Coussons Withdraws - Former Judge Charles Coussons has withdrawn from the race for Probate Court No. 1 but, unfortunately, his withdrawal came too late for his name to be removed from the Republican Primary ballot. Therefore, as far as the Harris County voter and I are concerned this remains a contested race and I will continue to campaign strongly for the right to run against the 2-year incumbent Democrat in November.
Houston Tea Party Straw Poll a Success - Members of the Houston Tea Party Society put on a tremendous event at the Crown Plaza Hotel - Reliant Park and were rewarded with a large turnout. It was encouraging to see so many citizens concerned about the direction of our country and taking the time to get to know more about the local and statewide candidates. I enjoyed talking about the issues and was very gratified by the result. My thanks again to those who helped put on the event and everyone who attended.
Wright Wins Republican Primary - On March 2, 2010, Loyd Wright won the Harris County Republican Party's nomination to run for Judge of Probate Court No. 1 over former Judge Charles Coussons. Wright received 82,675 votes and 73.77% of the total votes cast in his race. Judge Coussons has endorsed Wright in his race against the two-year incumbent Democrat who was elected to the bench in 2008 in the Obama election. The voter turnout was very encouraging and Wright is looking forward to November 2.
Wright Wins General Election - On November 2, 2010, Loyd Wright won the General Election for Judge of Probate Court No. 1 over incumbent Kathy Stone. Wright received 410,508 votes and 54.30% of the total votes cast in this race. Judge Stone has also served as a District Court Judge.