Missouri City City Council District A race heads to runoff; Jeffrey Boney re-elected to District B seat

Voters in Missouri City cast ballots in two contested City Council elections during the Nov. 2 election. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters in Missouri City cast ballots in two contested City Council elections during the Nov. 2 election. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters in Missouri City cast ballots in two contested City Council elections during the Nov. 2 election. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 2:20 p.m. Nov. 3

In statements to Community Impact Newspaper, both Monica Riley and Reginald Pearson, candidates for the District A seat on Missouri City City Council, said they were excited to advance to the runoff election.

Because no single candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the Nov. 2 election, Riley and Pearson, the two top vote-getters, will face off in a Dec. 11 runoff.

Riley received 47% of votes from Fort Bend and Harris County District A voters, while Pearson received 46%, unofficial election results show. Bruce Zaborowski, the third candidate in the race, received 7% of votes.

Riley said she was not surprised the Nov. 2 election resulted in a runoff and will be focused on getting out the vote ahead of the Dec. 11 election.


“As a first time candidate running for City Council, I feel like I did fantastic,” Riley said. “To get enough votes to go into a runoff is another great opportunity to reach out to voters and the residents so more people can get the chance to meet me and learn a little more about the value that I bring to the city.”

Pearson, who was previously appointed to the District A seat in 2018, said he was looking forward to using his previous experience to serve the residents of Missouri City again.

“I’m elated; I’m excited; I’m thankful and humbled that the citizens of District A have once again allowed me the opportunity to be their public servant,” Pearson said. “This is a runoff. I’m still in the race, and I’m confident that District A will win it for me.”

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 9:50 a.m. Nov. 3

Missouri City voters will return to the ballot Dec. 11 for a runoff election in the District A City Council race between Monica Riley and Reginald Pearson, according to unofficial results from the Nov. 2 election. Additionally, incumbent District B Council Member Jeffrey Boney was re-elected to his seat.

As of 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3, Fort Bend County is reporting all Election Day results, with just overseas and some provisional ballots remaining, elections officials said. Harris County—where the District A Missouri City neighborhood of Fondren Park is located—is reporting results from all of its 704 voting centers.

Riley leads the District A race with 591 votes, or 46.83% of votes. She is followed by Pearson, who received 585 votes, or 46.35% of votes. Bruce Zaborowski, the third candidate in the race, received 86 votes, or 6.81%.

Because no single candidate received more than 50% of votes, a runoff election between the top two vote getters will be held Dec. 11, according to the Missouri City city secretary's office. Neither Riley nor Pearson were available for comment.

In the District B race, Boney received 1,236 votes, or 78.48%. His challenger, Everett Land, received the remaining 339 votes, or 21.52%.

Boney said his priorities for his upcoming term include economic development along Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road, a disparity study looking at contracts awarded in the city, and improving parks and mobility.

"Clearly my vision for a progressive Missouri City resonated with the voters," Boney said in a phone interview with Community Impact Newspaper. "I'm happy that nearly 80% of the residents in District B who voted made the right decision. They wanted to continue to put Missouri City first and move Missouri City forward."

District C and District D incumbents Anthony Maroulis and Floyd Emery ran unopposed for re-election.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.

Updated 10:53 p.m. Nov. 2

Unofficial results from Fort Bend and Harris counties show Monica Riley and Reginald Pearson have received the highest percentage of votes in the race for Missouri City City Council District A.

As of 10:39 p.m. Harris County is reporting early voting results and Fort Bend County is reporting some Election Day results. However, zero of Fort Bend County's 80 voting centers are reporting.

Riley leads with 48.97% of the vote, or 501 votes. Pearson has received the second-most votes with 456, or 44.57%. Bruce Zaborowski, the third candidate in the race, has garnered 6.45% of the vote, or 66 votes.

If a single candidate does not receive more than 50% of the vote, the race will head to a run-off election on Dec. 11, according to the Missouri City city secretary's office.

In the District B race, which is located entirely in Fort Bend County, incumbent City Council Member Jeffrey Boney leads with 78.44% of the vote, or 1,233 votes. His challenger, Everett Land, has received 21.56%, or 339 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.

Posted 8:20 p.m. Nov. 2

Voters in Missouri City cast ballots in two contested City Council elections during the Nov. 2 election.

With Fort Bend County reporting early results, Monica Riley is leading the race for District A while Jeffrey Boney is ahead in the race for District B.

Election results from Harris County—which comprises the northern-most portion of Missouri City, including the Fondren Park neighborhood—are delayed due to power outages, according to Harris County.

Incumbent City Council members Anthony Maroulis and Floyd Emery are running unopposed for the District C and District D seats, respectively.

In the District A race, Riley has received 52.19% of the vote, or 250 votes, leading Reginald Pearson and Bruce Zaborowski. Pearson trails with 43.84% of the vote, or 210 votes; while Zaborowski has 3.97% of the vote, or 19 votes. Incumbent Council Member Cheryl Sterling is not running for re-election.

If no single candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, a runoff between the two candidates with the most votes will be held Dec. 11.

In the District B race, Boney, the incumbent council member, has garnered 80.41% of the vote, or 669 votes. His challenger, Everett Land, has received 19.59%, or 163 votes.

Results are updated as of 7:12 p.m. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Visit our online Voter Guide for all local election results in your community.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City 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.



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