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May 5, 2018 Election Results

Election are for contests for cities, schools and colleges in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties.  For a list of items on the ballot, including unopposed races on the ballot, Click Here.

In Brazoria County, contested races included Alvin City Council At-Large Position No. 1, which was a race between Bunky Jordan and Brad Richards. Richards defeated Jordan for the position. Unofficial Tabulation

In Pearland, Adrian Hernandez and Dalia Kasseb will move on to a runoff election for Position 4 on the city council, following a three-candidate race that included G.C. Sonny Adkins. Unofficial Tabulation

Alvin Community College had one contested race, with incumbent Bel Sanchez defeating Lloyd Cox for Position 2 on the college's board of regents. Unofficial Tabulation

Port Freeport voters approved a bond referendum authorizing the issuance of $130 million for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project. Unofficial Tabulation

In Fort Bend County, Sugar Land incumbent Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman defeated Diana Miller by a solid margin to secure his re-election.

Jennifer Lane beat write-in candidate Farha Ahmed for At-Large Position 2 on the city council.

Voters who reside in the Fort Bend County area of Houston will cast votes in a special election for Houston City Council District K.

Nine candidates, Larry Blackmon, Patricia “Pat” Frazier, Gerry Vander-Lyn, Martha Castex-Tatum, Lawrence J. McGaffie, Carl David Evans, Elisabeth E. Johnson, Anthony Freddie, Aisha Savoy, are on the ballot. Castex-Tatum won the election with a clear majority, not requiring a runoff. Frazier, Blackmon, Evans and Vander-Lyn trail after her, followed by the remaining candidates. Unofficial Tabulation

In Galveston County, contested races included the special election for an unexpired term on Galveston College's Board of Regents.

Curtiss Brown, Richard A. Prets, Jr., Rebecca Trout Unbehagen, Marie Robb and Keith McFatridge were on the ballot in the race. Unbehagen and Robb will face each other in a runoff.

Galveston Independent School District held a special election to decide a referendum on a $31 million bond issue for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation and equipping of school buildings in the district, as well as the purchase of school buses. The proposition was approved with 74 percent of the vote.

In the City of Galveston, contested races included District 3 on the city council, with David Collins narrowly defeating incumbent Frank Thomas Maceo. In District 5 on the city council, Jeff Antonelli, Chris Petrowski, Carol Hollaway and John Paul Listowski were on the ballot. Listowski and Hollaway will face each other in a runoff.

Jackie Cole and incumbent Carolyn L. Sunseri filed for District 6. Cole edged out Sunseri with 53 percent of the vote.

In Friendswood, Mike Foreman defeated Omar Peck to serve as the next mayor of the city. Incumbent Steve Rockey was re-elected to another term, defeating Michael Wood for City Council Position 1. Trish Hanks defeated Philip Ratisseau for Position 3 on the city council, and Robert J. Griffon beat out Brent Erenwert for Position 4. Unofficial Tabulation

Texas City Independent School District held a special election to determine a $136.1 million bond referendum for school facilities. The proposition passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

The City of Texas City had two contested seats on its city commission. Phil Roberts, Dee Ann Haney and Bruce Clawson filed for two Commissioner-At-Large positions. The two top vote recipients were elected to the board. Roberts and Clawson received the most votes to secure election.

Earl (Ken) Alexander and Johnny Hollowell competed for Commissioner District 1. Alexander easily defeated Hollowell with 78 percent of the vote.

In La Marque, incumbent Mayor Bobby Hocking faced challenger Kimberley Jones Yancy for another term in his position. Hocking secured reelection with approximately 62 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Santa Fe Mayor Jeff Tambrella also faced challenge from Jeff Tabor. Tabor amassed about 66 percent of the vote to unseat Tambrella.

In Hitchcock, incumbent Commissioner Randy H. Stricklind competed with Ted W. Robinson, Sr. for District 3. Stricklind won reelection with nearly 62 percent of the vote.

Bayou Vista had no contested races, but held a special election for the re-authorization of a one-quarter of one percent sales tax to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The proposition was approved with 82 percent of the vote.

Clear Lake Shores held a race for three at-large positions on its city council.

Amanda Fenwick, Angie Terrell, Kurt Otten, Bryan Hoerner, Jason Morton, Sheldon Solmonsson and Thomas Haaland filed for the three positions. The top three vote recipients were elected, with Fenwick, Terrell, and Otten securing enough votes for election.

Jamaica Beach held a race for three at-large positions on its city council. Sherwood “Woody” Green, Marci Kurtz, and Russell Rupertus earned enough votes to sit on the council.

Hitchcock Independent School District held a single contested race, with Michelle Cantrell and Randy Williams having competed for District 6 on the board of trustees. Cantrell bested Williams with 58 percent of the vote.

Clear Creek Independent School District had three contested races. Incumbent Page Rander and Jeff Larson competed for District 4. District 5 was a three candidate race, with incumbent Jay Cunningham, Michelle Moore and Yvonne Tibai. Rander secured reelection to the District 4 seat while Cunningham and Tibai will head into a runoff.

For At-Large Position A, incumbent Charles Pond faced challengers Jake Berry and Jennifer Muras Broddle. Broddle defeated Pond and Berry with 53 percent of the vote. Unofficial Tabulation

Unofficial Tabulation for All Other Races

In Harris County, Houston held a special election to fill the vacancy on the city Council for District K, which has drawn nine candidates.

Larry Blackmon, Patricia “Pat” Frazier, Gerry Vander-Lyn, Martha Castex-Tatum, Lawrence J. McGaffie, Carl David Evans, Elisabeth E. Johnson, Anthony Freddie, Aisha Savoy are on the ballot. Castex-Tatum holds a majority lead over all eight other candidates, in Harris County's final numbers, and lead in Fort Bend County polls, as well, winning the election without need for a runoff.  Frazier, Blackmon, Evans, and Vander-Lyn bring up the next four positions, respectively, with other candidates trailing. Unofficial Harris County Tabulations

El Lago had two city council positions with contested races. Incumbent Jim Kelly was defeated by a strong margin by Darin Clark for Position 3, while incumbent Ann Vernon won a solid victory against Roger Nylin for Position 5. Unofficial Results on City Website

Incumbent La Porte Mayor Louis Rigby defeated two challengers, Chuck Rosa and Wyatt Smith, to win his bid for re-election.

La Porte held a special election for voters to consider re-authorization of the city's one-fourth of one percent sales tax for maintenance and repair of municipal streets as well as an amendment to the city's charter to provide that a candidate for mayor or council shall have been a qualified voter in the city for 12 months immediately before election day. Both measures were overwhelmingly approved by voters. Unofficial Tabulation

In Seabrook, two positions on the city council have contests. Mike Giangrosso was narrowly defeated by Ed Klein for Position 1, and Jeff Larson beat David McLendon to take Position 3. Unofficial Tabulation

In Shoreacres, Mayor Kimberly Sanford was defeated by challenger David Jennings. Ricky Bowles was re-elected and Neil Moyer elected to two at-large positions on the city council. Sara Andrews was also on the ballot. Unofficial Tabulation on City Website

For a list of items on the ballot, including unopposed races on the ballot, Click Here.






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