Marsha Porter unofficial winner for Conroe City Council Place 5

Marsha Porter garnered 1,367 votes, or 62.33% of votes. (Courtesy Marsha Porter)
Marsha Porter garnered 1,367 votes, or 62.33% of votes. (Courtesy Marsha Porter)

Marsha Porter garnered 1,367 votes, or 62.33% of votes. (Courtesy Marsha Porter)

Former Conroe City Council member and Conroe ISD coach Marsha Porter is the likely winner of the Dec. 15 runoff election for Conroe City Council Place 5, based off the unofficial report from the Montgomery County Elections Office. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Porter garnered 1,367 votes, or 62.33% of votes, while opponent Kelley Inman received 826, or 37.67%. Inman received 36.8% of early votes and 44.27% of election day votes, while Porter received 63.2% and 55.73%, respectively.

Inman and Porter were the two candidates who garnered the most votes in the November general election—a race that had six candidates vying for the spot—but since neither candidate held a majority of votes, a runoff was called. However, Inman led the general election, receiving 29.37% of votes; Porter received 22.46%.

"I'm very grateful and appreciate that voters believed in me enough to return me to office," Porter said in a phone interview Dec. 16. "I certainly had a lot of help. My campaign team was really amazing. ... I'm so fortunate to have such good friends and supporters."

Porter said she would especially like to recognize her treasurer, Janet Bartlett.


As for council priorities, Porter said she never voted to raise taxes during her time on council from 2008-16, and she plans to uphold that as well as fight for low water rates and for the safety of the community.
By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


MOST RECENT

The proposed project spans 12.4 miles of FM 1488 through Magnolia, Conroe and The Woodlands and includes adding left-turn lanes at major intersections, a raised median through the length of the project and upgrading or installing several traffic signals. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
TxDOT gathering public comments on proposed FM 1488 traffic signals, raised median

The proposed project spans 12.4 miles through Magnolia, Conroe and The Woodlands and includes adding left-turn lanes at major intersections, a raised median through the length of the project and upgrading or installing several traffic signals.

Zully's Latin American Kitchen is coming soon to Willis. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Zully's Latin American Kitchen opening Dec. 6 in Willis

The family-owned restaurant is an extension of the family's Huntsville eatery Carbonero Rotisserie Charbroiled Chicken and Steak.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

With a dog show, a winter wonderland and a local take on a holiday classic, there is plenty to do in the Conroe-Montgomery area this weekend. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dog shows, holiday festivals: 5 things to do in Conroe, Montgomery on Dec. 3-5

With a dog show, a winter wonderland and a local take on a holiday classic, there is plenty to do in the Conroe-Montgomery area this weekend.

Zoo Lights is a light show within the Houston Zoo that happens every year. (Courtesy Houston Zoo Lights)
10 holiday light displays to see in the Greater Houston area

Check out these nine free and ticketed displays to see through December and January in the Houston area.

One suggest improvement in the plan includes adding outdoor dining and shaded seating in downtown Montgomery. (Screenshot courtesy city of Montgomery)
City of Montgomery approves visionary plan for downtown

Montgomery City Council approved a comprehensive downtown master plan Nov. 9 to improve parking, pedestrian experiences and streetscapes. The plan includes a variety of projects up to 10 years out, totaling more than $12.25 million.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

Orthotex Smile Specialists will open a new orthodontist office in Conroe by February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Orthotex Smile Specialists bringing new location to Conroe in February

Orthotex Smile Specialists plans to open a new location at 11133 I-45 S., Conroe, by Feb. 1.

A food hall is coming to Conroe. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
MoCo Food Hall to bring cuisine variety, late-night dining to downtown Conroe

The food court will bring a variety of dining options to downtown Conroe, one of its future tenants said.