Well, it’s not over. Not by a long-shot. We have a whole ‘nother round in a month. For now, let’s look at how the DC picks did.
Mayor: Annise Parker wins a third-term by brushing aside attacks from a self-funded candidate. It didn’t help that there were too many people in the running this time around, but, you know, democracy and all… I’m glad I got this one right.
City Controller: Ronald Green wins it! Whew!
At-Large 1: I picked Stephen Costello and he won.
At-Large 2: David Robinson was my pick and he makes it to Round 2.
At-Large 3: I picked Jenifer Rene Pool who ended up coming in 3rd place, just 1,051 votes behind Roy Morales. Morales is now in a run-off against Michael Kubosh–which is scary.
At-Large 4: Bradford Wins.
At-Large 5: Horwitz came in third. Christie gets another term.
District J: It was Mike Laster in a squeaker. Well, not really. He was unopposed. There were a lot of undervotes, though.
District D: My friend, Christina Sanders came in 4th Place. There’s a run-off between Boykins and Provost.
District I: As I told everyone, cast your vote for Gallegos, Mendez, or Garces. Apparently, that’s how it went, but even fourth place was only 340 votes from first. It really was a four-person race. That said, it looks like we have Gallegos and Garces, although Gallegos squeaked by Mendez by 20 votes. District I will be in safe hands, but it’s up to the voters to decide which hands.
HCC – 5: I picked Robert Glaser and he appears to be in a run-off.
HISD – 7: Not the best night for Anne Sung, but she is now officially on the map as someone who stepped up and ran a great campaign.
So, I guess I didn’t do so bad in my picks. Some won, some made it to round 2, others had strong showings and could have some effect on run-offs.
In other races, HCC District I will have a run-off–just barely–with Zeph Capo coming in second. Navarro-Flores, with the help of hate-monger Dave Wilson, almost came out victorious. I figure it’ll get uglier. I think a progressive and aggressive Latino-surnamed candidate could’ve shaved off some points for the incumbent and perhaps made this a four-person race like in COH District I. I had a guy in mind, but…nevermind. That’s a whole other can of frijoles.
The jail bond squeaked by and the Dome lost. I wasn’t supportive of either, mostly on principle. I won’t bother explaining.
As my friend at the ballot board mentioned last night, these are unofficial results. Overseas and provisional ballots could change outcomes. Maybe. Big maybe.