts

135

21

529

132

138

99 TOLL

3

Eighteen primary candidates led for retiring Rep. Pete Olson’s seat.

EDUCATION

23

Texas Senate District 18

6

10

149

28

Rep. John Zerwas resigned, setting up a special election in 2019.

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Texas House of Representatives

N

Harris County

District 138 District 149 District 135 District 132 District 28 District 3

99 TOLL

290

59

PCT. 3

10

N

Fort Bend County PCT. 3 99 TOLL

30-year Commissioner Steve Radack is not running for re-election.

Harris County commissioner

CITY & COUNTY

25

Precinct 3

90A

Fort Bend County commissioner

6

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Precinct 3

36

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SOURCES: LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY OF TEXAS, HARRIS COUNTY, BALLOTPEDIACOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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