Update: Bob Warters, Ashley Graves head into runoff for Nassau Bay mayoral seat

Current Mayor Mark Denman is not running for re-election. (Courtesy Nassau Bay)
Current Mayor Mark Denman is not running for re-election. (Courtesy Nassau Bay)

Current Mayor Mark Denman is not running for re-election. (Courtesy Nassau Bay)

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Updated 1:05 p.m. Nov. 4

Bob Warters and Ashley Graves, both current council members, will participate in a runoff election based on the Nov. 3 election results.

Warters and Graves earned 42% and 34% of votes, respectively. Lawyer and small business owner Jonathan Amdur earned the remaining 24% of votes.

The two both currently hold council seats, but Graves' term was expiring; she chose to run for mayor rather than seek re-election, so if Graves loses the runoff she will no longer serve on city council in any capacity. Phil Johnson would take Graves' place if he were elected, Warters said Nov. 4.


Warters' term, on the other hand, has not yet expired, so if he loses the runoff he will remain on city council, he said. Councilmembers will nominate and approve someone to fill the remaining seat or seats, he added.

The city does not have a firm schedule in place for the runoff, but Warters said it would likely be in mid-December and include a week of early voting.

“I'm very pleased, of course, to receive the most votes, and I’m preparing myself for a healthy, vigorous runoff election,” Warters said Nov. 4.

Updated 10:51 p.m. Nov. 3

Bob Warters has maintained his lead in the Nassau Bay mayoral race as Harris County voting centers continue reporting.

So far, Warters has earned 796, or about 42%, of the votes. Ashley Graves has earned 644, or 34%, of the votes and Jonathan Amdur has earned the remaining 443 votes, or about 24%.

Results are updated as of 10:51 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.

Originally posted 7:59 p.m. Nov. 3

Early voting results show Bob Warters in the lead for the Nassau Bay mayoral race, with about an 8-point lead over the next candidate.

Warters is vying for the position against Ashley Graves and Jonathan Amdur. He garnered 42% of early votes; Graves secured 34% of early votes, and Amdur earned the remaining 24%.

Incumbent Mayor Mark Denman is not running for reelection. Warters, an engineer and former Navy commander, has served on Nassau Bay’s tax increment reinvestment zone, economic development corporation, street, infrastructure and board of adjustments committees and several ad hoc committees.

“As a longtime resident and council member, I understand the challenges our community faces and the inter-workings of our government, and I have the experience to tackle the critical issues,” Warters told Community Impact Newspaper.

Graves, a realtor, said she would aim to relocate specific businesses within the Nassau Bay community if elected by building relationships with business owners and leasing agents. Amdur moved to Nassau Bay in 2006 and owns a local law firm.

This story will be updated as results are available.

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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