Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack Seeks To Strike Democratic Opponent From March Primary Ballot

Noack charges that his sole Democratic challenger, Lore Breitmeyer Jones, missed the Dec. 9 candidate filing deadline.

UPDATE (December 30, 2019): Commissioner James Noack dropped his lawsuit, effective December 27.

A Republican Montgomery County commissioner is trying to block the candidacy of a potential opponent. The commissioner is seeking an injunction and temporary restraining order against the head of the county Democratic Party.

Lore Breitmeyer Jones is deputy chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party and the sole declared challenger to Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack. Commissioner Noack charges that Democratic Chairman Marc Meyer accepted Breitmeyer Jones' candidate filing after the 6 p.m. deadline on December 9.

"She's not eligible," said Allen Blakemore, a spokesman for the Noack campaign. "She didn't file in a timely fashion."

Meyer told News 88.7, "There is no merit to that allegation, and we will respond specifically at the temporary restraining order hearing this Friday."

Noack is seeking to have Breitmeyer Jones removed from the March Democratic primary ballot, which would leave him unopposed for reelection next November.

Precinct 3 stretches across the southern border of Montgomery County and includes The Woodlands.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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