Incumbents of challenged positions on the Alvin City Council and Alvin ISD Board of Trustees easily won across the board in Saturday’s election.
Nine-year Alvin ISD Trustee Position 4 incumbent Tiffany Wennerstrom beat her challenger Paul Needham with 64 percent of the vote. Needham received 36 percent of the vote.
Six-year Trustee Position 5 incumbent Nicole Tonini, who is currently serving as board president, maintained her seat with 66 percent of the vote against challenger Arnetta “Twins Mom” Murray’s 34 percent.
The two incumbents will maintain their seats for four more years.
In the lone contested race, 20-year-old Alvin City Council At-Large Position 2 incumbent Joel Castro crushed his 18-year-old challenger Jacob L. Myers with a whopping 86 percent of the vote compared to Myers’ 14 percent.
Castro’s victory launches him into his first full term, after having won an unexpired term in 2018 against John Burkey, who supported Castro in his re-election campaign.
Two additional seats on the Alvin City Council were also formally filled Saturday as incumbent Glenn Starkey in District D and Martin Vela in District A were unopposed.
Incumbents, friends and family gathered at the home of Castro’s friends Kyle and Tiffanie van Sant on Saturday evening after the polls closed to monitor election results coming in.
Ever the conservative, Castro held off celebration until final results despite his 72 percent lead.