Leonard Reed, William Brown win Willis City Council elections for mayor, place 5

Updated 9:25 p.m.

Incumbent Leonard Reed and challenger William Brown have won their respective races for Willis City Council, with 39 out of 39 election day precincts reporting results for the May 4 election.

Reed will retain his position as mayor after earning 65 voter or 84.24% of the vote, while Cloresa Porter earned 11 votes or 15.76% of the vote.

Challenger Brown will take position 5 on the Willis City Council, after earning 52 votes or 77.91% of the vote, while challenger Kaye Maglitto earned 16 or 22.09% of the vote.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Candidates could not be reached as of press time.


Posted 7:50 p.m.

With early voting results in for the May 4 election, Leonard Reed and William Brown have taken the lead in their respective races for Willis mayor and Position 5.

Reed received 65 early votes, or 85.53% of the vote, while Cloresa Porter received 11 votes, or 14.47% of the vote, according to early voting results. To read the candidate Q&A for this race, click here. Incumbent Reed has been the mayor of Willis since 2003.

City Council Position 5 candidate William Brown earned 52 early votes, or 76.47% of the vote, while Kaye Maglitto earned 15 votes ,or 23.53% of the vote, according to early voting results.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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