How Did We Do? Post Election Madness

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.

That’s it for now. Kuff has more, as does PDiddie and Texpatriate.

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