After final count, Karla Cisneros holds onto District H seat by 16 votes

Former Houston Planning Commissioner Isabel Longoria (left) trailed District H Council Member Karla Cisneros by 12 votes in the Dec. 14 runoff election. (Courtesy photos)
Former Houston Planning Commissioner Isabel Longoria (left) trailed District H Council Member Karla Cisneros by 12 votes in the Dec. 14 runoff election. (Courtesy photos)

Former Houston Planning Commissioner Isabel Longoria (left) trailed District H Council Member Karla Cisneros by 12 votes in the Dec. 14 runoff election. (Courtesy photos)

Incumbent City Council Member Karla Cisneros will represent District H for another term after a final count of mail-in ballots ended in her favor.

The vote count, released Dec. 20, had 5,305 votes for Cisneros to 5,289 for challenger Isabel Longoria.








There were 69 late mail-in ballots in the District H race to be counted, according to the Harris County clerk's office. In the initial results of the Dec. 14 runoff, Cisneros' lead was 12 votes.

Longoria conceded the victory Friday evening, telling her supporters that she would not ask for a recount.

"I’ve built a life around the principle ‘every vote matters’ and, today, I saw this ideal become a reality. We saw democracy in action in District H during the past weeks, days and hours," Longoria wrote in a statement posted to her campaign Facebook page. "My public service has never been based on being an elected official, and I look forward to being of service in Houston in a new adventure."


According to the Harris County clerk's election reports, there are 82,144 registered voters in District H.
By Matt Dulin

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


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