Missouri City— The May 10 special election featured several Missouri City races along with four propositions that made up a $40 million bond package.
Voters approved each of the four propositions, re-elected Mayor Allen Owen and elected newcomer Chris Preston to At-Large Position 2. Jerry Wyatt ran unopposed for At-Large Position 1.
Proposition 1—a $6.5 million package for drainage projects—received 74.06 percent of the 5,205 votes; Proposition 2—a $22.8 million package for transportation projects throughout the city—received 73.2 percent of the 5,180 votes; Proposition 3—a $5 million package for the city's Fire Station No. 6—received 74.53 percent of the 5,158 votes; and Proposition 4—a $5.7 million package for roof repairs at City Hall and a study of the Public Safety Headquarters—received 65.33 percent of the 5,106 votes.
Owen beat out challenger Noel Pinnock for the mayor seat with nearly 70 percent of the 5,228 votes. Owen said economic development will remain a top priority for the city.
"I will continue to work with the major developers and land owners to attract more companies and retailers to our city," he said. "I want [Missouri City] to continue being one of the best cities in the U.S."
Preston received just over 50 percent of the 5,277 votes and unseated At-Large incumbent Danny Nguyen by a narrow margin of less than 100 ballots.
City officials were sworn in May 19.