Updated 10:18 p.m. May 6

The Montgomery ISD board of trustees is set to welcome Eddie Winn to Position 1 while former Mayor Sara Countryman and newcomer Stan Donaldson have won Montgomery City Council seats in the May 6 election.

With all Montgomery election precincts reporting, Winn led the race with 62.98% of votes, or 512 ballots, over incumbent Michael Hopkins' 301 votes.

Winn said he is looking forward to a chance to step up his service to the Montgomery community as trustee.

"[I'm] most importantly looking forward to getting to serve our community, our students and our staff. We've been heavily involved in Montgomery ISD for a while now and in our community, and it's really, really good to take it to the next level," he said. "We've got a great board. I want to commend Mike for the three years of service he put forth and look forward to the next three years."

Countryman, who received 117 votes for City Council, could not immediately be reached for comment. She led the race for Montgomery City Council Place 3 over former City Council Member Julie Davis, who received 95 votes.

In City Council Place 5, Donaldson received 110 votes, leading the race against challenger Juanita Simmons, who received 100 votes. Donaldson said he hopes to be an asset to the community by serving on City Council.

"I'm looking forward to serving the community first of all; that's why I ran. I think that I have some experience that will help me evaluate things that will be beneficial to the community as a whole and to the citizens. I'm hoping to be an asset to the community," he said. "I'm looking forward to it; I couldn't be happier."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:17 p.m. May 6

Early voting results in Montgomery County show newcomer Eddie Winn taking an early lead in the race for Montgomery ISD trustee Position 1 and former Mayor Sara Countryman and newcomer Stan Donaldson leading the races for Montgomery City Council.

The May 6 election features three contested races on the ballot for Montgomery voters, including an MISD race and two City Council positions.

Winn and incumbent Michael Hopkins are vying for MISD Position 1, with the winner being elected to a three-year term. Winn received 65.81% of early and absentee votes—383 votes—and Hopkins received 34.19% of early votes, totaling 199 votes.

Hopkins was first elected to the board in 2020 and is a business owner in Montgomery and a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant. Winn is a general manager for Eagle Forest Products in the Southern U.S. and has previously served on the district's Bond Task Force and CTE and AG Barn Advisory Committee, he said.

The location of career and technical education and agricultural science centers was announced in March between Buffalo Springs and Plez Morgan drives. Further, two of the district's bond projects from its 2022 bond package—the Lake Creek High School addition and Creekside Elementary School—will break ground in May, Community Impact previously reported.

In the city of Montgomery, former City Council Member Julie Davis and Countryman are vying for City Council Position 3.

Countryman served as mayor from 2018-22. Davis is the founder and executive director of Hope's Bridge, a nonprofit serving foster, kinship, adoptive children and families.

Early results show Countryman receiving 92 votes, or 58.97% of early and absentee ballots, and Davis receiving 64 votes, or 41.03% of early ballots.

In Place 5, newcomer Juanita Simmons and Donaldson are running to fill the position, as incumbent Patricia Easley did not file for re-election.

Simmons, who received 41.29% of early votes, is a retired oil and gas executive. Donaldson, who is retired from 50-plus years of business experience, received 91 votes or 58.71% of early ballots.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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