Reed to take seat on council

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Derrick Reed is set to take a seat on the Pearland City Council after a run-off election Saturday.

Reed garnered 1,717 votes, while opponent Quentin Wiltz received 1,306. Both received the most votes in the May 9 election, though neither received the clear majority of votes in the four-candidate race to replace retiring councilman Scott Sherman. The resulting runoff between the two candidates was held Saturday.

The council’s first African-American member is also a resident of the fast-growing west Pearland area. He serves on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, has functioned in various roles on the Board of Directors for Literacy Advance of Houston and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Black Expo.

A former Harris County assistant district attorney, Reed is now employed at Houston-based labor and employment specialty firm Mize Minces PC.

City Council meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 3519 Liberty Dr. Meetings are open to the public and a citizen comment period is provided. Full agenda packets are posted online 72 hours before meetings, and meetings are also streamed online and posted the day after on the city’s website,

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