UPDATE: Incumbent Missouri City City Council members re-elected

Updated at 10:45 p.m.

Anthony Maroulis, Yolanda Ford, Floyd Emery, and Jeffrey Boney won positions on Missouri City City Council, according to unofficial voting results.

Maroulis beat his opponent Reggie Abraham with nearly 98 percent of the vote, or 543 votes. Maroulis thanked his constituents and family in an email late Tuesday night.

"A sincere thank you to my wife and kids for the love, support and letting me serve the community," he said. "I have missed a lot of quality family time to serve this great city."

Ford beat her opponent Sonja Giddings with nearly 74 percent of the vote, or 347 votes. Boney and Emery ran unopposed.

Other ballot items that passed, according to unofficial results included:

  • Clarifying the mayor pro tem of City Council may be elected at the first regular City Council meeting following a general election to elect council members, or, if there is a runoff, decided by a special election, after the special election

  • Removing the requirement that the city manager must be bonded at city expense in an amount not less than $25,000

  • Changing the words in the charter to make them consistent with City Council Resolution No. R-16-32, which changed the election date from May to November

  • Changing the name of the city’s finance department from the “Finance Department” to the “Financial Services Department”

  • Changing the city’s fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 to Oct. 1 through Sept. 30


Items that did not pass included:

  • Allowing the city manager to administratively appoint, suspend and remove city department directors

  • Allowing the city manager to administratively establish, combine, discontinue, or combine city departments


All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Original post at 7:56 p.m.

Four Missouri City City Council member positions are on the ballot for the Nov. 7 election.

Unofficial early voting results place incumbent council members Yolanda Ford and Anthony Maroulis in the lead over their respective opponents, Sonja Giddings and Reggie Abraham.

Ford, representative for District A, leads polls with 81 percent of the vote or 150 votes, while Maroulis, representative for District C, leads the polls with 99 percent of the vote, or 235 votes. Giddings received 18 percent of the early vote with 34 votes, while Abraham received 1 percent of the vote, or two votes, according to early voting results.

Current Council Member Don Smith of District B did not seek reelection, and candidate Jeffrey Boney is running unopposed. Council Member Floyd Emery of District D is also running unopposed.

Seven other items regarding the city’s charter are also listed on the ballot. Based on early voting results, the majority of voters are in favor of making the following changes:

  • Clarifying the mayor pro tem of City Council may be elected at the first regular City Council meeting following a general election to elect council members, or, if there is a runoff, decided by a special election, after the special election

  • Removing the requirement that the city manager must be bonded at city expense in an amount not less than $25,000

  • Changing the words in the charter to make them consistent with City Council Resolution No. R-16-32, which changed the election date from May to November

  • Changing the name of the city’s finance department from the “Finance Department” to the “Financial Services Department”

  • Changing the city’s fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 to Oct. 1 through Sept. 30


In contrast, most voters do not wish to make the following changes:

  • Allowing the city manager to administratively appoint, suspend and remove city department directors

  • Allowing the city manager to administratively establish, combine, discontinue, or combine city departments


 
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.