Incumbent Fletcher retains Position 2 seat on Shenandoah City Council

Posted 9:15 p.m.

Incumbent Ted Fletcher has retained his seat on Shenandoah City Council in a contest that saw 414 city voters come out to the polls May 4.

With all Montgomery County precincts reporting, Fletcher received 328 votes, or 79.23% of votes cast in the May 4 race for Shenandoah City Council, Position 2, over challenger Andrea Konzen, who received 86, or 20.77% of votes cast.

"We’re obviously extremely happy with the results of the election, and we definitely thank the community for wanting to keep Shenandoah strong," Fletcher said after votes were counted. "I think that our bases worked real hard to get the vote out, and I think the community responded to that."

Fletcher said issues such as mobility, growth and redevelopment were among the key topics that may have drawn residents to the polls. Issues relating to multifamily residential development that could significantly add to the city's population have recently come before the city council.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

A total of 15% of residents of Shenandoah voted in the election. According to 2017 U.S. Census information, the city has 2,733 residents.

Posted 7:40 p.m.

Early voting results show a majority of the voters who cast their votes early in the city of Shenandoah favor incumbent Ted Fletcher in the race for Shenandoah City Council, Position 2, over challenger Andrea Konzem.

A total of 188, or 78.99% of early votes, were recorded for Fletcher, and 50 votes, or 21.01% were recorded for Konzem.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Issues fueling discussion in Shenandoah at recent council meetings include mobility, development and open space usage in the city. As of the most recent U.S. Census five-year estimate, the city has 2,733 residents.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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