Tarsha Jackson Wins Long-Delayed Houston City Council Runoff Election – Houston Public Media
Voters in District B elected Tarsha Jackson to Houston City Council on Saturday, after a slow-moving legal battle kept the race off the ballot for an entire year. With 68.5% of the vote in the runoff election, Jackson beat challenger Cynthia Bailey. District B's term-limited incumbent Council Member Jerry Davis served an additional year on council to represent the district during the election court challenges. Congratulations @tarshajackson for winning the #DistrictB runoff election. Jackson is expected to be sworn in around Dec. 21, after the runoff election results are finalized.houstonpublicmedia.org
Date set for Houston City Council District B runoff over a year after the original election
HOUSTON – A date for the runoff in the race for Houston City Council District B seat has been set, more than a year after the original election. Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced Wednesday that the deciding contest between Cynthia Bailey and Tarsha Jackson will be held Dec. 12. Jackson finished first in the 2019 general election but did not garner enough of the vote to avoid a runoff with Bailey, the second-place finisher. “It’s a shame that it has taken this long to determine the future of District B, but I’m glad that this matter will soon be put to rest,” Hollins said in a written statement. “Voters in District B will have an important decision to make this December.”The District B seat is still filled by Councilman Jerry Davis, who was to vacate the seat because of term limitations.
Appeals court upholds ruling that convicted felon can remain on City Council District B runoff ballot
HOUSTON The Texas First Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling by a lower court in the dispute over the Houston City Council District B runoff, allowing Cynthia Bailey, a convicted felon, to remain on the ballot. The justices also suggested that an injunction might be a better way for Jefferson-Smith to resolve the issue. Bailey, who finished second in the general election, was to face the first-place finisher, Tarsha Jackson, in a runoff last December. It was not immediately clear when the District B runoff would be put to the voters. Below is a copy of the Appeals Court ruling.
'RHOA' Reunion: Why Kenya Moore Didnt Want to Accept NeNe Leakes' Apology (Exclusive)
In ET's exclusive first look at part three of the RHOA season 12 virtual reunion, Andy Cohen turns the conversation to the season-long feud between NeNe and Kenya Moore. Andy asks Kenya if she ever heard from NeNe during her high-risk pregnancy, which happened while Kenya was not a cast member on the show. Kenya says she did not, going on to note that she reached out to NeNe, though, when NeNe's husband, Gregg, was battling cancer. Part three of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 12 reunion airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. RELATED CONTENT:Kandi Burruss Says 'RHOA' Cast Is 'Over and Tired of' NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore's Drama (Exclusive)Andy Cohen Shares Major 'Housewives' Updates on 'RHOBH,' 'RHOA,' 'RHONY,' 'RHOSLC' and More!
Felon, City Council candidate Cynthia Bailey will remain on runoff ballot, judge says
HOUSTON - A judge decided Friday that the name of a convicted felon running for Houston City Council will remain on the ballot for the December runoff election. Renee Jefferson-Smith came in third place in the District B election, behind Cynthia Bailey who is a convicted felon. According to an election application obtained by KPRC 2, Bailey signed a sworn affidavit that she had not been convicted of a felony. Jefferson-Smith's attorney, Nicole Bates, told KPRC 2 that is incorrect and that under Texas law only Bailey's voting rights were restored after she completed her sentence. The AG's letter further reads a restoration of voting rights "does not restore his or her eligibility to hold public office."
City Council candidate Cynthia Bailey with felony conviction continues fight to remain on ballot
HOUSTON - A candidate for Houston City Council is asking a judge to remove one of her opponents names from the December runoff ballet. According to an election application obtained by KPRC 2, Bailey signed a sworn affidavit that she had not been convicted of a felony. Bailey contends that since she served her full sentence, under Texas law, her voting rights and her right to run for elected office were restored. It shouldve been brought in by the city of Houston or the state of Texas as it outlined within the code. The Texas Attorney Generals Office was asked to rule on this exact question in May of 2019.
Felon running for Houston City Council says she wants to serve her community
HOUSTON - Cynthia Bailey said Tuesday that she has served her time and now she wants to serve her community by sitting on the Houston City Council. Brown has filed a plea in the case and cited the Houston City Charter and two specific reasons he said that Bailey is eligible to run. Attorney Nicole Bates, who represents Jefferson-Smith issued the following statement Wednesday:"Yesterday, KPRC Channel 2, broadcasted a follow-up story regarding the legal proceedings surrounding Houston City Council District B. "Finally, Ms. Bailey also has stated that everyone knew she was a felon and it wasn't a problem until Renee Jefferson-Smith lost. Ms. Bailey has put her own interests ahead of the interests of the community she claims she so desperately wants to serve."
NeNe Leakes Sounds Off on Kenya Moore's 'RHOA' Return and Her Own Future With the
"I wouldn't give her that much credit," NeNe deadpans, saying she "doesnt have a feeling" or "a thought" about Kenya, even though Kenya has slammed NeNe repeatedly in interviews promoting her return. I don't own this platform, you know what I'm saying? It seems safe to say NeNe finds herself delivering verbal blows at Kenya this season, though it may not be what fans expect. "I'm not even interested in her marriage," NeNe says, firing back at the speculation. Today, NeNe says Gregg is in remission theyre now ambassadors for the American Cancer Society -- and their marriage has bounced back, too.
Candidate says Cynthia Bailey should be disqualified from District B race due to felony
The City Council District B candidate who was squeezed out of the runoff race filed an injunction Thursday to have one of the candidates declared ineligible because she has a felony criminal conviction on her record. Tarsha Jackson and Bailey are set to face off in the runoff for City Council District B after none of the candidates hit the threshold to win the seat outright during Tuesday's general election. "And so the people of District B will have the opportunity to elect a representative that will be able to serve them, whichever way they decide to go." Bailey has maintained she was under the understanding that she was within her right to run for the city position. There were 14 candidates who ran for the District B City Council seat.
The 'RHOA' Season 12 Trailer Is Here -- Watch!
Bravo's Georgia peaches are bringing what promises to be their juiciest season yet! Yes, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back well, like, six weeks away from being back -- but the just-released season 12 trailer will hold you over until then. This season brings the return of Kenya Moore, who joins full-time peach holders NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and Eva Marcille. The trailer kicks off in dramatic fashion, with what appears to be a brawl breaking out between the women. RELATED CONTENT:NeNe Leakes Team Shuts Down Reports Shes Being Shut Out of RHOA Season 12'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams Talks Motherhood and NeNe Leakes Feud'RHOA's Cynthia Bailey Says NeNe Leakes Was 'Waiting For a Moment to Expose Her' (Exclusive)
'RHOA' Star Cynthia Bailey Engaged to Mike Hill After a Year of Dating
There are wedding bells on the horizon for Cynthia Bailey! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and boyfriend Mike Hill are engaged after dating for over a year. Hill proposed to Bailey, 52, with a stunning five carat princess cut diamond ring by Simon G. Jewelry. Bailey split from ex-husband Peter Thomas, as documented on Real Housewives, in 2017. RELATED CONTENT:'RHOA's Cynthia Bailey Says NeNe Leakes Was 'Waiting For a Moment to Expose Her' (Exclusive)RHOA: Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill Open Up About Their Love Story, Not Storyline (Exclusive)'Real Housewives of Potomac' Star Katie Rost Engaged: See the Unique Ring!