UPDATED: Elackatt, Clouser elected Missouri City mayor, At-Large Position 2 council member

Missouri City voters determined the outcome of two City Council elections during the Dec. 12 runoff. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City voters determined the outcome of two City Council elections during the Dec. 12 runoff. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missouri City voters determined the outcome of two City Council elections during the Dec. 12 runoff. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Dec. 13, 7:59 a.m.

Missouri City voters elected Robin J. Elackatt and Lynn Clouser to City Council in a runoff election Dec. 12.

With all five voting centers reporting results, Elackatt received 5,622 votes, or 52.51%, and will become Missouri City's next mayor. Incumbent Mayor Yolanda Ford finished with 5,085 votes, or 47.49%.

In the At-Large Position 2 election, challenger Clouser won with 6,259 votes, or 59.51%, over incumbent Council Member Chris Preston, who garnered 4,259 votes, or 40.49%.

Both the mayoral and At-Large Position 2 race went to a runoff because no single candidate received more than 50% of the vote during the Nov. 3 election. During the Nov. 3 election, incumbent Council Member Vashaundra Edwards won her bid for re-election.



All results are unofficial until canvassed and certified.

Posted Dec. 12, 7:34 p.m.

Challengers Robin J. Elackatt and Lynn Clouser are leading their respective Missouri City City Council elections with Fort Bend County reporting early voting numbers.

As of 7 p.m. Dec. 12, the county was reporting early voting returns and zero of the county’s five voting centers were reporting election day results. Polling locations closed at 7 p.m.

In the race for Missouri City mayor, Elackatt has received 53.42% of the vote with incumbent Mayor Yolanda Ford trailing with 46.58%.

Additionally, Clouser is leading in the election for the At-Large Position 2 seat with 60.38% of the vote, while incumbent Council Member Chris Preston has garnered 39.62%.

Both the mayoral and At-Large Position 2 race went to a runoff because no single candidate received more than 50% of the vote during the Nov. 3 election. Early voting for the runoff ran Nov. 30-Dec. 8.

This story will be updated as election day results are available. All results are unofficial until canvassed and certified.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.