UPDATED: Langley, Wilkerson win re-election; newcomer Byron Sanford elected to Montgomery City Council

Three places were up for election in the city of Montgomery. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Three places were up for election in the city of Montgomery. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Three places were up for election in the city of Montgomery. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Updated 9:25 p.m. May 1

With all election day precincts reporting, newcomer Byron Sanford will join Montgomery City Council in Place 5, according to Montgomery County election results. Incumbents Carol Langley and T.J. Wilkerson appear to keep their seat in places 1 and 3, respectively.

"Since I had only been on [City Council] for five months, I've got a lot to learn and get busy at," said Langley, who was elected to her first term in November following election delays amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I am excited about getting re-elected to the council."

Langley received 158 votes, totaling 61.72% of the vote, according to Montgomery County results.

Wilkerson, who will also keep his seat on council, received 60.63% of the vote, totaling 154 votes.


"We have a lot to do in the city, a lot of concerns," he said. "Hopefully we can accomplish something that will benefit the entire city. ... We want to listen to the citizens of Montgomery. ... We want to create dialogue with them so they can tell us what's on their mind, what we can do, how we can work together."

According to Montgomery County election results, Sanford received 135 votes, or 54.22% of the vote, and will begin his first term on council.

"We've been here [in Montgomery] nine months, so I'm the new kid on the block. But I do look forward to representing all the constituents in a city that's got every reason to be optimistic," Sanford said. "I look forward to forming [relationships] with every one of them, not only the city but also the county. I'm excited about it."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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Posted 7:19 p.m. May 1

Incumbents Carol Langley and T.J. Wilkerson are leading the races for Montgomery City Council places 1 and 3, respectively, according to early voting totals from Montgomery County. Candidate Byron Sanford is leading the race for Place 5, according to early voting numbers.

Langley, who previously worked for the city for 24 years and is presently a member of the Montgomery Economic Development Corp., has received 105 votes to candidate Jenny Stewart's 48 votes, according to early voting results May 1. Stewart, who works as a horse breeder, has served three terms previously on City Council, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

In the race for Place 3, Wilkerson has received 95 votes, early voting results show, while candidate John Champagne Jr. has received 57 votes. Champagne previously served for 10 years on City Council and five years on the MEDC, Community Impact Newspaper reported.

Sanford, pastor of Dacus Baptist Church, is leading the race for Place 5 with 90 votes, according to early voting numbers. Incumbent Tom Cronin, a small-business owner in the city, has received 62 votes, according to early voting numbers.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.