UPDATED: Unofficial election results show Cole as Pearland mayoral race winner

From left: Kevin Cole and Quentin Wiltz are vying for the Pearland mayoral position.
From left: Kevin Cole and Quentin Wiltz are vying for the Pearland mayoral position.

From left: Kevin Cole and Quentin Wiltz are vying for the Pearland mayoral position.

Updated at 7:52 a.m.

With all Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris County polling locations reporting, Kevin Cole has secured most of the vote for the Pearland mayor race. All results are unofficial until canvassed and certified by the county clerk.

Cole received 28,537 votes out of a total 50,286 votes, or 56.75% of the vote.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support and confidence in allowing me to become the next mayor of our great city. This has been an endeavor that took a team, it wasn't just me, it took a lot of volunteers... for the voters, they really had to dig through the Election noise out there," Cole said. "They made their choice and I couldn't be more humbled by the choice they made. It is going to be everything within me to work as hard as I can for every person in Pearland."

Updated at 11:07 p.m.


With all Brazoria County precincts reporting and more votes coming in from Fort Bend and Harris counties, Kevin Cole still leads the way in the Pearland mayoral race. Cole has 28,246 out of 49,683 votes, or 56.85% of the vote.

Updated at 9:30 p.m.

Election Day results are starting to come in for Harris, Brazoria and Fort Bend counties.

With votes starting to come in from all three counties, Kevin Cole is still in the lead for the mayoral race with 25,548 of the 44,743 votes.

Originally published at 8:42 p.m.

Early-voting results are in for Pearland’s mayoral race.

For the mayoral race, Kevin Cole is trending ahead with 23,066 votes, or 56.37% of the vote. His opponent, Quentin Wiltz, has 17,852 votes, or 43.63% of the vote.

All city elections were to be held in May but were postponed due to the coronavirus. The seat is held by Tom Reid, who has been the sitting mayor in Pearland for nearly four decades.

Results are updated as of 11:07 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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