Incumbent Allen Owen wins Missouri City mayoral race

John Aoueille and Robert Dorsett win the Lake Travis ISD board of trustees District 4 and District 7 seats, respectively.

John Aoueille and Robert Dorsett win the Lake Travis ISD board of trustees District 4 and District 7 seats, respectively.

Updated May 7 at 11:30 p.m.


Longtime Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen will keep his position after winning the May 7 mayoral election, according to unofficial election results with all 26 precincts reporting.

"I'm feeling good," Owen said. "I'm very thankful that the citizens of Missouri City feel that they wanted to re-elect me."

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Owen received 3,058 votes, or 58 percent. His opponent Fred Taylor received 2,089, or 40.6 percent.

With his 22 years as mayor, the 2016 election was Owen's 16th run, he said.

He said in his upcoming term he would continue to prioritize bring commercial businesses to town for property tax relief and employment opportunities.

He will be sworn into office at a May 16 City Council meeting. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted May 7 at 7:25 p.m.


According to early voting results released May 7, incumbent Allen Owen is ahead of opponent Fred Taylor in the race for Missouri City mayor. Owen has 2,134 votes, or 61.5 percent of the votes, and Taylor has 1,334 votes, or 38.5 percent of the votes.

Owen, a retired bank executive for Wells Fargo of Texas, has been Missouri’s City’s mayor for 22 years. Owen said his top priorities as mayor are the city’s finances as well as public safety and infrastructure needs.

Taylor is a campaign management and business consultant with Face 2 Face Media Group and former superintendent of the now-closed Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy in Houston. He said his priorities if elected mayor would include keeping taxes low and neighborhoods safe and increasing the number of Missouri City’s first responders.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

The winner will be sworn in at the May 16 City Council meeting, beginning a two-year term.