New African American political faces in Harris, Ft. Bend, Waller County

Christian Menefee, newly elected Harris County Attorney

History was made in Harris and Ft. Bend counties this election season, with record numbers of voters making their way to the polls. Harris County voters cast 1.65 million votes in the 2020 election, putting the county at 67 percent turnout, according to Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. In Ft. Bend County, 70% of voters turned out. Here are some of the new faces.

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Brian Rowland, Mayor-elect, Prairie View


Dedrick Johnson, Mayor-elect, Texas City

 

Notable New Faces in Harris and Ft. Bend Counties

Christian Menefee, Harris County Attorney


Teneshia Hudspeth, Harris County Clerk


Bridget Lawson Smith, Ft. Bend County Attorney

Eric Fagan, Ft Bend County Sheriff