Monica Riley has been named Missouri City’s newest councilperson.
The city council this month canvassed numbers from the Dec. 11 runoff election for the District A seat on council, awarding Riley a five-vote victory.
Riley received 393 votes, or 50.3 percent of the total vote, compared to Reginald Pearson’s 388 votes, according to complete and official results.
Riley did not respond to a request for comment as of Tuesday afternoon.
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that prayed, gave words of encouragement or voted for me,” Pearson wrote after the loss.
The five-vote margin is larger than the three-vote margin that stood between the two candidates immediately after the Dec. 11 runoff election.
The two candidates advanced to the runoff after both finished above Bruce Zaborowski in the Nov. 2 general election. They were running to replace Cheryl Sterling, who opted not to run for reelection, as the District A representative – a district that includes much of northeast Missouri City, including parts in Harris County.
Riley is a 39-year Missouri City resident and radio station manager.