Updated 9:15 p.m. June 15

Don McCoy won his bid for mayor of Fulshear, according to unofficial final voting results from Fort Bend County.

The results

With all voting centers reporting, the June 15 runoff election results show:
  • McCoy with 62.31% of votes, or 858 votes
  • Joel M. Patterson with 37.69% of the votes, or 519 votes
By the numbers

The runoff election attracted more Fulshear voters than the May 4 election, where McCoy and Patterson were sent to the runoff. Registered voters cast 1,377 ballots in the runoff election—249 more votes than the 1,128 votes cast in May, according to county data.

Moreover, canvassed votes show Patterson and McCoy were one vote apart in the May 4 election: 482 votes to 481 votes, respectively.

What they're saying

Between the May and June elections, McCoy said in an interview he focused on hosting meet and greets in new communities; being more accessible; and connecting with supporters to encourage them to vote again in the runoff.

"Initially, I'm overwhelmed and very grateful," he said. "It's something I never thought I would ever be—the mayor of a town—in my whole life. But being the chamber president and then putting my heart and soul into this community, I think this was the logical next step. I'm truly grateful to all those who came out to supported me in this endeavor."

As president and CEO of the Fulshear Regional Chamber for Commerce for more than 10 years, McCoy said he will bring a business focus to the mayoral role. He said he believes serving as mayor and chamber president will align with the goals of the city.

"I want Fulshear to be known as a great place to come out here and to have your family and also [be] a great place to work, because I want to attract more businesses to Fulshear so that we can get our tax rate so we're not so dependent on the tremendous amount of rooftops we have in the city at this time," he said.

Patterson, who has served on City Council for six years and whose term lasts until May 2025, said in an interview he looks forward to serving District 4 and Fulshear as well as working with McCoy.

"I want to thank everyone who supported me both financially and emotionally throughout this mayoral race. A special thank you to my wife, family and friends," Patterson said in a written statement.

What's next

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:30 p.m. June 15

In the June 15 runoff election, two candidates are vying for the Fulshear mayoral race.

The results

Early voting results from Fort Bend County show:
  • Don McCoy has the lead with 61.12% of votes, or 588 votes
  • Joel M. Patterson has 38.88% of the votes, or 374 votes
About the candidates

McCoy and Patterson were the frontrunners in the May 4 election that had three total candidates. The winner of the runoff will replace Mayor Aaron Groff, who was unable to run again due to term limits.

McCoy, who is president and CEO of the Fulshear Regional Chamber for Commerce, said in a Q&A with Community Impact that his top priority if elected is to represent Fulshear residents by actively listening to their wants and needs.

Patterson, who is a City Council member, said some of his top priorities are stabilizing city hall and developing the downtown district.

What’s next

This story will be updated as more results come in. All results are unofficial until canvassed.