Projection: Troy Nehls wins House District 22

HOUSTON – Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls has been sent to the House of Representatives after a win in District 22.

A Texas sheriff who drew national attention in 2017 over threatening to prosecute a driver with an anti-Trump sticker on their truck has won a congressional seat in Houston.

Republican Troy Nehls' victory Tuesday thwarted heavy spending by Democrats to flip the district that stretches south and west of Houston into booming suburbs, which is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation.

WATCH: Nehls gives victory speech after win:

RELATED READ: Recapping the primary race in District 22

Nehls defeated Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, who also ran for the seat in 2018. Nehls is the sheriff of Fort Bend County. The current representative, Republican Pete Olson, was among six GOP congressmen in Texas who didn’t seek reelection.

You can view the results below:




Troy Nehls(R)
Sri Preston Kulkarni(D)
100% of Precincts Reporting

(180 / 180)

You can see more election results here.

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.