Jody Czajkoski wins Conroe City Council race, Raymond McDonald headed to runoff with Annie Jefferson Burnett

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Jody Czajkoski
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Annie Jefferson Burnett
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Raymond McDonald
The unofficial results for Conroe City Council, which were published to the city website on Saturday, show Jody Czajkoski as the winner for Place 5 with 60.23 percent of the votes, or 1,298 votes.

Czajkoski is a commercial real estate investment business owner and a former chairman of the Sacred Heart Parish Council. His top priorities as a council member will be attracting businesses that create high-income jobs, preparing for future city infrastructure and mobility needs, and recruiting major companies and universities to Conroe Technology Park.

Czajkoski was unable to be reached for comment by press time.

Two of the three candidates vying for City Council Place 4, on the other hand, are facing a runoff election, because none of the candidates obtained 50 percent or more of the votes. Raymond McDonald, who received 48.25 percent of the votes, or 1,022 votes, will face off against Annie Jefferson Burnett, who received 34.09 percent of the votes, or 722 votes.

Mark Frank, who received 17.66 percent of the votes, or 722 votes, will not move on to the runoff election.

"I want to make it very clear how proud I am of Ms. Annie and Mark," McDonald said. "[Burnett and I] are very good friends, and I love her and that makes it difficult as I move forward ... but we’ll campaign hard as we move forward and try and get folks to come out and vote."

Burnett was unable to be reached for comment by press time.

Furthermore, incumbent Duke Coon ran unopposed and will serve as City Council Place 2 for another term. Incumbent Municipal Judge Mike Davis was also uncontested and will serve another term.

All voting results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.