Voters in Jersey Village chose between two candidates for City Council Place 3 in elections this Saturday.
Will all votes tallied, unofficial results show Bobby Warren winning the race for Jersey Village City Council Place 3 with 56.8 percent of the vote, or 483 votes total. Warren unseats incumbent C.J. Harper, who received 43.2 percent, or 365 total votes.
"I am humbled beyond words by the trust [voters] have placed in me as [their] council member-elect," Warren said.
Warren moved to Jersey Village in 2014 and has been active in attending City Council meetings. He said he spoke with hundreds of citizens leading up the campaign with the goal of becoming a servant leader on the council.
He said his goals center on implementing the recommendations of an ongoing flood study being conducted by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation while also being mindful of ways to support desirable development.
“Through implementation of the Jersey Village comprehensive plan, we can develop amenities and attract businesses to our city which will allow us to compete with master planned communities in the area,” he said. “I want Jersey Village to return to its rightful place as the premiere destination for families and businesses in Northwest Harris County.”
Harper served two years on the council after being elected in 2015.
Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray and Council Member Greg Holden—who holds Place 2 on the council—were also up for election this May, but both candidates ran unopposed. Council positions 1, 4 and 5—held by Andrew Mitcham, Sheri Shepard and Gary Wubbenhorst, respectively—will be up for election in May 2018.
The Jersey Village mayor and council members serve two year terms with no compensation. Candidates are limited to serving three consecutive terms.
All election results are unofficial until canvassed.
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