UPDATED ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Houston controller Chris Brown wins second term

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Houston voters saw two city controller candidates of the ballot. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Houston voters saw two city controller candidates of the ballot. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Update: 9:07 a.m.

Incumbent Controller Chris Brown defeated his opponent with 52% of the overall vote. The race will not head to a runoff. Results below include tallies from Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.

Update: 11:50 p.m.

As of 11:50 p.m. election night, fewer than 60 of Harris County’s voting centers reported election results.

A statement from Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman on Nov. 1 warned of slow returns but declined to give a definitive timeline. A recent change in reporting procedure requirements from Texas Secretary of State was anticipated to cause delays, Trautman said.


Original post: 7:22 p.m.


There are two candidates running for city controller in Houston, including incumbent Chris Brown. The controller monitors city assets as the chief financial officer of Houston and serves independently of both City Council and the mayor.

Below are early voting results from Harris County. Tallies from Fort Bend County results are not included. Candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.

Check this post for periodic updates. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

CITY CONTROLLER


Orlando Sanchez: 46,377 (45.21%)

Chris Brown, incumbent: 53,987 (53.79%)

Community Impact Newspaper staff are also tracking the following election results


Editor's note: this post has been updated for clarity.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.