HOUSTON - Two years ago Democrat Sri Kulkarni came within five points of upsetting long-time incumbent Pete Olson in the congressional district dominated by Ft. Bend County. This time around, the former diplomat and direct descendant of Sam Houston believes his progressive message will prevail over Republican Troy Nehls in a "battleground race" most experts rate a "toss-up".
Congressional District 22 includes parts of Fort Bend, Harris, and Brazoria counties. Considered one of the most diverse districts in the United States, the population of more than 880,000 is 42% white, 25% Hispanic, 19% Asian, and 13% Black
The six-term incumbent Congressman Pete Olson announced in July 2019 that he would not seek reelection.