UPDATED: Final unofficial results show Merle Aaron like to win re-election in Humble mayoral race

Voting results for the May 2019 elections are rolling in. Find out who will be elected to be the mayor of Humble, as well as who will serve on the Humble ISD board of trustees.

Voting results for the May 2019 elections are rolling in. Find out who will be elected to be the mayor of Humble, as well as who will serve on the Humble ISD board of trustees.

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Merle Aaron-mayor of Humble candidate
Updated 11:04 p.m. May 4

The Harris County Clerk's office announced via email that the final unofficial results are in, as 113 of 113 voting centers have reported. The final unofficial results from 10:45 p.m. confirm that incumbent Merle Aaron was re-elected as mayor of Humble with 69.22% of the votes.

Updated 10:35 p.m. May 4

Unofficial results Saturday night show incumbent Merle Aaron is likely to be re-elected against candidate Arliss Bentley in the race for mayor of Humble. Aaron received 69.22% of the votes, or 389 total votes, while Bentley received 30.78% of the votes, or 173 total votes.

The final unofficial votes have not been updated on Harris County's election website as of press time. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Aaron, who as has served as mayor of Humble since 2015, said during a phone interview with Community Impact Newspaper on election night that he intends to continue addressing numerous items in his next term, including securing Hurricane Harvey funding and addressing traffic concerns in the Humble area, as well as noise pollution.

"I’m looking forward to accomplishing the things that I’ve started, especially in some of the different areas that we need to concentrate on," Aaron said. "The city itself is changing very rapidly, and we’re not the only area people come to shop … so we’re looking at the next two or three years as being very critical as we look at ways to fund our city."

Posted: 7:10 p.m.

Polls closed at 7 p.m., and early voting results for the May 4 election are in. The two candidates in the race for mayor of Humble are incumbent Merle Aaron, who was elected into the position in 2015, and candidate Arliss Bentley.

Early voting results, which also includes absentee votes, show that Aaron leads the race with 65.33% of the votes, or 245 total votes, while Bentley has 34.67% of the votes, or 130 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. To know up-to-date counts as results come in, follow our coverage at www.communityimpact.com/may-2019-election. 
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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