Adrienne Bell will be the Democratic nominee to face U.S. Rep. Randy Weber for District 14 in November.
Republican Weber has held the seat that includes Galveston, Brazoria and Jefferson counties since 2008. He was the party’s choice to replace retiring former Rep. Ron Paul.
Weber faced Joshua Foxworth in Tuesday’s primary and won Galveston County with 84.68 percent of 23,931 votes cast, according to complete but unofficial results.
He was leading by a similar margin in the rest of the district late Tuesday.
Foxworth, an aerospace engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, ran on a platform to end guest worker programs and enforce immigration laws.
Weber sits on the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and chairs the Energy Subcommittee.
Bell, a former school teacher, ran an unsuccessful campaign against Weber in 2018, winning 39 percent of the vote.
In the 2020 primary election, Bell was endorsed by Democracy for America, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean’s political action committee.
With all polling places reported, Bell won Galveston County with 68.96 percent of 18,367 votes cast.
In Jefferson County, Bell held a comfortable lead against the rest of the field with 57.94 percent of 16,585 votes cast.
Bell captured 51.52 percent of the vote in Brazoria County as of 9:50 p.m., according to unofficial returns.
Bell won more than half of early, absentee and election day results in all three counties.