VOLUME XX, ISSUE XX XXXXXXXXXX, 2020 2020 COMMUNITY INFO 15 KATY EDITION
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TOP STORY TO WATCH IN 2020 Katy-area voters are increasingly diverse and changing local political outcomes, experts say
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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
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.
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Texas Senate districts
Class 2 U.S. senator
This seat was Republican for 52 years until 2019.
The Republican Party has held this seat for 58 years.
U.S. House of Representatives
District 10 District 22 District 7
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Texas House districts
Eighteen primary candidates led for retiring Rep. Pete Olson’s seat.
Texas Senate District 18
Rep. John Zerwas resigned, setting up a special election in 2019.
Texas House of Representatives
District 138 District 149 District 135 District 132 District 28 District 3
Fort Bend County PCT. 3 99 TOLL
30-year Commissioner Steve Radack is not running for re-election.
Harris County commissioner
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Fort Bend County commissioner
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SOURCES: LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY OF TEXAS, HARRIS COUNTY, BALLOTPEDIACOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPERcommunityimpact.com
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