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Election Night 2017 Results And Interviews

Just under nine percent of Brazos County’s more than 104,000 registered voters participated in the November general election.

The closest margin of victory was about one and a half percent, as Michael Schaefer won his second term on the College Station school board.

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Joining the CSISD board is Geralyn Nolan.

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Mike Southerland returns to the Bryan city council for a fourth term…his second representing single member district four after serving two terms as an at large member.

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Bryan voters approved 12 of 13 proposed changes to the city charter. One that was defeated will keep a minimum two city council meetings a month. Mayor Andrew Nelson brought up the nearly divided vote on that question, while the other charter changes were approved by at least a two to one margin.

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On the College Station city council, John Nichols is returning after running unopposed.

Linda Harvell, who won last year to fill out an unexpired term, was elected to a full three year term.

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Also winning election to the College Station city council was Bob Brick.

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Rounding out the locally contested races, Julie Harlin won a full term to the Bryan school board after she was appointed to finish an unexpired term last year.

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Total number of voters: 9,091 of 104,378 = 8.71%

Results from 26 out of 26 voting centers.

 Bryan School Board Place 2
Julie Harlin 190 – 63.33%
Dietrick Morgan Sr. 110 – 36.67%
Bryan Council SMD 4
Mitch Morehead 642 – 45.69%
Mike Southerland 763 – 54.31%
CS School Board Place 6
Jackie Huff 2,503 – 49.37%
Michael Schaefer  2,567 – 50.63%
 CS School Board Place 7
Gerylan Nolan 2,793 – 54.98%
Shanna Elliott 2,287 – 45.02%
CS Council Place 1
Elianor Vessali 1,976 – 41.24%
Bob Brick 2,816 – 58.76%
CS Council Place 3
Linda Harvell 3,295 – 68.36%
Dallas Shipp 1,525 – 31.64%

Bryan Charter Amendment Propositions:

Bryan Charter Amendment A (adding words to regulation of building construction)

For: 2,165 – 79.39% Against: 562 – 20.61%

Bryan Charter Amendment B (changing minimum two council meetings a month to once a month)

For: 1,315 – 47.17% Against: 1,473 – 52.83%

Bryan Charter Amendment C (regarding placement of council agenda items)

For: 2,036 – 74.85% Against: 684 – 25.15%

Bryan Charter Amendment D (annual establishment of city council meeting rules and procedures)

For: 1,846 – 69.22% Against: 821 – 30.78%

Bryan Charter Amendment E (removing from mayoral duties administering oaths)

For: 2,220 – 81.44% Against: 506 – 18.56%

Bryan Charter Amendment F (removing from mayoral duties the power to punish for contempt of council and enforce fines)

For: 2,145 – 78.57% Against: 585 – 21.43%

Bryan Charter Amendment G (amend degree of relationship of a councilmember to a person for appointment or employment by the council)

For: 1,938 – 71.17% Against: 785 – 28.83%

Bryan Charter Amendment H (substitute “prestige” to “title” of a city official’s position)

For: 2,212 – 82.23% Against: 478 – 17.77%

Bryan Charter Amendment I (substitute language regarding council campaign donors)

For: 1,957 – 72.83% Against: 730 – 27.17%

Bryan Charter Amendment J (changing minimum two readings to pass city ordinance to one)

For: 1,672 – 62.30% Against: 1,012 – 37.70%

Bryan Charter Amendment K (changing titles)

For: 2,272 – 84.30% Against: 423 – 15.70%

Bryan Charter Amendment L (modernizing language)

For: 2,316 – 85.12% Against: 405 – 14.88%

Bryan Charter Amendment M (changing “run-off” to “runoff”)

For: 2,367 – 87.09% Against: 351 – 12.91%

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Posted by on Nov 8 2017. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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