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Sunday, May 10, 2015

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Addie Heyliger, Grayle James, Yolanda Ford, and Don Smith, All Emerged as Winners in the Saturday, May 9, 2015 General Election in Fort Bend County, Texas



CAMPAIGN NEWS: Addie Heyliger, Grayle James, Yolanda Ford, and Don Smith, All Emerged as Winners in the Saturday, May 9, 2015 General Election in Fort Bend County


According to her website, Addie Heyliger ran for Fort Bend ISD School Board Member for Position 6 with the sole purpose to become an advocate for educational excellence in Fort Bend County. And by defeating Jenny Bailey, the incumbent who was seeking re-election, Heyliger has earned the chance to fulfill her purpose and stated goal as the FBISD Trustee for Position 6.

“We Won! We Won! We Won!! Thank You everyone for all your hard work!! 
Thank You Stephen Brown for believing in me! Special Thanks to Commissioner Richard Morrison Cynthia M. Ginyard Sarah Slamen Grady Prestage for your unwavering support through this campaign! Thank you for all of my volunteers,” is what Heyliger posted on her facebook page after clinching her election night victory.

In the race for Fort Bend ISD School Board Member for Position 6 there were four candidates running on the Saturday, May 9, 2015 ballot. But it was Addie Heyliger who finished with a majority of the votes. She earned 33.27% or 2,477 votes on election night. Jenny Bailey finished second with 29.12% or 2,168 votes; Stuart A. Jackson finished third with 24.40% or 1,817 votes; and J.J. Clemence finshed fourth with 13.22% or 984 votes.

The margin of victory was slim; but a victory is a victory. Heyliger defeated Bailey by a mere 309 votes in the race for Fort Bend ISD School Board Member for Position 6.


In the race for Fort Bend ISD School Board Member for Position 2, incumbent Trustee Grayle James, also the Board President, was able to hold off Kathy Li in another very close race. James earned 54.26% or 3,937 votes; and Li earned 45.72% or 3,316 votes. 

Again, the margin of victory was slim; only 621 votes separated James and Li in the race for Fort Bend ISD School Board Member for Position 2.

The Missouri City Council District A race was actually a rematch featuring former District A Council Member Bobby Marshall trying to reclaim his seat from the incumbent Yolanda Ford who defeated Marshall in a runoff election back in May of 2013. But Council Member Ford was not having any of it, as she soundly beat back the challenge of Marshall by gaining 72.13% of vote. 

The turnout was pretty low however, as only 635 votes were recorded in the District A race. But again, a victory is a victory.

Marshall finished the night with 27.87% or 177 votes, to Ford’s 458 votes.

The Missouri City Council District B race was a little more competitive than the District A race.  JaPaula Kemp, an attorney by trade, was trying to defeat incumbent Council Member Don Smith. But it would not be her night, as Smith held her off by 134 votes.

I’m not sure, how much campaigning Kemp did leading up to Election Day; but I’m sure that this race was a little closer than most people thought it would turn out to be.

But again, the voter turnout for this race was very low. At the end of the night, Smith earned 56.82% or 558 votes, to Kemp’s 43.18% or 424 votes.

THE NEXT ELECTION FOR MISSOURI CITY

The next major election for the residents of Missouri City will be the 2016 Mayoral Election. The Election is expected to take place on Saturday, May 7, 2015. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

Mayor Allen Owen, Council Member Jerry Wyatt, the At-Large Position #1 councilman, and Chris Preston, the At-Large Position #2 councilman will all be on the ballot, should they choose to run for re-election, as expected.

TURNOUT MUST GET BETTER

According to the Texas Secretary of State there were 363,147 registered voters in Fort Bend County in 2014. However, none of the races in the Saturday, May 9, 2015 General Election drew more than a few thousand votes. While winning the election on Election Day is important, somewhere in the very near future we must make it our business to increase voter participation in local elections.

