Houston Runoff Election Results: Watch returns for mayor, city council, Bellaire and HISD races here

Houston Runoff Election results
Houston voters decided several races in runoff elections on Dec. 14. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Houston voters decided several races in runoff elections on Dec. 14. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Election returns from Harris County will be posted here as they become available. Refresh the page to see the most current data.

Update at 10:30 p.m. — The only race now too close to call is the Houston City Council District H contest, with incumbent Karla Cisneros holding on with a lead of 89 votes—a less than 1 percentage-point margin.

Update at 10:05 p.m. — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's reelection seems to be secure with a 15-point lead over Tony Buzbee.

Update at 9:45 p.m. — After a significant update bringing 145 voting centers reporting out of 385, Houston City Council District H incumbent Karla Cisneros is in danger of losing her lead. Challenger Isabel Longoria has closed a gap of 300 votes after early voting to fewer than 30.

Update at 8:30 p.m. — More results are trickling in, with existing leads among incumbents remaining solid. Abbie Kamin commands a 3,000-vote lead over Shelley Kennedy, putting her in good standing in the Houston City Council District C Race. In Bellaire, business owner Jim Hotze has pulled a considerable showing against incumbent David Montague.

Update at 7:30 p.m. — Early voting results are in, with Mayor Sylvester Turner and other incumbents starting out with the lead.

City of Houston


City Council, At-Large Position 1

City Council, At-Large Position 2

City Council, At-Large Position 3

City Council, At-Large Position 4

City Council, At-Large Position 5

City Council, District A

City Council, District C

City Council, District D

City Council, District F

City Council, District H

City Council, District J

Bellaire City Council

City Council, Position 4

City Council, Position 6

Houston ISD board of trustees

Board of Trustees, District 2

Board of Trustees, District 4

By Matt Dulin

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


Here is what to know about rent, mortgages and utility bills during the coronavirus. (Courtesy Fotolia)
FAQ: Paying bills in the time of coronavirus

What to know about rent, mortgages and utility bills during the coronavirus

Houston ISD food distribution
Houston ISD will resume food distribution April 6-10

A week after announcing it would suspend its citywide meal distribution program, Houston ISD says it is ready to resume the effort starting April 6.

Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue is one of hundreds of emergency service districts serving millions of Texas residents across the state. Firefighters, EMTs and medical professionals said they are concerned about the availability of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus public health crisis continues. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.

Harris County is the third fastest-growing county in the U.S., according to 2019 census data. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Harris County ranked fastest-growing, most populous county in Texas by 2019 census data

As the 2020 U.S. Census rolls out across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau released its July 1, 2019, population estimates March 26.

Houston City Council has established a COVID-19 account for its coronavirus response. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
City of Houston establishes coronavirus disaster fund

Houston City Council approved a transfer of $5 million to kickstart the city's response to the virus.

Houston City Council approved a purchase of $64,000 of hand sanitizer April 1. (Adobe Stock Photo)
Houston City Council approves $64,000 purchase of citywide hand sanitizer stations

To combat the spread of coronavirus, more hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the city of Houston.

Houston ISD, along with all other state schools, will be closed through May 4 with remote learning continuing throughout. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Following state order, Houston ISD extends campus closure through at least May 4

Following updated federal guidelines and an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston ISD officially announced that it would keep schools closed until May 4.

Two additional METRO employees test positive for COVID-19

The two new cases follow two of METRO’s other employees that tested positive for the virus.

Census day is April 1. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
With local funding on the line, Houston's census advocates navigate coronavirus challenges

An undercount in the Houston area could affect federal aid allocations and congressional representation.

City- and county-led testing sites have the capacity to test 1,000 people per day collectively. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Second Houston-led drive-thru coronavirus testing site opens April 1

Another drive-thru testing site, which will be able to test 250 people per day, will open in Houston on April 1.

Harris County's "Stay Home-Work Safe" order has been extended through April 30. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County stay-at-home order extended until April 30; some nonviolent inmates to be released from county jail

The order requires Harris County residents to stay home and avoid nonessential travel.