Mike Sullivan re-elected to Houston council
Houston voters living in Kingwood and Clear Lake have chosen incumbent Mike Sullivan to represent them again on Houston's City Council.
Almost three times as many voters picked Sullivan over his District E challenger, attorney Wayne Garrison. Tuesday's vote was 14,838-5,176, with just 18 perent of the district's registered voters casting ballots.
Although city council races are not officially partisan, both candidates are known as conservative, pro-business candidates and have differed little on the issues of this election.
Both live in Kingwood, but District E includes Kingwood, Clear Lake and an oddly-shaped, very narrow corridor in between.
Here's a snapshot of the other city races that Clear Lake's Houston residents had a chance to vote on. Click on the links to learn more from the Houston Chronicle:
Mayor: Look for a Dec. 12 runoff between Annise Parker, a veteran City Hall insider trying to become Houston's first openly gay leader, and Gene Locke, a former city attorney hoping to become only the second African-American to run the nation's fourth-largest city.
City controller: City Councilman Ronald Green will face Councilman M.J. Khan in a runoff.
At-large Position 1: Stephen Costello, an engineer, and Karen Derr, a real estate broker, are headed for a runoff to fill the seat vacated by Peter Brown when he ran for mayor.
At-large Position 2: Incumbent Sue Lovell is headed for a runoff against Andrew Burks Jr.
At-large Position 3 : Melissa Noriega ran unopposed.
At-large Position 4: Former Houston Police Chief C.O. Brad" Bradford defeated challengers Noel Freeman, Curtis Garmon and Deborah Shafto. He takes the seat being vacated by Ron Green, who's running for controller.
At-large Position 5: Incumbent Jolanda Jones faces a runoff against Jack Christie, a conservative chiropractor who served several terms on the state board of education.
For full coverage of the Nov. 3 elections, including the state's constitutional amendments, go to www.chron.com/politics.
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