MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Manor voters elected Dr. Christopher Harvey as their new mayor Tuesday.
Manor’s previous mayor, Dr. Larry Wallace, Jr., is running for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Texas’ 10th Congressional District. He became Manor’s first Black mayor in 2019.
“I stepped down because I believed Harvey was the right person for the next phase of growth,” Wallace said.
Harvey won 73.2% of the votes, or 341, and opponent Danny Scarbrough won 26.8%, or 125 votes.
“I want to thank the awesome residents of the City of Manor for exercising your right to vote and communicating your focus on your future…I’m ready to listen and I’m ready to take action,” Dr. Christopher Harvey said in a statement.
Harvey has served on Manor City Council since 2019. In 2020, he was voted Mayor Pro Tem.
Harvey announced his candidacy for mayor in July 2021. Since then, he has been campaigning on a platform to increase access to opportunities and affordable services to ensure the needs of Manor residents are met.
Danny Scarbrough previously served on Manor City Council. He left in 2020.
Last November, Manor residents voted to approve a proposition to give the mayor and city council members four-year terms of office and to elect them by a majority vote. However, because of a transition to this system, whoever is elected this November will serve a three-year term.