Tom Cronin, T.J. Wilkerson win Montgomery City Council races

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Updated 9:44 p.m.

With all votes tallied Saturday night, both incumbents are expected to hold their seats in the two contested races for Montgomery City Council. Tom Cronin and T.J. Wilkerson have won the Montgomery City Council place 3 and 5 seats, respectively, that were up for re-election May 4.

With 100% of election day precincts reporting, Cronin, the incumbent, beat candidate David Brown with 60.48% of the votes. Cronin did not respond for comment election night.

Community Impact Newspaper previously published a Q&A with Cronin about his priorities.

As for Place 3, Wilkerson, also an incumbent, beat candidate Nick Haddad with 105, or 66.76% of the total votes cast.

“With the early voting I didn’t know; I guess I’ll have to hit the ground running,” Wilkerson said election night. “I want to thank the community, the people who supported me. I know we can work together to make Montgomery a better place for everyone to live.”

Community Impact Newspaper previously published a Q&A that included Wilkerson’s priorities.

Tom Cronin, owner of the Cozy Grape Wine Bar and Bistro in downtown Montgomery, filled the vacant Montgomery City Council seat in mid-December. (via Courtesy Tom Cronin)

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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