Sealy City Council incumbents win

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Sealy City Council members Jennifer Sullivan and Larry Koy will return for another three-year term, along with Chris Noack who ran unopposed.

Noack garnered 373 votes, while Sullivan ousted challenger Diane Wuthrich, 295-152. Koy received 268 votes, giving him a lead over Mischelle McCarthy’s 186.

“I am grateful to all the citizens who exercised their right to vote in this election and those who supported me,” Sullivan said. “It is now time to get back to the business of moving Sealy forward with the projects we have started. It has been an honor to serve the citizens for the past three years and I promise to keep our taxpayers as my priority over the next three.”

Noack said he, too, was grateful for the community support.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve Sealy,” he said. “I’d like to congratulate Jennifer Sullivan and Larry Koy and commend Mischelle McCarthy and Diane Wuthrich for running and giving it their all. Whether you’re pleased with the results or not, please know that your council is here to support you and we all have your best interest in mind.”

Mayor Janice Whitehead encouraged the public to keep heading to the polls.

“Council started several projects that are currently under consideration for both funding and construction, and I look forward to working together as a team to accomplish the goals we’ve outlined for the community,” Whitehead said. “I am both surprised and pleased to see the number of early voters that turned out for the election, and with the Republican runoff on May 22, I encourage the public to continue exercising their right to participate in the voting process.”

San Felipe elected Cynthia “Dusty” Kelly, Kent McAllister and Alfred Hall, ousting incumbents Louis T. Bonner Jr. and Brenda Newsome. Hall is the only incumbent winner. Former Sealy Main Street Director Toni Franklin also appeared on the ballot but was not among the top vote-getters. The San Felipe seats are at-large, meaning the top three vote-getters are automatically elected.

Austin County reported in the District 13 state representative race, Republican Jill Wolfskill garnered 1,296 votes; Republican Ben Leman took in 988 votes and 317 ballots were cast for Democrat Cecil Ray Webster Sr.

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