Reynolds wins runoff over Bartholomew: Will face Republican Ken Bryant in November

By Joe Southern State Rep. Ron Reynolds narrowly held off challenger Angelique Bartholomew by 226 votes in the Democratic primary runoff election Tuesday night for the House 27 seat he has held for three terms. Reynolds had 2,056 (52.9 percent) to Bartholomew’s 1,830 (47.1 percent). He will now face Republican Ken Bryant in the Nov. […]

Voters return to polls to decide runoffs

Rep. Reynolds faces Bartholomew in race for House District 27 By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Voters will be heading back to the polls on Tuesday, May 24, for the primary runoff elections. The biggest race of note will be on the Democratic ballot as State Rep. Ron Reynolds faces challenger Angelique Bartholomew for the District 27 […]

Runoff elections emerge in city races

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Crowded fields narrowed significantly during Saturday’s municipal and school board elections but voters will still be headed back to the polls June 11 to settle several runoffs. The five-way race for Sugar Land major is down to two as current city councilmen Joe Zimmerman and Harish Jajoo took the top spots […]

Early voting has begun

Early balloting for the May 7 local elections began April 25 and continues until Tuesday, May 3. Information about early voting locations for many units of local government may be found on the Fort Bend County Elections Department website, www.fortbendvotes.org. They include Fort Bend ISD, Needville ISD, the cities of Arcola, Fulshear, Kendleton, Missouri City, […]

A guide to local city and school board elections

By Theresa D. McClellan for the fort bend star With municipal and school board elections less than a month away, here is a rundown of the players and their issues. Dates to remember: April 25 to May 3: Early voting period at any of the 18 early voting polling locations including: Sugar Land City Hall, […]

Runoff elections form after primaries

By Joe Southern & Elsa Maxey jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend County and the rest of Texas went to the polls March 1 for the Democratic and Republican primaries, setting up some battles for the fall election and sending several others into runoff elections on May 24. Most noteworthy is the runoff between District 27 State Rep. […]

Bryant, Walker vie for District 27 Republican nomination

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ken Bryant and Mary Walker don’t expect a contentious Republican primary in State House District 27. But whomever wins Tuesday’s primary plans on convincing the overwhelming Democratic district that it must move in a conservative direction. Three-term incumbent Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) will face three opponents in the Democratic primary […]

May elections get crowded

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fred Taylor respects what Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has done over the past 22 years, but the 48-year-old small business owner believes he’s the right person to move the city forward. “I don’t think the Mayor is a bad person,” Taylor said. “He’s brought Missouri City a long way. What […]

Rep. Ron Reynolds to face three opponents in Democratic Primary

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com District 27 Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), the Democratic House Whip, may get re-elected this fall. But if it happens, he’ll have proven himself among his constituents in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Early voting runs through Friday. For months, there had been widespread speculation that the three-term incumbent […]

Political newcomers square off for Sugar Land At-Large Seat No. 2

By S. Barot For The Star The Sugar Land elections are quickly approaching and additional candidates are entering the May 7 At-Large 2 position race, to vie for the citizens’ support. Mayoral candidate Joe Zimmerman currently occupies the seat. Mary Joyce, 55, who has over two decades worth of experience in finance contract negotiations and […]

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