Here is a recap of our September 1st Business Network Breakfast with panelists Jacquie Baly, Brandon Rottinghaus and Nancy Sims discussing Election Projections 2022.

Key points from the Panel:

  • Texas voters are fatigued, frustrated and hungry for change. They are generally focused on crime and the economy. With about 2M new voters, Texas is a different state from 2016.
  • The Governor’s race – Abbott versus O’Rourke – may be the most expensive in recent years. Both candidates are making this a “national” race.
  • The Lt. Governor’s race is a rematch between Patrick and Collier – the closest state-wide race in 2018. Patrick has strong conservative support and is about 5 points ahead of Collier.
  • The Attorney General’s race features Paxton versus Garza. The incumbent Paxton has a history of legal and personal issues and is opposed by a young Latina candidate. This is a very close race and raises the question of whether scandal still matters to voters.
  • For Harris County Judge, Hidalgo is challenged by Mealer – both young Latinas with similar backgrounds. Mealer was the underdog in the primary; the race is Hidalgo’s to lose.
  • The Commissioners Court Precinct 2 race between Garcia and Morman will be competitive, but the precinct is heavily Democratic. The Commissioner Court Precinct 4 race between Cagle and Briones will likely go to Cagle despite the newly drawn precinct being heavily Democratic.
  • For races for Texas House, Texas Senate, and US House, districts heavily favor the incumbent candidates or party.


Watch the Panel's discussion:


From the Near Northwest Management District:

  • The District’s W Little York Pedestrian Improvements project is nearly complete and METRO bus service started in June.
  • A new sidewalk project on W Tidwell will start construction in early 2023.
  • A new public safety meeting – Crime Deterrence for Apartments and Businesses (C-DAB) - will be on September 15th. Register at
  • National Night Out returns on October 4th; contact Walter Funes to sign up for the biggest NNO in our area.
  • Toy Drive with Precinct 1 Constables kicks off on November 1st. Contact Rosy Rosales to host a collection box.
  • The Business Network Celebration and Grow Near awards will be on December 1st.
  • NNMD continues to use social media to share information and to promote activities and local businesses. Follow us at @GrowNear1 @NNMDOrg