KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 4, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark and Jennifer Miko
The campaign signs filled the Katy landscape for weeks - all leading up to Super Tuesday. The votes have been tallied, sending some Fort Bend county candidates home, to a runoff in May, or onto the ballot for the November election.
From Sheriff to Congress
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls moved one step closer on his campaign trail for Congress.
“THANK YOU for your support and trust,” Troy Nehls posted on Facebook. “Our best days are ahead.”
Troy Nehls collected 41% of the votes in the Republican primaries to replace Pete Olson’s seat in the Texas House District 22. Kathaleen Wall received 19% of the votes in the 15-person contest.
“WE WON! But IT'S NOT FINISHED!” Troy Nehls said. “We’re headed to the May 26th runoff!”
From Constable to Sheriff
Currently, Trever Nehls is the Constable for Fort Bend County Precinct 4. He is running to fill his twin brother Troy’s position as sheriff in Fort Bend County Precinct 3.
In the GOP primaries, Trever Nehls secured more than 80% of the vote to be on the ticket for the election this November.
Unlike most candidates who greeted voters at the local polling stations, Trever Nehls had another obligation. As a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he is currently deployed to the Middle East, and expected to return home later this year. Kerri Nehls, Trever’s wife posted on social media on his behalf:
“Though Trever is absent this election cycle due to his military deployment overseas, the wonderful people of Ft. Bend County recognize his leadership, selfless service and commitment to make Ft. Bend County the place to live in Texas.” - Kerri Nehls
The Race for Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 3
One of the biggest local races on Super Tuesday was that of Fort Bend County Precinct 3. Wendy Duncan, the current director for WFDD took on incumbent Commissioner Andy Meyers. Duncan declared her intention to run very early and was engaged in the community hearing residents’ concerns and ideas.
Although Duncan had active supporters, she lost to Meyers. Her race ended with 38.62% to Meyers 56>70%. Glen “Harry” Gustafson, also on the primary ballot, collected 4.68% of the votes.
Duncan took to social media to thank all of those who supported her campaign and made promises for the future:
“Thank you so much to everyone who supported this campaign over the past year. We did not finish with the result we were hoping for, but I could not be more humbled by the outpouring of love and encouragement throughout this process. This endeavor was never about seeking a political office; it was always about delivering better leadership for our community,” continues Duncan. “I will continue to advocate for better representation for all of us. I will always work hand-in-hand with you to make our area stronger and safer.” – Wendy Duncan
Meyers will face Hope Martin in the general election on November 3.
Constable Precinct 3
Major Chad Norvell will have his name listed as the Republican candidate for Fort Bend County Constable, Precinct 3. Norvell won with over 60% of the primary vote against two opponents.
"I thank everyone for their vote of confidence and look forward to continuing to serve my community," says Norvell.
Major Chad Norvell is third in command at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and oversees Patrol and Criminal Investigations, as well as media and social media.
He has lived in Katy for 26 years and has that same amount of law enforcement experience - all in this community.
Watch for Katy Magazine candidate spotlights coming soon.