The long saga comes to an end.
Congratulations @tarshajackson for winning the #DistrictB runoff election.
I look forward to working with you as we continue to build a city of hope and opportunity for all.
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) 8:50 PM – 12 December 2020
CM-elect Jackson led early voting, and as of 9 PM was up by a 68-32 margin, about what the initial returns had. As of shortly after 9, Cynthia Bailey conceded the race. Here was a Chron story from yesterday morning that largely recapped The Story So Far, and another story that followed Bailey’s concession.
Thirteen months after the first round of voting, Houstonians in District B on Saturday finally picked their city councilperson.
Tarsha Jackson beat out Cynthia Bailey, whose 2007 felony conviction became cause for a lawsuit that stalled the runoff.
Saturday’s decision ended the long period of limbo, both for the candidates and residents of the district.
Bailey congratulated Jackson in a statement.
“I look forward to continuing to fight to solve neighborhood issues together,” Bailey said. “District B will benefit from her leadership. It’s time to get to work.”
Congratulations, Council Member-elect Tarsha Jackson. It was a long road to this point, but you have arrived.