HERE ARE A FEW MORE FORT BEND COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS FROM THE SATURDAY, MAY 9TH, 2015 GENERAL ELECTION

In the race for Lamar Consolidated (LCISD) Trustee District 4, Tyson Harrell earned 52.61% of the vote. Joy Williams finished second with 26.71% of the vote, and Sofia G. Sheikh finished third with 20.69% of the vote.

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In the race for Lamar Consolidated (LCISD) Trustee District 5, James Steenbergen earned 34.78% of the vote. Sharon Lovelady finished second with 25.66% of the vote, Kimberly Ashley finished third with 24.88% of the vote, and Lynn Franklin finished fourth with 14.68% of the vote.

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In the race for Lamar Considated (LCISD) Trustee District 7, Melisa Roberts earned 57.51% of the vote. Rhonda Zacharias finished second with 34.05% of the vote, and Mark Wiatrek finished third with 8.45% of the vote.

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In the race for Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) Trustee At-Large Full Term, Xavier Herrera finished first with 35.36% of the vote, Manueal M. Hinojosa finished second with 32.39% of the vote, and Ettienne Zak finished third with 32.25% of the vote.

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In the race for Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD) Trustee at Large for A 1-Year Term to Fill a Vacancy, Alicia M. Lacy-Castille finished first with 56.71% of the vote, and Jeff Hutchison finished second with 43.29% of the vote.

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In the race for Mayor of Beasley, Mayor Kenneth Reid was running unopposed in the Saturday, May 9, 2015 Mayoral Election.

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In the race for Council Member for Beasley, Dale Lindemann finished first with 69.70% of the vote, and Teresa Cisneros finished second with 30.30% of the vote.

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In the race for Mayor of Needville, Mayor Delbert Wendt was running unopposed in the Saturday, May 9, 2015 Mayoral Election.

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In the race for City of Richmond Commissioner Jesse Torres defeated Williams H. “Bill” Dostal. Torres earned 65.97% of the vote, and Dostal earned 34.03% of the vote.

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In the race for Mayor of Rosenberg, Cynthia McConathy defeated Dwayne Grigar. McConathy earned 56.76% of the vote, and Grigar earned 43.24% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council At-Large Position 1, William T. Benton finished first with 70.39% of the vote. George A. Zepeda, Sr. was the only other candidate in the race and finished second with 29.61% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council At-Large Position 2 Amanda J. Barta finished first with 56.67% of the vote. Alicia Casias was second with 43.33% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council District No. 1, Jimmie J. Pena finished first with 54.87% of the vote. Juan Salazar finished second with 45.13% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council District No. 2, Susan Kroll Euton finished first with 56.48% of the vote. Joe G. Segura finished second with 43.52% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council District No. 3, Lisa M. Wallingford finished first with 48.80% of the vote, Joe Vera finished second with 36.47% of the vote, and Sergio J. Villagomez finished third with 14.73% of the vote.

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In the race for Rosenberg City Council District No. 4, Lynn Moses defeated Brent Redding. Moses earned 58.79% of the vote, and Redding earned 41.21% of the vote.

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In the race for Mayor of Stafford, Mayor Leonard Scarcella held off Robert Sorbet. Mayor Leonard Scarcella was first elected as Mayor of the City of Stafford in 1969. He is the longest, continuous serving mayor in the United States of America. He earned 64.37% of the vote, and his challenger Robert Sorbet earned 35.63% of the vote.

THE UPCOMING CITY OF HOUSTON MAYORAL ELECTION WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Don’t forget that the City of Houston election is getting more exciting by the day. 

A few of the candidates expected to be in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 race for City of Houston Mayor are: Ben Hall, Adrian Garcia, Victoria Lane, Sylvester Turner, Bill King, Marty McVey, Stephen Costello, and Chris Bell. The deadline for candidates to have their name placed on the ballot in the City of Houston is Monday, August 24, 2015. Early voting will start on Monday, October 19, 2015 and end on Friday, October 30, 2015. You are strongly encouraged to consider the candidates who value and respect us when you go to the polls

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