FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019: Mayor Turner, Tony Buzbee headed to runoff

There are 12 candidates running for Mayor of Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

There are 12 candidates running for Mayor of Houston. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Update 7:17 a.m. Nov. 7

Mayor Sylvester Turner and opponent Tony Buzbee will face a runoff election Dec. 14. Results listed below include reporting from Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.

Update: 2:30 a.m. Nov. 6

Just after 2 a.m. election night, 176 of of Harris County’s 757 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.

Update: 10:17 p.m. Nov. 5

As preliminary voters were tallied, incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner held a strong lead over his challengers election night but stayed below the 50% threshold that would help him avoid a runoff.

With 22 vote centers reporting, he held a 48.09% lead with his closest rival, Tony Buzbee, gathering 29.37% of votes, per Harris county results.

Turner addressed supporters at his election night watch party, telling them he was optimistic about the outcomes.

"It's going to be a long night, but I think it's going to be a good night," Turner said. "...I want people to know I love this city, and I love everyone in it. Whether you vote for me or you don't vote for me, whether you say a good word about me or you don't, I am your mayor and I will represent you until the end. In our city, we don't believe in division—we believe in pulling people together."

Original post: 7:13 p.m. Nov. 5

There are 12 candidates running for mayor of Houston this November, including incumbent Sylvester Turner. If no candidate wins 50 percent of the overall vote, the top two candidates advance to a runoff election held on Dec.14.

Below are the results from 176 out of 757 Harris County polling locations. Candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot. This post will be updated periodically throughout the night as results come in. All results are unofficial until canvassed. Tallies do not include Fort Bend and Montgomery County results.


Demetria Smith: 1,746 votes (0.72%)

Naoufal Houjami: 562 votes (0.23%)

Victoria Romero: 2,948 votes (1.21%)

Roy J. Vasquez :1,560 votes (0.64%)

Kendall Baker: 993 votes (0.41%)

Derrick Broze: 694 votes (0.28%)

Sue Lovell: 2,940 votes (1.20%)

Bill King: 33,733 votes (13.81%)

Sylvester Turner: 114,477 votes (46.86%)

Tony Buzbee: 69,264 votes (28.36%)

Dwight A. Boykins: 14,790 votes (6.05%)

Johnny “J.T.” Taylor: 565 votes (0.23%)

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 health care and public education in Austin.


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