Jersey Village City Council voted to officially set June 28 as the date for the runoff election for the two candidates competing for Council Position 5.
Official returns for the city's May 10 general election, which were also reported at the May 19 council meeting, showed candidate Tom Eustace with 314 votes, or 50 percent of vote. He will be competing against Christie Exner-Crawford, who received 169 votes, or 26.9 percent. The city's charter states a runoff election will be called between the top two candidates if no candidate receives a majority of the vote.
Council Seat 5 was previously held by Jill Klein, who is stepping down because of term limits. Incumbents Justin Ray and Sheri Sheppard were unchallenged for their respective seats at Positions 1 and 4. Greg Holden, who was appointed by council to fill the vacated Position 2 in January, also ran unopposed in a special election. Holden replaced Sandra Joachim, who stepped down from council in November.
The mayor and all City Council members in Jersey Village serve two-year terms and are limited to four terms total. Read more about the two remaining candidates' experience and goals in our April Q&A.
Early voting will be held June 16–20 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and June 23–24 from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. at Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive. Election Day voting June 28 will run 7 a.m.–7 p.m.