Branch and Stamps retain seats, Taylor defeats Vaughn in Brookshire City Council election

By R. Hans Miller | News Editor
Posted 5/1/21

Mayor Darrell Branch and Alderperson for Position 2 Lyndon stamps have retained their seats and will be joined by newly elected Alderperson for Position 1, Monique Taylor according to unofficial …

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Branch and Stamps retain seats, Taylor defeats Vaughn in Brookshire City Council election

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Mayor Darrell Branch and Alderperson for Position 2 Lyndon stamps have retained their seats and will be joined by newly elected Alderperson for Position 1, Monique Taylor according to unofficial final results for the May 1 Brookshire City Council election announced by the Waller County Elections Office.

“What God has for me, it is for me; and I thank all of my supporters,” Taylor said. “Everybody that supported me, I thank them. Now we need to go to work.”

Taylor garnered 288 votes to her opponent, Marilyn Vaughn’s 128 of the 416 votes cast in the Position 1 race.

Meanwhile, Branch held onto the Mayoral seat with 265 of the 425 votes cast in the mayoral race. His opponents Lee Nelson Jones and Kim Davis garnered 114 votes and 46 votes, respectively.

"First of all, I want to thank everyone for their support," Branch said.  "I also want to say thank you to all of the citizens that came out and voted. I'm looking forward to serving the citizens of Brookshire and moving Brookshire forward. I'd like to remind the citizens of Brookshire that my door is always open." 

Stamps held onto the Position 2 seat with 143 of the 418 votes cast in the race. Gary Cruseturner was able to pull in 106 of the remaining votes while Susette Inez Baines came in second with 143 votes.

“I congratulate (Stamps),” Cruseturner said. “I’m certainly not happy with the vote, but I think (Baines) and I – kind of newcomers to the scene – we probably helped split the vote so maybe one of us could have won if the other hadn’t have been in the race, so I congratulate both (Stamps and Baines) because we all three ran a pretty good race.”

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comments from Brookshire Mayor Darrell Branch. Election results are not official until canvassed.

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