The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe, December 15 – Former Conroe City Councilwoman Marsha Porter defeated the strong insurgent campaign of political newcomer Kelley Inman, as Early Voting results indicated this evening. With Early Voting results, Porter received 1,223 votes, or 63.24%, while Inman garnered 711 votes, or 36.76% of the vote.
With all ballots counted, Porter received 1,940 votes, or 62.33%, to Inman’s 826 votes, or 37.67%.
Porter served on the Conroe City Council for eight years previously. She presently serves on the Conroe Industrial Development Corporation as a member of its Board. Porter previously served on the City of Conroe’s financial committee and on its personnel committee, as well as the City’s insurance committee and tourist council.
Porter is currently the Arts Liaison for the City of Conroe and is a member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club. She is a retired educator of 39 years for the Conroe Independent School District.
Porter received strong backing from the Conroe “establishment” with which she has strong ties. Many downtown Conroe businesspeople have supported Porter’s electoral efforts over the years.
Porter won election to the City Council’s Position 5, which Mayor Jody Czajkoski had held. This election was a special election to fill Czajkoski’s remaining term, since he left that position to run for Mayor.
Porter calls herself a “fiscal conservative” and has committed not to raise taxes as a member of the Conroe City Council.