Runoff set for council seat

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The race for the Pearland City Council seat being vacated by Councilman Scott Sherman will continue in a runoff for candidates Derrick Reed and Quentin Wiltz.

Four candidates in Saturday’s election sought to replace Councilman Sherman, who is retiring due to term limits. While no one received a majority of the vote, Reed and Wiltz garnered 37 percent and 30.8 percent, respectively, defeating the other two candidates, Adrian Hernandez and Trent Perez.
A runoff election for Position 2 is set for June 13.

Meanwhile, incumbent Keith Ordeneaux will serve another term on City Council, a small turnout of voters decided. The councilman faced challenger Adrienne Bell, who received just over 43 percent of the vote. Ordeneaux received just over 56 percent, or 1,934 votes.

In Pearland ISD, school board trustee challenger Sean Murphy defeated Position No. 4 incumbent Andrew Solomon. Solomon received just over 43 percent of the vote, and Murphy received just over 56 percent.

Murphy is a Pearland High graduate, holds a BBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and serves as vice president of HomeTown Bank of Pearland.

Trustee Virgil Gant will serve another term after being reelected to Position No. 3. Gant received about just over 54 percent the votes cast, while the rest were split between Kelvin Williams with 24 percent and Mark Lewis with 22 percent.

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