Districts A and D elections still in place
By Elsa Maxey
Missouri City has cancelled the May 14 election called for in February for two single member districts. Earlier this month and in accordance with the election code, the city council approved an ordinance declaring two unopposed candidates, currently the incumbents, to have been elected for another term of office.
With there being no write-in candidates announced, councilmember candidate for District B, Donald R. Smith and the candidate for the District C council position, Robin J. Elackatt were declared elected. The city states that there will be a small savings with the cancellation of the District B and District C elections.
Although the approved ordinance cancels the election for the two single member districts, Missouri City will still hold elections for Districts A and D.
District A has incumbent Bobby Marshall, who was elected two years ago, running against Rodney L. Griffin. This is Griffin’s third attempt at the office. In 2007, when Griffin opposed former council incumbent Eunice Reiter, the final tallied votes were 274 for him and 277 for Reiter.
Floyd Emery is seeking the District D council position against Noel Pinnock. The office is being vacated by incumbent Brett Kolaja, currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem. Kolaja was elected in 1999, and will have served six, two-year terms. This is Emery’s first bid at the office and Pinnock’s second go-round at a Missouri City council seat. Pinnock previously ran for office in 2008 against long-term incumbent Jerry Wyatt for the at large council position.