Update: 3 Clear Lake Shores City Council frontrunners to be sworn in Nov. 17

Six people are vying for the at-large council positions. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Six people are vying for the at-large council positions. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Six people are vying for the at-large council positions. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Updated 3:49 p.m. Nov. 5

With all 46 of Galveston County's voting centers reporting, Rick Fisher, Alex Scanlon and Randy Chronister secured the top three candidate slots.

Chronister garnered about 29% of votes, while Fisher and Scanlon earned 25% and 23% of the votes, respectively. A total of 1,577 votes have been cast for the city council race, with all but 80 of the votes coming from early voting.

There will not be a runoff election; rather, the top three vote-earners will be sworn in at the Nov. 17 city council meeting once all votes have been canvassed, city hall staff said.



Originally posted 8:55 p.m.

Early voting results show Rick Fisher, Alex Scanlon and Randy Chronister as the top three candidates for the Clear Lake Shores City Council At-Large positions.

Six candidates are vying for the positions. Chronister garnered about 28% of early votes, while Fisher and Scanlon earned 25% and 23% of early votes, respectively. The remaining 24% is split between Daniel Otto, with about 11% of early votes, Elliott Rittershaus, with about 5% of votes, and Steve Wirtes with the remaining 8% of early votes.

Ahead of the election, candidates answered questions from Community Impact Newspaper about their priorities if elected and what sets them apart from their challengers. Click here to read the full Q&As.

Results are updated as of 8:55 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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