Brookshire, Pattison voters choose their council members

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 5/8/22

Brookshire voters Saturday elected two challengers and re-elected one incumbent to their city council, according to unofficial results from the Waller County Election Office.

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Brookshire, Pattison voters choose their council members

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Brookshire voters Saturday elected two challengers and re-elected one incumbent to their city council, according to unofficial results from the Waller County Election Office.

Amanda Neuendorf, a teacher, defeated incumbent Lee Nelson Jones for position 4 alderman. Neuendorf received 250 votes, or 60%. Jones received 168 votes, or 40%.

Jeremiah Hill, a consultant, defeated incumbent Eric Green and fellow challenger Ruth Rodriguez for position 5 alderman. Hill received 236 votes, or 56%. Green, a field operations manager who also servs as mayor pro tem, received 162 votes, or 37%. Rodriguez, a semi-retired administrative professional, received 21 votes, or 5%.

Incumbent Kim Branch defeated challenger Shirley Williams for position 3 alderman. Branch received 248 votes, or 59%. Williams received 169 votes, or 41%. Branch was first elected to the council in 2008. Her husband Darrell Branch is Brookshire’s mayor.

The Brookshire City Council will ratify the returns at its next meeting and the winners will then take their oaths of office.

Pattison voters re-elect Garcia, Cobio, Kircher and Flowers

Pattison voters Saturday re-elected Joe Garcia as mayor and Frank Cobio as position 2 council member in contested races, according to unofficial results by the Waller County Elections Office.

Garcia received 86 votes, or 52%, against challenger Seth Stokes, who received 81 votes, or 49%. Garcia is a retired officer and Brookshire police chief. Stokes owns a printing business in Houston and holds the position 4 councilmember seat.

Cobio, a teacher who has served on the council since 2011, received 79 votes, or 52%. McGowan, a realtor, received 74 votes, or 48%. This was her first bid for public office.

Position 1 Councilmember Wayne Kircher, who is retired, and Position 5 Councilmember Randall Flowers, an environmental engineer, were unopposed in their re-election bids.

The Pattison City Council will ratify the returns at its next meeting and the winners will then take their oaths of office.

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