Pearland elects new mayor, Kevin Cole, after 3 decades

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Real estate developer Kevin Cole will defeat oil and gas pipeline coatings firm director Quentin Wiltz to become Mayor of Pearland, ABC News projects.

Current Mayor Tom Reid, 95, is not seeking re-election after serving on Pearland City Council more than 30 years, opening the door for a new candidate for the first time in decades.

Wiltz ran in 2017 against Reid and lost in a tight runoff election.

Cole previously served on City Council and the Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as being a member of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce.

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