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Mayor Annise Parker was visibly happy with the result of her landslide re-election victory in Tuesday's joint election, carrying 57% of the vote confirming wide approval of her accomplishments after 2 terms and the inability of her opponents to identify a clear issue of dissatisfaction or mandate for change. Her first election in 2009 had no candidate with over half the vote, and Mayor Parker was elected in a runoff. In 2011, facing 5 essentially unknown candidates, she won the first round with just over 51%. Of the eight other candidates, Ben Hall polled 27% followed by Eric B. Dick with 10.79%. None of the others exceeded 1.05%.

In District A, Helena Brown polled 38% and will face former Councilor Brenda Stardig (29.1%) in a runoff. In District B, Jerry Davis (88%) defeated 3 contenders. In District C, Ellen Cohen was unopposed. In District D, Dwight Boykins lead a field of 14 candidates with 42%. He will face Georgia Provost (14.37) in a runoff. Outgoing Councilor Wanda Adams was elected to Position 4 as a trustee of HISD, District 9 with 71% of the vote against 2 other opponents. In District E, Dave Martin was unopposed. In District F, Richard Nguyen won 51.6% to unseat incumbent Al Hoang. In District G, Oliver Pennington polled 82.7 %, In District H, Edward Gonzalez was unopposed. In District I, Graci Garces lead a field of 4 nearly even contenders with 27.08%. She will face Robert Gallegos (25.03%) in a runoff. In District J, Mike Laster was unopposed, and in District K, Larry Green was unopposed.

For the at-large positions, all positions were contested. For Position 1, Stephen Costello was reelected with 60.89% against Mike “Griff” Griffin. In Position 2, David Robinson polled 40.50% to lead 3 contenders including incumbent Andrew Burks with 37.12%. The two will be in a runoff election. For position 3, Michael Kubosh lead a field of 6 candidates with 28.19%. He will face a runoff against Roy Morales (17.85%). In Position 4, incumbents C.O. “Brad” Bradford easily polled 81.21%, easily defeating Issa Z. Dadoush. In Position 5, incumbent Jack Christie defeated 2 opponents with 55.29%.

For City Controller, incumbent Ronald C. Green was re-elected with 51.04% defeated Bill Frazer.

All 9 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution passed.

On the Harris County bond issues, the joint processing center was narrowly approved by 50.10 % of the voters. However, proposition 2, a $217 million bond issue to save the Astrodome was defeated with 53.43%. opposed. The issue now is whether a private investor will be interested in refurbishing the historic structure once haled as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

All official election results have been published by the Harris County Tax Assessor's office at www.Harrisvotes.org

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