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LOCAL RACES TIGHT IN MAY 24TH RUN-OFF ELECTION

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Voter Turnout a critical factor for victory

Harris County will hold a Run-off Election on Tuesday, May 24 for a number of offices where no candidate received a majority (50%+) of the votes in the March 1st Primary election.

These include on the Democratic ticket a number of statewide offices, and locally the Harris County Sheriff, with Jerome Moore running against Ed Gonzalez.

For Constable of Pct. 2, George Gaffney is running against incumbent Chris Diaz, and for Constable Pct. 3 Michel Pappillion is running against Sherman Eagleton.

For Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Place 1 Tanya Makany-Rivers is running against Eric Carter.

These are just a few of the races of local interest on the Democrat slate.

On the Republican side, the race of most interest locally is for State Representative District 128, where the incumbent Wayne Smith is facing a challenge from Briscoe Cain.

Voters are encouraged to vote in this election, because only a few votes could determine the outcome in a run-off where no major races are present.

Early Voting will start on Monday, May 16 and run through May 20. Hours are from 7 am to 7 pm. There are 44 locations in Harris County for Early Voting, and you can vote at any of them. In the North Channel area, you can vote at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center, the Northeast Multi-Service Center, Baggett Center in Galena Park (this is a new location), Crosby Branch Library, and the North Channel Branch Library. On election day, May 24, many of these same locations will be where you vote. You can check your voting location that day, by going to the website www.harris votes.com and entering your home address.