As all elections do, the May 7, 2016 Elections satisified some and surprised many. This years’ election brings a new Mayor, two seasoned council members and one freshman council member to the City leadership team.
So it will be that as of May 17th, the City of Fulshear will have a new Mayor in the person of Jeff Roberts. By a nine-vote margin, Jeff, a current city council member received just over 1% more votes than his opponent, current three-term Mayor, Tommy Kuykendall.
First-term city council member, attorney Tricia Krenek retained her seat with 24.72% of all votes cast having received 461 votes.
Past city council member and Emergency Management Coordinator Stephen Gill received the next highest votes at 21.89% with 21.98 votes,
Newcomer James Murdoch won the third available City Council position with his respectable 363 votes, 19.46%.
Failing to rank in the top three were Dub Miller at 17.48%, 326 votes and Bijay Aryal, with 16.35%, 305 votes.
Last, but not least in significance, the voters adopted the new city “Home Rule Charter” by a significant margin, casting 58.52% of the vote, 460-326 in favor of this important change to their community leadership mechanism.
Fulshear.com wishes to congratulate all of those won their positions in this years’ municipal election. Thank you as well to those that will now step down. To all of you, your leadership remains critical to the life and future of this fine growing city.