MAY 11, 2018: Fulshear City Council will consider items at their upcoming Tuesday, May 15 meeting to officially canvass the returns and declare the results of the May 5 General Election which included races for: Mayor, Councilor At-Large, and Councilors for single-member Districts 2, 3, and 4. This election marked the final transition to the full City Council including all single-member districts, as outlined in the City’s Home Rule Charter adopted in 2016.
The unofficial returns to be officially canvassed Tuesday indicate the following results:
Mayor: Aaron Groff
At-Large*: John Kelly / Jason Maklary
(see note below)
District 2: Debra Cates
District 3: Lisa Kettler Martin
District 4: Joel M. Patterson
*The unofficial (not-yet-canvassed) results would require that a special election be held for the At-Large position since no candidate received greater than 50% of the votes cast. However, the number two vote-receiver in the general election, Jason Maklary, has withdrawn from the election, which allows City Council to declare the final outcome of the race along with the other races at the May 15 meeting. Legal counsel for the City has advised that due to the timely withdrawal of Mr. Maklary, there is no requirement for a Special Election to be held to fill the position, allowing City Council (pending the canvass of the general election) to declare the highest vote-getter - John Kelly - as elected.
Lastly, once the incoming City Council has been sworn in and seated, a drawing of lots will also occur between the newly-elected single-member district representatives, to determine the length of the initial terms they will serve.