The November 5 elections left the mayor’s chair and several council seats in runoffs.
The City Council District B race was removed from the ballot and settled in a special election because of a lawsuit filed by Renee Jefferson Smith after she finished third and failed to make the runoff in that crowded 14 candidate race to replace term limited councilmember Jerry Davis.
The people who did make the runoff were Tarsha Jackson and Cynthia Bailey
Bailey signed an affidavit when filing to run back in August stating that she hadn’t been convicted of a felony, but was back in 2007. She was told that because of that forgery conviction, she could run for any position except a state of Texas one.
Jefferson contends that because of the felony, Bailey is ineligible, and as the third place finisher, she should move up to the runoff. Bailey’s eligibility will be determined in an upcoming court case.
Will be keeping an eye on those proceedings, but the date of the December 14 runoff
election is still looming with early voting starting on November 27 from 7 AM-7 PM .
After the holiday, early voting resumes from December 2-7 from 7-7 PM. On December 8, you can vote from 1-6 PM, and on December 9-10 from 7 AM-7 PM
The Runoff Endorsements:
Mayor- Sylvester Turner
At Large 1- Raj Salhotra
At Large 2- David Robinson
At Large 3 – Janaeya Carmouche
At Large 4 –Dr Letitia Plummer
At Large 5- Sallie Alcorn
District B- Tarsha Jackson
District C –Shelley Kennedy
District D– Carolyn Evans Shabazz
District F – Tiffany Thomas
District H- Isabel Longoria
District J- Sandra Rodriguez
Houston Community College System Trustee
District 1 – Monica Flores Richart
District 2- Rhonda Skillern Jones
District I- Kathy Bluefield Daniels
District IV- Patricia Allen
Texas State Representative
HD 28- Eliz Markowitz
HD 148- Anna Eastman