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Final results are in

Here they are. Refer to my previous post for the initial recap, I’m going to be very minimalist. Let’s do this PowerPoint-style, it’s already been a long day:

Mayor – Turner fell short of 50%, landing up a bit below 47%. He and Buzbee will be in a runoff. Which, if nothing else, means a much higher turnout for the runoff.

Controller: Chris Brown wins.

District A: Peck versus Zoes.
District B: Jackson versus Bailey.
District C: Kamin versus Kennedy. Gotta say, it’s a little surprising, but quite nice, for it to be an all-Dem runoff. Meyers came close to catching Kennedy, but she hung on to second place.
District D: Brad Jordan had a late surge, and will face Carolyn Evans-Shabazz in the runoff. If Evans-Shabazz wins, she’ll need to resign her spot on the HCC Board, so there would be another new Trustee if that happens.
District F: Thomas versus Huynh. Other than the two years we had of Richard Nguyen, this seat has pretty much always been held by a Republican. Tiffany Thomas has a chance to change that.
District H: Cisneros verusus Longoria.
District J: Pollard versus Rodriguez. Sandra Rodriguez had a late surge and nearly finished ahead of Pollard. Very evenly matched in Round One.

At Large #1: Knox versus Salhotra. Both candidates will benefit from the Mayoral runoff, though I think Raj may be helped more.
At Large #2: Robinson versus Davis, a rerun from 2015.
At Large #3: Kubosh slipped below 50% and will face Janaeya Carmouche in overtime.
At Large #4: Dolcefino versus Plummer. We will have somewhere between zero and four Republicans in At Large seats, in case anyone needs some non-Mayoral incentive for December.
At Large #5: Alcorn versus Eric Dick. Lord, please spare me Eric Dick. I don’t ask for much.

HISD: Dani Hernandez and Judith Cruz ousted incumbents Sergio Lira and Diana Davila. Maybe that will make the TEA look just a teeny bit more favorably on HISD. Kathy Blueford Daniels will face John Curtis Gibbs, and Matt Barnes had a late surge to make it into the runoff against Patricia Allen.

HCC: Monica Flores Richart inched up but did not make it to fifty percent, so we’re not quite rid of Dave Wilson yet. Rhonda Skillern-Jones will face Kathy Lynch-Gunter in that runoff.

HD148: A late surge by Anna Eastman gives her some distance between her and Luis La Rotta – Eastman got 20.34%, La Rotta 15.84%. The Republican share of the vote fell from 34% to 32%, right on what they got in this district in 2018.

Now you are up to date. Go get some sleep.

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9 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Eric Dick is a closet Democrat. I’m not joking either.

  2. Mainstream says:

    Are these results even final? As of 9 a.m., the Harrisvotes website still shows 3 polling stations not reporting in Harris County.

  3. karen says:

    I realize you’re a Democrat, but are you saying that in such a diverse city as Houston, with a significant (though much lower) Republican population, that you think it’s healthy to have an all Democrat city council? As a Republican, even I recognize the fact that diversity of thought brings a lot more to the table in terms of problem solving, and that its healthy to have representatives from all parties. Its healthy for the city council and most of all for the people that everyone has a voice.

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    I really don’t know much about his politics, but I give perennial candidate Eric Dick points for effort. I want to see him win something, at long last!

  5. brad says:

    Eric Dick needs to get in line. First it’s Griff Griffin and james Galvin-Partsch who should be elected first. Galvan-Partsch is a better candidate than Eric Dick , Even with Galvan in a deceased state

  6. Bill, you are aware that Eric Dick was elected to the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees in 2016, right?

    https://hcde-texas.org/board-trustees/meet-the-board/

  7. Bill Daniels says:

    Thanks, Kuff. I didn’t know that. Obviously his time in office was not remarkable or memorable.

  8. blank says:

    @karen

    As a Republican, even I recognize the fact that diversity of thought brings a lot more to the table in terms of problem solving, and that its healthy to have representatives from all parties. Its healthy for the city council and most of all for the people that everyone has a voice.

    I can certainly sympathize with this point. I recommend fairvote.org, which supports the Fair Representation Act (HR 4000), as a means to create the diversity of thought you value within our election system. I contribute to them regularly.

  9. Jennifer says:

    @Bill Daniels

    Ask anyone at HCDE. Eric Dick single handedly stopped the department from being shut down. Democrats love him.

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