Melanie Pittman Collins overwhelmingly won the Place 3 position in Santa Fe, beating out contender Ronald “Bubba” Jannett with 83.5 percent of the 770 votes, according to complete but unofficial results.

Bubba Jannett got 17.5 percent of the votes.

Collins will replace incumbent Councilman Corey Jannett. Bubba Jannett is Corey Jannett's father.

Collins ran as a conservative candidate, earning an endorsement from the Young Republicans of Galveston County in April.

Incumbents Mayor Jason Tabor and Place 2 Councilman Jason O’Brien ran unopposed.

Santa Fe residents also approved a proposition to use the existing half-cent sales tax for economic development projects including infrastructure, parks and business enterprises. The proposition passed with 60.2 percent of the 778 votes.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri. 


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(5) comments

Robert Braeking

There were other measures on the ballot. Do you suppose you could publish the results of those as well?

Jose' Boix

Check this Galveston County Website Link

Ted Gillis

Corey Jannett and Bubba Jannett are both conservatives. Melanie Collins is also a conservative. Pots & Kettles.

Robert Braeking

Jannett is old guard from a previous regime. I like him well enough but he failed to campaign......and it shows in the results.

Ted Gillis

Bubba replaced me on council after I had served for 4 terms. If he is considered old guard, I guess that makes me what “ancient guard”?

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