Elections Bring Changes

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Longtime Mayor Tom Reid again proved his staying power in Saturday’s election, drawing nearly 70 percent of the vote.

Reid has made Pearland his home since 1965, when the population numbered only a few thousand. Traveling from polling location to polling location Saturday, Reid ended the day with a victory party with supporters and friends.

Former Councilman and challenger Woody Owens thanked his supporters via Facebook on Sunday while wishing them a happy Mother’s Day and adding he wishes Reed well in his next term.

In the city council race, challenger Gary Moore earned 59 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Susan Sherrouse, the lone female on the city council.

Meanwhile, all 16 of the city’s charter amendments, include one that would increase the size of city council by two members, received voter approval. The Charter Review Commission believes a larger council will better represent the city’s booming population. The two new members will be added to the council via election over the next three years, once in 2015 and one in 2017.

In the Pearland ISD election, Charles Gooden Jr. will serve in Trustee Position No. 1 and incumbent Rusty DeBorde in Trustee Position No. 2. Pearland ISD trustees are at-large positions.

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