Election wrap: How Blacks fared in the March 6th primary

Texans went to the polls on March 6 to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates who will square off against each other in November.

Here is a rundown of African-American candidates with opposition who either won the Democratic nomination or are headed to the May 22 runoff.

U.S. CONGRESS – In Democratic U.S. representative races, Tawana Walter-Cadien and Letitia Plummer are headed for runoffs in their respective races. Sheila Jackson Lee and Adrienne Bell won their races.

STATEWIDE – Winners included Democrats Joi Chevalier for comptroller and Lawrence Allen Jr. for State Board of Education.

STATE SENATOR – Democrat Fran Watson is in a runoff.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE – Five Democratic incumbents won their races: Ron Reynolds, Jarvis Johnson, Harold Dutton, Shawn Thierry and Garnet Coleman.

FORT BEND COUNTY – In a Democratic justice of the peace race, Joel Clouser is in a runoff with Tanisha Green. Daryl L. Smith (D) won his constable race. Cynthia Ginyard (D) won her county chairman race.

HARRIS COUNTYNumerous judicial candidates were on the ballot. Republican winners included Charles Johnson, Melanie Flowers and Angelina Gooden. Democratic winners included Latosha Lewis Payne, Angela Graves-Harrington, Linda Marie Dunson, Ronnisha Bowman, Sedrick T. Walker II and Tonya Jones.

Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter (D) is in a runoff for district clerk and Gayle Young Mitchell (D) is in a runoff for county clerk.

Democrats Prince E. Bryant II and Danyahel (Danny) Norris are in a runoff for the same county school trustee position.

Democrat Lucia Bates won her justice of the peace race. In another justice of the peace race, two other Democrats, Sharon Burney and Cheryl Elliott Thornton, are in a runoff for the same position.