The 2013 legislative session is sure to be an interesting one, with many longtime senators and representatives retiring or losing their races, and it is said by some Capitol insiders that as many as half of the 83rd Texas Legislature will be freshmen or sophomores. Here is how HAR’s 26 Recommended Candidates measured up in the May 29 primary elections.

  • 20 candidates won their primary race outright
  • 3 candidates have primary runoff elections
  • 3 candidates lost their election

Well-publicized redistricting lawsuits delayed the 2012 primaries that are normally held in early March, to May 29. Although the primary election day has come and gone, REALTORS® still need to head to the polls for the primary runoff elections, which take place on Tuesday, July 31.


Brazoria County

Fort Bend County

Galveston County

Harris County

Montgomery County

Wharton County

Houston area REALTORS® are involved in the political process at all levels, promoting policies and supporting candidates who advocate for private property rights and home ownership in the greater Houston area, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties. Electing lawmakers who understand homeowners’ concerns and act accordingly is the Association’s top priority.



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