Houstonians largely renounced HERO
- Houstonians came out in full force to defeat Proposition 1, outgoing Mayor Annise Parker’s signature ordinance, by 60%.
The Houston Mayoral Race is finally down to Sylvester Turner and Bill King
- Though most expected Turner and King to face each other in a runoff, it’s finally official. Turner, who led the mayoral pack for the duration of the campaign, pulled 31% of the vote to King’s 25%.
- Frazer will now face off against the Deputy City Controller Chris Brown. The candidates pulled 31% and 24% respectively.
Relatively Few City Council Changes
- Greg Travis narrowly pulled off a win in District G to Sandie Mullins Moger. Mike Knox now faces a runoff with Georgia Provost in At-Large 1.
Houston’s Terms Have Changed
- Proposition 2, the self-serving term reform, passed by a wide margin. The change, which benefits current sitting council members and all incoming Houston elected officials, changes terms from three two-years terms to two four-year terms.
All Harris County’s bonds passed
- All four of the bond propositions from Harris County passed adding $848 million in new debt.
Houston ISD’s Board of Trustees was changed
- Trustee Juliet Stipeche was defeated by former Trustee Diana Davila. Current Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones couldn’t escape a runoff and now faces Larry Williams.